January 2013 Blog Posts (21)

SNAG Technical Article Published

I am pleased to announce that a technical article I wrote for the Society of North American Goldsmiths has been published to their…


Added by Ana M. Lopez on January 31, 2013 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

Snowflakes and Jetstreams

Dylan Beck's ceramic work explores "the interaction of built space with the natural environment and the idea that manmade landscapes express a society’s material and political priorities."  His knowledge of urban sprawl, sustainability, and forestry informs his artistic exploration of built and natural landscapes as he addresses themes of human's manipulation of the…


Added by Kala Stein on January 30, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments


I need a few existing SNAG members who know me and my studio to offer a recommendation for me to serve in SNAG. If you are willing please send me a message.  Thanks.

Added by Paul Bierker on January 29, 2013 at 12:03pm — 3 Comments

CRAFTING Better SEO for Craftspeople and Artists

 ASK Harriete & Whaley Studios offer a podcast on Crafting Better SEO…


Added by Harriete E Berman on January 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Light Seeping Through Windows _ Barbara Christie @ CAA

A retrospective of work of one of the greatest contemporary British Jewellers showing currently at Contemporary Applied Arts  in London. Christie's work is an excellent example of narrative jewellery. It's all about telling the story... This…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on January 26, 2013 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Codpiece Update

Further to yesterday's post, I now have the professional photographs of the codpiece, taken by Simon Murphy


Empire State Human - A Post-Industrial Codpiece, 12



Added by The Justified Sinner on January 24, 2013 at 2:38pm — 6 Comments

Latest completed commission

This project was my most recent custom order.  The client wanted me to make the ring for her using the little diamonds that she had inherited from her relative in old jewelry, so there was sentimental attachment to them.  It's a bold and beautiful statement and she loved the finished piece!…


Added by Deborrah Daher on January 24, 2013 at 10:10am — No Comments

Call For Papers Deadline is Drawing Near...

The deadline for the Call for Papers is 31 January 2013.

We are interested in papers from the fields of…


Added by elizabeth shaw on January 24, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Post-Industrial Man - Empire State Human

First of all, a belated "happy new year" to my colleagues and friends on Crafthaus. I returned from my festive break to a 'flu which completely knocked me for six, to the point that I was in bed and unable to move... feverish, coughing, weak and aching. Horrible, in short. 


2013 has already started off to be busy. First of all I had a quick-fire commission to make a ring "with fish that have a bit of life about them, something in blues and greens" but which had to be…


Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2013 at 1:39pm — No Comments


The wonderful aspect of the internet is that it creates so many opportunities to share your art and craft.

It is THRILLING  that there are forums like here on Crafthaus to create a dialog or generate visibility. There is no need to wait for the rare…


Added by Harriete E Berman on January 16, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Teaching Classes at Bead and Button

Cristina Leonard and I are teaching 5 different classes at Bead and Button this year.  Cris and I met at Bead and Button a few years back and even though she lives in Iowa and I live in Ohio we became best friends.  For a few years we took classes together and last year we started teaching together.  Our classes are listed below.

This one is the Etched and Riveted Metal Bracelet. …


Added by Gail Lannum on January 15, 2013 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Living LEGO®: From Museum to Market

For those in the Bay Area, I will be giving an artist and business talk at the Marriott in Emeryville for the Bead Society of Northern CA, Tues, Jan 15, 7:30pm. Living LEGO®: From Museum to Market will give a behind-the-scenes look at how my exhibition creations come to fruition…


Added by emiko oye on January 15, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

Ceramics Outreach Program: Berea Walk with the Arts

Walk with the Arts: Fourth Grade Craft Outreach Program

Fourth grade is a spectacular frame of mind. The energy, bravery, and creativity of the children I talked to and demonstrated for never faltered, despite the pouring rain! I spotted similarities in each group and compared them with my own fourth grade experience: I saw the class clown (which was me!), the super-smart-shy-girl, and even that restless trouble maker. And amazingly, every student that I presented to…


Added by Duncan Blount on January 12, 2013 at 12:55pm — No Comments

The Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program

Berea College Ceramic Apprenticeship Program: Shaping Excellence

            Berea College, a small liberal arts college in central Kentucky, supports a variety of beneficent programs, but one in particular glimmers out among the rest. In 1970, the Berea College Craft department instated the Ceramic Apprenticeship Program. This addition to Berea’s traditional folk arts offered, and continues to offer today, a way for students to hone a both professional, and personally…


Added by Duncan Blount on January 12, 2013 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

A Conversation with Ceramic Artist Sharif Bey

Raised in Pittsburgh, ceramics artist Sharif Bey is currently an assist professor in the the Art Ed department at Syracuse University.  He'll be visiting his home town and will teach a 2-day workshop at Society of Contemporary Craft later this month.  I asked him a few questions about growing up here and his work, thanks to Brigitte Martin for the introductory question. …


Added by Sarah Loch-Test on January 12, 2013 at 9:13am — No Comments

Aesthetics and Aging

I will be leading a panel discussion at the NCECA conference this March titled Aesthetics and Aging.  The other panel members are Don Reitz and Cynthia Bringle.  I welcome any short, one-liner comments about how to keep the creative flame alive as one gets older.  I may use them at the conference.  Thanks.  Tom Supensky.

Added by Tom Supensky on January 7, 2013 at 6:23pm — No Comments

Zoe Arnold @ "Beautiful Objects"

Emotions Brooch Green, 2009 by Zoe Arnold

Oxidised silver, 18ct gold, Picture Jasper, diamonds, antique marble cameo, mother of pearl, dyed agate, steel pin.

Opinion No.1, 2010

Antique wooden frame, antique prints, pearls red thread, oxidised silver…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on January 7, 2013 at 6:09pm — No Comments

"Beautiful Objects" @ The Aram Gallery

A few more photos from the new jewellery exhibition at The Aram Gallery in London.

Wearing my Mother's Pearls, 2012 by Caroline Broadhead

Glass beads

Pearls, Mexican Beaded Bracelet…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on January 7, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Recent Work- All Steel City Inspired

I've been spending a lot of time in the studio lately, it's cold and snowy so the warmth of the enameling kiln is very cozy.  On my walk to the studio I pass some visually interesting metal grates and sewer covers, not to mention all the bridges!

These things are evidence of urban decay. I then combine these images with bits of nature and other elements of…


Added by Sarah Loch-Test on January 7, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

"Beautiful Objects" @ The Aram Gallery

We have been spoilt lately in London by outstanding exhibitions focusing on contemporary jewellery. The two major exhibitions currently are "Unexpected Pleasures" @ the Design Museum and "Beautiful Objects" @ The Aram Gallery. I particularly like the latter as we've been offered as visitors an insight of the methodology and approach to design…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on January 6, 2013 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

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