December 2011 Blog Posts (19)

Re: Images and Appropriation

The discussion of reuse or appropriation of other peoples' images or work in the making of a new art work is well discussed in Randy Kennedy's  January 1, 2012 NY Times article"Apropos Appropriation "

 The internet makes appropriation all the easier. The flood of…

Added by Thea Clark on December 31, 2011 at 11:58am — 1 Comment

Looking for the Map Quest version for your path to success?

The New Year renews our optimism and focus on professional development,…


Added by Harriete E Berman on December 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Serendipity Magazine volume 1 issue 3 APOCALYPTIC ART

Issue three of Serendipity Magazine explores death and creation in art, focusing on the upcoming predictions of an apocalypse. 'Apocalyptic Art' features work from a variety of artists and media, from photography to bronze sculptures to food to consider for your last supper. Join us on a journey through the cycle of

creation and destruction.…


Added by Francesca Gabrielli on December 24, 2011 at 5:09am — No Comments

Happy Festivals Of Whatever!

Ugly Santa says, "Ho, Ho, Ho!" and hopes that all my Crafthaus colleagues have a good holiday and an excellent 2012!


Ho Ho Horror

Added by The Justified Sinner on December 22, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Flowers from trash...

Gotta love Christmas and the EWM "empty wallet syndrome" that comes along with it!  I ran across this video and although it's a tad bit crafty...I found his "recycles flowers" very pretty...and free!!!   Maybe my kids will make grandma  a bouquet for Christmas!!???

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 22, 2011 at 10:11am — No Comments

Brighton Rock

Off to Brighton on Friday for the festive holidays! Today I had hardly any students in, had finished the charms for the SCC show and have nothing that I can really be doing on my two big projects ("Fashion:Victim" and "Future Legend") so I picked up a nut from the old West Pier in Brighton, a beautiful Victorian pier which had a theatre at the end and which has been allowed to fall into disrepair following an arson attack by a company which didn't want it to be restored:



Added by The Justified Sinner on December 21, 2011 at 2:52pm — 3 Comments

Charmed III

I received an email from Sharon Massey earlier this week, inviting me to submit some pieces for the third "Charmed" exhibition at the SCC in Pittsburgh, to which I happily agreed. Some time ago, Bob Ebendorf and I had been talking about me making a series of charm bracelets which I started but which never got anywhere as I couldn't get over the hurdle of creating a complex piece with essentially no "narrative". (The original plan was to create 10 bracelets and 100 charms which would be sold…


Added by The Justified Sinner on December 20, 2011 at 12:47pm — 3 Comments

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To keep current, I follow several newsletters and blogs to learn more about SEO and Internet issues.…


Added by Harriete E Berman on December 20, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Leftovers (Noli Me Tangere)!

I made a piece today from bits left over from Supercollider and a boar's tooth:


Noli Me Tangere


Noli Me Tangere



Added by The Justified Sinner on December 13, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Supercollider Completed

Finally finished the Supercolliderpiece today. Not really in my usual style, but I'm fairly pleased with the way this worked out. Off to the photographer now!


Supercollider - 56


Supercollider - 52


Added by The Justified Sinner on December 12, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Walter Ostrom visit

Had the pleasure of attending the talk by Walter Ostrom hosted by MICA on Thursday.It was  great to hear him and to get a refresher on Majolica, historical forces which enveloped it's development.

Added by Lenore Lampi on December 9, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Digital Skills - A Necessity for Success in the Arts

Digital skills with your camera and a working knowledge of Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) is a "no excuses" necessity for today's artists and makers. 

Quality photographic images are a must for every artist and maker. There is a lot of information  to help you on the Internet. At the same time, the Internet offers tremendous…


Added by Harriete E Berman on December 8, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Setting Stones All Day

Nice day today; the students were either busy working on their Christmas sale or they were held up by the snow, so I spent a very relaxing day chatting to them and setting stones:


Supercollider - WIP - 37


One of the students said that this looked "like something to control a spaceship"!



Added by The Justified Sinner on December 6, 2011 at 2:08pm — 2 Comments

How Did the Article in American Craft Come to Be?

When I see something amazing happen for a fellow artist or maker, I wonder how it happened or what they did to make that happen.  Do you wonder the same thing?

Recently, my work was featured in American Craft Magazine -- two pages in the Craft in Action section about…


Added by Harriete E Berman on December 6, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Black Hole Sun!



Supercollider - WIP - 30 (Black Hole Sun!)


Trying to cast the last - and largest - in the series of spheres made from old sewing-machine needles, I had to use a gigantic flask which I had never used before and which cooled down too much before the full vacuum could be drawn under it, so the metal chilled and the…


Added by The Justified Sinner on December 5, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Presenting... The start of a brand new Dr Grace collection!

Alongside Dr Grace’s Prescriptions I am also working on my Miracle Cure Collection (I know - I'm a workaholic!). Thought I'd show you a little sneaky peek of things to come...

Not got time for a prescription? Suffering from multiple ailments and in need of a single cure? Then this is the jewellery for you!

Dr Graces Miracle Cure…


Added by Grace Page on December 5, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Miracle Cure for Unwanted Wasps

So here it is, the very first in what I hope to be a long line of Dr Grace Prescriptions....(drum roll please).......

Dr Grace’s Miracle Cure for Unwanted Wasps!

[A prescription for Bryony Stanford]



Added by Grace Page on December 2, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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We all want to improve our tools for success.  In a two day workshop, gain a wealth of information on ways to accelerate your…


Added by Harriete E Berman on December 1, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dr Grace Prescriptions

Are you plagued by smelly feet? Do you have noisy neighbours or slugs in the kitchen? (Just me?!) Maybe alien abductions are keeping you up at night. Whatever your problem is Dr Grace can cure it.

So let me know. No problem is too small or too massively huge for Dr Grace to tackle. You can either comment on here or by following me on twitter (Dr_Grace_Page). At least once a month one suggestion will be picked at random and a…


Added by Grace Page on December 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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