January 2017 Blog Posts (26)

Interviewed Gustav Reyes for American Craft Magazine Feb/Mar 2017

I am happy to report that my newest article has just appeared in American Craft Magazine! Look for pages 28-31 in the Feb/March 2017 issue.

I interviewed Chicago-based jewelry artist…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 31, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Mariana Acoasta, an educator inspiring a choir of new voices

Now a professor at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño in Xalapa, Mexican artist Mariana Acosta teaches classes that challenge our perception of waste. In her studio class Precious Waste, The Art of Rubbish Transformation, students…


Added by 2Roses on January 30, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

IMAGINE Peace Now: Boston Update

The opening reception for I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the new Society of Arts + Crafts in Boston.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 30, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Making a Neckpiece

Process for Making a New Neckpiece…


Added by Linda Kaye-Moses on January 29, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder's Prize

2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition

Open to all artists working in found materials



Added by Brigitte Martin on January 27, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

Reworking and Revisiting: When is a piece truly finished?

The piece "Rectified" was originally completed in 2015, and at the time, it represented the resolution of a number of visual, conceptual, and technical considerations that had surrounded my work and specifically my small cast-bronze sculptural units since graduate school. While the solution of the rock form and wooden base as the appropriate way to display the tension and sense of abstracted industrial decay of the bronze unit was a significant step in the right direction at the time, I…


Added by Jason Stein on January 24, 2017 at 7:17am — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Something a little different this week - A Trio of Mosaic Artists - 3 Approaches to the Medium

The art of mosaics is often overlooked and stereotyped as a “hobby craft.” However, if you dive headlong into the world of contemporary mosaic art, you’ll be amazed by what’s out there. The colors, compositions, subject matter,…


Added by 2Roses on January 23, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Bad Dreams!

So, we all know - I assume my readers to be fellow Liberal Elite snowflakes, of course - that Trump is a nightmare.

Unfortunately, I was 'triggered' this week, even within my 'safe space' of bed. Frankly, it is my own fault: I've been watching the fantastic Ridley Scott version of Philip K. Dick's "The…


Added by The Justified Sinner on January 22, 2017 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Workshop Opportunity With Ruudt Peters Summer 2017

workshop RUUDT PETERS  assistant KOEN JACOBS

After the success of the last 16 years, this year Ruudt Peters begins his summer workshop under the title NOW RADICAL. Peters has been a professor at three of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam 1990-2000, Ädellab…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 20, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments

Call for Makers: MAKER FAIRE Chicago


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 19, 2017 at 8:46am — No Comments

Hello All!

I am super excited to get to know all of you here! 

I am currently an MFA in Metals student at Memphis College of Art. 

Perception is my primary inspiration. I explore ideas about the human paradigm through the creation of religious objects and perceptually engaging jewelry. I love to learn about the processes and creations of humans and the natural structures in the…


Added by Darcie Beeman-Black on January 18, 2017 at 10:55pm — No Comments

7 Day Art Residency and Crafthaus Online Exhibition


Spend 7 days off the grid with Nomadic Artist Casey Sheppard @caseofthenomads in Southern California at Joshua Tree National Park! The purpose of this residencies is to allow artists the opportunity to…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2017 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Marina Dempster - Stride in These Shoes! 

Marina Dempster describes her work as sculpture. Her primary technique is a contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol art of “transformational yarn painting.” She meticulously embeds beads and yarn into her forms with her hands and some…


Added by 2Roses on January 16, 2017 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

Taylor Robenalt - Ceramics


"Art has been an obsession of mine since I was a little girl. It…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2017 at 10:58am — No Comments

Household Objects and Appliances Cross-Stitched by Ulla Stina Wikander

Swedish designer Ulla Stina Wikander uses household appliances and cooking tools as the base to her cross-stitched sculptures, bestowing outdated objects with a new…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

I'm Still Here

Not having posted for four weeks, you'd be forgiven for thinking I'd dropped off the face of the earth, but I was just having an extended Christmas holiday and settling back into work again. I didn't feel inclined to do a retrospective of the year gone by and I've a horrible feeling that next Christmas I may not feel like doing a retrospective then. In short, I'm somewhat lacking in global optimism just now.

That as may be, things here are going along as normal.

Back to…


Added by The Justified Sinner on January 15, 2017 at 12:36pm — 20 Comments

New Semester, New Work

In the coming week is the start of my 6th semester in college.

I hope to make tons of art and plenty of jewelry.

With a new vision for my work, a sharp focus on conceptuality pertaining specifically to antitheism and other social beliefs, I hope you all find this new work interesting.

Many of these pieces will be on display at many venues, including the SNAG conference in New Orleans.

So much art, so little time.

Added by Becka Jean on January 9, 2017 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Orawee Choedamphai - welcome to the fourth-dimension

Orawee Choedamphai deals with the concept of the space “between.” Her woven sculptures are created to be viewed from all angles - both inside and out, front and back. Choedamphai pulls from traditional craft skills (basket weaving and knotting) to create work that…


Added by 2Roses on January 9, 2017 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Judith and Gerson Leiber: 70 Years of Marriage, Fashion and Art (NY Times Jan 6, 2017)

Judith and Gerson Leiber in Mr. Leiber’s studio in East Hampton, N.Y. The couple — she’s a handbag designer, he’s an artist — are the subject of several exhibitions. Photo credit: Lindsay Morris for The New York Times


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 9, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

The FUTURO House, London, UK

Artist Craig Barnes first saw the Futuro house as a child while visiting family in South Africa. Over the years that followed he revisited it time and time again, dreaming of one day owning such a magnificently odd construction.

In April 2013, an unexpected chain of events led Craig to buy the Futuro…


Added by Brigitte Martin on January 8, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

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