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Drop In Studio- Creative Fun for Everyone!

Here's a link to my Latest Blog Entry, about the Drop In Studio activity at Contemporary Craft.  It's a very inviting, fun activity designed by Melissa Cameron, whose work is featured in the Bridge 12 exhibition.…


Added by Sarah Loch-Test on December 2, 2012 at 1:33pm — 1 Comment

Digifab-ulous Project 2: Gem Table

The concept of the gem table has prong setting-like table legs that hold the gem table top in place. The table top design is fun with an overlapped silhouette of different gem cuts. It will become a small-sized coffee table. The material is 0.75 thick plywood that we will be cutting with SDSU's CNC machine. …

Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on December 1, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Digifab-ulous Project 1: Spirit Animal - Jellyfish

Digital Fabrication class 1st Project: Spirit Animals

This semester I am taking Digital Fabrication class to learn how to use Rhino program, use CNC machine and ABS plastic printer.

Our first project is utilizing laser printer, we will be using Rhino program to create our spirit animal.…


Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on December 1, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Opulent Project + Loupe Holiday Party

Meg Drinkwater and Erin Gardner of The Opulent Project will also be speaking about their work at the Brooklyn Metal Works

Friday evening, Dec. 7th at 7 pm.

Brooklyn Metal Works is located at 640 Dean Street  Brooklyn, NY 11238

To see more…


Added by Patti Bleicher on December 1, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Moss Holiday Party Photos

We just posted photos from Moss’ Holiday Party on our Facebook page….

Click here to view…

Added by Patti Bleicher on December 1, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft - Artist Residency Program

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft  - Artist Residency Program


Applications Deadline March 1, 2013


Media Accepted:  Wood, Glass, Metal, Fiber, Clay, Mixed Media


Access to wide variety of professional opportunities and resources!

·       Five to ten residencies awarded

·       Three, six, nine or twelve-month residencies

·       Stipend & housing allowance

·       Free studio space with 24hr access

·       Ongoing professional… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on November 30, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Craft Alliance: Applications for 2013-2014 Artists-in-Residence Program.

Craft Alliance Now Accepting Applications for 2013-2014 Artists-in-Residence Program.


Craft Alliance is proud to continue the Artists-in-Residence program, and is currently accepting applications for emerging or mid-career artists with a body of work in…

Added by Brigitte Martin on November 30, 2012 at 12:34pm — No Comments

NC Black Visits SDSU!

It's been 2 years since I've seen Andrea! I've been to NC Black's micro-forming/ engraving workshop back in my undergraduate at Studio Delucca, Long Beach, CA. It was a great workshop to learn microforming/anticlastic/syclastic/micro spiculum & hammer engraving.…

Added by Tammy Young Eun Kim on November 29, 2012 at 1:45pm — No Comments

You Are (the) Here: London

This was the final city to be visited for this stage of the You Are (the) Here project. Although I had been to London on two previous occasions, I reasoned that a significant enough period of time had elapsed for me to be able to see the city afresh. However, there was still a familiarity due to similarities of language and culture that rendered much of London less remarkable than the previous three cities by comparison. This is not to say that I did not…


Added by Ana M. Lopez on November 29, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Call for papers - Asian Lacquer International Symposium - 2nd call

Call for papers - 2nd Call

Asian Lacquer International Symposium

Buffalo, New York

Dates: 20 – 24 May 2013

The Asian Lacquer International Symposium will be held in Buffalo, New York, USA, in May 2013 and is being organized by the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Art Conservation and Design Departments and the Burchfield Penney Art…


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 28, 2012 at 8:52am — No Comments

Shape Series continues...

One of the newest pieces in the Shape Series is this brooch - the speckled pattern over the textured metal works well, I think.  Would like to find a venue to show these.…


Added by Deborrah Daher on November 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Creative Packaging - Think about it!

How often have you encountered lame packaging in your life? Probably more often than you can remember because it seems to be the norm that you get what you'd expect: a blue/green or white plastic bag with your groceries (make that orange around Thanksgiving time -whoopie-), a square-ish box with a bow for jewelry, trinkets and small objects, a paper wrapping plus paper bag for larger objects such as glass or ceramics and last but not least, a great variety of make-do, weird wrappings…


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 27, 2012 at 8:23am — 2 Comments

A Conversation with Brigitte Martin, Interview on "In the Shed with the Chandelier"

If you have an hour to kill, or need some background noise in the studio while working, this one hour chat between Tracy McAlister Mackay and crafthaus Editor Brigitte Martin gives interesting…


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 26, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bits of the mind's string, too short to use

Today, I found this essay by Joan Didion on keeping a notebook, an essay of which the editor of the hosting site says, "Though the essay was originally written nearly half a century ago, the insights at its heart apply to much of our modern record-keeping, from blogging to Twitter to Instagram."

I constantly make notes on paper - always ideas…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 25, 2012 at 4:00am — No Comments

Bold Souls - Stardust Fashion Event - 22nd Nov Flat 0/1 Club - 162 Bath Street, Glasgow

An AAAmazing night was had by all at the pop up Fashion event held by the fabulous BOLD SOULS in Glasgow at Flat 0/1 Club bath Street.

Some photos of my jewellery on the catwalk. Model Jamie Hillen totally rocked my Big Bang Necklace, Evil Kinevil and Thunderpussy rings! 



Added by Jay McLean on November 23, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Ishbel and Iain

Two of my ex-students had a little Christmas preview of their new work tonight. For some very odd reason, it was held in a hi-fi shop... quite a strange location but the specialist hushed acoustics made for a really lovely feel to the show.


Ishbel Watson has been working on some new work based on Fritz Lang's "Metropolis":



Added by The Justified Sinner on November 22, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Oh, Those Crazy Russians!

I wouldn't normally post a commercial link on my blog but I have to confess to having been practically salivating at this wonderful collection of Fabergé - and related - objects for sale. The reticulated gold picture frame is just incredible!



Not much else to report. I've had to make another two of those "Black Christmas" stars for Goldsmiths' Hall in…


Added by The Justified Sinner on November 21, 2012 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Initial Thoughts on SIERAAD

I intend to work out a more substantial comparison once I've done the ACC show in San Francisco next year, but I couldn't wait to share some of my first impressions about my experiences in Amsterdam. 

I can immediately confirm that I found the fair to be very much worth the cost…


Added by Jillian Moore on November 20, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Essay by Valerie Steele on Gothic Jewellery

I've just been sent this link to an essay by Valerie Steele on "Gothic" Jewellery:


Interesting read.

Added by The Justified Sinner on November 20, 2012 at 1:07am — No Comments

Editions in Craft - Exhibition and seminar in Stockholm, Sweden


Added by Brigitte Martin on November 19, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments

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Artist: Natalia Araya

Sometimes, when something is broken, we take it for granted and decide it doesn't serve its purpose anymore. It just will never be the same again. Even if it's fixed, we are overlooking the immense potential things can have. With this small series, I would like to invite you to think twice next time something (or someone) broken crosses your path.

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