"THANK YOU Susan and Christine so much for the tremendous effort you are putting in to this exhibit and catalogue! I bow to you!!! Christine, since you are so close, I am offering any help I can render. Please don't hesitate to…"
"OOOOHHHHHHH! That sounds absolutely wonderful!!! My first love was metal smithing. I took a beginners class over 20 years ago and LOVED it but I did not have the time or the means to pursue it which is why I jumped whole heartedly…"
"Things are going ok with me. I got a chance to do the Jewelry Technical Intensive program at the Revere Academy this fall and it really was intense. So I'm now straddling the world of metal clay and sheet and wire. It's…"
"Hi Lorena, Thanks for the welcome. I finally made myself get going with this site and am sooooo glad I did! I'm really looking forward to getting to know all of you fabulously talented artists a little better :D"
"Hi Jennifer! I'm doing great! I had a great rings class with Lorrene Davis at Ann Davis' beautiful studio this past weekend and am still riding the high. As for Crafthaus, I've finally made myself get this all…"
Things are going ok with me. I got a chance to do the Jewelry Technical Intensive program at the Revere Academy this fall and it really was intense. So I'm now straddling the world of metal clay and sheet and wire. It's kind of a strange place to be. I'm still practicing the skills I've learned and wondering where it will take me.
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NEW: 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.
""Educating the customer" as a marketing strategy has long been known in business circles as ineffective and to be avoided except under very narrowly defined conditions. The reason being that "education" is extremely expensive to…"
"If educating the public about our work and processes isn't a good marketing strategy where does that leave us in terms of the value of our work in the marketplace? Sort of confused by your comment, Harriet, so I'd like to understand it…"
"Following the success of our fairs at RHS Garden Wisley, we are delighted to have been invited to stage another event at a RHS venue.
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford, Essex. We shall be staging the event alongside the already…"
"This year South Hill Park’s annual Student Open evolves into the SHP Summer Open 2013, inviting Berkshire-based artists and makers to submit their latest work in this opportunity to exhibit. Student work from South Hill…"
"Registration for International Jewellery London is now open.
You have been pre-qualified for FAST TRACK registration. A fast track pass gives you access to the International Jewellery London Trade Exhibition from 1- 4 September 2013.
Since returning from Istanbul, it has been non-stop in the workshop, preparing work for orders and making some new pieces too. I've sidelined a number of works-in-progress in order to get on with more pressing issues, so there are no updates on my Chanel-inspired piece or my tribute to Alexander McQueen, though I have progressed apace with my first foray into electronics in jewellery, "14th Century Nightlife" which I hope to finish finally this coming week after it sitting on my bench for…See More
- 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!