April 2012 Blog Posts (24)

Call for Artists: American Craft Today @ The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts





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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Announcing The Craft Report's "Your Art on Our Cover" Facebook contest!

Announcing The Craft Report's (TCR) "Your Art on Our Cover" Facebook contest!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Darcy Miro Exhibition Opens on Saturday 5th May

Jeweler and sculptor Darcy Miro draws inspiration from nature, architectural form, and the body. Each of her pieces is meticulously crafted from sterling silver, white bronze or gold. The materials she uses reflect the embodiment of her work: strong, bold, and organic. Her sculptural background is evident as the artist's jewelry takes on the role of wearable art.

We hope you can join us on…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on April 27, 2012 at 5:09am — No Comments

Wot, No Iron?

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been really busy with family matters as well as learning to use the new mill and the associated software, so I've not really had a chance to make any of my usual work. I've been forced to make quick projects and have also been using the products of the mill as it is always so much more encouraging and interesting to be teaching oneself something with a real goal at the end.

As a result of this, I've been working largely in more conventional…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 26, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

"What is the First Step to Get my Artworks Shown in a Gallery?" - a question from Eva

Andy Cooperman talking to the audience after the program. Last week, Andy Cooperman and I gave a presentation with Q & A for an audience of students and emerging artists. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Art San Francisco and the…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Follow Your Own Path -- Be Resilient, Postive, and Passionate

I was reading an article about "Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful" on Entrepreneur.com. Though the article lists three pieces of advice for entrepreneurs, it struck a cord in me. A resounding echo that could be solid advice for artists and makers. Each one builds on the other.…



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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 24, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

La Vida Rose Fashion Show this Friday!

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Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on April 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Premiere episode of Season Four of the Peabody Award-winning series "Craft in America: Threads" to air May 11, 2012 nationwide

Los Angeles, CA – CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary series dedicated to exploring America’s rich craft history will premiere its fourth season with Craft in…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 23, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition: Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange is an exhibition of enamel works curated by Elizabeth Turrell (UK), Beate Gegenwart (Germany/UK) and Melissa Cameron (Australia).

Heat, in physics, is defined as an exchange of energy. In thermodynamics, a heat exchanger is a system built to effect efficient…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on April 23, 2012 at 1:09am — No Comments

Still Time and Space to Prepare for Success

Are you looking for direction on your  path to success?

Where do you want your work to go? What insights would you like to gain from my 30+ years of experience?  

Is your work consistent with your marketing? Are you images good enough to…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jessica Alba

SO I just finished making a norigae for Jessica Alba.  She's going to Japan then Korea for celebrity stuff and will be wearing a traditional Korean dress and the norigae is a decorative element worn in front.  I'm pretty excited about it.  Picture soon to come!

Added by Dha-Mee Hahn on April 20, 2012 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Not About Work...

My colleague is off on paternity leave just now, leaving me holding the fort with part-time and temporary staff and my excellent technician, Fiona. A fault in the fire-alarm system in the building means that I can't cast anything, and I've not had time to work at the bench. Additionally, I just spent two weeks on holiday, so haven't much to report other than that I sent all my work off to the gallery at Cwmbran in Wales today,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 17, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Internalised

Late last year I introduced to you a silver plate, in my post Currently on the bench.

The plate was about to meet the saw, for a piece that was being made for exhibition as part of Transformation 8: Contemporary works in small metals, an exhibition that displays the finalists of the 2011 …

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Added by Melissa Cameron on April 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lawrence Northey's New Comic Strip features his very own Metal Sculptures!



It is probably an open secret that I am a huge fan of Lawrence Northey's metal figures. I just can't get enough of the humorous characters he creates. When I found out that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Gallery Loupe at SOFA

We are very proud to announce that Gallery Loupe will be taking part in SOFA (SCULPTURE OBJECTS & FUNCTIONAL ART) FAIR for the first time this year.

We will be showcasing the German artist Georg Dobler, an internationally acclaimed contemporary art jeweler, presenting his geometric and Constructivist forms of steel and black chrome that focus on line and volume.

Also featured in the…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on April 16, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Nature inspired work for new store

looking for work that has grapes, acorn, olives, plants, flowers.  I am putting a gift shop together for UCDavis in Ca. It is the largest agriculture school in the country and the Arboretum is word famous.  If you have nature inspired work and would be willing to consign to begin, please send some images, thanks, Nancy Shapiro/Metalsmith

Added by Nancy Shapiro on April 10, 2012 at 1:13pm — 2 Comments

The Crafts Report, May 2012

I have been a long subscriber to The Crafts Report Magazine.  When I first started out as an "Art Fair" artist it was a great place to find good shows and learn…

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Added by Julie Sanford on April 9, 2012 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Solo Exhibition at the Benaki Museum Athens Greece

Added by Liana Pattihis on April 8, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

Make Your Own Metal Clay Punches (4PAM_12)



Ever find yourself with in the middle of a metal clay project and couldn't locate a punch or clay cutter in the right size or shape? I've been experimenting with  "granulation" or "pebbling" in metal clay lately, and the one thing that became apparent was the need to come up with some punches/cutters in unique shapes and sizes. As you can see in the piece "Sophia," that along with the circular granulation, there is also a tear…
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Added by Wanaree Tanner on April 7, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

Publicity OPPORTUNITY

MJSA would like to interview any artists who have used used self-produced books via websites such as Snapfish or Blurb to promote their work to galleries or curators or as show catalogs. Article deadline is looming. Please email Sharon Elaine Thompson ASAP sharonet@sharonelainethompson.com

Added by 2Roses on April 5, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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