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The Artist as Jeweler: Giorgio Vigna

Giorgio Vigna, Sasso

2015 collection, Copper, silver, magnetic brooches, Unique and signed, Courtesy Elisabetta Cipriani

BY Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop | May 26, 2015

Born in 1955 in Verona, designer and artist…

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Exotic Bug Instruments

Denmark-based design agency Scandinavian DesignLab took on the task of creating a branding scheme for Copenhagen-based fashion store PARISTEXAS with a most unusual series of designs that merge bugs with musical instruments. The clothing retailer esteems itself on its distinct and distinguished…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: CAST (Publication)

You are invited to submit work for inclusion in the upcoming book CAST.

CAST will feature gorgeous images from both contemporary and historic artists whose work is defined by their use of casting as a primary process.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Towards a suit...

Thanks For Everything!



Just spent the weekend in Brighton, a much needed break after the week of marking last week, marking the final submissions of our degree students. The above cake was a present from the lovely…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 26, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments

#SnagBoston

Image courtesy Platforma
Image courtesy Platforma

Going to be in Boston for the SNAG conference this week? Come say hi! Not going to be there? Follow along with the shenanigans on Instagram or Twitter by following…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on May 18, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Rabbits, Glass Sheep, Ada Lovelace and Virginia Woolf in Hindi

Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat - WIP - 64



The main event this week has been completing my watch and chain for the ACJ exhibition "Sleight of Hand". The last element to be completed was the fitting of a glass to the 1838 silver watch-case which was…

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A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft Exhibition at Racine Art Museum

Ed Kidera, IV

Rocket Pack #6, 2012

Steel, brass, chrome, leather, and glass, 58 x 18 x 18 inches,
Photography: Courtesy of the Artist…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 15, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty at the V&A and Collect 2015 at the Saatchi Gallery

I expected to love my visit to these two exhibitions, to see gorgeous things and return inspired. Instead I have been left with a sense of ambivalence and uncertainty. The …

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Added by Poppy Porter on May 11, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

My Iron Lung - St Dauvit

Jan Donaldson

At last I can reveal the "secret project" I have been working on for the last month for "The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange 2015" in which various contemporary jewellers around the world create…

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Marcel Wanders - Bringing Back the Human Touch

Marcel Wanders (Boxtel, 1963) graduated cum laude from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (ArtEZ Institute of the Arts) in Arnhem in 1988 after being expelled from Eindhoven Design Academy. In 1995 he opened his studio…

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One Design - My Video

Some of you might remember this little video from last year, when I posted it up on this blog? I created it to give an insight into my working methods, ahead of the exhibition of the works it featured, the One Design show.

Well it’s now in a contest for most popular video, to be decided by likes and number of views, with presentations to be made…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on May 8, 2015 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Out of the Box - Sneaker Culture Museum Tour in the United States

Clyde Gametime Gold (2012) by Puma x Undefeated. CONTRIBUTED BY AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS/BATA SHOE MUSEUM



It may sound like an outside-the-box idea for an exhibit at a…

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Call for Artists: Find Your Park Collaboration

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!

In honor of the National Park Service turning 100 in 2016, we're gonna be making all kinds of art together to help them celebrate their centennial anniversary. Anyone can contribute their art and ideas for our new "Find Your…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 8, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

Emily Kidson - Splashes of Color

Orange and creme laminate necklace.

I design and make mixed-media contemporary jewellery that combines a minimal aesthetic with splashes of color and clusters of detail.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 8, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

Chairy Tales at COLLECT: Studio Tord Boontje

We’ve been invited to exhibit at COLLECT: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects by organisers the Crafts Council. Titled Chairy Tales, the display of 11 chairs celebrates Tord’s exploration in chair design starting with the celebrated…

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Vivienne Westwood

I didn't know this about Vivienne Westwood:  At the age of 16 she moved with her family from northern England to Harrow, Middlesex, where she embarked on a silversmithing and jewelry-making course at Harrow School of Art. Who would have thunk? Now I love her gutsy stuff even…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 7, 2015 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Currently on Display: SAC Boston

In the window of the Retail Gallery this month is an installation by Barbara Poole entitled Invasive Species/Unintended Consequences.



"The…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 7, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

Enamel on Steel – a weekend workshop

Parallel Planes Brooch V, 2012. From the La Geometrie series.

Come along to Pratt Fine Arts Center here in Seattle and learn how to use liquid enamel for steel and copper from one of the best in…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on May 5, 2015 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Louisa Guinness Gallery (UK): THE JEWELLER AS ARTIST 1960-80

After focusing for 12 years on jewels by artists known for their painting or sculpting, Louisa Guinness has decided to expand and extend her business. She is delighted to …

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Craft in America: California Handmade - State of the Arts

Nate Cotterman

Some Assmebly Required: Bacchus & Tazza

Blown and flame-worked glass, 2014

Craft in America is pleased to announce…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
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