May 2011 Blog Posts (28)

Revere Academy Announces New Scholarship Contest for Beaders

Revere Academy Announces New Scholarship Contest for Beaders



The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts is offering a new scholarship aimed at the beading community.

The respected jewelry school is now offering a complete scholarship for any of its 3-day classes to …

Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on May 31, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

a half hour break

Since Thursday evening last week, it has been absolutely non-stop! I spent the weekend in Birmingham, the home of the jewellery industry in the UK and a city I love for its energy, friendliness and genuine multi-culturalism: ignore the naysayers who deride the place... It is WELL worth a visit.

 

The reason for visiting Birmingham this time was for a board meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, roughly the UK equivalent of SNAG, albeit on a slightly smaller…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on May 24, 2011 at 4:43pm — 1 Comment

Toshiko Takaezu 1922-2011

Toshiko Takaezu was an especially strong influence on my work as a potter in the early 1970’s.  She made wonderful large, quiet pieces and was a strong role model for me as a woman in a field then heavily dominated by men.  Her esthetic has continued to be a reminder to me as a metalsmith of the strength and beauty in seemingly simple organic forms.

Safe journey, Toshiko…

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 23, 2011 at 10:11pm — No Comments

Upcoming classes at Genevieve Flynn Studio

Genevieve's Visiting Artist program is going strong and she has two other wonderfully talented instructors/artists coming up!

August 5-6, 2011 Forging Fine Silver with Michael David Sturlin

September 6-10, 2011 Hydraulic Press A-Z with Cynthia Eid

 

Along with the fabulous instructors above more are being added along with a developing schedule…

Continue

Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on May 23, 2011 at 10:42am — No Comments

"Art by Attrition"

If you'll be in Seattle for SNAG, I hope you'll check out the show "Art by Attrition" at Kobo Gallery at Higo.

Curated by Julia Harrison, the show features pieces made by artists who use subtractive or reductive techniques to produce their forms.  "Subtractive processes have a particular dynamic.  When using these techniques, all of the material that an artist will have to work with is present from the beginning and, once removed, cannot be replaced.  This exhibition will call attention…

Continue

Added by Emily Watson on May 21, 2011 at 4:06pm — 1 Comment

Thinking about Geography

I have been feeling very nostalgic for San Francisco since my visit there last November. Strangely this is always triggered when I see a house in New Jersey with a stucco exterior.  I realized the places I lived the longest or during important turning points in my life were all stuccoed. I never realized that this visual memory was so strong. I felt something like this when I moved back to S.F. after living in Wisconsin for three years, I thought I longed to see the ocean again, but what hit…

Continue

Added by Thea Clark on May 21, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Digital Image (extensions) - Or alphabet soup? A quick tutorial. GET READY for the PDS.

I have a feeling that many artists and makers are confused about the different digital images.

 Are you confused about:

  • RAW
  • PSD
  • TIFF
  • JPG
  • GIF
  • PNG…

Continue

Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 21, 2011 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition: Andrea Wagner

Subset Synergism: Tales of Migration



Jewelry artist Andrea Wagner is a cultural chameleon, blending multiple nationalities into her jewelry and creating a body of work that encapsulates her international experience.



In today's multi-cultural world many people live in a place where they were not born. This presents challenges as well as cause for celebration for those who must fuse more than one culture into their psyche. For Andrea Wagner, the expression… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on May 20, 2011 at 6:37pm — No Comments

New SNAG program will benefit members

SNAG is launching a new program to promote members work.  This looks to be quite different than the tired old approach of a few images and a CV.  Anthony Tammaro is leading the program which will be unveiled at the conference.

Added by 2Roses on May 20, 2011 at 9:49am — 4 Comments

Congrats! Jan Huling on the cover of American Craft Magazine !

Please take a moment to congratulate fellow crafthauser Jan Huling on making the cover of the newest American Craft Magazine.  Inside this issue is a nice 2-page spread about her work !

Awesome !…

Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on May 19, 2011 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Birmingham Weekend!

Off to Birmingham this weekend to meet with fellow jewellers and Crafthaus members, Miriam Rowe and Yi Liu. I'm going down for a meeting of the board of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and it's always good to make these things a bit social too.

 

Been doing a lot of work on "A Forest" too. I managed to complete the top of the main box structure:

 …

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on May 18, 2011 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Craft in America "Messages" to be aired on PBS May 24, 2011 / 7pm EST

“Craft in America – Messages” – to be aired nationally on PBS on May 24, 2011 at 8pm (7pm in New Orleans). Please check your local listing to confirm your time if not noted here.…

Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on May 18, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Big Picture: Crafthaus (Handful of Salt feature)

 

 

 

The big picture: Crafthaus

By Regina Connell.

 

It’s a funny thing, but it seems to me that the prevailing vibe of the craft community is generosity. Respect, even.

OK so it’s not all…

Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on May 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cough!

Well, I got loads done today despite having a strange 'flu-like thing which is making me cough a lot and sneeze loads - not good for soldering - without making me feel bad in any other way... 

 

Attached most of the top section of "A Forest": 

 

A Forest (WIP) - 32

 …

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on May 14, 2011 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Moss 'Case Study' features Barbara Seidenath

A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY occupies a designated vitrine at Moss, and features a series of highly curated exhibitions of unique works in Contemporary Studio Jewelry. Each exhibition features work by a single international jewelry artist currently represented by Gallery Loupe.



The second artist to be featured is Barbara Seidenath whose quartz and enamel hand ornaments are an exploration of the Medieval… Continue

Added by Patti Bleicher on May 14, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

my work in an upcoming show in Seattle

My work will be in a show during the SNAG conference in Seattle this month. It's called "Art by Attrition" and it's at KOBO at Higo gallery. The theme of the show is artwork made by the subtractive process. The show will be May 26th - June 25th, 2011.

