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Images of Creative Communion

My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, Pennsylvania. See More
May 29
Leslie Smith and Glen Guarino are now friends
Feb 25
Leslie Smith liked Brigitte Martin's blog post Safety Pins - Sorcha O'Raghallaigh
Jan 16
Leslie Smith joined alice simpson's group
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HUNGER

Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
Jan 16
Brigitte Martin liked Leslie Smith's photo
Nov 5, 2013
Leslie Smith shared Pat Morrow's group on Facebook
Aug 10, 2013
Leslie Smith joined Pat Morrow's group
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Signature Work - Part 2

Signature Work... a distinctive piece representing our body of work that identifies us as artists.See More
Aug 10, 2013
Leslie Smith liked Pat Morrow's group Signature Work - Part 2
Aug 10, 2013
Leslie Smith joined Greg Corman's group
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Sculpture for Wildlife Habitat

This Crafthaus exhibit features sculptors whose work provides habitat for wild creatures.  Inhabitants range from insects to birds to sea life.We encourage others to create art that benefits both humans and the wild things that share our spaces.The exhibit runs June 8 - July 8, 2013.  It is available for viewing in the Crafthaus archives thereafter.See More
Jun 7, 2013
Leslie Smith posted photos
May 12, 2013
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Art Opening: Flight and Float at Roscoe Ceramic Gallery, Oakland Art Murmur, Uptown

January 4, 2013 from 6pm to 10pm
Roscoe Ceramic Gallery473 25th Street, Oakland between Broadway and Telegraph6-10 pm, Friday Jan. 4Every Saturday, noon to 6pmSee More
Jan 4, 2013
Leslie Smith posted photos
Oct 16, 2012
Leslie Smith joined James Thurman's group
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Turkish Women's Cooperative Project

This group will function as a blog to share updates on the assistance to the Turkish Women's Cooperative.--Winner of the 2012 Crafthaus Project Grant --See More
Oct 6, 2012
Leslie Smith shared James Thurman's group on Facebook
Oct 6, 2012
Leslie Smith posted a status
"Getting ready for a show at Fort Mason, San Francisco Oct 6-9. http://caa2011.eventbrite.com/. 2011CAA = code for opening & 2-day pass"
Sep 16, 2011
Jenne Giles commented on Leslie Smith's photo
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Epiphyte

"Fascinating work!"
Aug 16, 2011

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Oakland, CA
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City College of San Francisco
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http://www.leslieplatosmith.com

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At 1:53pm on February 25, 2014, Glen Guarino said…

Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream.

Please take a look at the call & we hope you will consider emailing a submission

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream

Also share with your students.

Best Regards,

Glen & Marie

At 4:16pm on November 5, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through November 15, 2014.

Enjoy crafthaus. Participate often!

At 5:00pm on June 4, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
Hello Leslie,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through June 15, 2012.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website editor are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience (their peers,) so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! :-)

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor@live.com anytime, I will do my best to be of help.

I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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