Marilyn Davenport
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  • Sevierville, TN
  • United States
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Marilyn Davenport commented on Lorena Angulo's group Behind the Brooch part 2
"So much great work here."
Apr 15
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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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Kathy Maves, NCECA

Kathy Maves discusses the 2014 NCECA conference, Material World, March 19th-22nd, and all thing clay throughout 2014. Look for updates and details of the conference topics and exhibitions. See More
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Fine Silver w/ Mokume Gane

Mokume gane of polymer clay with silver leaf in bezel of Precious metal clay on sterling silver omega chain.
Aug 19, 2013
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Marilyn Davenport commented on Katie Poterala's group First Hand
"Thank you for the invitation to First Hand.  I look forward to this group's discussions. Marilyn Davenport"
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First Hand

“First Hand,” will function as an ongoing collection of tips, musings, and information gained primarily from ‘first hand’ experience.  It will cover topics like: How I built a website from scratch, pricing and packaging, why Lady Gaga would wear your work, and a plethora of other exciting stuff  in between.   In addition to my own contributions, I will solicit the knowledge of others in the field in an effort to shed light on topics I have identified as vague but valuable in my own experience…See More
Apr 3, 2013
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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Studio-Bits of Clay
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handmade original jewelry using precious metal and polymer clay
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At 12:02pm on February 4, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through February 15, 2014.
Enjoy crafthaus, participate often!

At 4:38pm on April 3, 2010, Maureen Thomas said…
Thanks, Marilyn. I'm excited to be here and I'm looking forward to "cruisinig" around to see what's here!
At 5:18pm on March 7, 2010, Kenji 賢治 said…
Thanks for the invite Marilyn. I really like your work, colors, forms. I'm just starting to work more with polymer clays so your work is very interesting for me. Thanks again...

Kenji
At 10:30pm on February 27, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you for your kind words about the waterworld cuffs. Much appreciated.  You have good taste, what can I say ;-)). But seriously, I really like making these cuffs, they're all about color. I made lots of them so far, probably 50 or so, all slightly different, but these were the first in that waterworld series. I have another image line going which is called 'Victorian graffiti' and combines b/w Victorian imagery with colorful japanese style flowers and some black graffiti type markings -- to make it a bit less 'cute'. It kind of sounds unappealing when writing about it, but they are actually beautiful cuffs too, if I may say so myself. The newest line I have just started this past week was b/w imagery on a silver background. Looks promising so far. I'll post some images when I am done :-))

Again, thanks for taking the time to comment. Have a nice weekend !

Brigitte
At 9:18am on October 29, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for artists and fine craftsmen/women ! I am very glad you joined us !

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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:

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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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