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Exhibitions, New Designers and a Holiday!

Summer time at last. I've spent the last week or so in Brighton after shutting up the workshops, which I always find slightly melancholy.

Before I left there was loads of work to be done, including setting up an exhibition and making a pin for the O-pin project which I mentioned in a previous post about the Glasgow School of Art degree show. I'm fairly pleased with the pin I made from old steel…

Added by The Justified Sinner on July 4, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Etsuko Tashima combines ceramics and glass

Etsuko Tashima. "Cornucopia 09-Y3," 2010. Slip-covered stoneware and cast glass

20 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches.

Courtesy the Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison

A ceramic pot, although it may be hollow, is completely…


Added by Brigitte Martin on July 1, 2013 at 9:19am — No Comments

Gemological Institute of America 2014 Scholarships

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will begin accepting scholarship applications online from 15th  June for its 2014 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses, and lab classes. Application forms will be available through to 31 October on the Institute’s…

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 27, 2013 at 8:41am — No Comments

New Designers 2013 Seminar Program (UK)

Part 1: 26 - 29 June (Awards Preview 26 June)

Part 2: 03 - 06 July (Awards Preview 03…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 27, 2013 at 8:38am — 2 Comments

Call for Artists: Suspended in Green

Artist Call Out: Suspended in Green

Place: Studio Gabi…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 26, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

I-Ting Ho: Skin

Mirror mirror / Face off, 2012 " What are you looking at? "

Flaps of dimpled silicone rubber are stitched together to form fleshy earrings,…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2013 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

The Cocoon

Students from London's Architectural Association have suspended a giant wooden cocoon between the trees of Hooke Park in Dorset, England. The wooden structure, designed and built by four students on the AA Design & Make…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2013 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Crowdsourcing: Business Unusual National Challenge

The Business Unusual National Challenge’s crowdsourcing initiative has begun! From now through July 25,…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 20, 2013 at 7:56am — No Comments

Call from Australia: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has opened the call for entries for the 13th annual Prize.…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 18, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Call for Entries The Demitasse, a cup and saucer


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 18, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Call: The Ceramics Annual of America

The Ceramics Annual of America is now taking artist entries for October 18-20!…

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 17, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

ACC: The Ultimate Craft Showdown

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and craft enthusiasts of all ages: Get ready for the craft-based, rooftop-located, curator-led match of the millennium. Six art professionals enter, and barring any disasters, six art professionals will leave - albeit each of them will have…


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 17, 2013 at 4:38am — No Comments


Nope, not the subculture that rose to prominence in London in the swinging 60′s, I’m afraid. Not quite (but at least a little closer to) case modding practiced by our brethren, the computer geeks. What I’m talking about is modding tools.

You know, how you adapt certain tools make your progress quicker, or perhaps alter their use somewhat to suit your…


Added by Melissa Cameron on June 16, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

North Glasgow College Jewellery Degree Show 2013

Last but not least - of course, these are my students - in the round of Scottish degree shows is the turn of North Glasgow College. We've only been offering degrees in Jewellery Design and Technology for three years, validated through Leeds University - the last time for Leeds, we have an exciting partnership with Dundee's own Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art starting next academic year - but this is the first year that I've personally felt part of the degree-show circuit, felt as if we…


Added by The Justified Sinner on June 15, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

How do we kindle interest in those unaware in what we do?

"How do we kindle interest in those unaware in what we do? I would say that we need to create a narrative about our work that fits in the lives of others."

Read this wonderful blog post by Brian R. Jones: …


Added by Brigitte Martin on June 15, 2013 at 11:48am — 1 Comment

Benchmark - An Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery Design

To celebrate Jewellery Week 2013 and the London Festival of Architecture and to showcase incredible work made by UK designers today, Craft Central presents Benchmark - a selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery design.…


Added by Vicky Saragouda on June 14, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Behind the Brooch: A closer look at backs, catches and pin stems (Book)

I started a wonderful project last year about collecting images of brooches from the side we rarely see, the back side. It was such a wonderful experience to see how different artists approached the back look and mechanism of their brooches.

I started looking around for more pictures, and although it was not an easy task I managed to create a wonderful board on Pinterest named, of course, …


Added by Lorena Angulo on June 13, 2013 at 8:56pm — 2 Comments

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