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London and the South/Dundee and the North

Kate Bush "Before The Dawn" - 4



Since my last post, I've been on the south coast of England, variously in London, Folkestone and Brighton. What should have been a very relaxing weekend proved to be anything but, albeit in a good way. Very…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 1, 2014 at 5:32pm — No Comments

Meredith Woolnough - Embroidery

Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

American Craft Magazine - Free Digital Edition

American Craft Magazine's bonus digital edition is out! This issue focuses on artists working with wild, unusual materials – everything from Legos and cardboard to juniper topiary, vintage typewriter parts, bottle caps, and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 27, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

New Mexico State University’s MFA in Studio Art accepting applications

New Mexico State University’s MFA in Studio Art is now accepting applications for its Spring, 2015.

Teaching Assistantships available.

Deadline for the Spring, 2015:  November 3, 2014.

Online application can be found at: …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 27, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

Seeking an artist for an exhibition on Invisible Disabilities in Atlanta "Invisible: VisAble" curated by Leisa Rich

I am the curator of a wonderful exhibition on "hidden" or Invisible Disabilities, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia in April 2015, at Mason Murer Gallery. It is sponsored by VSA, the arts for disabilities in Atlanta. Artists so far are from Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. This is going to be an amazing opportunity for artists to showcase work about physical and mental challenges they face, and that most people do not think about!

Specifications:

1) The art work MUST in some way…

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Added by Leisa Rich on September 26, 2014 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

What's Up With Taxidermy Lately?

Lucy Jenkins "Road Kill Jewelry"

Lately, everywhere I look artists seem to have taken on taxidermy. This being artists we are talking about, you can be sure that their pieces are not your grandfather's stuffed beasts anymore, but work that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 26, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Post-Referendum

Polling Place Way In - 2



I feel really deflated after all the stress leading up to the referendum and although my sleeping patterns are back to normal - for the four or five days prior to the event, I was getting about 2 hours a night! - I'm still…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 25, 2014 at 2:34am — No Comments

Call: The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The 2015 Show application process will open on December 4, 2014.  Deadline to apply to the 2015 Show is April 1, 2015 (late deadline: April 13, 2015, $25 late fee).

Application Instructions

The Show

The 39th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Garry Knox Bennett: Full Circle

VELVET DA VINCI…

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Added by Mike Holmes on September 23, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

One Design, 10 Artisans

Studio 20/17 have put up a post on their blog that has a bunch of great pictures documenting the recent One Design workshop that took place in their gallery.…

Collaboration between Melissa Cameron and a One Design workshop participant - artist name unknown. Image courtesy the Studio 20/17 blog.

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Added by Melissa Cameron on September 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Some writing about jewelry

A friend of mine in Seattle, the inimitable Aran Galligan (who I mentioned before when her show opened just down the road from me at Seattle Pacific University), has an online wedding ring store, Aide Memoire Jewelry. I recently answered…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on September 22, 2014 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Typoramics

Typoramics is looking to fill the last 10 slots to be a part of an exciting thesis where typography meets ceramics. If you are an artist that uses type as part of their ceramic work, you could be included in my thesis catalog, which I plan to push to be published in the future. If…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

From: 26/09/2014 To: 27/09/2014  09:00 - 17:00
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work

Hello Group!  I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA.   Our target date for the opening will be October 25th.  The Gallery will be at the new Dough Boy square apartment complex on Butler St. in the lower Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. This will be a high visibility and profile location.

I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location. If you are interested,  Please forward me your info, as well as a link to your work. My target…

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Added by Paul Bierker on September 22, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

Making Meaning in the Marketplace Symposium in Boston

Join the North Bennet Street School and the American Craft Council for "Success Stories" a Making Meaning in…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Is Jewelry an Art Form?

Blog by Miranda Tay on Arts HUB

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Lecture about my work at D'Terra Gallery Barcelona

Added by Liana Pattihis on September 21, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hanna Liljenberg - Paper Barnacles

Hanna Liljenberg grew up on the west coast of Sweden. Drawn to her country's native landscape, her work reflects its rugged beauty. Sources of inspiration are the often harsh natural wilderness and industrial seaside, barnacles and sharp iron pieces.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 21, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Call for Papers JMGA conference edgesboardersgaps

The next Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference will be held in Sydney  Australia in 2015.…

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Added by elizabeth shaw on September 21, 2014 at 6:00am — 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.....

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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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