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Necklace Competition...Shapeways plus Engineer vs Designer

Hello good crafthaus peoples.

I'm very happy to report a competition which is destined to out shine all other competitions before during or after.  It's hard to hide my enthusiasm for this unprecedented opportunity.  

Well if you think you have what it takes... and you are able, you should submit your design to Shapeways for the official…

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Added by Anthony Tammaro on January 9, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Metal Clay Bench TIp (4PAM)

As mentioned in the fist tutorial, for the second installment of my 4 processes/projects a month (4PAM) is about how to keep kinetic metal clay components from fusing together in the kiln. If you aren't familiar with metal clay, in order for the clay to sinter, burn off the binder, and become solid metal, the temperature will range from 1100F to 1800F. Often this means touching components won't move after firing, or the surfaces where they were touching will be marred. This simple solution…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 7, 2012 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Beate Eismann in Moss 'Case Study'

Gallery Loupe's ongoing collaboration with Moss continues with artist Beate Eismann's rapid prototyped bracelets and paper brooches. 

The case features two unique collections, made using totally different processes. The bracelets are computer designed and 3D printed. Their surfaces are finished in silver and sometimes embellished with jewels. The paper brooches are created with handmade paper, and shaped into forms reminiscent of candy and chocolate packaging, bringing a sort of…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on January 7, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments

Call: 1st annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition

The 1st annual World Championship Belt Buckle Competition is a juried online exhibition inviting all one-of-a-kind, handcrafted, wearable examples in the belt buckle format including western, modern, fashion, narrative and conceptual.

60 finalists will…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 7, 2012 at 7:56am — No Comments

Happy New Year!

Added by Patti Bleicher on January 6, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Humor in Craft - Publishing Date Released

Schiffer Publishing officially released the cover and other information regarding the Humor in Craft book:

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing (Release date: March 28,…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 4, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

4 Projects a Month

For many of us the beginning of the year dawns with idealistic and hopeful resolutions, pointing to a potentially happier and more content version of ourselves. The truth is many of our resolutions actually involve a lot of struggle and work, and while the end results can yield a certain sense of accomplishment the road to is littered with the reality of daily living. 

 

As an artist, I think it's essential to sit down at least once a year and set some short term and long term…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on January 4, 2012 at 10:36am — 2 Comments

FIT online course Materials and Properties

The Jewelry Design Department at FIT is offering an online course in materials used in the jewelry industry. This course provides a foundation of information to understand the efficient, safe use of traditional and alternative jewelry materials and manufacturing processes. Topics surveyed are safety, basic chemistry, properties of metals and stones, manufacturing processes, historic and economic backgrounds of precious metals, and social responsibility relative to mining, processing, and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 2, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Re: Images and Appropriation

The discussion of reuse or appropriation of other peoples' images or work in the making of a new art work is well discussed in Randy Kennedy's  January 1, 2012 NY Times article"Apropos Appropriation "





 The internet makes appropriation all the easier. The flood of…
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Added by Thea Clark on December 31, 2011 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

Looking for the Map Quest version for your path to success?

The New Year renews our optimism and focus on professional development,…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on December 30, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Serendipity Magazine volume 1 issue 3 APOCALYPTIC ART

Issue three of Serendipity Magazine explores death and creation in art, focusing on the upcoming predictions of an apocalypse. 'Apocalyptic Art' features work from a variety of artists and media, from photography to bronze sculptures to food to consider for your last supper. Join us on a journey through the cycle of

creation and destruction.…

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Added by Francesca Gabrielli on December 24, 2011 at 6:09am — No Comments

Happy Festivals Of Whatever!

Ugly Santa says, "Ho, Ho, Ho!" and hopes that all my Crafthaus colleagues have a good holiday and an excellent 2012!

 

Ho Ho Horror

Added by The Justified Sinner on December 22, 2011 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Finding The Orange Lifeboat - Will Your Images Be Lost at Sea?

Imagine you are a military helicopter pilot charged with a rescue mission in the choppy seas off of Wales. Prince William of England generously offered to be our model for this edifying story. (Thanks, Will.)

 

Someone fell off a fishing boat and is now missing at sea. Will must…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Flowers from trash...

Gotta love Christmas and the EWM "empty wallet syndrome" that comes along with it!  I ran across this video and although it's a tad bit crafty...I found his "recycles flowers" very pretty...and free!!!   Maybe my kids will make grandma  a bouquet for Christmas!!???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBmXMoI9Qus&feature=related

Added by Aimee A. Domash on December 22, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Ruth Reifen at Gallery Loupe

New to the gallery is Ruth Reifen -- a wonderful young artist whose recent work with metal and automotive paint has us quite intrigued. A RISD graduate, Ruth has been garnering notice for her unusual perception of the world around her that result in "exaggerated treasures from nature" and more...

Read this interview between Design Break and Ruth and you'll see what we mean:…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on December 22, 2011 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Looking for textile/ fiber based art that addresses motherhood

Message from Kate Kretz
Artist/Curators.... looking for examples of textile/ fiber based art that addresses motherhood for a lecture I am giving at the Textile Society of America's Symposium next year.…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 22, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Photography Lighting Solution

I like to take my own photographs of my work, but I always run into a common problem in photography: Lighting. Everything involving the lighting of a piece is important. The type of bulb, the brightness, the distance, and the origin of the light source all play into effect. But often times, the origin and distance of the light source are hardly managable without a more professional set-up...And that means a larger budget. However, I have figured out a quick, easy, and fairly affordable…

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Added by John Harris on December 21, 2011 at 9:58pm — 2 Comments

Brighton Rock

Off to Brighton on Friday for the festive holidays! Today I had hardly any students in, had finished the charms for the SCC show and have nothing that I can really be doing on my two big projects ("Fashion:Victim" and "Future Legend") so I picked up a nut from the old West Pier in Brighton, a beautiful Victorian pier which had a theatre at the end and which has been allowed to fall into disrepair following an arson attack by a company which didn't want it to be restored:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 21, 2011 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Ceramics residency open at Red Lodge Clay Center

In order to suit the needs of a variety of artists and maintain an atmosphere of momentum and diversity, the Red Lodge Clay Center offers two residency options. Year-long residencies run from September 1st through August 15th. Short-term, proposal based residencies ranging from one to eight weeks, are considered from October 1st through July 31st. Please submit separate applications if applying for both residency options.



The year-long residency is ideal for committed individuals in… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on December 20, 2011 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Charmed III

I received an email from Sharon Massey earlier this week, inviting me to submit some pieces for the third "Charmed" exhibition at the SCC in Pittsburgh, to which I happily agreed. Some time ago, Bob Ebendorf and I had been talking about me making a series of charm bracelets which I started but which never got anywhere as I couldn't get over the hurdle of creating a complex piece with essentially no "narrative". (The original plan was to create 10 bracelets and 100 charms which would be sold…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on December 20, 2011 at 1:47pm — 3 Comments

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