I'll be using this group to focus on different aspects of craft arts.Artist's. Work. Exhibits. Retail & Wholesale Venues. Photography.Hopefully, some humor as well. (I did say hopefully, I'll hope with you).See More
"I finally broke down and bought a good oven too. A Sears convection like Ronna's. And let me just say, PHEW! The convection fans keep the temp. steady as it goes and I no longer worry about ruining work. Afterward, i wondered what took me so…"
I finally had a chance to cruise around Crafthaus a bit today. Wow, there are sooooo many beautiful things to look at for inspiration and to just drool over. Your work here is beautiful and the photography is stunning as well...great…"
I finally had a chance to cruise around Crafthaus a bit today. Wow, there are sooooo many beautiful things to look at for inspiration and to just drool over. Your work here is beautiful and the photography is stunning as well...great job! I haven't even set up a photo album yet.
Thanks for the good wishes and the warm welcome...
Sweet Loretta, you are going to hear this a million times from me.....but thank you so much for all your wonderful advice. You made me feel so much a part of the polymer community. Polymer Rules!!!
Actually I was there helping a friend with his show and just checking the show out. My work is currently going through some heavy changes. I haven't decided if it's a good time to try to break into wholesale yet. Still trying to decide. I have a lower end of beaded earrings that might be a good sell. ?? Giving it some thought.
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.
"Wow, that was a fun show, so diverse! I'm going to have to come back when I have more time and read all the words, the ones I did read were so thoughtful! Thanks for putting this up and making us aware of it Brigitte!!"
Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very good, in fact, as it kicked off with seeing Kate Bush perform her "Before The Dawn" concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.…See More
INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
"Thanks for the invitation Brigitte! A very interesting show. My gut reaction was to first respond to the work of Tsai Chia-Ju (Sora).
I started learning English from the age of 4 while growing up in Italy, and I was fully bilingual by the time…"
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
Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a…See More