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The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire

Poésie

Du nord au sud

2011



In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 20, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

A Show of Fact and Fiction - UK Crafts Council

The Welsh Space Campaign, Hefin Jones, 2013. PHOTO: DAN BURN-FORTI

Teleri Lloyd-Jones previews…

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Marine Life in Glass - Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

An artist in glass

Leopold Blaschka joined…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Frog Museum

In my current, highly irregularly occurring, explorations on taxidermy in contemporary craft and art, I stumbled upon this little gem: The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, a collection of 150-year-old satirical…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium 2014

Symposium 2014…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on October 14, 2014 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: INFLUENCE (of teachers and mentors)



A call for entry as part of the 2015 ECU Symposium about the influence of teachers and mentors on our work.



Deadline Nov. 24, 2014…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 13, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Gordon Millar, Dorothy Hogg and Melanie Eddy

The Gathering V - Dundee - 6



Gordon Millar, organiser of the "Scot Street Style" events.



What a whirlwind of a week!

It all kicked off on Saturday night with a visit to…

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Northcity4 needs YOU!

A plea from my good friends at NorthCity4 – the hosts of my upcoming one-day-only pop-up show (coming to Brunswick October 25th)!

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Dear friends, colleagues, fellow humans –

I’m writing to ask for the support of my fellow jewellers and creative…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on October 8, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Speed Date a Designer

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New York City Seeks New Blacksmith, Will Pay $100K Yearly Salary

Did you know that the New York City Parks Department has a full-time blacksmith shop that operates on 86th street? And that it still employs smiths to make things like fenceposts, lanterns, keys, and other sundry metal items? Both are true, and if it’s always been your dream to use an anvil…

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Call for Artists: Naughty Narrative

Naughty Narrative will be juried by ECU MFA Alumna Danielle James and Andrew Kuebeck, Instructor of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing at Bowling Green State University.

Click the link below for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 2:47pm — No Comments

PBS CRAFT IN AMERICA: SERVICE

Los Angeles, CA - CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Peabody Award-winning series, continues to explore America's creative spirit through the language and traditions of the handmade. The newest episode, SERVICE, part of the PBS veterans initiative Stories of Service**,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Call: 2015-2016 James Renwick Fellowship in American Craft

2013 Smithsonian American Art Museum Fellows

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for the 2015-2016 James Renwick…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 10:37am — No Comments

Parent Residency Grant

With new support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, WSW is offering a four-week Parent Residency Grant for a woman artist with a dependent child/children under the age of 15. The grant includes a $1,000 stipend for child care and a travel stipend for one round trip for the artist/family…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 7, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Panel and Book Launch

“Make Your Voice Heard: Celebrating the Intersection of Craft, Creativity and Activism” is co-sponsored by the University of the Arts. A paneled discussion and book launch with authors Betsy Greer, Kim Werker and Leanne Prain. This lively discussion with these three…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 2, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

London and the South/Dundee and the North

Kate Bush "Before The Dawn" - 4



Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very…

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Meredith Woolnough - Embroidery

Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

American Craft Magazine - Free Digital Edition

American Craft Magazine's bonus digital edition is out! This issue focuses on artists working with wild, unusual materials – everything from Legos and cardboard to juniper topiary, vintage typewriter parts, bottle caps, and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 27, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

New Mexico State University’s MFA in Studio Art accepting applications

New Mexico State University’s MFA in Studio Art is now accepting applications for its Spring, 2015.

Teaching Assistantships available.

Deadline for the Spring, 2015:  November 3, 2014.

Online application can be found at: …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 27, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

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Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire

Poésie Du nord au sud2011 In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was the handiwork of master plumassière Nelly Saunier,…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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