May 2012 Blog Posts (26)

Call for Entry - CRAFTBOSTON SPRING & HOLIDAY 2013!

APPLICATION DEADLINE for both 2013 shows: September 13th, 2012

Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft.  This twice annual, well-established show draws impressive application pools and attendance. SAC invites artists to apply for participation in one or both 2013 shows. Work must fall under one of the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber…

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Added by The Society of Arts and Crafts on May 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Crafting a Niche Market with Unique Cowboy Boots

Lisa Sorrell

"You're Running Wild" by Lisa Sorrell

Last year's SNAG Professional Development…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 31, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Job: Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft

Associate Curator

MoCC is looking for an associate curator to help us create and deliver outstanding exhibitions and programs.

To apply

Please send a single PDF document to museumjobs@museumofcontemporarycraft.org that includes:

1.     A cover letter that describes the unique skills you bring to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 31, 2012 at 9:59am — No Comments

A “Distinguished” Weekend with Jennifer Trask

 

Jennifer Trask, Knotted Brooch, 2012

We are proud to announce that artist Jennifer Trask, who recently joined Gallery Loupe, is going to be participating in the James Renwick Alliance’s Distinguished Artist Series this weekend, June 2nd and 3rd at Smithsonian’s American Art Museum Renwick Gallery in Washington,…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on May 30, 2012 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Inspiring Crafthaus

Over the last few months, I have been inspired to make specific pieces in response to several "call for entry" postings on Crafthaus. First up, we have Loren Angulo's "Behind the Brooch", an exhibition and book about the way in which makers embellish the back of their brooches and how it relates to the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 30, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Job: The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi seeks an Executive Director

The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi (The Guild)  is seeking an Executive Director.  The Guild is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to showcasing and selling crafts for and by the members of the guild. It is also dedicated to increasing the membership. The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi has grown from a membership of 30 craftsmen – only two of the original 30 actually earned a  living from craft – to more than 400 professional artisans from all across the Southeast. Our craftsmen have a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2012 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Society For Contemporary Craft: Studio Apprenticeship

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 29, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Earrings Up, Don't Take 'em Lying Down



One of the questions that frequently comes up is:  "What makes a good photo?" There are many possibilities of good photos  ....too numerous to mention, so I would like to focus on earrings.



Below are the most common mistakes

in photographing earrings
 AND earrings solutions for good photos. 



MISTAKE #1


Generally, earrings should NOT be photographed lying down at an…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 22, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mokume Gane Workshop at Genevieve Flynn Studio

ABOVE LEFT TO RIGHT/  Deb Weld, Jennifer Finley, Julie Van Hoecke, Whitney Wilson, Eric Burris, Danae Natsis

at Genevieve Flynn Studio Kansas City, MO, May, 2012

  On May…

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Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on May 21, 2012 at 10:12am — 1 Comment

Call for Artists: ‘Suspend.ed in pink’

Call for Artists: ‘Suspend.ed in pink’

You are invited to participate in ‘Suspend.ed in pink’, a touring exhibition that seeks to explore the world of jewellery as it is NOW. With…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 21, 2012 at 9:59am — 1 Comment

Working at the Crafts Council UK: Trustee

Working at the Crafts Council: Trustee

London

The Crafts Council is the national development agency for contemporary craft; an independent charity established by Royal Charter and funded through a combination of earned and raised income and government funding.

We wish to appoint a new Trustee who will share our belief in the value of craft and its contribution to the nation’s cultural, social and economic agendas. This person will help us to achieve our goal of making…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 19, 2012 at 8:31am — No Comments

Where will the next potters come from?

by LOUISE PSYLLIDES, The Sentinel

 

THE ceramics industry is facing a chronic skills shortage that could threaten its future, according to company bosses.

That was…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 19, 2012 at 7:54am — No Comments

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Craft at the Crafts Study Centre

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Craft

Crafts Study Centre

University for the Creative Arts

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Introduction

The Trustees of the Crafts Study Centre wish to make available a post doctoral Fellowship in Modern Crafts to be located at the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, England.

It is intended that the research will align the interests of the researcher with the collections of the Crafts Study…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 19, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

CoMA Conference ~ Stop. Reflect. Illuminate

Colorado Metalsmithing Association presents:



::: CoMA Conference ~ Stop. Reflect. Illuminate. :::

When: July 20 - 22, 2012

Where: The Steamplant. Salida, CO

 We think you will agree that we have some inspirational and extremely talented presenters lined up for this years conference:

* Bernd Munsteiner



* Boris Bally



* Petra Class



* Cynthia Eid



* George Sawyer

* Bill Dawe, who will be doing blacksmith forging…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 17, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

Buying Custom Jewelry SCHOLARSHIP

Buying Custom Jewelry Scholarship

CustomMade is a marketplace for creating custom items in cooperation with North American-based production shops. Consumers come to CustomMade in search of fine custom jewelry including custom rings, custom bracelets, and many other types of custom creations.

At CustomMade.com, we believe in the production and purchase of locally-made products. An increasing challenge faced by local jewelers is that of overcoming the competitive prices offered…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 16, 2012 at 2:17pm — No Comments

MANIPULATED SOUND

Here's "Spinning Steel" from R. Weis' CD "Excitable Audible" with an exploration of a sculpture by Atticus Adams.  Two artists working with commonplace materials:  Weis samples and composes with the sound of steel kitchen bowls and Adams sculpts metal screen.

Art & Music from Everyday Stuff

Added by R. Weis on May 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Artists: CraftArt 2012 Florida Craftsmen’s CraftArt 2012, St. Petersburg, FL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:Diane Shelly, Executive Director

diane.shelly@floridacraftsmen.net

727-821-7391



CraftArt 2012…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 11, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The Miracle Cure for Absolutely Everything!

Presenting a brand new collection

The Miracle Cure for Absolutely Everything!

 

This unisex collection consists of studs and pin brooches and comes in a variety of finishes including silver, gold plating and powder coating.

So far I have had a…

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Added by Grace Page on May 11, 2012 at 6:56am — No Comments

"Scotland the What?" and "Apocalypse Cow"

I've been a bit distracted by family matters over the last two weeks and haven't really been doing very much of note, though unfortunately, I have had to cancel the "Scotland the What?" exhibition on Crafthaus, scheduled for the end of this month. Both Jeff Zimmer and myself have independently suffered a personal loss at the same time and have not managed to collate the show at all. The plus side of this, however, is that Brigitte has re-scheduled for October 2013 and this gives us the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 10, 2012 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Graduation, Job, Studio, Is There a Recommended Direction?

Life Flower Pin by Harriete Estel Berman

Considering the time of year,
 this question from Eva, a student at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, seems very timely. She asks:

"Do you suggest that we find a job after graduation or set up our own studio…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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Tales From the Tool Box - A Crafthaus Online Exhibition

Diana Greenwood
‘There is always one moment in childhood…’

Mantel Box 230 x 330 x 45 mm

Mantel Box in Cherry wood with a hinged glass door, containing a silver vessel marked ‘drink me’, marbles, sweets and found objects

A piece about childhood, forgotten toys, favorite stories and the loss of innocence as the future beckons, inspired by ‘Garden of Love’ by William Blake.

Image Credit: Diana Greenwood

www.diana-greenwood.com

View the new CRAFTHAUS online exhibition (October 24-November 24, 2014)

Tales from the Tool Box - Chapter 1

Curated by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn, UK

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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!

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