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Jenny Ayrton (UK) - Molten Wonderlands

Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. Based on often overlooked everyday scenes she creates stage-sets upon which viewers may project their own story. A full-time mum six-days of the week she takes inspiration from the domestic world, often finding that the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 25, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Morgan Herrin - Carvings in 2 by 4s

Based in Richmond, Virginia artist Morgan Herrin transforms the most humble material—laminated construction grade 2x4s—into spectacularly detailed figurative sculptures. His choice of imagery is surreal: a noble 15th century knight melts into a network of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 23, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

Midsummer

Brighton Beach Scene

As usual, I've relocated to the South Coast for the summer and have been doing very little to do with work. Since my last post, I've had my friend and fellow-jeweller,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 21, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters and Innovators

A rich feast of color radiating from a large, handwoven tapestry of alpaca wool; an elegant choker necklace delicately twined and forged with 18K and 22K gold; a cosmic quilt, woven from mylar and holographic film; a Whisker Organ made of real cat whiskers, which play lovely organ music…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 14, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hella Jongerius: Craftsmanship in Industrial Design

Four Seasons

Year: 2007

Material: Porcelain, glaze, hand-painted decorations, fabric, embroidery

Dimensions: Various, highest point of jug: 26 cm

Commission: Nymphenburg, München

Production: Nymphenburg

Category: Unlimited…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 13, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Daniel Agdag - Sketching with Cardboard

Daniel Agdag on sculpting with cardboard:

"It began as pure necessity. I had a small space to work in and it was a very convenient. I just needed a blade, a ruler, some cardboard and a cutting…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Kevin Coates Video

I'm on holiday just now and for the first time in years actually have a holiday to take with no classes to teach. It is quite a luxury and I'll be spending the next few weeks entertaining a metalsmith friend from the USA, Madelyn Smoak and there will definitely be blog posts about that. In the meantime,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 10, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Gillian Bates - Seascape Embroidery

Gillian Bates is a UK-based textile artist who specializes in embroidery to capture memories of seaside Britain. Her work is done as if she’s drawing with needle and thread instead of a pen, as she makes her mark by using a freehand…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 10, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Jeremy Mayer - Typewriter Assemblage

I was born in Northern Minnesota in the US of A in the 1970's. I moved to Northern California in 1990. I have no formal art training.

I disassemble typewriters and then reassemble them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. I do not solder, weld, or glue these assemblages together-…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Barber and his Tools

When you hear the word 'barber shop' and think of 4 men singing in close harmonies you are correct but still missing a large part of the story. The profession of barbering is actually quite old and much more interesting. Archeological studies indicate that some crude forms of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Todd Reed Inc. in Boulder, CO is seeking a Full-Time Bench Jeweler (Boulder)

Todd Reed Inc. in Boulder, CO is seeking a Full-Time Bench Jeweler (Boulder)

Headquartered in Boulder, CO, we are a luxury design company that specializes in designing and manufacturing fine jewelry. We are currently seeking a full-time Bench Jeweler to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 2, 2014 at 8:11am — No Comments

Call for Entries - theme is "Harvest"

Crafthaus Online Exhibition Call For Artists:  

Exhibition Date Aug 22 - Sept 22.  

Deadline to submit: July 15, 2014 

A Harvest used to describe a…

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Added by Cyd Rowley on July 1, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Rebecca Harris - Pseudo Skins

Rebecca Harris

Untitled (stop tap), 2013 by Rebecca D Harris. Tights, stuffing and plumbing stop tap 26 x 22 x 9 cm

My arts practice and research outputs are generated by a ‘thinking through making’ approach, using my creativity to open up paths…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2014 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Robert Baines - Humor and Goldsmithing

Robert Baines, Australia. Bracelet. Silver combined with plastic components and powdercoat.



Robert Baines is one of Australia's most prominent and influential jewelers and goldsmiths. His exceptional craft skills…

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

Liv Blåvarp - Wooden Touch

For almost 30 years, jewellery artist Liv Blåvarp has been creating organic and voluminous constructions out…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: CraftBoston Spring and Holiday

  

CraftBoston Spring and Holiday are New England¹s premier juried…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 27, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Apprentice needed for James Craig Silversmith Shop in Colonial Williamsburg

The James Craig Silversmith Shop in Colonial Williamsburg is looking for an apprentice.

The primary function of the apprentice silversmith is to rediscover,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

Call For Entries: Jewelry & Metal Arts

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR AWARD NOMINEES



For the first time, the GEM Awards Committee is seeking submissions for potential 2015 GEM Award nominees. Companies and individuals can submit themselves or others for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

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Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. Based on often overlooked everyday scenes she creates stage-sets upon which viewers may project their own story. A full-time mum six-days of the week she takes inspiration from the domestic world, often finding that the little things trigger the best ideas; A…See More
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