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We are updating: crafthaus members' etsy shop links

We want to make it easier for everyone to purchase directly from the member's etsy stores. Therefore, crafthaus is currently adjusting the way our member's etsy pages can be accessed.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 19, 2012 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Dit du Bijou N°16

What's all this about, you ask me ? Well, initiated by 2 contemporary jewelers, Brune Boyer and Benjamin Lignel, the "Dit du Bijou", or what I'll allow myself to freely translate to sort of mean "Talk on jewelry" is a monthly get together, generally at a typical small and charming parisian restaurant to talk about jewelry first then have a bite to eat. Anyone interested in jewelry near or far, is invited.

This Sunday, March 18th will mark the 16th edition of the "Dit Du Bijou" and for…

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Added by Angela Baduel-Crispin on March 16, 2012 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Metal Museum Job Opening – Collections Manager/Registrar

Metal Museum

Job Description – Collections Manager/Registrar

 

Classification: Exempt                                                           

Reports to: Executive Director

 

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm.  Additional hours may be required during exhibit change and events.

 

Purpose

Responsible…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 16, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

France : European Trades of the Arts Weekend

Every year France celebrates the Arts by a nation-wide manifestation organized by the various chamber of the arts around the country. Artists are invited to open their studios to the public over a 3 day holiday weekend and various shows and exhibits take place throughout the country to honor the arts. As of last…

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Added by Angela Baduel-Crispin on March 16, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Colorblocking and LEGO® jewelry

Another Cleveland connection with fashion blogger, Allison Nottingham - we had a great conversation and she wrote this fun post on her blackOUT blog relating my jewelry to the trend of colorblocking in fashion.…

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Added by emiko oye on March 15, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Craft in America Study Center: Looming Election: Woven Works

Works by Tanya Aguiñiga, Connie Lippert, Michael F. Rohde, Cameron Taylor-Brown, and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

On view at the Craft in America Study Center from June 16 - September 1, 2012

Opening reception and artist talk on Saturday June 16, 2012 at 5-7 PM, talk at 6PM

 

(Los Angeles, CA)  In light of the imminent 2012 election, Craft in America proudly gathers together politically charged work by five contemporary textile innovators.  This is a vast and varied group of… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2012 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Call for Artists: Painters Who Pot / Potters Who Paint

Deadline: May 15, 2012

PORTAGE HILL ART GALLERY

PRESENTS:



Painters Who Pot / Potters Who Paint

August 1st- August 26th, 2012

Opening August 5: 7-9 PM



Open to any artist who works both as a clay artist and painter. Throughout the history of art many painters have discovered the pleasure of working with clay. These have included many eminent artists from the past including Picasso, Vlaminck,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals - application information

Deadline: May 31, 2012

Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, one of the nation’s most prominent and popular juried shows of fine art and crafts, is now accepting applications from artists and craftspeople in all media for its Fall 2012 shows.



Exhibition space is available at every show in all categories, including fiber and fashion, photography, fine art, furniture, ceramics and pottery, blown and leaded glass, jewelry, metal,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

Artists-in-residence @ John Michael Kohler Arts Center

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center has collaborated with Kohler Co. in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, for almost 40 years to make industrial technologies and facilities available to artists worldwide. The 2-6 month residency enables artists to fully access the industrial Pottery, Iron and Brass Foundry at Kohler Co. Imagine unlimited porcelain slip on tap, tunnel kilns, and 50-gallon barrels of glaze at your disposal!



Participants are exposed to a body of technical knowledge that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

Wondering...Can HANDMADE items ever be too perfect???

It's easy to enjoy a well crafted piece of jewelry... the way it feels on your skin, the perfectly balanced shapes, the flow of the design.  Or the way the light reflects in that, one of a kind stone...you know...the stone that the metalsmith picked out 3 years ago at Tucson and has been saving it for the right design!!  I am always striving to make my work "better".  But I realized the other day..."better" and "perfect" are…

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Added by Aimee A. Domash on March 14, 2012 at 12:35am — 3 Comments

Pencils Make a Point - TRUE CONFESSIONS On the Path to Success or the Brink of Failure

This week I am teetering on a thin line between a new path of success or the brink of failure. EVERY DAY I vacillate between terrified panic and the steely focus of intense preparation. Let me explain . . . and perhaps you may gain some insights for your own path.…



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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 11, 2012 at 7:00pm — 8 Comments

How traffic pirates skim revenue from your Etsy shop

You may have heard all the ruckus about Pinterest of late and wondered, why is this such a big deal? It looks like this is just a successful social networking site that is driving lots of traffic to my Etsy shop.  Well…not exactly.   Read on and I’ll explain how sites like Pinterest really make money.  Note: I am using Pinterest as just one example of a type of website/business model that is growing rapidly.

 

Pinterest makes money by directing traffic to websites who agree to…

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Added by 2Roses on March 10, 2012 at 6:15pm — 17 Comments

Upcoming Exhibition and Performance

In preparation for my upcoming exhibition, book launch, and performance, an article came out in Buffalo Rising!

 

http://www.buffalorising.com/2012/03/casting-culture-a-hybrid-performance-event-by-john-harris.html

Added by John Harris on March 10, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

my article published in hand/eye magazine

I’ve Got That Felting Feeling

BY Debrah Block Krol | February 9, 2012…

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Added by debrah block krol on March 9, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Would you like to take a survey?

Hellooooo Fellow Makers!

I'm trying to get some answers, and you can help.  At some point in our career, we all go to a conference, fair, or symposium.  There are a lot of different reasons why we choose to go to an event, and a lot of reasons why we don't! 

Regardless of your medium, and regardless of what you attend (or don't attend), I'd really appreciate hearing from you!  I'm part of a group that's working on evaluating the content, format, and structure of…

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Added by Jillian Moore on March 9, 2012 at 10:43am — 6 Comments

Are you steering without a compass? Failure is an inevitable cul-de-sac on the road to success.

 I listen to Charlie Rose every day I often find the speakers inspiring.Charlie Rose These are the smartest, hardest working and usually, most articulate people in the world able to bring ideas and introspection to the plain wooden table of Charlie Rose.

Today, I want to share a couple of thoughts that may be  helpful to artists and makers. Of …

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on March 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Enameling on Metal Clay: Using Scratch-foam Textures











I knew absolutely nothing about enameling when I started this process 3 weeks ago. The techniques I applied in this exploration were gleaned from the wonderful book"…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on March 7, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Hiroshi Nonami: Photography

I came across a blog post about the Japanese photographer Hiroshi Nonami and wanted to share it with you.

A big part of why I am so enthusiastic about sharing art photography on crafthaus is that I am always trying to find imagery that - hopefully - inspires us craft…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 6, 2012 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Hey! That doesn't smell like sterling silver.

2Roses weigh in on the pros and cons of selling jewelry online. http://jewelrytutorial.blogspot.com/

Added by 2Roses on March 5, 2012 at 11:22am — 3 Comments

Spring!

Blossoms

The weather has turned and everything seems to be starting again. Over the last week - another week since my last post - I've completed a few things: some smaller "nut" rings, set with stones:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on March 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
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