February 2010 Blog Posts (18)

Demonstrating at the University of South Carolina



Early in February I had the opportunity to conduct workshops at the University of South Carolina and Augusta State University. I wish to thank Virginia Scotchie and Priscilla Hollingsworth for the chance to work with some very talented students. I have many new thoughts and ideas that will be in the works as soon as I am able to get into the studio again after my upcoming surgery.…

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Added by Chris Pettingill on February 28, 2010 at 9:04am — No Comments

Winter is gonna end. Right?

These are the things that are waking me up at 3 a.m.:

- moving into a new apartment in 3 days.

- show opening in two weeks

- another show opening the first week of April.

- the snow storm we are getting today that will keep me from running around the city which i absolutely NEED to do in order to get all this stuff done.

I have finished all but the last bit of the necklaces for the March show (just need to attach chain, but can't do that until i go…

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Added by Adriane Dalton on February 25, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

Opening Night



Successful polymer artists Steven Ford and David Forlano's opening night presentation at Synergy mirrored their relationship. They easily bantered back and forth from opposite sides of the stage, building concepts in tandem and with good humor. They jibed each other about work habits and control issues while…

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Added by Cynthia Tinapple on February 25, 2010 at 1:23am — No Comments

Greetings Fellow Crafthaus Members!



I've added all the little painted details that make these better. Half are stewing in their own juices nearly completed, the other half are waiting for more paint. I can only do so many hours of tiny stippling and stripes before I lose my marbles. Being freakishly nearsighted may have something to do with my surface tendencies. I hope you're all out there rushing to finish the way I…

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Added by Jillian Moore on February 24, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Going to SNAG!

I am going to SNAG, but my original plans fell through so I am looking for room sharing oppotunities. I am going ot be in Houston March. 10 -13th and I am in the Exhibition in Motion on the 11th and my work is in Body Extremities. I am only purchasing a day ticket for the conferenance for Saturday.

Any advice or interested room buddies please contact me on here or:

RicksonJewellery@yahoo.ca.

Thanks!…

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Added by Rickson on February 20, 2010 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Greetings Fellow Crafthaus Members!



I'm hoping this will be as interesting to other conference goers as it is to me--I've started a Flickr group for everyone to post either process shots or complete groupings of their Swap Pins for this year's conference. Hopefully it will be a venue for those who want to build some buzz or simply want a way to share in the next three weeks. If you don't already have a Flickr account, it's… Continue

Added by Jillian Moore on February 16, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Paul Smith: "Sent Things"

This amusing story about a secret admirer and really outstanding postal service comes to you from www.designboom.com (http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/9092/paul-smith-sent-things.html), I am unsure who the author is, if anyone knows, pls email me so that I can give proper credit where credit is due !…


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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 15, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Greetings Fellow Crafthaus Members!



"Buffare" (brooch) 2010, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel silver scatter pins, 3.5" x 4.25" x 3"



I've managed to finally finish my brooch for the Silent Auction! Getting things crossed off of my list is helping me get some sleep at… Continue

Added by Jillian Moore on February 10, 2010 at 4:41pm — 1 Comment

A Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean (Artist: Wataru Itou)

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Dear crafthausers:

This comes to you from TOKYOBLING, a Japanese blogger. Thought you would enjoy this too. SOURCE: http://tokyobling.wordpress.com/2009/07/01/a-paper-craft-castle-on-the-ocean/


I had the immense opportunity to see…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 9, 2010 at 11:54am — 7 Comments

The Hidden Art of Camouflage Photography

Dear crafthausers:

Thought I'd share this with you. I found this article by Zoe Ajiboye on http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/. As their name says, they deal with webdesign mostly, but every now and then there is an art/craft nugget in there too good to pass…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 8, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Lucid Dream Art

I went to bed as normal last night; meaning midnight and reached for my daily crossword puzzles, Sudoko, and switched on Criminal Mind repeats on ION. So there's another hour of awake time. Finally, my eyes tire and I'm ready to turn off the light and try to sleep. As an artist, sometimes this is difficult as I lay there and actually worry about

my art-making process. What do I have to do tomorrow? What are my

deadlines? What did I do to…

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Added by Denise Landis on February 7, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Functional Forms by Glen G Guarino

New, one-of-a-kind table and mirror designs by artist Glen G. Guarino will be

exhibited at the New Jersey School of Architecture (“NJSOA”) Gallery from March

4, 2010 to April 9, 2010. NJSOA

Gallery is located on the campus of the New Jersey Institute of Technology

(“NJIT”), Weston Hall Building 9, 2nd Floor, University Heights,

Newark, NJ 07102. Regular gallery hours are

Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm.


Hot off the…
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Added by Glen Guarino on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Guarino Publications, Radio & Video

We were very excited to see Glen's art highlighted in a number of publications, some are:
Mind & Hand:Contemporary Studio Furniture, Schiffer Publishers
500 Cabinets, a Lark Publication features one of Glen's cabinets  …
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Added by Glen Guarino on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Extreme Needlepoint: Frederique Morrel

Frederique Morrel Needlework Sculptures

Life-size trophy sculptures covered with vintage found needlework





French company Frédérique Morrel exhibited 'the slice of life' - 'passe murailles' collection

at Paris 2010 Maison et Objet.



All pieces are hand made - giving each animal their own character. The husband and wife team says: 'our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Spellion, Greece writes about SIERAAD art fair Amsterdam

The international Art Fair Sieraad was held in the cultural park of Westergasfabriek, in the facilities of the British Imperial Continental Gas Association that were designed by Isaac Gosschalk as another version of the “Dutch Renaissance” and constructed in 1883. In Gashouder, designed by the engineer Klönne, the arresting dome-like roof of the old gas tank - an art work of the early 20th century engineering itself - sheltered in an exceptional manner the small objects of art presented by… Continue

Added by SIERAAD ART FAIR on February 2, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Continued Design Collaboration

Here is a quick shot of another collaborative design investigation. Courtney Starrett and myself.

Manufactured by Shapeways. Sintered Stainless Steel.…

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Added by Michael Gayk on February 2, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Greetings Fellow Crafthaus Members!

"Buffare" (brooch) 2010, composite and epoxy resin, paint, nickel silver scatter pins, 3.25" x 3.75" x 2"





I've been juggling pieces for the conference over the last few days. This first image is for the Silent Auction. I had hoped I'd have something already available, but after reviewing my options I decided to just go ahead and make a new piece. It's still a bit oozey today so you get a process shot for now. I'm hot for… Continue

Added by Jillian Moore on February 2, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Favorite ring a day Ring

My favorite ring from the ring a day project is the ring that has yet to be made.

It is the ring of possibility. The one that exists in the moment of creation-

I love this ring because it is ever changing- it holds many forms and ideas, and is executed

in a multitude of techniques and designs by talented artists in a variety of studios.



The ring that has yet to be made is one of possibility and promise: it can make you laugh, cry...it can hold a beautiful… Continue

Added by Maureen Brusa Zappellini on February 1, 2010 at 11:33pm — No Comments

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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