August 2016 Blog Posts (24)

2016 Halstead Design Challenge KINETIC - Stacy Rodgers "Various Species"

Stacy Rodgers

Various Species

Medium/Materials: Sterling silver, copper, brass, seashell

Dimensions:  4 x 4 x 1…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Craft Forms 2016 Call for Artists: The Nude Figure

Craft Forms 2016

22nd International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft

December 2, 2016 – January 28, 2017

 

Juror: Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 29, 2016 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Otto von Busch - Featured Speaker at the ACC Conference in Omaha - October 2016

"Present Tense" featured speaker #OttoVonBusch has a question to get your gears turning for #ACCpt16. Thoughts?…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 29, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Cerámica Contemporánea LCG - ceramic works by extraordinary artists

To get a good shot of inspiration, we recommend visiting the Facebook page for Cerámica Contemporánea LCG. You’ll find really exceptional art by cutting-edge ceramicists. Ceramic clay and polymer clay are so similar…

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Added by 2Roses on August 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Music For Hedges

St. Beuno, Berriew - 3



Today I made a visit to deepest Wales on a spur-of-the-moment response to a Tweet by one of my favourite artists, Brian Eno.…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Texas Metalsmiths Exhibition

I am very pleased to be having an exhibition with my colleague Harlan Butt. It opens this Saturday and…

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Added by Ana M. Lopez on August 26, 2016 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Shadow Themes Exhibition

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Arrowmont’s Utilitarian Clay VII Symposium hosts four pottery exhibitions

Primal Pottery Project: Head (Ears)…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 26, 2016 at 8:29am — No Comments

Mike Monteiro: F*ck You, Pay Me

What is good advice for how to deal with a client who refuses to pay for design work because of obviously false/irrational reasons?

The most popular CreativeMornings talk of all time, Mike Monteiro gives valuable advice on how to get paid for the work that you…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 26, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments

A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture – The Crafts Council exhibition at Habitat

Five Artists Reflect on their Waning Powers. Paul Spooner, 1983…

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The London Design Festival - September 17-25, 2016

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community. The next Festival will be held 17-25 September…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 26, 2016 at 6:00am — No Comments

ESSA Looking For 2017 Instructors

Eureka Springs School of the Arts is seeking to expand its offerings of workshops in 2017 and is accepting proposals from qualified instructors to teach one, …
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 25, 2016 at 6:47pm — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Sally Hayden Gilmore - sensuous form and color



To say that…
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Added by 2Roses on August 22, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Holiday Over

Back to work today and straight into preparations for the coming year, both academically - for the new and continuing students - and in terms of my own work.




The holiday was relaxing and fairly uneventful. On the back of my political fury of the last few months, I had been planning to go to Brighton's "Pride" event, something I've shunned since the early 1990s when the event ceased to be political and became no more than a corporate, money-spinning festival of…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 22, 2016 at 1:02pm — 2 Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm

Wendy McAllister - the transformative power of adornment



Wendy McAllister’s love of jewelry started with a live bejeweled Makech beetle on a small gold chain and safety pin. It was a gift from her parents during a trip to Mexico. The…

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Umut Demirgüç Thurman and James Thurman featured in Ornament magazine

Congrats to metalsmith couple and crafthaus members Umut Demirgüç Thurman and James Thurman on their 6-page feature…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 9, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

2Roses Monday’s Child - A Weekly Creative Shot in the Arm



Cayce Zavaglia - A Return to Paint through Embroidery



Cayce Zavaglia originally trained as a painter. She switched to embroidery in order to establish a non-toxic studio…
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Added by 2Roses on August 8, 2016 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

I.M.A.G.I.N.E. Peace Now!

Hello Friends!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 8, 2016 at 9:41am — No Comments

THE CRAFT SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: AN EXPERIENCE I WISH FOR EVERYONE

Bill May is the executive director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  He established a studio specializing…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 8, 2016 at 9:34am — No Comments

Get ready for the ACC Present Tense Conference in October!

Michael Strand received a standing ovation at the SNAG conference in Boston last year. No wonder, he's a great presenter and he will again play a big role at this ACC event in October. Love hearing his 8 reasons to join the ACC conference even though I needed no convincing because I am already…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 6, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

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