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Artisanal Pencil Sharpening

A lot of people think they know how to sharpen pencils. They don't.

A practical and theoretical treatise on the artisanal craft of pencil sharpening. The number one #2 pencil sharpener in the world, David Rees takes viewers through the delicate process of sharpening a pencil by hand. Watch and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: LEAP Award 2016

Amanda Packer. Recollect (collection of pendants). Copper, silver, enamel, paint, thread. $200 each. 2" x 5" x 1.5" average. LEAP Winner 2014.

The LEAP Award was established in 2007 in…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2015 at 7:41am — No Comments

The Art Room, UK: Art as Therapy for Disengaged Children

Art and craft education benefits absolutely everybody and especially those who don't do well in standardized environments or have been through personal turmoil. In education, why do we focus so much on STEM when we really need to have…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston selected for Pier 4 Cultural Space

Newbury Street-based nonprofit will move operations to 20,000-square-foot space on South Boston Waterfront

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Colorado-based real estate investment trust firm UDR have chosen The Society of Arts and Crafts as the future tenant for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

American Craft Council: Hip Pop Helps Emerging Designers Enter High-end Craft Show Market

Application process opens: September 1, 2015.

Are you ready to take the next step with your career? Join a supportive community of fellow emerging artists in our Hip Pop…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:04am — No Comments

Tip of the Month: Slaying the Myth Monsters

Source: CERF+ Studio Protector

Myths may lie dormant on Monster Island, but when disaster rears its ugly head, they will come down on you like Godzilla’s foot on Tokyo! Knowledge is power and can help you keep your monster under control.

Myth: My studio is…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Summer Holidays

Michael On The Beach



Such a lot going on and I've not posted again for two weeks. SO, since my last post, summer has been an intermittent affair of hot sun and cold rain and the last week or so, the weather has turned decidedly cool. On one of those cool…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 25, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

Make art, not...

combatpaperRiparian Sheets. 2014. Traditional size of paper created during the prolific period of hand papermaking production in Baghdad many centuries ago. These sheets were made on site at various water sources (OK, AZ, AR, CA) with a recipe of military uniforms, us currency and flags. #ragsmakepaper #combatpaper #handmade #paper #pulp #veteran #usarmy #baghdad #papertrail #portraits #fortsill #lakepowell #usf #lakecatherine #sanfrancisco #california #papermaker #combatpaperproject
Combat Paper. Riparian Sheets. 2014. (Image credit - Drew Cameron)

A couple of things that are in perfect alignment with current area of research have recently just fallen into my lap. They are sensitive and…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on July 23, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

This Batman Motel Room is the Batmanniest

Just came across this image of a Batman-themed motel room and, as always, when I see things like that two thoughts cross my mind immediately. Firstly, which genius put this room together and made it happen, as in: whose wonderful craftsmanship is at work here?…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 21, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

//ATOMIC VISIONS//

//A pre and post apocalyptic reliquary of Jewellery and objects//
Tues 4th-Sun 9th August,
10-19:00 hrs
Craft Central Showcase gallery
33-35 St John's Square, 
London EC1M…
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Added by Billie M Vigne on July 20, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Crafthaus featured in American Craft Magazine - Aug/Sep 2015 Community Issue

Congrats to Crafthaus :) 2 page spread. Page 20/21!

Hope all you members are happy!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 20, 2015 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

Exciting New Workshops at SCC in Pittsburgh

Lynn Batchelder: Steel Jewelry Fabrication
This course will cover the basics of working and soldering with mild steel wire and sheet metal on a jewelry scale. We…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 20, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Heating up

Image of the work HEAT in stainless steel and vitreous enamel. Photograph by Melissa Cameron. Image of the work-in-progress, HEAT, in stainless steel, titanium and vitreous enamel.

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks in the office and the basement/studio, but I finally snapped some images of this finished neckpiece yesterday evening. I’m going to have another look at the panels that this work comes from later in the week – I need some time away from them before I make any…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on July 19, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Adaptable Sofa - Emanuele Magini

The Sosia sofa, a free-formable, adaptable piece by Milan-based designer Emanuele…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 16, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

MAD during SIERAAD ART FAIR

As ‘MAD Exhibitionists’ seven recent graduates Object & Jewellery from the PXL-MAD in Hasselt, Belgium, will present a selection of their master projects during this year’s SIERAAD ART FAIR: Margot Declerck, Senna Fransen, Juan Harnie, Jill Lenaerts, Liesje Merken, Sofie Van Belle, Billie Van Nieuwenhuyzen

‘MAD Exhibitionists’ refers to the way their work will be shown. Isn’t wearing contemporary jewellery comparable to exhibitionism? And isn’t looking closely…

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 16, 2015 at 3:23am — No Comments

Standing Tall: The Curious History Of Men In Heels

© Photo: Ron Wood, courtesy of the Bata Shoe Museum (Toronto).

Italian, Ferradini, 1972-1975. Worn by Elton John

"This stage-worn shoe features a heel reaching seven-and-a-half inches in height. In the 1970s, men…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 15, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

35 years of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation.

With great pride SIERAAD announces to host a unique jubilee exhibition EMBRACE, commemorating 35 years of the …

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Very very few stands left for 2015. 5-8 November Amsterdam

Just a few stands left.



PARTICIPATING? we have very few stands left.

KEEP in mind, you need to be a professional jeweller, which means we…

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Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on July 15, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

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What is broken is not lost - Packaging

Artist: Natalia Araya

Sometimes, when something is broken, we take it for granted and decide it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. It just will never be the same again. Even if it's fixed, we are overlooking the immense potential things can have. With this small series, I would like to invite you to think twice next time something (or someone) broken crosses your path.

Horse: Porcelain, sterling silver, watch parts, leather.

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