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2014 Craft Awards Program open for applications and nominations



BRINGING YOU THE CONTEMPORARY EDGE ON CRAFT PRACTICE



Craft Ontario is pleased to announce that the 2014 Craft Awards Program is open for applications and nominations! Deadline June 20, 2014.



The annual selection of Craft Award…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 4, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Study Abroad Opportunity

Looking for a NEW Classroom? 

How about one in Tuscany?

East Carolina University Presents: Italy Intensives

Spend this fall taking E…

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Added by Jennifer Wells on April 4, 2014 at 3:05am — No Comments

Fashion:Victim

Fashion:Victim - In Memoriam ALMcQ - 86

I have finally finished my Alexander McQueen tribute piece, "Fashion:Victim" which comprises of the two spherical 'handbags' made from steel spheres which I found in a burnt-out factory in Kent some years ago. The…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 2, 2014 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…

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Added by 2Roses on March 31, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Call for Artists: “Landscape, Place and Identity in Craft and Design”

Landscape, Place and Identity in Craft and Design…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Paul Villinski - Beer Can Butterflies

"I am drawn to humble, yet evocative materials; in this case, crushed beer cans from the streets of New York - every one of them once raised to someone’s lips. My process of “recycling” them into images of butterflies is a quiet physical meditation, a yoga of tin snips…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Starr Hagenbring - One of a Kind Wearable Fiber Art

“It all comes down to beauty and fun,” says Hagenbring. The multifaceted New York artist with a gale-force-energy level stands in her compact midtown apartment, which is chockablock with books, paintings, antique furniture, spirit dolls, starfish, and other detritus of an artistic…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments

I went to: Asheville and Penland!

One of the historically significant buildings on the campus

One of many historically significant buildings on the Penland campus

So I left Ohio behind via Cleveland airport and headed down to Asheville, North Carolina, from where I had booked a car to go check out Penland School of Crafts. Why? Well, good question. I had time to kill, and I have accumulated a…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on March 26, 2014 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Altoid Tin Universe

Sardine Tin Can Brooch by Robert Ebendorf.

There's something about the small scale format that entices people to get creative. Is it the restriction in size, the ability to create…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 26, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Call for artists: UNIQUES - eBay Spring Sale - June 2-16, 2014

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 25, 2014 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Call for entry for Glass and/or Clay work.

PLAYDATE: a Juried Show

The Ceramics Center is now accepting submissions for "Playdate", a juried show exploring the role of games, toys, and childhood memories as inspiration in the creative process.   Artists working primarily in clay, glass, or a combination of both…

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Added by Amythest Warrington on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Polymer Clay - Jon Stuart

Polymer Clay, "Fish Heads", (with wall mounts)

“The Stone Age didn't end because the world ran out of stones. The Oil Age will end, because we will run out of oil. With polymer clay,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 24, 2014 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Porcupine Cabinet - Sebastian Erazzuriz

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 24, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Sulab International Museum of Toilets - New Delhi, India

From chamber pots to urinals, exquisitely decorated Victorian toilet bowls to microwave toilets (don’t ask), the world’s finest array of waste disposal systems is on display in the International Museum of Toilets in New Delhi.

The museum, whose lofty…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 24, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

“I went to the Yuma Art Symposium and all I got was this life changing experience” The Final Day

If you remember anything about traveling to the Yuma Art Symposium, let it be this.  Do not; I repeat DO NOT drink copious amounts of alcoholic beverages in the desert while jumping back and forth between a salt-water pool and a hot tub. You will most certainly wake up the next morning feeling exactly…

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Added by Danielle James on March 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Mr. Finch - Textile Art

My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… everyone calls me it and I like it.

I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews.

We…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 23, 2014 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

House with slipped down facade, Margate UL

The facade of this house in the English seaside town of Margate appears to peel away from the rest of the building and slump down into the front yard.

British designer Alex Chinneck created the installation - called From the Knees of my Nose to the Belly of my Toes - by…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hero Worship



GRIMA - 1

My first real awareness of "contemporary jewellery" came when I worked for John Gilchrist in his small workshop in Bothwell, the Lanarkshire village where I spent most…
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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Finland and Pot Viapori!

  This spring brings new opportunities.  In August of 2013 I visited both Estonia and Helsinki seeking out opportunities and meeting many wonderful artists.  By invitation, I will be working at Pot Viapori , www.viapori.fi/, in May and June. Soile Passonen  has been so gracious to offer up space in her studio for me.

Added by Lenore Lampi on March 21, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

3rd Annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition and Exhibition

The 3rd Annual 2014 World Championship Belt Buckle Competition…
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Added by Bryan Petersen on March 21, 2014 at 2:41pm — No Comments

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