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#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

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 the catalyst for the whole piece and I found an incredible place in Kent where, for a very modest fee, a traditional thick, bevelled mineral-glass was cut to fit, polished and fitted. (Anyone else requiring this service should contact "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 9, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 9, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 8, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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

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

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

2015 National Design Award Winners

Announcing the 2015 National Design Award Winner

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Michael Graves

DIRECTOR’S AWARD Jack Lenor Larsen

DESIGN MIND Rosanne Haggerty

CORPORATE & INSTITUTIONAL ACHIEVEMENT Heath Ceramics

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN MOS Architects

COMMUNICATION DESIGN Project Projects

FASHION DESIGN threeASFOUR

INTERACTION DESIGN John…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants

Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000)

Deadline: 10/09/15



Since 2005, The…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 4, 2015 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Demonstrations by Furniture Maker Glen Guarino at Lie-Nielson Tool Event

I am going to demo a process I use to ebonize furniture at the Lie-Nielson Tool Event in Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Rd, Layton, NJ 07851. The event will be…

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Added by Glen Guarino on May 3, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Linking Our Lineage: eBook and Silent Auction Launch

Linking Our Lineage is a new ebook of jewelry and metalsmithing techniques created and edited by Victoria Lansford with chapters contributed by

  • Nanz Aalund,…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 2, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

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Makers, Metalsmiths, and other Monikers.

What do you call yourself? Where do you belong in the Polarized Convocation of Jewelers?

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#SnagBoston

Image courtesy PlatformaGoing 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 @thejewellist (t) or @thejewellist (i).Don't know/care what I'm talking about with…See More
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How Do You SAY?

Schmuck and other European termsschmuck[shmuhk]noun,(English slang) an obnoxious or contemptible person(Yiddish derivative of schmock): penis(German): jewel, adornment“You cannot force linguistic usage: the acceptance of a word depends on many factors.”- Liesbeth den BestenI have always been fascinated with etymology and I thought it is a perfect time to dive into alternate terminology. With Dutch artist, Ruudt Peters delivering the keynote speech on Wednesday at SNAG Boston, I am excited to…See More
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Rabbits, Glass Sheep, Ada Lovelace and Virginia Woolf in Hindi

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 the catalyst for the whole piece and I found an incredible place in Kent where, for a very modest fee, a traditional thick, bevelled mineral-glass was cut to fit, polished and fitted. (Anyone else requiring this service should contact "Crystalfit":…See More
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