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Joanna Gollberg: Collected, An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry

Joanna Gollberg: Collected

An Exploration of Travel Through Jewelry

VELVET DA VINCI

September 3 – 28, 2014…

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19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Something for the Table, 2013. Myra Mimlitsch-Gray Hand wrought silver. 2.5x12x8" Reproduced with permission.

Announcing the 19th Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium

Saturday, October 18th

Washington State History Museum

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on August 19, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Purchase of ART or CRAFT Does NOT Purchase the Copyright or the Right to Copy

With the rise of scanning, 3-D printing, maker-bot and a host of classes, the growth of craft has a new maker audience that wants to make without design skills or confidence in their creativity. So where do they find their ideas? You know....they copy.



Have you…

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Keystone Metals Forum October 24–26, 2014

The Keystone Metals Forum will take place at Touchstone Center for Crafts from Friday, October 24, to Sunday, October 26. The Forum is a great opportunity for jewelers and metalsmiths from across…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Alchemy 3 - Enamelist Society 2015 Conference

August 5-12, 2015 in Beverly, MA.

Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA will host Alchemy 3, the Enamelist Society's  2015 biennial Conference,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

Call for Artists: Materials Hard and Soft 2015

February 6 - April 2, 2015

This annual competition and exhibition of contemporary crafts was started in 1987 and is now in it's 28th year.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 19, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

And Breathe... Back to Positivity

Lyme Regis Harbour



After that last blast of negativity in the previous post, I am back to my more usual, balanced, self!



Over the summer, Dingo and I spent a long time in the West Country, visiting Devon and Dorset and spending one…

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Silver Jewelry Artist Erica Bello Wins the 9th Annual Halstead Grant

Silver Jewelry Artist Erica Bello Wins the 9th Annual Halstead Grant

Halstead is proud to announce Erica Bello of Rochester, NY as the winner of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 14, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

The Trudie Alfred Bequest Ceramic Scholarships 2015

Trudie Alfred

The Trudie Alfred Bequest Ceramic Scholarships 2015

The Scholarships are awarded annually and this year marks the fourth round since it began in 2011. This bequest is open to all students (currently enrolled), from second year onwards, of a ceramics certificate, diploma or degree course (or an arts course with a…

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Janet O'Neal - The Collective Unconscious

Persephone's box

18''h x 8''w x 11''d

3D Mixed Media Assemblage

My work as an artist is intrinsically connected with my life and personal growth. The inspiration for my art come from all areas of my life: from emotion, philosophies, interests and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 12, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

A Liar And A Cheat and Why You Should Close Your Paypal Account

Fencing With Fulco Verdura - 12



This is a long, somewhat involved and ultimately negative blog-post but I think it contains information of interest to many makers who use the PayPal payments service.



Some of you who follow my blog or who…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

Claire Moynihan - Hand Embroidered British Pests

Claire Moynihan lives and works in rural Hertfordshire (UK). She graduated in 2008 with a BA Hons in Applied Arts.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 11, 2014 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Pablo Lehmann - Paper Cuts

Kawabata´s sandals

28 x 21 x 16 cm. | 2014

Cut-out paper | Beauty and sadness,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 8, 2014 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

Jimmie Martin - Furniture Designers - Hand Painted Furniture Specialists

Jimmie Martin Limited is a luxury furniture brand established in London since 2004.

Based in Kensington they have recently expanded into soft furnishings ,wallpapers and lamps. As well as having recently founded a separate…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 8, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Just opened!!



One Design - #25 Titanium Pendant 05

One Design Exhibition:

So I made a rad video, but I can't seem to embed it here, so if you don't mind clicking this link:

Check this out!!

you can see what I'm talking about. And not to be all…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on August 5, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Ernest Wright and Son Limited (UK) - Making Sheffield Scissors

Paul Martin and his 'Handmade Revolution' team visited the highly skilled craftsmen at the Ernest Wright and Son Limited scissor factory in Sheffield in August 2012. This is the resulting segment from the show, aired 19th October 2012.…

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Sebastian Errazuriz - Art is a Matter of Life and Death

A simple fire extinguisher is transformed into a beautiful sculpture, an object of desire, painted with bold letters that read “Life” and “Death.” The artist’s aim is to convince those who have avoided the aesthetically despised common fire extinguisher to now include one of his inside their homes.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing

With the objective of anticipating future washing needs and contributing to making the clothing industry more sustainable, ‘The Next Black’ is a 45-minute documentary that explores the future of clothing, produced by home appliance manufacturer AEG together with the award-winning production company House of Radon. Some of the most innovative companies express their opinions on clothing and its future while answering questions such as: Will…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2014 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Marela Zacaria - Window Screens and Joint Compound

Marela Zacarias is a contemporary visual artist. Her work combines painting and sculpture and is characterized by an interest in site specificity, the history contained in objects, and current events. Zacarias’s wall and free standing sculptures are constructed from window screens and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Philippa Beveridge - The Human Presence in the Absence of a Figure

Philippa Beveridge is a London- and Barcelona-based British artist who currently works from her own studio on architectural commissions, installations and sculpture in glass. She graduated in landscape architecture from the University of Greenwich, London, in 1984 and completed an…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2014 at 11:44am — 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.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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