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Steve Shelby commented on Brigitte Martin's group Co:Operation GARNISH
"Thanks for the link. Some interesting collaborations there. My brain works slowly, and the muse comes to me in her own good time. It will happen. "
Aug 14
Steve Shelby commented on Brigitte Martin's group Co:Operation GARNISH
"As I look at other artist's work, especially those whose style and use of materials is diametrically opposed to mine, I keep thinking "how in hell can my work and theirs be put together into a unified work of art?" It goes against all…"
Aug 14
Steve Shelby commented on Brigitte Martin's group Co:Operation GARNISH
"Linda, I was being a little hyperbolic. I'm not really going to try to team up with someone whose work I don't admire or appreciate.  "
Aug 13
Steve Shelby commented on Brigitte Martin's group Co:Operation GARNISH
"This reminds me of projects I've read about, like for instance an orchestra in Israel, made up of young Jews and Palestinians. It was a touching story. At least here, we are not killing each other over our artistic differences. This will be a…"
Aug 13
Steve Shelby 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 12
Glen Guarino left a comment for Steve Shelby
"Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. We hope you will consider emailing a submission http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream"
May 21
Brigitte Martin liked Steve Shelby's photo
Feb 21
John Lunn left a comment for Steve Shelby
"Man, you said a mouthful there, Steve. Summed up the bane of my life as a traditional flutemaker. Ends up being an assembly job if you let it. And I think of wind instruments, flutists are the worst sticklers for tradition."
May 28, 2013
Steve Shelby left a comment for John Lunn
"Thanks, John. The thing I found about the woodwind business is that they are so tied to tradition, they won't consider anything at all different or new."
May 28, 2013
John Lunn left a comment for Steve Shelby
"I should add that I like your work. The abstracts aren't so much my taste but the workmanship is superb and the flowers, bird and frog pitcher strike a bell with me."
May 26, 2013
John Lunn left a comment for Steve Shelby
"That is the problem with instrument making - uniformity is the name of the game. That's why I turned my flutes into an art form. You know, screw 'em if they can't take a joke."
May 26, 2013
Steve Shelby left a comment for John Lunn
"Hi John. I love your flute. I worked at a job for 23 years making keys and the metal parts for contrabassoons. Unfortunately, there was no creativity involved. The upside is that I learned a huge amount about working with metal and making tools."
May 24, 2013
Steve Shelby and John Lunn are now friends
May 24, 2013
Steve Shelby commented on Rebecca Rose's group Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately
"Hi Rebecca. I have had probably a 50% success rate entering juried exhibitions, which I think is actually pretty good. I don't do shows where you go and peddle your wares from a booth. The exhibitions I've been in are held in art museums…"
May 24, 2013
Steve Shelby commented on Rebecca Rose's group Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately
"This looks like it could be interesting; one of my favorite topics. Not much happening so far. I have been entering exhibitions for the last 3-4 years with success and failure. It's a difficult thing to figure out."
May 23, 2013
Steve Shelby joined Rebecca Rose's group
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Showing Publicly and Building a Legacy Privately

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. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
May 23, 2013

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At 3:59pm on May 21, 2014, Glen Guarino said…

Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream. We hope you will consider emailing a submission

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream

At 9:12am on February 21, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through March 15, 2015.
Enjoy crafthaus!

At 9:28am on May 28, 2013, John Lunn said…

Man, you said a mouthful there, Steve. Summed up the bane of my life as a traditional flutemaker. Ends up being an assembly job if you let it. And I think of wind instruments, flutists are the worst sticklers for tradition.

At 11:30am on May 26, 2013, John Lunn said…

I should add that I like your work. The abstracts aren't so much my taste but the workmanship is superb and the flowers, bird and frog pitcher strike a bell with me.

At 11:28am on May 26, 2013, John Lunn said…

That is the problem with instrument making - uniformity is the name of the game. That's why I turned my flutes into an art form. You know, screw 'em if they can't take a joke.

At 10:43am on July 8, 2011, Steve Shelby said…

Thank you for making me a featured artist!
Tonight is the opening of a show in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which will have on display, among many other great things, my Tea Wrex teapot. The show runs until Aug 20.

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At 6:16am on July 4, 2011, Michelle Pujol said…
love your work!
At 4:30pm on June 28, 2011, Sabiha Mujtaba said…

Thank you, Steve;envious of your lotus pond!  I'm hoping to take a repousse/chasing class soon. I'd like to add metalwork in my furniture. Your work has inspired me further.

I look forward to seeing more of it, regularly.

At 1:27pm on June 21, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

Steve,

 

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through July 15, 2012.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website editor are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience (their peers,) so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! 

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor@live.com anytime, I will do my best to be of help.

I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun.

Again: Welcome !

Brigitte Martin
Crafthaus Editor

 
 
 

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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

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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!

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