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Midori Takaki - Where the Wind Blows

"Where the Wind Blows"

"When I was a child in Japan I thought I would become a writer. My head was a full of imagination, memories, feelings, thoughts and stories. Once in a while, they overtook my daily life. It wasn't always easy…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: ‘Mimesis’ Amberif Design Award 2015 – Poland

We have the honour and a pleasure to announce the 19th edition of the Amberif Design Award, which accompanies the 22. International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones AMBERIF 2015 in Gdansk, Poland.


The competition's aim is to promote creative thinking and new ideas in the design of…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 18, 2014 at 7:42am — No Comments

Lynn Skordal - Paperwork

"After retiring from the practice of law several years ago, I returned to an early love--art. Usually I make small works on paper, and the humble art of collage is a favorite medium. I live and work on an island in the middle of a lake, surrounded by a…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Deadline Extended: EMERGENCE: New Questions in Craft and Object Making

The Winthrop University Guild of Emerging Metalsmiths is excited to announce the call for entry for Emergence: New Questions in Craft and Object Making. Curated by Arthur Hash, Emergence is looking for three-dimensional works created by students that are exploring new frontiers in craft through…


Added by Anne M. Fiala on December 16, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Kevin Best - wood tuner, carpenter, set painter, jeweller, photographer

For an artist reinterpreting the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, in a new medium, Kevin Best could not have been born in a more appropriately named country. New Zealand was named in 1645 after the Dutch province of Zeeland.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 16, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Eugenia Ingegno - Triggering Memories

Necklace: Monsieur Gaston, 2010

Textile, resin, plastic pearls, gold

30 x 8 x 5 cm, lenght 45 cm

Photo: Federico Cavicchioli

I seek objects, I accumulate and break them up to extract what is essential for me: a…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 15, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

2015 Internships and Apprenticeships at SCC‏

It's that time of year again! The Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA is looking for the best and brightest emerging artists and arts leaders to join our team. We are committed to…

Added by Brigitte Martin on December 13, 2014 at 8:41am — No Comments

John Lopez - Scrap Maverick

- American Craft Council article by Diane Daniel

You could call John Lopez a maverick. It’s the same name the sculptor chose to anoint the 10-foot-tall Texas longhorn he brought to life when he…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 11, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Craft Intern Blog

Check out my new post about my favorite tools by clicking the link below. Enter your email in the side column to receive my bi-weekly updates about my internship!…


Added by Emily Shaffer on December 10, 2014 at 8:35am — No Comments

Exhibition Opportunity at SNAG Boston

METALSMITHS: Here's a chance to curate an exhibit or present your work at SNAG Boston. Deadline: 1/19/15…


Added by Lindsay Pauline Mis on December 9, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Getting Serious about Getting Gray

 Last spring, I created an online flap when I posted a comment on my Facebook page about “abstract crapola” at the Baltimore ACC show. I’ll stand by my assessment, but my posting excited a whole string of unrelated responses about the shows. One issue briefly raised by Rachel Timmins was about the aging of…


Added by Bruce Metcalf on December 9, 2014 at 10:42am — 7 Comments

It's been a while...

It's been a while since my last post here--I'll try to be better, I swear. In the past few years, I have finished my second BFA, this one from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. My thesis body of work, titled Refrain, is about communication.

Unsent Letters No. 2



Added by Catherine Chandler on December 6, 2014 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Festive Frenzy

Edinburgh Christmas - 5

A busy week in the run up to the festive season.

Kicked off with the pleasing completion of a watch-chain for my friend and colleague,…


Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2014 at 4:55am — No Comments

The One Design Workshop in Perth gets Baubled!

Back at the start of last month, on the 9th of November to be exact, I facilitated a workshop at Contemporary Metal in Perth. The One Design exhibition,…


Added by Melissa Cameron on December 4, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Katherine Richmond - The Chaos of Memories and The Order of Objects

"Constellations", brooch

"Our world is in a constant state of flux; we are forced to establish tangible markers of change to help shape the construction of our memories and to do so we…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 3, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Click to help Studio 20/17 in Sydney!

I have so much news to catch up on, but I'm going to start with now, and then go back in time as the week progresses. By which, I mean, Stay Tuned, bat-fans!

Sydney Gallery…


Added by Melissa Cameron on December 3, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Visiting Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago with Garth Johnson

The incredibly entertaining Garth Johnson (fellow…


Added by Brigitte Martin on December 3, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Long Winter Nights

Brooch By Dorothy Hogg

An eventful week which included my 50th birthday!

I've been in Edinburgh again for a couple of events, taking in the current show of work by the Northern Irish family of Silversmiths "The McCrory Family" as well as…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Pimpisa Tinpalit - Fiberglass Sculpture

I Was a Stranger, 2013

Size: 60 x 55 x 65 cm

Medium: Fiberglass

A childlike sense of wonder animates Pimpisa Tinpalit’s sculptures. “I sculpt every day,” she says, “and am always excited to find new…


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 20, 2014 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Support the Metalsmithing Community by Supporting SNAG. Thank you!

Metalsmiths and friends of metalsmiths:

In the next few years, SNAG will be revitalized through a variety of new initiatives and partnerships. Working with like-minded organizations, we learn more and get to share our passion with a…


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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