sorry for taking so long to write back. i started getting sick on friday and just was too worn out at night to do email. i actually am still feeling lousy but i have so much email to do. i introduced myself to lisa. she is lovely, just like you said. altho i did poorly at the show, i didn't leave my booth much cos we're always afraid we'll miss that "one great sale." i don't know how lisa did, but many jewelers weren't happy. i asked those that i know and i may have found one who was reasonably happy.
i volunteered for the gallery crawl right outside facere. i wanted to be sure to get to see it so this was my insurance!! there is so much happening i don't know how i'll decide. those coordinators--i don't know how they do it. they must not have to work at all because this seems like a full time job for a very long time.
i'm excited to go to snag but at the same time scared, as i have to leave for my biggest and most important show 2 days after i get home. the timing was very bad for me this year. but i think i say the same thing every year!
not sure what you meant by "Clayton was tough, really, keep trying. we can talk more about that later." did you get accepted/rejected from the show?
anyway, going to make a cup of tea now. maybe it will help the sinuses!!
spent the whole day at city museum. forgot about the gardens till i got back. darn. but my daughter would most likely have protested after spending yesterday at the botanical gardens. setting up for laumeier tomorrow and starting the show at 6pm. i guess i didn't do a good job of fitting in a call/visit. i keep trying to get into the clayton show in sept. i know i'll do it some day. laumeier is a little easier to get accepted. if you can fit in a visit to the show, i'll be there!! thx peg. anne
i think you live in StL. i'm actually here right now. headed to the botanical gardens and climatron tomorrow, city museum thurs, and then setting up for laumeier on fri and then doing the show for the whole weekend. then hurrying back to vt. have to get a lot of work made b4 heading to snag conf end of month. will you be there? i'm running for treasurer!! i'm excited about it. when i return i leave in 2 days for the road so i'll have to have virtually everything done b4 returning.
Lisa is very cool. I have asked Brigitte about an exhibition on Crafthaus for jewellery featuring iron, preferably recycled iron. If it is on, I would love to have some input on the curating from you both.
“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
"Christmas Fair at Farnham Maltings
Friday 13 December, 4pm-10pm
Browse over 150 stalls featuring handmade gifts, crafts, vintage and food & drink and enjoy a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie from our café whilst solving all your…"
"Call for Applications: One Year On at New Designers
New Designers One Year On is a high profile focused feature of the show, showcasing young designers with an entrepreneurial flair one year after graduating or one year into their business.
It is a…"
"Exhibition Space available at Farnham Library
Steve Sansom, manager at Farnham Library, would like to invite local artists about the possibility of displaying their works in space vacated by the highly revered Crosby Murals. This is a great…"
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…