In September of this year the touring Bodywork exhibition, or to give it its…
PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Eindhoven is the fifth largest city in the Netherlands. Located in the south, it is the original home to the dutch electronics giant Phillips which opened its manufacturing in Eindhoven in 1891 causing an industrial boom. More recently it has become the capital of Dutchie (industrial) design. This has mostly to do with the success of the Design Academy which has attracted professionals from the field including…Continue
// ‘What the hell is conceptual jewellery?’ posed a member of the online craft community, Crafthaus, two years ago. The frustration apparent in the question remained latent…Continue
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A flying visit to Birmingham for a meeting and the opening of Terry Hunt's marvellous "All Golds" exhibition. Terry has been one of the main educators in the jewellery industry in the UK for over 40 years, teaching at the jewellery school of UCE in the city at all levels of expertise. In his way, he has taught many of the current "movers and shakers" of the industry and to celebrate his retirement - it is hard to imagine how anyone could ever replace his boundless energy and educational…Continue
“Pay attention to the sounds around you,” says internationally-known composer of manipulated sound R. Weis who releases “Excitable Audible,” his new CD of 14 songs created exclusively from original samples of commonplace sounds including trash hitting the trash can, plastic…Continue
Juror: Chris Poehlmann
Lark Crafts is seeking images to publish in a juried collection of lights. Submissions may include chandeliers, lamps, sconces, pendants, and installations. Lights must be designed and built by individual designers and/or small shops as unique…Continue
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While I was in Genova, I went to see the newest contemporary jewellery gallery in the town, Te.Ta.Bu., located in a back street near the castle gate in the ancient part of the city. Run by Camilla Teglio, Barbara Taramasso and Emanuela Burlando, this gallery aims to showcase the works of the makers as well as others.
This is the plate that now lies in pieces on my bench in the studio. It is stamped 800 and was bought from an antique store in Melbourne earlier this year. In fact, I bought it at the same time as the pieces I bought for my Buda entries.
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I've just got back from a visit to Italy, to one of my favourite towns there, Genova, the mediaeval city clinging to the cliffs which plunge from the foothills of the alps to the sea. Just to the north of Genova, is the tiny town of Campo Ligure, which is reckoned to be the home of filigree. By this, I mean true filigree, not just "anything made from fine wires" which the word seems to have come to mean. As part of my visit to see my dear friend,…Continue
I just wanted to share the link to the liveblog that I did of the Seattle Metals Guild 2011 Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium.
There you'll find quotes and snippets of the talks from the speakers, as best as I was able to capture at the time.
Speakers this year included:
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When disaster strikes one of our instant urges is to want to do something, to help that person in need in a meaningful way. Get help straight to them without bureaucracy taking half of it away.
Right now, I am thinking of Ganoksin and…Continue
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In my last few posts I briefly mentioned that I had visited Stephen F. Austin State University as a visiting artist and that I was going to be sharing that experience with you. Finally, I’ve gotten around to it. Took me long enough, right? Well, better late than never.
My trip to SFASU was…Continue
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Through dedication and a passion for her craft, Emma's 21-year career has evolved from beginnings as a children's face painter and qualified hairdresser and make-up artist, to a body illustrator and visual artist of world acclaim.
It is trendy these days to ‘upcycle’, and many online storefronts are full of of reimagined-refinished-refurbished pieces that appeal to a vintage-loving, shabby-chic crowd. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, or even if this is your first time browsing my collection, you…Continue