Kim M. Baxter
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Dana Cassara and Kim M. Baxter are now friends
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Jan 30, 2013
Kim M. Baxter replied to Michelle Pajak-Reynolds's discussion I won 2nd Place in the COSE Arts Business Challenge Awards! in the group eMERGE: A Business Blog for Creative People (TM)
"Congratulations Michelle, go get 'em tiger!"
Jun 26, 2012
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"I was honored to be a guest on Metalsmith BenchTalk with Jay Whaley June 8, 2012... http://ning.it/MThVVl"
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Cooperative Projects

What is it about cooperative projects that fascinates us so much? Is it the process or is it the outcome? Or is it the knowledge that working cooperatively can be both fun and challenging at the same time? Let's find out about your cooperative projects!See More
Jun 8, 2012
Kim M. Baxter and Ligia Rocha are now friends
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Kim M. Baxter joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Humor in Craft

View an excerpt of the recently published Humor in Craft Book:This online exhibit features 12 +1 images of humorous craft artwork from around the world and the artists' commentary about the role humor plays in their work.Fun for all! …See More
Apr 26, 2012
Kim M. Baxter commented on Charity Hall's group Scrounge
"I am so glad to see this group started.  We don't have a Construction Junction in the Cleveland area, but there are Habitat for Humanity Re-Stores that have new and used construction materials.  There is also a group called Zero…"
Feb 9, 2012
Kim M. Baxter joined Jessica Todd's group
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The MFA Guidebook for Studio Artists

This blog is intended as a guide for potential and current MFA students, focusing on those in the craft disciplines. It will primarily focus on tips for prospective students, but will also address the needs of those currently working toward their degrees. By sharing my own experience, articles I find and interviews I conduct, I will work to offer guidance to studio artists who may be nervous to start the journey alone so that they can have the same phenomenal opportunity and experience that I’m…See More
Feb 9, 2012
Kim M. Baxter joined Charity Hall's group
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Scrounge

Scrounging for materials and tools is a central part of my studio practice, and there are great bargains to be found!  In the past year, I’ve purchased a nice amount of silver for about $2/ounce, received several pounds of enamels, and refurbished hundreds of rusty chasing tools.  Luck has a lot of influence, and the generosity of donors cannot be understated, but there are also strategies involved to help make oneself luckier as well. This blog will also promote recycling and reusing by…See More
Feb 9, 2012
Kim M. Baxter joined Glen Guarino's group
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At Your Service

We are delighted to present "At Your Service" an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The lead image is a detail image of Lorena Angulo's Super Bowl 2010. Enjoy the show!Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino See More
Dec 20, 2011
Kim M. Baxter replied to The Justified Sinner's discussion Investment Removal in the group Thinking Out Loud
"You could try Gypsoff.  I have used it my self and it really works.  Mix up a solution and let your piece soak in it.  Pehaps you could combine it with the use of the ultrasonic.  http://zerodproducts.com/Akrovest_Gypsof.html"
Nov 30, 2011
Kim M. Baxter joined Callie Shevlin's group
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Adventures in Switzerland

Follow me on my journey of moving to, living and working in Switzerland as a metalsmith who is a guillocheur for Breguet.See More
Oct 18, 2011
Kim M. Baxter is now friends with Leisa Rich and Jillian Palone
Sep 13, 2011
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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Cleveland, OH area
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Studio Metalsmith & Instructor Jewelry/ Metals at Lakeland Community College
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Inspired by line, texture, shape, and pattern found in my environment, I pull from a wide spectrum if influences. A love for materials like sterling silver, 24K gold, pearls and semiprecious stones combined with fusion, Keum-boo, and traditional metalworking techniques, result in beautiful and unique artisan jewelry designs.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.kimbaxterjewelry.com

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At 10:48am on August 16, 2010, Montserrat Lacomba said…
Great! Let me know please!
At 4:15am on August 16, 2010, Montserrat Lacomba said…
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Nice work. Do you have a website?
Montserrat
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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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“Creativity Contest - the posing jewel” at Creativity Oggetti Gallery

October 3, 2014 at 6pm to October 15, 2014 at 9pm
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Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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"Rachel Timmins and I are very excited about our upcoming Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk radio interview on Sep 25 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific! We got busy working on our project this week and will be able to share some exciting news for CoOperation…"
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

"Boy am I glad I saw this. I learned, or thought I learned how to sharpen a pencil with a jack knife at my father's knee. But he neglected to tell me how lucrative it could be, and how exacting. If David Rees would have been my mentor, I would…"
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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