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One of NYC's tiniest museums has expanded. By 20 square feet.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2015 at 10:58am — No Comments

Knitted Knockers are the People's Choice

A group of volunteer knitters who make cotton artificial breasts for women who have had mastectomies has won an award in recognition of its charity work. Knitted Knockers UK claimed this year’s People’s Choice Epic Award, chosen by a public vote on …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

JMGA Sydney 2015

 My work from the Caltrops series - 20th C Caltrop, 2015 - will be appearing in the 'Perfect mutations' exhibition will be held at Chrissie Cotter gallery from July 8th (opening) to 20th 2015 **

So I’m back from #SnagBoston, and made it home to cap off a great, if somewhat frenetic, conference experience with the 2015 edition of that perennial favourite, #SnagFlu. I’m blaming the 6:30am fire alarm on Thursday morning for getting us all off to a premature start, and costing us the last bit of energy needed to scrape home with immunity…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on May 28, 2015 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Eight Lessons from the 2015 SNAG Conference - American Craft Council

Monica Moses shares eight takeaways from the Society of North American Goldsmiths' annual conference that took place in Boston May 20-23:

Metalsmiths…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 28, 2015 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Skin - Beadwork by Sarah Maloney

Skin ('03 -'12)

Skin, a piece I have been working on, on and off, for nine years. It is a life size woman’s skin made from approximately 400,000 tiny glass beads and nylon thread; it hangs from the ceiling like a garment on molded…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

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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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 27, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

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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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

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JMGA Sydney 2015

**So I’m back from #SnagBoston, and made it home to cap off a great, if somewhat frenetic, conference experience with the 2015 edition of that perennial favourite, #SnagFlu. I’m blaming the 6:30am fire alarm on Thursday morning for getting us all off to a premature start, and costing us the last bit of energy needed to scrape home with immunity uncompromised. I know that I did promise a Snag…See More
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