March 2017 Blog Posts (23)

NBC Orders ‘The Handmade Project’ Crafts Competition Reality Series Hosted By Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman

"Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 29, 2017 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Colorado Center for Metal Arts to open in Pueblo, CO

VIA Michael BOYD on fb:

OK, here we go! We will soon be opening the Colorado Center for Metal Arts. A couple years ago I sold my house and bought a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Donate your no longer used hand tools - SNAG conference

We metalsmiths love our hand tools with a passion that can border on obsession. A quality hand tool is familiar to us like a good friend, reliable and there when we need it. However, occasionally our work may change direction and some of our tools outgrow their usefulness. They are left collecting dust and are…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

2Roses Monday's Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Zoe Hillyard - Ceramic Patchwork, an Unexpected Reincarnation



Zoe Hillyard covers discarded broken ceramic pieces with fabric and reconstructs them into art that beautifully transforms its original medium. Her…

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Added by 2Roses on March 21, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Old and Improved!

Birmingham Spring



Spring has just about got to Birmingham this week and on Wednesday night it was a pleasant - almost warm - walk to the IKON gallery for the private view of the new show of work by two…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 19, 2017 at 1:28pm — No Comments

My Luci Jockel article just got published in American Craft Magazine April/May 2017

Some of you, dear readers, know that I like certain aspects of taxidermy. Not the traditional deer-on-the-wall-kind, but the slightly off-kilter, contemporary art variety. (OK, the extremely off-kilter,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sara Rahbar - Belonging

ARTIST STATEMENT (from artist's website)

I work in mixed media, and i work with various types of textiles, wood, bronze and collected objects. The first textile that I…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Two Great Silent Auctions at the SNAG conference - Interested in Donating?

Here's a link, if you can let us know what you'll be bringing and the approximate value of it we can get you paperwork for your taxes. Thanks!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Call for Entries - 2017 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Awards

Ends on March 31, 2017

The Society of Arts and Crafts welcomes applications for the 2017 Artist Awards.



Every other year, the Society awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Register for the SNAG conference

Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the country’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments

Open Jobs at Textile Museum of Canada

Lyn Carter, Drawing #11 (Bunker) (2015) Watercolour on paper

Textile Museum of Canada is seeking

Curatorial Assistant

Summer 2017


General Description

The Textile…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Nechamkin chasing hammer up for grabs at SNAG's New Orleans conference

Be still my beating heart - do some tools send your heart racing? Have you ever met a hammer you didn’t like? This year at the SNAG Conference in New Orleans one of the featured tools up for grabs at the TITH fundraiser is a NECHAMKIN chasing hammer. (Oh, yes!) This is…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 13, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Fondue and More

Not so much going on this week, so a relatively short post: most of the students and staff are at Schmuck in Munich.

Made in the Middle 2017 - Parkside Opening - 1



Highlight of the week for me was the opening of the "…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 12, 2017 at 2:41pm — No Comments

ARROWMONT FACULTY AT THE FOLK ART CENTER

I was very pleased to be invited to participate in an exhibit as part of a representational group of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts faculty. Makers from a variety of media who have taught workshops at the venerable craft school have work on display until May 21 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville, North Carolina. This is also the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its an educational and retail center set amidst one of the most scenic…

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Added by Ana M. Lopez on March 9, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

20/20 Creative Collaborations Multiplied

What do you do when a friend approaches you with one of her bucket list items? You say YES! It's what I did and for the past year, my friend, metalsmith professor …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 9, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Into the Forest

I am leading a project called Into the Forest with collaborators Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes. It is a mixed media international collaborative installation.

Anna Kokareva  

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Added by Laura Tabakman on March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Call for Entries - There is No "Away"

The inaugural exhibit There is No "Away" will be held during Earth Day TX 2017 at Dallas Fair Park April 21, 22, and 23. 

Entry to the exhibit is free and open to the public during the weekend's event. We will post our position within the park once it is determined by the event…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 7, 2017 at 11:11am — 9 Comments

Golden Years

Goldsmiths' Craft And Design Awards 2017 - 1



Last week kicked off to a glorious start with the Goldsmiths' Company Craft and Design Awards, held in the opulent surroundings of Goldsmiths' Hall in…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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