I enjoyed getting the chance to spend time with you and to see your work at Repair Days. I had a good (and sunny and warm!) time in St. Louis before getting back to Ohio last night.
I'm looking forward to our next visit."
“Ferrous”- A Cooperative Exhibition between Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus. Exhibition dates: March 1 - April 14, 2013Simultaneous exhibition at Velvet da Vinci Gallery, SF and crafthaus (online)!See More
Hello there. So we are in another show together after all these years. It was a fun weekend at the SCC in Pittsburgh. Several of the artists came in for the opening and gallery talks. Just wanted to say that your piece was a standout in a beautiful show. It is expressive and funny, exquisitely crafted and so BLUE! Loved it. Cappy
Yes, I have been to Penland, Urban Glass (NYC), The Appalachian Center for Craft and Pilchuck as a glass student, but never to Haystack (which was always a regret because it looks like the seaside shangri-la of craft schools). I look at these school as potential models for Touchstone to emulate, so it would be great to have your board perspective on campus as well as your skills and an artist.
I just started as the ED at Touchstone in July, and my formative experiences at the most prestigious craft schools are influencing how I chart Touchstone's future. That's one reason I was so keen to get in touch with Brigitte at crafthaus. The site has been great way for me to share my own work, and to connect with engaged and talented craft artists to help Touchstone take a more active role in the regional high craft ecology.
Anyway, I have a few dates open from late spring to early fall, weekend and week-long classes, can I email you about this or would you prefer to keep corresponding through crafthaus?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, but I would be happy to touch base with you if you send me your email. Looking forward to working something out.
Thanks Stephen. For a glass artist I really avoid the "glassy" texture in my work. Whether its heavy engraving or metal foils, I always want to distress the surface. I guess I am more interested in translucent vs. transparent. Always jealous of the surfaces that metal workers and ceramicist can get. Does the blue square/rect. tube stock in your work come like that. Are they reclaimed?
On a side, note I am the ED at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, PA. Our Hart Moore Blacksmithing Studio is one of the best in the country. If you are ever interested in teaching a week-long or weekend class I would love to discuss it with you. I am trying to nudge the program towards more contemporary interpretations of blacksmith and your work meets that need.
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“While striving to incorporate fashion and function in my body of work, Joe’s was created. Reflecting on the glamor once held by tobacco use, I pulled imagery from vintage cigarette advertisements. Once used to seduce the consumer, I take this now taboo subject matter and place it over the belt as a means of advertising and seduction of both the product and body. This reminds my audience of the cultural change that has evolved into the disapproval of tobacco usage and advertising.”
Attic Turbine Vent is currently on display at the Wayne Art Center's annual, nineteenth international juried craft exhibition, Craftforms. The juror this year was Lena Vigna,Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin. Information, including an online and downloadable catalog, may be found here. The exhibition runs from December 6 - January 25, 2014.See More
MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products is the title of our course programme, which the jewellers and designer-makers featured below have experienced. This is however a very limited and traditional description when one considers the wide variety of studio methods, artefacts and products that are within the province of the designer who has knowledge and expertise in the area of personal ornaments, body signification and decorative metal objects. The variety of materials,…See More
An online exhibition of Silversmiths who currently reside and practice in the UK. The goal is to show the best current contemporary silversmith work from the UK. This exhibition aims to explore if there is a specific British silversmith style that is different from silversmithing styles in other countries.The works submitted have been made from 2011 onwards.Photo left:David Clarke , "INSALTED"Sterling Silver, table salt.10cm x 10cm x 5cmPhotography: David Clarke…See More
Crafthaus regularly features creative photography to inspire craft artists to take their own photography to the next level.Feel free to upload and share creative images of your own work in this group and BE SURE to give proper photo credit!See More
The belt buckle has long been a functional object. It has only been since the early 20th century that it has truly become a fashion statement. This exhibition features a collection of contemporary, hand crafted belt buckles that really examine what this amazing accessory can do beyond its solely functional past. See More
Attic Turbine Vent is currently on display at the Wayne Art Center's annual, nineteenth international juried craft exhibition, Craftforms. The juror this year was Lena Vigna,Curator of Exhibitions at the Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin. Information, including an online and downloadable catalog, may be found here. The exhibition runs from December 6 - January 25,…
I witnessed a bunch of troublesome ‘discussions’ this past week. Not on crafthaus and not directed at me personally, but troublesome nevertheless. They also weren’t real discussions either, as in: a respectful exchange of opinions where one side hears the other out. It…