October 2015 Blog Posts (26)

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Added by JUNK: rubbish to gold on October 31, 2015 at 3:42am — No Comments

2016 James Renwick Alliance Chrysalis Award for emerging artists (FIBER)

We're still accepting applications for the James Renwick Alliance's new Chrysalis Award for emerging artists. The award will focus on one medium each year, and comes with a $5,000 prize and an opportunity to make a presentation at Spring Craft Weekend. This…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 30, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition

Added by Ana M. Lopez on October 28, 2015 at 11:06am — No Comments

Motivational Mechanism - Alexandra Voulpioti

The worst thing that someone can do to a book is to never read it. This motivational mechanism aims to encourage reading as it requires to transfer books from the unread to the read shelf, in the same way that one thumbs through a book’s pages. The unread books are placed on a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2015 at 9:49am — No Comments

Brushing Up - Ellie Birkhead, Brighton, UK

Regional Brush Project - showing the process of collecting and making brushes from found materials in Brighton and Berkshire.

University of Brighton graduate Ellie Birkhead has created a series of brushes with unusual shapes for cleaning specific objects. Made from beech wood and hog…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Sideboard Inspired by Traditional Twill Fabric

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

These Graphic Images are Actually Photographs

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

5 Sculpture Artists Using Textile Techniques

Source: http://www.textileartist.org/

One of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dagestan Silversmiths Share their Skills

In the Russian republic of Dagestan, the remote mountain town of Kubashi is known for its thousand year-old tradition of silver crafts. Now the old masters are trying to ensure their skills are passed on to a younger generation. Emma Hayward, Al Jazeera English reports.

Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Art of Tinkering: Scott Weaver's 100,000-Toothpick Sculpture of San Francisco

This is not your average art book. Brought to you by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that's part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 25, 2015 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Typeset

Typeset is an exhibition exploring connections between jewelry and literature. Coinciding with ZOOM Milwaukee Symposium, this project will build on our previous collaborative…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 24, 2015 at 9:23pm — No Comments

East Meets West - West Meets Further West

East Meets West Exhibition - 2



First of all, I have to make it clear that the Justified Sinner is still alive and kicking. My website has gone offline whilst I change hosting companies due to a ludicrous hike in pricing at Small Business Host who previously…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 24, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

How to Use Graphic Design to Sell Things, Explain Things, Make Things Look Better, Make People Laugh, Make People Cry, and (Every Once in a While) Change the World

The first monograph, design manual, and manifesto by Michael Bierut, one of the world’s most renowned graphic designers—a career retrospective that showcases more than thirty-five of his most noteworthy projects for clients as the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 23, 2015 at 11:59am — No Comments

Recyclables - Kathleen Nowak Tucci

Kathleen Nowak Tucci, a Gulf Coast eco-designer and artist for 30 years, has turned her creative focus to designing couture accessories constructed from recycled rubber bicycle and motorcycle inner tubes and Nespresso coffee capsules. Appearing in Fashion Market Week in NYC two…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 23, 2015 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

Frontiers Of All Sorts

Fei Liu Exhibition - School of Jewellery - 1

So we kick off this week with an correction and an apology. In my last blog, I credited the elegant champagne-flute holders which were used at the Fei Liu reception as having been "designed and made" by Paul Evans,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 18, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Arrowmont - Master Workshop Weekend

Starting tomorrow, I will be at Arrowmont over the weekend for the SNAG Fall Board Meeting. Lucky timing as there is a Master Weekend taking place at the same time. I can't wait!! I will be stuck in board meetings all day every day, but I look forward to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 15, 2015 at 9:40am — No Comments

Ransom 100 Brooches - A Boris Bally Project

RANSOM

This series of one hundred brooches was humanufactured® of Recycled Aluminum Traffic signs. It was inspired by Jamie Reid -- the Sex Pistols’ graphic designer -- and Rosalie Gascoigne, an Australian collage…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Renwick Gallery Reopens November 2015

Nicholas Bell, the Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery, speaks about the legacy and reopening of the Renwick, as well as the opening exhibition "WONDER."

The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection of contemporary craft and decorative art, one of the finest…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CRAFT IN AMERICA: MUSIC Premieres on PBS Friday, November 20, 2015

Los Angeles, CA - Craft in America, the Peabody Award-winning documentary series, now in its 7th season, returns to PBS, on November 20th at 10pm*, with an all new episode, titled MUSIC, which focuses on how fine handmade instruments are…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

SAVE THE DATE - Arrowmont's Utilitarian Clay Symposium Sep 21-24, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!

Held every 4 years since 1992, Arrowmont's Utilitarian Clay Symposia enjoys an international audience in celebrating and demonstrating the limitless interpretations of the utilitarian clay object.  The symposium attracts those who are interested in not…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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