Thank you for your comment, Rebecca. I am trying to move away from the usual granulation designs and create volume as well as a more modern aesthetic impression. But is it a difficult process, time consuming and often not very successful. Trying things out now with precious metal clay...wish me luck!
"http://www.ucreative.ac.uk/opendays Open days well underway... UCA Farnham Wednesday 29 October 2014 Saturday 15 November 2014 Wednesday 3 December 2014 Please note: the course talk for BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors,…"
"GETTING STARTEDYou’ve got what it takes to succeed, now learn the skills to start in business Have you graduated in the last five years from a certified UK Precious Metal course? Do you need support in developing your business skills?…"
"SETTING OUTAre you looking to set up a creative, design led business? Do you need support and space to plan your next career move? SETTING OUT is the opportunity to achieve your goals.Setting Out is aimed at graduates and working goldsmiths as well…"
"ENTER THE PRECIOUS METAL BURSARY COMPETITIONBe recognised as a star of the futureApplications are now open for the prestigious Precious Metal Bursary Award. This award supports selected, final-year undergraduate students to complete their end of…"
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Usually we celebrate and promote mainly our British designer-makers at Jam, but this month we’re shining the spotlight on four of our European jewellers. Established German…"
"A programme of support from the Crafts Council for emerging makers. Are you looking for support and advice, tailor-made for your contemporary craft practice? Have you set up your craft business within the last 3 years? Are you looking to…"
"for sale: silversmithing stakes
I am charged with selling off the contents of a Silversmith's workshop.
There is most of a life time collection of stakes.
I intend to put these on Ebay individually on Wednesday 22nd October.
If anyone is…"
"Visit the festival of crafts next weekend and see some of the ACJ members exhibiting, plus information and demo stands from the school of craft and design ma students from Uca, the Jsn group, the craft study centre and our very own board member…"
"'what is jewellery?' expect the unexpected!, manchester craft & design centre: 3rd -12th october
The exhibition shows work made from unorthodox materials, crossing boundaries of fine art/jewellery and challenging your preconceptions…"
"Offering financial assistance to British artists, sculptors, writers, craft makers, musicians and dancers aged over 30.
Awards up to £1,000 available.
Deadline 7 October 2014.
The Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust offers financial…"
"Some twenty retailers from throughout the UK visited Domino’s headquarters in Birmingham yesterday for a day-long seminar on visual merchandising for Christmas.
The presenter was Alan Springall of the display, design and production…"
"Artists and craft makers are being invited to come up with inspiring ideas for a new wave of Made in Glasgow products.
The initiative, set up by Glasgow arts supplies company Artstore, gets underway with six lines which will be unveiled during a…"
"professional, amateur and student craftspeople and designers from any country.
several prizes and awards available.
application fee EUR38.
The primary aim of the award is to honour and support the best ideas and concepts…"
"SAW is interested to hear from artists /makers / facilitators who specialise in socially engaged practice.
Community consultation is currently taking place and the outcomes will shape project delivery in late 2014 and through…"
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.
I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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
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
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!