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Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art

Call for Entries: Mindful: Exploring Mental Health through Art,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 20, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15

Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 17, 2014 at 11:17am — 2 Comments

David R. Harper - Embroidery meets Taxidermy and Old Master Painting

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Zoe Robertson - Flocked Fiber Jewelry

Why do you choose these kind of materials? + What idea do you want to express with this work?

"I am a maker, I am inquisitive and I love to experiment, explore, discover, and I'm always searching for something new. I design…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2014 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Mark Gmehling - Almost Glass

Mark Gmehling is an German illustrator who began his artistic career in the late eighties by creating graffiti before moving on to study fine arts, graphic design and marketing. He currently works as an illustrator and teaches digital illustration at the Advertising Academy in Germany.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bario-Neal - Fairmined and Ethically Sourced Jewelry

Bario-Neal Jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, fairmined gold,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hu Shaoming - On the Inside

Hu Shaoming’s Mechanical Sculptures of Time and Civilization telephones sea China cameras

Hu Shaoming is a Chinese sculptor and graduate of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With a deft mastery of metal he creates intricate sculptures that are surreal and dreamlike, but also somewhat cautionary.

In a series on time, Shaoming appropriates artifacts of industrial civilization like old cameras and telephones. Effectively destroying the mechanism,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Betsy Youngquist - Mixed Media Surrealism

Spaceship Family. “Spaceship Family” 2013

Betsy started applying beads to the surface of her watercolor paintings over twenty years ago and has continued to include embellishment as the driving technique in a variety of media. Today, the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Ife Head and Collar

Ko si Iruufin - WIP - 33

I've been in the workshop a lot over the last week - not all of which has been to bury my head in the sand away from the increasingly nasty pro- and anti-independence campaigns in Scotland (which is also why I've not been so…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 13, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Matthew Cox - Embroidered X-Rays

"Waterproof watches"

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia-based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Clark Sisters and More

The Clark Sisters - 1

Today I headed off to Edinburgh with one aim: to see the show of work by the wonderful Judy Clark and her twin sister, Christine. I've written of Judy before - commissioning a…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on September 7, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Entries: Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award

Mill Valley, CA, September 1, 2014--In addition to the cash award of $7500 for the winner of the Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award (AJF AA), we have just arranged for the five finalists (including the winner) to show at the fabulous annual Schmuck event in Munich, Germany. Work will be displayed at either Galerie Marzee, Galerie Ra, or Platina gallery in the Frame part of the exhibition hall. This event will expose the work to a vast audience of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Did you ever wonder what the 404 error page looks like on your website?

Oh Vey! 404 Error page from The Jewish Museum  

Test your website!…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on September 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How to Stay on Top at Etsy - Forging Entrepreneurs SNAG Symposium Nov 9, Atlanta

Danielle Miller-Gilliam

How to Stay on Top at Etsy

All about the ins and outs of selling jewelry through an Etsy shop. Topics discussed will be: Setting up…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Cornershop

Artist Lucy Sparrow has hand stitched the entire contents of a corner shop. All familiar brands of grocery have been recreated in felt.…

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Added by Vicky Saragouda on August 30, 2014 at 3:00am — No Comments

Enameling in the Round with Harlan W. Butt

The Fine Metals Studio was thrilled to have Harlan W. Butt on campus for "Enameling in the Round" ~ stunning work was done! Photo credit to our Fine Metal Artist Fellow Kristal! And we hope that Nicolette ~ Crafthaus Scholarship recipient enjoyed her time at Peters Valley School of Craft!…

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Added by Peters Valley School of Craft on August 29, 2014 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Back in the Workshop

The Pen Room - 8

After the travels and entertaining of the summer, I am back to a very autumnal Glasgow and my new students. As the dust settles on the new term, it has been good to be able to grab some time in the workshop to actually make…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Materials Hard & Soft Last Call to Enter

Last chance to enter Materials Hard and Soft. The deadline is September 5th. Please apply! I am the juror this year and am looking forward to seeing a great…

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Added by Ana M. Lopez on August 28, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

A couple of group Exhibitions

jewelry-from-down-under

Tis still the season for coinciding exhibitions!

In a few days two exhibitions will open in which I will have on display several of my recycled object works. One is here in the US at Taboo Studio in San Diego, and the other in Italy as a part of the…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on August 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — 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.

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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 good, in fact, as it kicked off with seeing Kate Bush perform her "Before The Dawn" concert at the Hammersmith Apollo.…See More
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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 exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Embroidery art often seeks to mimic nature, but Australian visual artist Meredith Woolnough has a special technique we’ve never seen before. By using water-soluble fabric, her beautiful embroidery, which is inspired by nature’s most graceful forms, gains a…See More
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