Parker Brown
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  • Williamsburg, VA
  • United States
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Parker Brown commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Colonial Williamsburg to outsource operations, announces layoffs
"As a member of Crafthaus and a Colonial Williamsburg employee, I need to reiterate that the changes to the Foundation are to refocus on the organization's dedication to education. The world of 18th century crafts and trades is of paramount…"
Jun 30, 2017
Parker Brown and Rebecca Rose are now friends
Feb 21, 2017
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Crescent Moon Armoury

Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour smithing.  The majority of its work focuses on historical armour for the modern collectors and martial artists.  Each piece is made according to the specific measurements and needs of the individual client.  In a modern world that has forgotten the true meaning of "custom made", Crescent Moon Armoury strives to retain, preserve and advance the true craft…See More
Sep 2, 2015
Jan Smith joined Parker Brown's group
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Crescent Moon Armoury

Begun in 2005 by metalsmith, Parker Brown, Crescent Moon Armoury is a small business dedicated to the continuing craft of historical armour smithing.  The majority of its work focuses on historical armour for the modern collectors and martial artists.  Each piece is made according to the specific measurements and needs of the individual client.  In a modern world that has forgotten the true meaning of "custom made", Crescent Moon Armoury strives to retain, preserve and advance the true craft…See More
Apr 29, 2015
Mark Herndon and Parker Brown are now friends
Mar 10, 2015
Parker Brown posted a status
Sep 17, 2014
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Sep 17, 2014
2Roses commented on Parker Brown's status
"Congrats Parker!! Sounds like a perfect fit."
Aug 27, 2014
Parker Brown posted a status
"It's official! I have been hired as the new Apprentice Silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg!"
Aug 26, 2014
Parker Brown joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Co:Operation GARNISH

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
Aug 13, 2014
Parker Brown added a discussion to the group Crescent Moon Armoury
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Joy of the Art

If you will be renowned in the art, you’ll never be poor,  in any place.  This virtue is so glorious that,  if even once poverty would show you his cards,  then wealth will embrace you thanks to your art.”  - Maestro Filippo Vadi, Liber de Arte  Gladiatoria Dimicandi, c.1482 Let’s face it, most of us think we understand the realities of armour. In reality, there is a plethora of fallacious ideas regarding the function and form of this historical artform. Modern businesses produce lines of…See More
Jul 12, 2014
Angelina Smith liked Parker Brown's discussion Why I’m Tired of the Zombie Apocalypse (and it hasn’t even started yet)
Jun 30, 2014
Parker Brown replied to Angelina Smith's discussion The Aficionado's Day Job: Smithing an Articulated Neck-Piece for Cher in the group Aficionado Studios - Sporadic Chronicle
"I really liked that you used a numbering/lettering system to keep track of the pieces. Really nice layout, it's well organized but organic. Good job!"
Jun 28, 2014
Parker Brown joined Angelina Smith's group
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Aficionado Studios - Sporadic Chronicle

The Sporadic Chronicle is the unpredictable work journal of Angelina Smith. The Chronicle follows the progress of various projects for the entertainment industry, jewelry lines and small sculpture as well.See More
Jun 28, 2014
Parker Brown liked Angelina Smith's discussion The Aficionado's Day Job: Smithing an Articulated Neck-Piece for Cher
Jun 28, 2014
Parker Brown and Anne Jones are now friends
Jun 28, 2014

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
VA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
The James Craig Silversmithing Shop, Colonial, Williamsburg, Crescent Moon Armoury
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am a maker, author and educator originally from Denton, Texas. I attended the University of North Texas where I obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree in Metalsmithing/Jewelry. I already have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Art History and Metalworking/Jewelry. I currently live in Williamsburg, VA where I am currently an apprentice silversmith at Colonial Williamsburg AND I own and operate my own company (Crescent Moon Armoury) making historical armour. I am also an active student of Western martial arts through the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts (ARMA).
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.crescentmoonarmoury.net
What media do you work with?
As an armourer, I find that I cannot be limited by the materials I work with. While most of my work is done in steel, I find that other media make their way into my work as well!

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At 10:11am on February 21, 2017, Brigitte Martin said…

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus. Your active membership is valid through February 15, 2018.
Now that you’ve successfully re-registered you can get even more involved. This means, you’re not just getting the whole crafthaus picture... you are a part of it. Your contributions via blogs, photos, and discussions will enrich our open crafthaus environment immensely, so please let us know what’s going on in your art life! Don't hold back!

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At 2:08pm on February 10, 2014, Sandra Murray said…
It's a pleasure! That sounds amazing. The anvil you are using in the photograph looks like a serious piece of equipment. I have one but it's tiny in comparison. I look forward to reading more about your work.
 
 
 

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