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Color Backgrounds for Art and Craft Photography Sends A Message

Today's post on ASK Harriete titled,

CODE in Color Backgrounds for Art and Craft Photography

discusses the color background in art and craft photography with images of art and craft. 

 

There is no easy answer or one…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Eleven Days

Since I last worked on "A Forest". The whirl of the degree shows has passed and I finally got back to the bench today. Before I put the degree shows completely behind me, anyone interested in seeing the work produced by my own students can look backwards through my Flickr photostream from here:

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Iain Baird 8

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 14, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments

The world of art and craft is no "slight of hand" magic show, but your photos can be magical.

 The world of art and craft is no "slight of hand" magic show.

Yet, there is a growing trend for including hands in photographs displaying jewelry, accessories and clothing. This increases the need to pay attention to the hands used as props.  

A poorly chosen hand prop can detract from the work in the photo and ruin any chance of being accepted in a book, magazine, show or exhibition. Martha Le Van from Lark Books shared these…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 14, 2011 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Smithsonian Museaum Store set to sell only American Made Craft

The Smithsonian Institution has agreed to sell only American-made merchandise at the American History Museum's "Price of Freedom" gift shop by early July. This is great news for America craft artists like Merrie Buchsbaum, a polymer clay artist from West Virginia and for all other American craft artists who sell their work wholesale. Merrie and her patriotic canework are featured on a CBS News segment that aired June 8.



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Added by 2Roses on June 14, 2011 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

Givin' Up, Givin' In

Three degree shows in two days!

First up was the show at Glasgow School of Art, being held for the last time in the Newberry Tower building at GSA after 40 years of being the home of the department. Much as I really like the building, this show showed all-too-clearly why it was time to move: 19 people in one dark space. It didn't really work very well. Not to let that detract from the work. In a way, I am quite sad about the demise of this building as I really rather like it, but…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 12, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Non wearable jewelry...???

 

I have often wondered...How does one go about selling "jewelry" made out of paper or other fragile materials???  I absolutely love the look of handmade or specialty paper...and have combined it with some of my metalwork in the past...but it definitely takes a "special" buyer to actually purchase…

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Added by Aimee A. Domash on June 12, 2011 at 3:16am — 8 Comments

Getting Frazzled...

SO, my degree students have now all been graded and are awaiting their results after four non-stop days of marking, external exams and exam boards. Their degree show is tomorrow night and I am looking forward to that immensely. Unfortunately, it means that we've slightly neglected our other students and I forgot to mention that the HND, HNC and NQ students have been working hard to get their own entries ready for the prestigious Glasgow-wide competition run by the venerable…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

BAD Backgrounds Yield BAD Photos - Don't Let This Happen to Your Work

MartheLEvANKNITtexture While our panel of experts from "Photography in Flux" at the recent Professional Development Seminar (SNAG Conference Seattle) did not declare a "standard" for photography backgrounds, they did make it clear that

BAD BACKGROUNDS create BAD PHOTOS. …

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 9, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Cheeky preview...

The students on my new BA (Hons) Jewellery Design and Technology all set up their shows yesterday and it was being assessed today by the external examiner. This is the first year we've offered the BA programme and I was very nervous about it; it was also very, very tiring.

Overall, the show looks great. I'm very pleased with what the students have done, and I am absolutely delighted with the way that a couple of them have pleasantly surprised us with their work. Because the students…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 8, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

work by others

There has been absolutely no update on my work on "A Forest" for the last two days as I've been locked away marking the work of our BA students. It is quite tiring and very intense, especially as this is the first year that I've taught on a degree-level course. I'm sure it gets easier... !

I'll be posting photographs of their show later in the week and if anyone is in Glasgow on Friday night, please come along from 7 - 9pm to North Glasgow College and have a look.

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 7, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Best of America Jewelry Artists Volume 2

Is anyone familiar with this series of art jewelry books by Kennedy Publishing? if so, have you ever been in one of their books and actually received it. I am interested in more information about who they are??

Added by Alison B. Antelman on June 5, 2011 at 1:56am — 15 Comments

2Roses wins 1st and 2nd place at Bead Dreams Show

2Roses of Anaheim California won 1st and 2nd Place in the Polymer Clay category of  Bead and Button's 2011 Bead Dreams Competition. A prize of $500 accompanies the award.

 

2Roses, "La Reine Noir"

Polymer Clay, Sterling Silver

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Added by 2Roses on June 3, 2011 at 7:56pm — 16 Comments

Re-focus

Everything snapped back into focus today in the workshop when I actually completed a part of "A Forest". The chain is now completely constructed and only requires to be set, which I started doing before the sunny weather tempted me outside for a bike ride!

 

A Forest (WIP) - 67

 

The cast elements of the chain put…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 3, 2011 at 3:57pm — No Comments

How to Build a Better Shadow - A Photoshop Tutorial from the SNAG Professional Development Seminar.

 

The recent Professional Development Seminar offered an informative program titled "Photography in Flux." One of the pressing issues in art and craft photo is the growing popularity of the stark white background, often with a stylized shadow near the work.

 

ChristopherConrad1 As part of the Professional Development Seminar,…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

HANDOUTS from past Professional Development Seminars Offer Lots of Information to Boost Your Art Career

Survey results from the Professional Development Seminar attendees indicates interest in topics that have been covered in past years. This reminded me of the information and HANDOUTS already available.

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 2, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

showtime!

ACJ at Treasure

As part of the prestigious London Jewellery Week, the ACJ is proud to be represented at Treasure, part of the week which is dedicated to contemporary jewellery from all sorts of people.

 

You can visit the Treasure Website here, see who is exhibiting or have a look at the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on June 1, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Chronological story of a co:Operation piece: how I learn I like to do collaborations

Last September the awesome Loring Taoka asked me if I wanted to collaborate on a piece for the show put together by Brigitte Martin and Sarah Abramson called Co:Operation Tableware) (to hear more about the idea behind the show this…

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Added by Francesca Vitali on June 1, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

a half hour break

Since Thursday evening last week, it has been absolutely non-stop! I spent the weekend in Birmingham, the home of the jewellery industry in the UK and a city I love for its energy, friendliness and genuine multi-culturalism: ignore the naysayers who deride the place... It is WELL worth a visit.

 

The reason for visiting Birmingham this time was for a board meeting of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery, roughly the UK equivalent of SNAG, albeit on a slightly smaller…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 24, 2011 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Toshiko Takaezu 1922-2011

Toshiko Takaezu was an especially strong influence on my work as a potter in the early 1970’s.  She made wonderful large, quiet pieces and was a strong role model for me as a woman in a field then heavily dominated by men.  Her esthetic has continued to be a reminder to me as a metalsmith of the strength and beauty in seemingly simple organic forms.

Safe journey, Toshiko…

Added by Deborrah Daher on May 23, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Upcoming classes at Genevieve Flynn Studio

Genevieve's Visiting Artist program is going strong and she has two other wonderfully talented instructors/artists coming up!

August 5-6, 2011 Forging Fine Silver with Michael David Sturlin

September 6-10, 2011 Hydraulic Press A-Z with Cynthia Eid

 

Along with the fabulous instructors above more are being added along with a developing schedule…

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Added by Genevieve E. Flynn on May 23, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments

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Rodeo Drive Primitive

Lately we've been using our art to express the experience of living in a mega-metropolitan area (Los Angeles, in our case). Tribalism, in all its subtleties and extremes is part of navigating the urban jungle.Necklace, carved tagua nuts, sterling…
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