July 2012 Blog Posts (9)

Live action Haute Mess

If you're prone to seizures, you probably shouldn't view this post. This past spring, my Pro Nailz knuckle dusters were featured in a Vogue Italia editorial. The article  has garnered a lot of attention for being a…

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Added by Islay Taylor on July 31, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments

The Olympic Cauldron

Well, I was prepared to hate the opening ceremony for the Olympic games which was on last night (sorry that my friends in the US had a somewhat edited version of it) but I loved the crazy Britishness of it all. There were just so many fantastic moments! My two favourites were the pogo-ing creatures during the "Pretty Vacant" section and the bit which is of most interest to metalsmiths, the lighting of the unbelievably beautiful "Cauldron" for the flame.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 28, 2012 at 3:54pm — 3 Comments

Leaving Pittsburgh

Why The Long Face?

Sad to be leaving Pittsburgh.

As you can see, I had another night with Brigitte and we went to the Pittsburgh institution, Sarris, where we had the most gigantic banana splits I've ever seen. Delicious! I'm not…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 22, 2012 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Crafting History

Link to blog post about exhibition piece made in response to the Collecting History exhibition and blog celebrating 30 years of the Manchester Craft & Design Centre

CRAFTING HISTORY : 14th July - 10th November 2012

Added by Jane Dzisiewski on July 22, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Just fired...

...my new Skutt programable!  It's off.  I was waiting for the proverbial 'click' when the Dawson drops. 

I went to the basement to check this AM and was surprised to see that the kiln was a 772*. 

I wanna open it!

Added by Susan Speck on July 21, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Call for Entries! Tongue in cheek "Where mockery and material merge!"

 

We are seeking work to feature in a exhibition that is to be held at the Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville NC. In conjunction with the 2013 East Carolina University Metals Symposium “Making Marks”.

To Download Full PDF entry from …

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Added by Danielle James on July 16, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Robot Attack!

I'll get to the robots in a moment. First of all, my class at the SCC... There isn't much to say about the class at the SCC as we weren't really making projects, more exploring techniques through making samples and finding ways of problem-solving for processes which the people in the class used. As such, I have no photographs of work to show. What I do have is a photograph of all the people involved:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 14, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

"You Can't Wear That!"

Will

Or, as Will - above - would tell you, Yes You Can Wear That!

Last weekend, I spent a brilliant two days with some young peope at the Society for Contemporary Crafts in Pittsburgh running a workshop looking at creativity, oblique ways of looking at every day objects and the creation of jewellery from those objects. The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 11, 2012 at 7:06pm — 5 Comments

Cut in Clerkenwell - Pittsburgh 2012

Although it is almost a week since the event - I've been travelling and am now in Pittsburgh - I really should write up an exciting event I attended on Monday last week in London, "Cut In Clerkenwell" which is an exhibition at Craft Central by the Hand Engravers' Association in the UK, a most worthy body who have a highly talented and esteemed membership - including…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on July 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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