August 2012 Blog Posts (55)

Set of Tension-Set Rings

These tension set rings were from casting class with MDB. Carving wax was pretty fun, I choose minimal design to create pairs. Stone setting was a technique that I was always interested in and I wanted to try tension setting. …

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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on August 31, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Job Opp: AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

AMERICAN SHAKESPEARE CENTER
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
 
Position
The American Shakespeare Center (ASC), a $2.5 million Equity theatre and educational center seeks experienced candidates for the position of Director of Development.  Reporting to and in partnership with the Managing Director and working closely with the Director of Mission, the Director of Development spearheads…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 31, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments

SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs

Last weekend I went to Pittsburgh and got to attend SNAG's Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium.  I met some awesome metalsmiths and got a lot of good information.  For my summary, check out my personal blog. Here's a preview:

This past weekend was the first SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium…

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Added by Sarah Loch-Test on August 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Skin Regiment vessels



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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on August 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 NICHE Awards

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2013 NICHE Awards

 

Honors for Innovation in Fine Craft Design, for Professionals and Students

 

BALTIMORE -- Entries are being accepted now for the 2013 NICHE Awards, a prestigious juried competition recognizing excellence in fine craft design. Professional and student artists may apply online at www.NICHEAwards.com. The deadline for entries is Sept. 30, 2012.

 

Contest categories include ceramic, fiber,… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on August 30, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Job Opp: Tiffany & Co. Assistant Designer - Jewelry

Overview

The Assistant Designer – Jewelry will develop precious metal and stone jewelry designs aligned with company strategy. 

Responsibilities…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Job Opp: Craft Education Intern

Craft Education Intern

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

Categories:

Education

Skilled Labor/ Technical

Skill Level: Internship / Volunteer

Position Type: Full Time

North House Folk School is a dynamic, young, educational nonprofit committed to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 30, 2012 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Community-Supported Art: New Orleans Arts Org Brings a Locavore Model to Collecting

Miss Pussycat, another artist participating in The Drop's first round.
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 30, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Four Helicopters, The Queen of England and a Sofa...

I've been incredibly busy since my last post, what with all my new students starting their various courses this week in addition to a raft of other things going on.

 

Mittwoch Aus Licht - 1

 

I spent the weekend in my favourite British city, Birmingham. The reason for going there was to hear the premier of Karlheinz Stockhausen's…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2012 at 4:25pm — 4 Comments

Job Opp: Full time high school Metal Shop teaching opportunity in Arlington MA.

Full time high school Metal Shop teaching opportunity in Arlington MA.

 

Dearborn Academy, one of New England’s leading 766 Approved, psycho-educational day schools, is seeking a Metal Shop Teacher for our high school's vocational program. Skills in sheet metal fabrication, welding, metal finishing, plumbing and electricity preferred.

Dearborn High School enrolls approximately 60 students in grades…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 28, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

SNAG Symposium Handout, rev.

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Added by Glen S. Gardner on August 28, 2012 at 10:06am — 2 Comments

Named as one of the 5 "Best Art Curators in Pittsburgh" by CBS

I was named one of the 5 "Best Art Curators in Pittsburgh" by CBS. And a very nice mention of my Humor book and the …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 28, 2012 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Ladle

Ladle project was super fun. Started with very thick gauged copper sheet, raised and planished to the finished product!…


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Job Opp @ Penland: Studio Coordinator for Letterpress, Printmaking, Books and Paper

Studio Coordinator for Letterpress, Printmaking, Books and Paper

Position Summary

The Letterpress, Printmaking, Books and Paper Studio Coordinator is responsible for keeping three studios in good working order and preparing for each class or activity scheduled in the space. Through a helpful and welcoming presence, the Coordinator sets the tone for all classes. The Coordinator must successfully communicate with instructors and studio…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Craft Think Tank, what is this about?

The Craft Think Tank was formed in 2012 to provide a platform to explore how American craft organizations along with their individual members can work more closely together to further the interests of American craft as a whole.

The first national Think…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 27, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Wayne Art Center - Call for Entries

"Craft Forms 2012" International Juried Craft Exhibition.

Nov 30-Jan 26, 2013

Juror: Cindi Strauss, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Deadline: Sep 13, 2012

www.craftformsentry.com

Added by Brigitte Martin on August 27, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Excellent Presentation

Just back from "Forging Entrepreneurs - Tools and Skills for Business Success" presented by SNAG, in collaboration with The Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, PA.  I highly recommend to anyone involved in an arts organization - or if you have an opportunity to hear her speak, Crafthaus' own Brigitte Martin. …

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Added by Judy Belcher on August 27, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

NICHE Winner 2011 and submission for 2013!



Back in 2011, I was very thankful that I was chosen as the winner of Niche Awards in sculptural wear category. I really want to give special thanks to all my metal buddies and faculties at CSULB, without their support I wouldn't stand where I am today. Thank you guys! So for this upcoming year of 2013 I was encouraged…
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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on August 25, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

3-D Metal Printing / Process & Possibilities

Basic information from the my presentation at the 2012 SNAG Symposium

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Added by Glen S. Gardner on August 25, 2012 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

New space, new bench, new studio

New space, new city, new studio :)
As this summer of 2012, I already completed my first year as graduate student @ SDSU! Now 2 more years to go! With awesome graduate students/faculty around me I shall make…
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Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on August 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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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, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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