January 2011 Blog Posts (35)

Halstead Scholarships

HALSTEAD SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for JEWELRY ARTISTS

LEARN to SELL YOUR HANDMADE CREATIONS to GALLERIES and STORES



Through a generous gift from Halstead Bead Inc., scholarships are available for jewelry artists who want to receive business training in the Visiting Artist Program of the Buyers Market of American Craft.



The Visiting Artist Program, coming to Philadelphia February 19-20, 2011, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on January 30, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Lobster Quadrille, Concluded

I finally finished The Lobster Quadrille, a piece I started in the spring of last year and which I never got round to setting and finishing. It was the work of a few hours' to complete it. 

 

The Lobster Quadrille 22

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 27, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Black And The White

I finished the Cold Genius!

Everything: now to send it off to Goldsmiths' Hall for their craft and design competition.

 

Cold Genius 2

 

The box is made from an old wooden box which held a precision lathe. I rubbed it down, waxed it and lined it.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 26, 2011 at 4:24pm — 5 Comments

BlogTalk Radio with Sarah Abramson

This Thursday night, Sarah Abramson will be the featured guest on Jay Whaley's blog talk radio program, "Metalsmith Bench Talk"



The show will be live at 6 PM, but you can listen any time after that on the website. To stream the program, click here



Jay Whaley is the head jewelery instructor at the University of California, San Diego, Crafts Center and is also owns the Whaley Studios in the Hillcrest District of San… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on January 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to Pay for SNAG?

As soon as one SNAG ends I start planning for the nest one. Well scheming is really what it should be called. The last few years I haven't been as concerned about the trip because my money situation wasn't as, well...depressing. However, as anyone who has attended SNAG knows, once you go you are hooked! The dealer's room invites you in and entices you to empty your wallet. The presentations and demos can spark a new facet of work that you didn't think you would be interested in exploring.… Continue

Added by Robin Gordon on January 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

"Reconnecting the Maker and the Buyer" at WoodExpo 2011

The Seaport World Trade Center, located at 200 Seaport Blvd, Boston MA, 02210 will be the location for "WOOD EXPO" from February 24 through February 27, 2011.  

 

Hours:

Thursday to Friday  12noon - 9pm,

Saturday 10am - 9pm,  Sunday 10am -…

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Added by Glen Guarino on January 24, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Engraving

Work continues on the Cold Genius piece and the main "theatre" is now finished, apart from polishing and patination. All the engraving is now done:

 

Cold Genius (WIP) 69

 

The ice-cave in which he lives, still to be enamelled. The ceramic figure will be visible through the quartz crystal prism.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2011 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Us, influx: exhibition catalog - Kickstarter project

 

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

We are: 



Seth Papac and Ruth Koelewyn, artists and curators with a committed and talented group of jewelers backed by The Society of North American Goldsmiths.

 

We will: 

assemble an international exhibition in one of America’s leading installation art…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 22, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Stonesetting and Engraving

My current crazy obsession with the Cold Genius nears an end. Everything is stoneset and I've spent the last 2 hours engraving the inner lid. There is about another 2 hours to go, but I need a break!



Stones:



Cold Genius (WIP) 67

 

Blue topaz, aquamarine, green quartz, clear quartz and enamel chips.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 21, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Blog Talk Radio interview regarding SNAG Trunk Show and "Cooperation Tableware"

 

For those of you who missed the interview on Jan 20 and have an hour to kill, here it is again. Enjoy!

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

College Art Association Conference Feb 10-14, 2011 in NYC

COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE


If you are attending the CAA Conference Feb. 10-14th in NEW YORK, here are a few sessions you don’t want to miss:

 

The…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Opportunity: Windgate Museum Internships for students, Deadline March 15, 2011

The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design (CCCD) has announced the 2011 partner museums who will offer four Windgate Museum Internships for either graduate or undergraduate students who are aspiring curators.  Interns work closely with a curator on a studio craft collection, exhibition, or research project…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 20, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

More coldness...

The Cold Genius piece is starting to take a form now and I can see the end in sight. Which is just as well, really, as he has to be posted off late next week! I set and finished the brooch element today: 

 

Cold Genius (WIP) 62

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 19, 2011 at 2:59pm — 2 Comments

Lindsay Pollock to head Art in America

We are thrilled to see contemporary jewelry enthusiast Lindsay Pollock named the Editor-in-Chief of Art in America. Pollock has covered the arts market at Bloomberg News since 2005 and has become one of the most respected art journalists in New York. No doubt she will also bring the insight she has cultivated on her blog ‘Art Market Views’ to this established and respected publication.



We wish her the best on her move. Congratulations… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on January 19, 2011 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Sarah Abramson public lecture at MSU's Art Forum

Next week, the Montclair State University has invited one of Gallery Loupe’s artists, Sarah Abramson, to lecture as part of its visiting artist’s series. The Art Forum brings in artists, designers, art historians and art critics from around the world to present their work and ideas in an open forum. Sarah Abramson attended the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and earned her Masters of Fine Art in Metal at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Abramson was recently awarded a… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on January 18, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Radio Interview with crafthaus members. Topics: SNAG Trunk Show & Cooperation Tableware

Two exciting interviews are coming up on the hourlong Jay Whaley's BlogTalkRadio Show:

Date: Thursday, JANUARY 20, 2011, approximately 3-4pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

crafthaus scholarship recipients 2011: Lauren McAdams and Seana Higgins

 

 

Crafthaus Conference Scholarship

Recipients:

Lauren McAdams (Yuma Conference)

and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Timothy McMahon receives first annual SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timothy McMahon receives first…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 17, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Update on Saws

UPDATE: Comments from Lee Marshall, designer of the Knew Concept Saw 

(Same comments as posted on "Thinking out Loud" but also put here for completeness.)



I emailed Lee with some of the comments I've received on here, on Flickr and on my Blogs and he sent me back a very detailed and thoughtful reply which I quote here with permission.

 

Spares are available of course. It simply has not come up as yet, so I haven't crossed that bridge. I will send…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 16, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

red, red, red

This piece, entitled Red Radial Pattern Set (consists of a pin and brooch) is actually the back half of the tin from whence came the works Henri Tin Pin, and Henri Tin Brooch. This one was made as one of the last few works that rounded out my master of fine arts examination exhibition, which was…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on January 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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