"Hello John, thanks very much! your work is truly inspirational... makes me want to play the flute.. I'm still debating whether I'll go to SNAG, as time and finances are rare these days. Thanks again for bringing up a topic that many…"
"Thank you for creating this group John... the problem of how to meld my myriad passions and experiences into a somewhat cohesive whole has plagued me for ages.
I'm a Jill of many trades.. perhaps too many. My circuitous route has thus far taken…"
Plastic + Metal will be highlighted on Crafthaus from March 13 - April 13. This online exhibition shows different perspectives on how Crafthaus members are applying plastic and metal to craft objects.Curated By: Brice Garrett See More
I'm a composer, cellist, metalsmith, designer, photographer, traveller, computer geek, fledgling set designer, and ex-ballerina, among a few other things. Inspired by the Viennese Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte model, I strive for 'gesamtkunstwerk' or comprehensive artwork... an exploration, combination, and synthesis of all my passions in numerous realms of art and design.
My jewelry work revolves, for the most part, around sterling silver, resin, concrete, gemstones, rusted metals, sound and found objects. I'm also currently prototyping new work using 3D design and printing processes.
Congratulations on being a featured artist! I'd love if you joined our Canada Can Craft blog as I've had some interest in the biligual aspect of Canadian Craft and would love your input. http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/canadacancraft
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.
"Will Odell now has a brand new e-commerce site.As you all know we launched our new website in September.To celebrate this we asked people to give some feedback, and we would then pick out a name from these people to win a silver bangle…"
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!