Added by Jon M Ryan on May 13, 2011 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Thomas Gentille etching and aquatint to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

We are pleased to announce that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased a Thomas Gentille etching and aquatint which was shown during his solo exhibition atGallery Loupe in October 2010. 


The etching will be accompanied by the companion armlet which was given by the artist in honor of one of his great art instructors, Clay Walker.

Added by Patti Bleicher on May 13, 2011 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

Powering Ahead

Got quite a lot of work done on "A Forest" today:

 

A Forest (WIP) - 32

 

This has easily been one of the most challenging silver-iron soldering exercises!

I wanted a large bullet cabochon for the bottom of the piece, to make into an "acorn" but my stone-dealer had nothing in stock and while I could have asked her to get one cut…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on May 12, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

The Scent of a Forest...

Because of time constraints, "A Forest" is having to be made to serve two purposes: 1) to enter for consideration in the show outlined in a previous post and; 2) to enter an informal "contest" between friends, colleagues and associates where we all tackle the same idea in our own way. The current challenge is to create a wearable perfume holder. I'm not quite sure at what point it occurred to me to combine the two projects, but they are now quite unified in my head!

 

I made…

Continue

Added by The Justified Sinner on May 11, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Blog Topics by Tags

Monthly Archives

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

A Midsummer Day's Dream

Amber O’Harrow 

www.daisyspider.net

Iowa Blue: The Urbane Chicken

5’2” x 3’ x 6’4”

Cast Aluminum

A Midsummer Day's Dream - crafthaus online exhibition

Curated by Marie and Glen Guarino.

Latest Activity

Harriete Estel Berman posted a blog post

Did you ever wonder what the 404 error page looks like on your website?

Oh Vey! 404 Error page from The Jewish Museum  Test your website!Type in the URL for your website.   ADD some gibberish on the end. http://www. yourwebsite.com/dslgibberishhereand see what happens.....           that is your 404 error page.That is what your customers, clients or collectors see right before…See More
1 hour ago
Brigitte Martin posted a blog post

How to Stay on Top at Etsy - Forging Entrepreneurs SNAG Symposium Nov 9, Atlanta

Danielle Miller-GilliamHow to Stay on Top at Etsy All about the ins and outs of selling jewelry through an Etsy shop. Topics discussed will be: Setting up your shop, maintaining your shop and managing your time on Etsy; Proper Pricing: it does NOT need to be a dilemma; Determining your ideal customer and targeting them; How to stand out in the Etsy sea of stuff: Create your niche; and Marketing, Marketing, Marketing. This is just one of the presentations that will take place at Forging…See More
1 hour ago
Brigitte Martin liked John Lunn's discussion Life has many layers - like lasagna.
3 hours ago
Clare Finin liked Katie Schutte's photo
14 hours ago
Clare Finin liked Katie Schutte's photo
14 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"September's Featured Maker Each month we feature the work of a different artist/maker on our website. Take a look and find out about their inspiration, how they create the work and generally what makes them and their work unique. Michael Hart…"
20 hours ago
John Lunn added a discussion to the group Tapestry of Talents: Bringing Your Whole Voice to Your Craft
Thumbnail

Life has many layers - like lasagna.

I've been absent from these pages for the summer while I started a new book and concentrated on getting some flute projects out the door. This month I've actually (gulp) taken a spare bag or two of time to myself and done sweet fork all. What a treat that was. It's been at least a century since I could live a couple of weeks without feeling compelled to do anything.Well, not nothing... (How can any self respecting obsessive compulsive polymath really do nothing ?) That would be unconscionable.…See More
yesterday
Stacey Lee Webber and Nicolette Absil are now friends
yesterday
Younha Jung posted photos
yesterday
Brigitte Martin liked Peters Valley School of Craft's blog post Enameling in the Round with Harlan W. Butt
Sunday
Amanda Denison is now a member of crafthaus
Sunday
Kimberly Jackson joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Co:Operation GARNISH

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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
Saturday
Brigitte Martin liked The Justified Sinner's blog post Back in the Workshop
Saturday
Brigitte Martin liked Vicky Saragouda's blog post The Cornershop
Saturday
Vicky Saragouda posted a blog post

The Cornershop

Artist Lucy Sparrow has hand stitched the entire contents of a corner shop. All familiar brands of grocery have been recreated in felt.…See More
Saturday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Joanna Gollberg: Collected An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry VELVET DA VINCI September 3 – 28, 2014 Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 5, 6-8pm San Francisco’s Velvet da Vinci is proud to present Joanna…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Conservation of Architectural Ironwork CPD Course A two day conservation course DATE: 6 OCTOBER 2014 - 7 OCTOBER 2014 For further details about NHIG CPD courses please click here. To book a place on this course please download our booking form and,…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"RUBERG Our 'Cuboid' collection is now available at the beautiful jewellery boutique Ruberg. As part of the Islington Design District, Ruberg will be taking part in London Design Festival this September. Alongside the designs of Kamilla…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"ROCK VAULT Supported by the British Fashion Council and curated by Stephen Webster, Rock Vault is a jewellery initiative to support, showcase and promote Britain’s most innovative, fine jewellery talent. We are so pleased to have been selected…"
Friday
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Flavour of the month Henrietta Fernandez - jewellery http://jam-eton.co.uk/makers/henrietta-fernandez.html Henrietta Fernandez creates contemporary jewellery inspired by her love of floral pattern, graphic shapes, colour and simple form. Henrietta…"
Friday

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service