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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

Standing at the crossroads of what’s yours is mine

I have been talking for some time about the idea that the image of a piece of work is more valuable to the artist than the work itself.  This is a fairly radical concept for many in the arts, but it’s an accepted fact for most people in media, technology and marketing. This idea is the result of convergence, the merger of previously distinct technologies or fields into a new form, requiring new practices. What has happened in video, music, telecommunications and computing over the last two…

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Added by 2Roses on March 1, 2012 at 10:50am — 20 Comments

Kiff Slemmons Opening Photos

The opening of Kiff Slemmons: HUESOS exhibition was absolutely wonderful. And now that we've turned the page to March there is less than a week left to see this extraordinary installation for yourself! So, if you have a chance to swing by before the show comes down on March 6th, we're quite sure you'll be thrilled that you did...

We want to once again thank Kiff for this inspiring work that sparked all sorts of interesting conversations...as did her truly compelling lecture at the…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on February 29, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

MAD Exhibition of Necklaces: “Hanging Around”

For at least forty thousand years, in virtually all cultures, humans have worn objects of symbolic, decorative, and amuletic value around their necks. Drawing upon its permanent collection, MAD presents a survey of the necklace in the exhibition “Hanging Around”.

Dating from the 1960s to the present, these artistic creations encompass conceptual approaches ranging from the decorative to the…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on February 29, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Applications Open for Windgate Museum Intern

Tne Museum of Contemporary Craft has been awarded $5000 in direct support of a Windgate Museum Intern. This is a competitive opportunity, and the first time MoCC has been invited to host an intern. Each year, the Windgate foundation selects four institutions to support an intern and the Museum is deeply honored to be a part of this year’s selection.



This 6-week internship will take place during July and August, 2012 at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

– Interns will assist with… Continue

Added by Brigitte Martin on February 28, 2012 at 4:50pm — No Comments

DYI Tool: Bail Drying Rack for Metal Clay

One of my other "hats" is being the video editor at Metal Clay Artist Magazine but I've been a little lackadaisical with producing videos for our online library, so,  I'm going to try for two birds with one stone. For my last process installment of the month, and a much over due MCAM video, I thought I would introduce another one of my favorite homemade metal clay tools, a bail drying rack.…



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Added by Wanaree Tanner on February 28, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Peters Valley Artist Fellowship Opportunities for 2012

jewelry   Harry Bower sculpture chairmaking

Announcing Peters Valley Artist Fellowship

Opportunities for 2012…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 28, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Success at NY Fashion Week!

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Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on February 27, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

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