Sara: This post is long overdue! A few images from my initial compositional experiments after receiving the first parcel. These should be ready soon - simple in their foundations for where I hope to move next. …See More
"I really enjoy seeing 'found objects' included in work and I think it enriches the work if done well. A good example would be work by a fellow Brit here on Crafthaus, take a look at The Justified Sinner's pieces. I think you'll…"
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I am a recent graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee, with 1st Class Honours. I am currently working from my own studio in Aberdeen and working on a commission and gallery collection basis as well as undertaking personal projects.
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jewelry, metals, mixed media, My work explores the rigmarole of the daily cosmetic routines women create for themselves as well as taking inspiration from the two opposing ideas people tend to have of vanity: clinical cosmetics and the notion of a 50's boudoir filled with perfume atomizers and suspenders. By combining the clinical with intrinsically feminine touches, a unique, contemporary collection is created.
"The only cure for vanity is laughter, and the only fault that is laughable is vanity." Henri Bergson
Inspired by the above quote, I was interested in using a mark-making element in my pieces to recreate the humorous aspects of make up, such as loose powder spilling inside its wearer's handbag. By combining vanity-inspired quotes, cosmetics and cosmetic applicators as well as vintage textiles with silver and laser cutting techniques, I have created a unique collection of wearable messages.
Thanks for the add Nicola. I love your work! I actually went to DOJ too as an exchange student from San Diego State! I am coming back to Scotland this summer and would love to know if your showing anywhere.
Hi Nicola, thanks for adding me! You've got some really lovely pieces here, and I'm looking forward to seeing more. Congrats on the boutique in Edinburgh- next time I'm up there I'll have to find out which one so I can go have a look :)
We try to make the process as painless as possible. A show at Crafthaus has more of an audience then a gallery and offers a permanent stage. We do love gallery shows, but here at Crafthaus submission is easy, doesn't cost anything for members.
Hope you enjoy Crafthaus, lots of great artists to connect with...good discussions.
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition...
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
The Society of Arts and Crafts is pleased to announce that the application period for Craftboston Spring 2014 and Craftboston Holiday 2014 opens on May 30th. Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft. They are mission-driven events that serve to support excellence in crafts by encouraging the creation, collection, and conservation of the work of craft artists, and by educating and…See More
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
"Hi John. I love your flute. I worked at a job for 23 years making keys and the metal parts for contrabassoons. Unfortunately, there was no creativity involved. The upside is that I learned a huge amount about working with metal and making tools."
"It is a good article. It's a bit disappointing that the 3 artists they interview are men when it was so obvious that 90% of the Trunk Show exhibitors were women. I'd like to do a blog or two on the influence of women in the arts and how it…"
"Hi Rebecca. I have had probably a 50% success rate entering juried exhibitions, which I think is actually pretty good. I don't do shows where you go and peddle your wares from a booth. The exhibitions I've been in are held in art museums…"
"Interesting conference - I learned a lot. My favorite presentations were historical - one on innovations in tool capabilities since antiquity and the resulting impacts on jewelry, another on the development of manufacturing equipment for the jewelry…"
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!