PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
The opening of Kiff Slemmons: HUESOS exhibition was absolutely wonderful. And now that we've turned the page to March there is less than a week left to see this extraordinary installation for yourself! So, if you have a chance to swing by before the show comes down on March 6th, we're quite sure you'll be thrilled that you did...
We want to once again thank Kiff for this inspiring work that sparked all sorts of interesting conversations...as did her truly compelling lecture at the…Continue
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For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Drawing upon its permanent collection, MAD presents a survey of the necklace in the exhibition “Hanging Around”.
Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the…Continue
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One of my other "hats" is being the video editor at Metal Clay Artist Magazine but I've been a little lackadaisical with producing videos for our online library, so, I'm going to try for two birds with one stone. For my last process installment of the month, and a much over due MCAM video, I thought I would introduce another one of my favorite homemade metal clay tools, a bail drying rack.…
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Announcing Peters Valley Artist Fellowship
Opportunities for 2012…
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After the pleasing and welcome enthusiasm for the unfinished bombs, here are the finished ones!
There is a ton of discussion going on about Pinterest.The opinions are mixed. While Pinterest is a delightfully engaging web site I am very upset by a number of issues surrounding Pinterest. Including but not limited to:
The great realization is that Pinterest is a natural website for artists and makers since it is image based. A real delight. Makers can post images of anything and everything we love. It could be like a sketchbook of inspiration.
Yesterday was a day invested in learning about Pinterest. It started with…Continue
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I had to go to Ormskirk yesterday, a lovely little town in rural Lancashire, from where I was buying a new CAD/CAM mill second-hand. The workshop which housed the mill was tiny and appeared to only seat two setters. I particularly enjoyed one of the setter's benches:
Added by The Justified Sinner on February 21, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Every now and then, there's a really good idea out there that deserves that we, the SNAG members pay attention and jump into action - for our own benefit: …
Added by Brigitte Martin on February 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
I have no idea what happens to my time. Another two-week hiatus since my last blog post, during which time I've been invited to help with writing the "definitive book on soldering for jewellers", found out that one of my pieces is featured on the cover of a new book on stone-setting, bought a new CAD/CAM mill, sold several of my show-pieces and continued to put together the collection for the show in Wales.
Thirty years ago, in the dead of night, a group of six Parisian teenagers pulled off what would prove to be a fateful theft. They met up at a small café near the Eiffel Tower to review their plans—again—before heading out…Continue
I usually sit down once or twice a year, draw up a bunch of designs, then make photopolymer or rubber texture plates. All in all it's a pretty laborious, time consuming process, and I end up trying to plan out a whole year's worth of work all at once.…
I am excited to tell you that for the first time in history, the Revere Academy is offering a webinar class! Students will be able to attend this special class on business success from anywhere in the world at a very reasonable introductory price. I am sure your readers will be interested in learning more about this unique opportunity. The class is coming up very soon, April 28-29, 2012. If this is too short of notice to announce this new opportunity in your publication, I hope you will be…Continue
The YEARBOOK was born in response to the request of many designers and loyal readers, who have a global vision of art and jewellery and want to create awareness of their work.
What are the objectives of the yearbook?
The yearbook highlights the work of the contemporary jewellery community.
It provides a valuable tool to artists, to enable them to target the right international audience:
Original silver metal clay, 99.9% pure fine silver, just doesn't have the density or strength to survive as fine piercing work in the context of everyday wear and tear... at least not in my opinion. Last December Mitsubishi Materials released the much anticipated PMC Sterling Silver Clay, to the excitement of the metal clay community. I decided to put this new material to the test by creating a pretty traditional ring you most often see casted, the pierced knot work Claddagh. The main…Continue
I am often obsessed with comparisons of reality and potential and the balance between them, in art: the idea of chaos in perfect order: an object seemingly solid to the eye can also be fragile and inconsistent to the touch; a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed…Continue
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Van Cleef & Arpels’ ad on the back cover of the February 2012 issue of Art News is the latest in a sad legacy of the haute couture jewelry design world. The ad displays an exquisitely crafted platinum and bejeweled “zipper” necklace. It’s an impressive piece of work, advertised to coincide with the…Continue