Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Crafthaus Founder & Editor
Society of North American Goldsmiths
SNAG, President (2017-2019)
SNAG, President-elect (2016-2017)
SNAG, Board of Directors, 2012-2016
SNAG, Chair, Fundraising & Development (2014-ongoing)
Community Liaison (2012- ongoing)
SNAG, Chair, Professional Development Seminar (2015-2016)
SNAG, Professional Development Seminar (2012-2015)
American Craft Magazine
Editor at Large
Craft Think Tank
- Founder and Co-Organizer with the American Craft Council, since 2012
Member American Craft Council
Member Society of North American Goldsmiths
Foreword by Andrew Wagner.
Gail M. Brown: "You must be kidding...",
Garth Johnson: "Funk's Not Dead",
Kathryn A. Lichti-Harriman: "Taking the Piss: Mistakes and Irony in Scottish Craft Groups",
Marjorie Simon: "Wandering Thoughts: What's so funny?"
Founder & Co-Organizer: Craft Think Tank
Bringing together leaders of American craft organizations, makers from all fields, business and marketing executives, and other creative minds for in-depth discussions about the future of craft.
Co-organized with the American Craft Council.
Published articles (click for links):
A bag of staples given as a parting gift from her mother, and the rest is history.
American Craft Magazine, August/September 2017
Urban landscapes at dollhouse scale awaiting the contractor or the bulldozer.
American Craft Magazine, June/July 2017
What do animal remains and Victorian mourning jewelry have in common?
American Craft Magazine, April/May 2017
In an evolving career, Gustav Reyes found an early touchstone in wood.
American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 2017
Small Ant Workshop’s landscape-inspired bracelets.
American Craft Magazine, Dec/Jan 2017
With their piles of instrument parts, Lisa and Scott Cylinder are taking the components of one art form – music – and creating another.
American Craft Magazine, June/July 2016
Metalsmith Sue Amendolara has found travel to be her creative catalyst.
American Craft Magazine, April/May 2016
Unexpected materials render Joshua Kosker's jewelry unexpectedly intimate.
American Craft Magazine, Feb/March 2016
P U B L I C S P E A K E R
Polymer Clay Association, Pittsburgh, PA
November 11, 2017
Vancouver Metal Arts Association, Vancouver, Canada
September 26, 2016
ISGB Gathering, Albuquerque, NM
July 15-19, 2015
ECU Metals Symposium, Greenville, NC
January 16-18, 2015
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, Lecturer, April 1-2, 2014
University of Iowa, Art Department
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, March 5-6, 2014
College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Guest Lecturer CORE Program
Nov 13-14, 2013
Craft Forward-ing: Conversations on Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA.
Symposium Speaker and Panelist.
In collaboration with the American Craft Council, March 2, 2013
"What do we laugh at?" - Artist Talk and Book Signing
With special guest Rob Rogers, Pittsburgh Post Gazette Editorial Cartoonist.
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, Sep. 22, 2012
"Forging Entrepreneurs: Tools and Skills For Business Success"
SNAG's inaugural business symposium for independent jewelers and metalsmiths running small businesses. Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. August 26, 2012
Artist Talk and Book Signing "Humor in Craft" Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX, July 14, 2012
"Forging Communities", Symposium
What does Success Look Like in the Jewelry World? (Panelist.)
Symposium sponsored by the Metal Arts Guild of San Francisco, CA
November 12, 2011
"Communities: Hybrid and Hyphenated", Symposium , Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh PA
The Halstead Design Challenge. Co-Organized and juried with Hilary Halstead Scott, President, Halstead Beads, and Jim Bove. A juried show of new brooches assembled from a challenge kit. Portland, OR, May 2018 (SNAG conference).
20/20 - An exhibition co-organized with metalsmith Sue Amendolara and 20 invited artists. Collaborative Project. Exhibited at Marion Cage Gallery, New Orleans, LA, May 2017 (SNAG conference.)
The Halstead Design Challenge "MEMENTO". Co-Organized and juried with Hilary Halstead Scott, President, Halstead Beads, and Samantha Skelton. A juried show of new brooches assembled from a challenge kit and photos. Exhibited at Blue Rhino, New Orleans, LA, May 2017 (SNAG conference.)
The Halstead Design Challenge: KINETIC. Co-Organized and juried with Hilary Halstead Scott, President, Halstead Beads, and Samantha Skelton.
A juried show of new kinetic brooches assembled from a challenge kit and found objects. Exhibition at Blue Spiral, May 18-21, 2016 during the SNAGNeXt conference in Asheville, NC.
Co:Operation Garnish, a touring exhibition. Co-organized and curated with Rachel Timmins. An exhibition of collaboratively created work by metal/jewelry artists who work in decidedly different styles.
Humor in Craft, March 4-April 19, 2014
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
17 Fountains St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Reception: April Fool's Day, 2014 @ 6:30PM
Ferrous, A Collaborative Exhibition between Velvet da Vinci Gallery and crafthaus
- Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, March/April
- 18 Karat, Toronto, Canada, April/May
Humor in Metal, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, AZ
Humor in Craft, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Cooperation Tableware, Fancy Gallery, Seattle WA, collaboration with Sarah Abramson. An exhibition of collaboratively created tableware by craft artists who typically work in different media.
- Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:
"Vessels and the Art of Containment" (Group Show)
"Hybrids" (Solo Show: Ana Lopez)
"Two of a Kind" (Enamels: Tricia Harding and Michael Romanik)
"Ceramic Expressions", Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh (Diem Chau, Laura Jean McLaughlin, Joseph Gower)
"Pittsburgh Metal" (Group Show)
"Repel-Allure-Adapt" (Solo Show: Christine Bossler)
- Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:
"Wearable Nostalgia: Deconstructing Barbie and Ken" (Solo Show: Margaux Lange)
"Paper or Plastic?" (Group Show)
"New American Furniture and Tableware" (Solo Show: Brian Ferrell)
"Metal Bloom" (Solo Show: Chihiro Makio)
"Evolution" (Solo Show: Michelle Pajak-Reynolds)
"Fibers Expanded" (Group Show)
"Double Vision" (Group Show)
"Theater of the Mind" (Solo Show: Benedict Oddi)
2008 - Luke & Eloy Gallery Exhibition Calendar:
"Laughingstock: Humor in Art & Craft" (Group Show)
"Lost Spaces" (Solo Show: Artemis Herber)
It is not very difficult to like my work. Everything shines and glitters, is adorable, and the details of eyes, tongues, noses and ears are endearing.
People love that kind of refinement., It can bring back memories of precious Meissen porcelain. That’s just the way I like it. I want…
SNAG Executive Director Gwynne Rukenbrod Smith talks about why you should submit work to SNAG's new Jewelry and Metals Survey.