June 2016 Blog Posts (25)

No Fun

I see a clinic full of cynics,
Who want to twist the peoples' wrists,
They're watching every move we make,
We're all included on…

Added by The Justified Sinner on June 30, 2016 at 5:19am — No Comments

Main St. and University Ave. - Charity White (Ceramics)

Main St. and University Ave. (Series: Prescriptive Space) from Charity White on Vimeo.

(In video: Ceramic Installation, 19”x63”x17”, 2015)…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 29, 2016 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

No Post

I cannot face making a post this week. Everything seems so miserable and pointless after the idiocy of last Thursday. I'll post about the concerts, the works-in-progress and the British Art Medals Society conference later in the week.

Added by The Justified Sinner on June 26, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

New Piece: Viennese Wastewater Cover Broach

This broach is inspired by a the cover from a wastewater access point that I passed on the road every day in Vienna on…


Added by Ana M. Lopez on June 23, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Faig Ahmed - Azerbaijan Carpet Traditions Reimagined

Faig Ahmed is an artist from Baku, Azerbaijan who represented Azerbaijan at the Venice Biennale in 2007. He is known for his conceptual work that utilizes traditional decorative craft and the visual language of carpets. 



Added by Brigitte Martin on June 22, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

British Silversmith Stephen Einhorn designs "Lord of Time" Neckpiece

This detailed bespoke neckpiece was designed and made for the Disney's film Alice Through the Looking Glass. The film’s costume designer Colleen Atwood wanted a 'mayoral chain' style of neckpiece for Sacha Baron…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 20, 2016 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Lynda Barry at NASA: Drawing to Infinity and Beyond

Image credit: NASA/Goddard/Rebecca Roth

In April, cartoonist and assistant professor of interdisciplinary research at Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Lynda Barry brought a heavy dose of creativity - and her unique perspective on storytelling - to NASA's Goddard Space Flight…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 20, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Future Jewellery

His Satanic Majesty

Regular followers of this blog will be aware of my republican views and that I find the concept of a monarchy not only outdated but offensive to any sense of democracy or egalitarianism. Cake-maker extraordinaire, Claire Price (standing,…


Added by The Justified Sinner on June 19, 2016 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

The Power of Trust and Connection


Added by Aric Verrastro on June 18, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Headlights, Parking Sensors: 3D-Printed Dresses for Audi - Anouk Wipprecht

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht talks about the digital tools she used to create a collection of interactive 3D-printed dresses for German car manufacturer Audi, which incorporate headlights, parking sensors and other technology. The movie is part of Dezeen's new Future Makers collaboration with Autodesk exploring the…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 17, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call: Best of Tennessee Craft 2016

Best of Tennessee Craft 2016

Entry Fee (Best of Tennessee Craft 2016 Exhibit): $35.00

Tennessee Craft seeks entries for its Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition, to…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 17, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

New ACC Conference "Present Tense" - The Current State of Craft, October 13 - 15 in Omaha, Nebraska

October 13 - 15 in Omaha, Nebraska

ACC’s 2016 national conference will draw together an essential group for a conversation about the current state of craft. The aim is to challenge, inspire, and educate existing members of the craft and design community and engage new audiences through open…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 14, 2016 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Graduate Show Week 2016

It really seems incredible that this is the end of my first academic year at the School of Jewellery. So much has happened!

Singing Bird Automaton - 1

Over the last week, we've…


Added by The Justified Sinner on June 12, 2016 at 1:44pm — 6 Comments

The Cost of Gun Violence - Harriete Estel Berman

Checking the Cost of Gun Violence

"EACH DAY" there are 31 Murders, 55 Suicides, 2 Accidental Deaths, 1 Death by Police Action, 210 Injured, and costs $627 Million in America. Each DAY!

Artwork for the exhibition "Imagine Peace…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 9, 2016 at 1:05pm — 1 Comment

Glass-Like Material Sourced from Beehives

Source: DEZEEN

French designer Marlène Huissoud explains how…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 9, 2016 at 6:57am — No Comments

Pineapple Waste Transformed into Leather-Like Material


New materials company Ananas Anam is using…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 9, 2016 at 6:45am — No Comments

2016 Halstead Design Challenge KINETIC - The Video

Artists created kinetic brooches from a kit with Halstead components, some of which were featured in an exhibition at Blue Spiral 1 Gallery during SNAGneXt in May 2016. The brooches were for sale during…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 8, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Manus x Machina - Fashion in an Age of Technology

Iris van Herpen (Dutch, born 1984)

Ensemble, spring/summer 2010 haute couture


Polyamide, acrylic, leather

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Friends of The Costume Institute Gifts, 2015 (2016.16a, b)…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 7, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Reflecting on Scottish Gallery Show

A year has passed since I was invited to show at The Scottish Gallery, a lovely space in New Town, Edinburgh - it was my first exhibition out of the country.  There were many things for me to learn about shipping and pricing for another currency, just the mechanics of it all.  The gallery staff were supportive and…


Added by Deborrah Daher on June 6, 2016 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

FREE online class : Demystifying Beauty: Inspiration for Design - with Ellen Lupton, Cooper Hewitt

About This Class

What do we mean by "beauty"? How can you bring beauty into your own work? Join museum curators Ellen Lupton and Andrea Lipps for a half-hour class exploring beauty!

  • Go inside New York City's…

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 6, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

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