January 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Making "The Gallery Box"

For the last 4 Processes a Month installment of January I catalogued the construction of this kinetic, hinged metal clay box with interchangeable tiles. It's coming in at the last minute because of some computer issues I encountered last week, fortunately all is well. Enjoy and thanks for watching.

 

http://crafthaus.ning.com/video/the-making-of-gallery-box…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Another Week

Despite the best intentions of the last post, I've not posted anything for a week as I've been embarking on a commission from a customer who does not want any of the details published online until she has received the piece.

 

Since I last wrote, I've been asked to have a solo showcase at the Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre in Wales. I've exhibited there before - in their Re:Collect show in 2009, so it is nice to be invited back to exhibit a small collection of new works. This…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 31, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Happy New Year?!

I can't believe that I've managed to get three weeks into the year without posting anything on here. It is not as if I've not been busy in the workshop, what with making a new spiky mace in silver and shibuichi:

 

1) A Christmas tree bauble filled with wax:

Mace Repeat (WIP) - 2

 

2) Hollowed out:…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on January 23, 2012 at 2:20pm — No Comments

handmade bicycles <type2: IMPACT>

handmade bicycles in 2011 Seoul Design Festival

you can read more information on my web…

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Added by Park Jongdeok on January 22, 2012 at 11:02pm — No Comments

handmade bicycles <type1: CLASSICAL>

handmade bicycles in 2011 Seoul Design Festival

you can read more information on my web …

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Added by Park Jongdeok on January 22, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Crafted Space

The studio is just about complete! I spent just under $100 for new furniture, lighting etc. and here are the results:

Here’s my Metalsmithing/jewelry desk- I modified it by adding some drawer pulls to hang pliers on. The only thing missing is my bench pin, which should arrive in the…

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Added by Shannon Craft on January 21, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition.  Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, em…

Craft practices are at once defined and restrained by their connections to tradition.  Viewing woodworking in the context of objects made with wood; housing, particularly stick frame construction, emerges as possibly the most widespread use of the material throughout the modern world.  Utilizing these techniques in a studio based practice, it is my hope to further the conversation on how notions of craft fit into the modern world.

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Added by Ted Lott on January 20, 2012 at 5:55pm — No Comments

workshops in Australia!!

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Added by arthur hash on January 19, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Pewter Casting: The Plunge into Production (4PAM_3)

As a full-time artist I'm always on the look out for ways to supplement my income without having to work anymore then I already do. We end up wearing a lot of hats, some not so well, often the one labeled "business." It's the one we'd like to forget, instead believing the myths about art and starvation being codependent truths. Last year that all changed for me after attending the BOMH…
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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Where to Begin

Welcome- I’m very excited to have the opportunity to share my journey with everyone!

My name is Shannon Craft- yes, that is my actual last name! I should have known, really, that my life would take a decidedly creative path; I have always loved art and craft, but never knew I would end up trying to eke out a living creating it. I come from an extended family of do-it-yourself-but-never-cut-corners individuals, a great lifelong preparation course for becoming an artist, especially a…

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Added by Shannon Craft on January 13, 2012 at 1:23am — 1 Comment

Preservation, Conservation - Design for Repair & Essential Documentation

In this ongoing series about Preservation, Conservation, Experimentation, I'd like to make a recommendation for all artists and makers  -  design for repair.

Windows of Memory by Harriete Estel Berman I am sure everyone would like to…

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Added by Harriete E Berman on January 12, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Behind the brooch

I have always thought that the back of any jewelry piece is as important as the front. I always try to have something on the back of my pieces as a surprise for the wearer and also because I think it says a lot about the maker.

Most of the work I do has a detail on the back, I enjoy very much doing it.…



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Added by Lorena Angulo on January 11, 2012 at 9:15am — 5 Comments

Necklace Competition...Shapeways plus Engineer vs Designer

Hello good crafthaus peoples.

I'm very happy to report a competition which is destined to out shine all other competitions before during or after.  It's hard to hide my enthusiasm for this unprecedented opportunity.  

Well if you think you have what it takes... and you are able, you should submit your design to Shapeways for the official…

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Added by Anthony Tammaro on January 9, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Metal Clay Bench TIp (4PAM)

As mentioned in the fist tutorial, for the second installment of my 4 processes/projects a month (4PAM) is about how to keep kinetic metal clay components from fusing together in the kiln. If you aren't familiar with metal clay, in order for the clay to sinter, burn off the binder, and become solid metal, the temperature will range from 1100F to 1800F. Often this means touching components won't move after firing, or the surfaces where they were touching will be marred. This simple solution…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 7, 2012 at 7:51pm — No Comments

4 Projects a Month

For many of us the beginning of the year dawns with idealistic and hopeful resolutions, pointing to a potentially happier and more content version of ourselves. The truth is many of our resolutions actually involve a lot of struggle and work, and while the end results can yield a certain sense of accomplishment the road to is littered with the reality of daily living. 

 

As an artist, I think it's essential to sit down at least once a year and set some short term and long term…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 4, 2012 at 9:36am — 2 Comments

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