February 2014 Blog Posts (13)

HUNGER-II (Coming soon)

"Today, designers are playing with food in growing numbers. Equipped with new technologies, motivated to solve problems of scarcity, obesity and waste, and encouraged by rocketing culinary enthusiasms, they are recalibrating our ideas of taste while preparing science-fiction scenarios for our kitchens."-MATTERS OF TASTE, Julie Lasky, The New York Times

Photo: Mansour Ourasanah, who was raised in Togo, designed a breeding device for…


Added by alice simpson on February 28, 2014 at 3:35pm — No Comments

I Love Your Work and Want to Make One for Myself is not a compliment, it is a copy

The post "I love your work and want to make one for myself"  is raising a lot of discussion and tons of comments. For this reason, I am…


Added by Harriete E Berman on February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

Fine Filigree Jewelry

Catalogue http://issuu.com/liografico/docs/luismendezenglish                  

We are the third generation of filigree jewelers and the quality of our collections is borne out by over eighty years of experience in the fully handcrafted manufacture of…


Added by Luis Méndez Artesanos on February 20, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

United Visual Artists: Momentum

A sequence of light, sound and movement on show at Barbican. This exhibition is on till June 2014.…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on February 20, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Illness and Recovery

Fencing With Fulco Verdura - WIP - 5

I can think on nothing I hate more than having 'flu. In that, I am thankful that it is "only" 'flu and that I am fundamentally fit and perhaps because I am so rarely ill, I am not a very good patient!

I've just had a hiatus of nearly 2…

Added by The Justified Sinner on February 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Collections, Collectors and Your Work in the Grassroots Collection

Harriete Estel Berman & Betty Talbott spoke  about the "grassroots" collection on Jay Whaley Metalsmith Bench Talk.

Betty Talbott is the Director of the …


Added by Harriete E Berman on February 18, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments


Added by Peters Valley School of Craft on February 12, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments


“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.” ~ Bertolt Brecht…


Added by alice simpson on February 11, 2014 at 11:55am — No Comments

Helping Helene at Home

I'm writing to share the story of Helene Lumia

I met Helene during a summer session at Penland in the summer of 2012. She was one of my three roommates and on a full scholarship to study glass with Beth Lipman and Leo Tecosky. A fun and bubbly girl, she made me…


Added by Anne M. Fiala on February 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Discover Craft

Heal's Modern Craft Market is an in-store exhibition that highlights the hand-crafted qualities and carefully applied processes that go into the work of the UK's best contemporary craft makers.…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on February 9, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments

The Eternal City; Pomegranates Galore!

Blasphemous Rumours

What a crazy ten days! The highlight of which was definitely a long weekend in Rome, a city I have not visited since I was in school, aged 15. I went to Rome for the weekend to see the impressive exhibition "Il Tesoro Di Napoli", a collection of objects from the Museum of San Gennaro in Naples…


Added by The Justified Sinner on February 4, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Alibaba and The Forty Thieves - Are You One?

The copycat problem has become a chronic issue in the crafts community.

The thieves are every where, yet we whisper about the problems embarrassed  or afraid of the negative publicity.

It is time WE RAISED OUR VOICES IN A CHORUS of awareness about the copycat thieves.

To this end I wrote a post on the American Craft Council blog titled:…


Added by Harriete E Berman on February 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

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