"Wanted to pass on a nice shout out from Anika Smulovitz:
Seattle SNAG Conference was fun. Kiff Slemmon's exhibit, and exhibits at BAM, Fancy, and Facere were great, and the ring-a-day... all good!"
A group where you can post your bench problems and issues for discussion and comment.It's open and can be used to ask technical questions or post solutions, tips or ideas which you think might be of use to other members.See More
I'll be using this group to focus on different aspects of craft arts.Artist's. Work. Exhibits. Retail & Wholesale Venues. Photography.Hopefully, some humor as well. (I did say hopefully, I'll hope with you).See More
I would love, love, love that. We will have to plan it for September since I'll be gone all summer teaching at an arts camp where my kids go. In the meantime, I'll post some pictures on my blog of the set up I'm using to work in my room, since the evenings are a bit too cool in my indoor/outdoor studio at camp. It's all so compact, it'll be a fun challenge.
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys.
Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"