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Summer Holidays

Such a lot going on and I've not posted again for two weeks. SO, since my last post, summer has been an intermittent affair of hot sun and cold rain and the last week or so, the weather has turned decidedly cool. On one of those cool days, I got to catch up with my friend and journalist and sometime Sci-fi/Horror writer, Michael Logan, which was great fun.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 25, 2015 at 4:33am — No Comments

Make art, not...

combatpaperRiparian Sheets. 2014. Traditional size of paper created during the prolific period of hand papermaking production in Baghdad many centuries ago. These sheets were made on site at various water sources (OK, AZ, AR, CA) with a recipe of military uniforms, us currency and flags. #ragsmakepaper #combatpaper #handmade #paper #pulp #veteran #usarmy #baghdad #papertrail #portraits #fortsill #lakepowell #usf #lakecatherine #sanfrancisco #california #papermaker #combatpaperproject
Combat Paper. Riparian Sheets. 2014. (Image credit - Drew Cameron)

A couple of things that are in perfect alignment with current area of research have recently just fallen into my lap. They are sensitive and…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on July 23, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

This Batman Motel Room is the Batmanniest

Just came across this image of a Batman-themed motel room and, as always, when I see things like that two thoughts cross my mind immediately. Firstly, which genius put this room together and made it happen, as in: whose wonderful craftsmanship is at work here?…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

//ATOMIC VISIONS//

//A pre and post apocalyptic reliquary of Jewellery and objects//
Tues 4th-Sun 9th August,
10-19:00 hrs
Craft Central Showcase gallery
33-35 St John's Square, 
London EC1M…
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Added by Billie M Vigne on July 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Crafthaus featured in American Craft Magazine - Aug/Sep 2015 Community Issue

Congrats to Crafthaus :) 2 page spread. Page 20/21!

Hope all you members are happy!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

Heating up

Image of the work HEAT in stainless steel and vitreous enamel. Photograph by Melissa Cameron. Image of the work-in-progress, HEAT, in stainless steel, titanium and vitreous enamel.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the office and the basement/studio, but I finally snapped some images of this finished neckpiece yesterday evening. I’m going to have another look at the panels that this work comes from later in the week – I need some time away from them before I make any…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on July 19, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Adaptable Sofa - Emanuele Magini

The Sosia sofa, a free-formable, adaptable piece by Milan-based designer Emanuele…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

MAD during SIERAAD ART FAIR

As ‘MAD Exhibitionists’ seven recent graduates Object & Jewellery from the PXL-MAD in Hasselt, Belgium, will present a selection of their master projects during this year’s SIERAAD ART FAIR: Margot Declerck, Senna Fransen, Juan Harnie, Jill Lenaerts, Liesje Merken, Sofie Van Belle, Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen

‘MAD Exhibitionists’ refers to the way their work will be shown. Isn’t wearing contemporary jewellery comparable to exhibitionism? And isn’t looking closely…

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 16, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

Standing Tall: The Curious History Of Men In Heels

© Photo: Ron Wood, courtesy of the Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto).

Italian, Ferradini, 1972-1975. Worn by Elton John

"This stage-worn shoe features a heel reaching seven-and-a-half inches in height. In the 1970s, men…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 15, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

35 years of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation.

With great pride SIERAAD announces to host a unique jubilee exhibition EMBRACE, commemorating 35 years of the …

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Very very few stands left for 2015. 5-8 November Amsterdam

Just a few stands left.



PARTICIPATING? we have very few stands left.

KEEP in mind, you need to be a professional jeweller, which means we…

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

What is Luxury? A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition

25 April – 27 September 2015

A V&A and Crafts Council Exhibition

What is Luxury? interrogates how luxury is made and understood. Luxury has…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 14, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Summer School of Making for Professionals, Graduates, Students and PhD-Students

In 2015 you can be part of the Summer School of Making of Howest University College and BUDA::lab in Belgium.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Karyl Sisson - Sewing Notions

Purseverance (#8), 2001, Deconstructed vintage handbag and wire, 3 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Photo - Susan Einstein

Artist Statement:…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 13, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Money Transfer Services and Best of Britannia

I have recently had cause to find a serious alternative to cross-border money exchanges since my spat with PayPal last summer which has left me relying on other methods to take payments for work. Google Wallet will only work within the country in which you are resident; a couple of other transfer services wouldn't identify my bank correctly; direct bank-to-bank transfers are costly if you are…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Less than 24 Hours left to support our Kickstarter Campaign for JUNK: rubbish to gold

I must say, this is one of my favourite photos of our project so far!!

We are so very very delighted that we have managed to raise 105% of our target funds for our JUNK: rubbish to gold project. To date we have had 60 people pledge donations and our videos have been viewed by over 460 people. But there is still time to be part of it all! There is still just over 23 hours left to pledge your support, and to get an amazing book, wonderful jewellery and many other…

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Added by Jivan Astfalck on July 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

RIP: The House of Falling Furniture

"Defenestration" was an original, local landmark in San Francisco, CA between 1997 and 2013. The artist behind the work is Brian Goggin.



The…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Charles Matton - Living in a Box

Charles Matton, Lucien Freud's Studio.

Charles Matton, also known as Gabriel Pasqualini, (1931 – 2008) was a multi-talented French artist: a painter, sculptor, illustrator, writer, photographer, screenwriter, and movie…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Expanding Torch for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Revealed

 

The 2016 Olympic torch by São Paulo studio Chelles & Hayashi has been revealed ahead of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2015 at 8:54am — No Comments

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