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"Scotland the What?" and "Apocalypse Cow"

I've been a bit distracted by family matters over the last two weeks and haven't really been doing very much of note, though unfortunately, I have had to cancel the "Scotland the What?" exhibition on Crafthaus, scheduled for the end of this month. Both Jeff Zimmer and myself have independently suffered a personal loss at the same time and have not managed to collate the show at all. The plus side of this, however, is that Brigitte has re-scheduled for October 2013 and this gives us the…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on May 10, 2012 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Graduation, Job, Studio, Is There a Recommended Direction?

Life Flower Pin by Harriete Estel Berman

Considering the time of year,
 this question from Eva, a student at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA, seems very timely. She asks:

"Do you suggest that we find a job after graduation or set up our own studio…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Heart Pendant

My custom work keeps me happily working with gold.  Here's the most recent piece - a pendant designed around a natural "heart" shaped Australian boulder opal.  She was very happy with the results.…

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Added by Deborrah Daher on May 9, 2012 at 7:09pm — No Comments

crafthaus will be featured on NPR !

Guys,

I just got off the phone with a producer from NPR WHYY's Radio Times. They invited me to come on their live radio show

this Friday at 11 am EST

http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/

I will be a guest together with Elisabeth Agro, Curator at the Philadelphia Museum of Art! The theme of the show will be to introduce Craft as an integral part of the world of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 9, 2012 at 3:14pm — 3 Comments

Crafthaus Project Grant 2012

Crafthaus Project Grant     

Every year, the crafthaus membership and their supporters decide by anonymous, popular vote…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 8, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Call for Furniture Fellowship: John D. Mineck fellowship

Call for Applications

 

$25,000…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 8, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

Who is Responsible for Damage to Work On Consignment?

A question from Pei Sze, student at Academy of Art, San Francisco: "If we put our works on consignment and it gets damaged, who is usually responsible for the damage?"



CONSIGNMENT Contract from the Professional Guidelinesact2010_Page_1 The ANSWER is in your consignment contract.…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on May 3, 2012 at 12:25pm — 2 Comments

A Firing Guide for COPPRclay (4PAM_13)





Okay, I've officially given up on catching up to my 4PAM posts, so I'm going to venture forward, and hope I can make up for the missing posts as I go along. So,…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on May 2, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Call for Artists: American Craft Today @ The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts





American Craft Today

The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

323 Franklin Road, Highlands, NC, 28741





APPLY TO THIS CALL



BACK TO PARTICIPATING CALLS

CONTACT…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Announcing The Craft Report's "Your Art on Our Cover" Facebook contest!

Announcing The Craft Report's (TCR) "Your Art on Our Cover" Facebook contest!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Darcy Miro Exhibition Opens on Saturday 5th May

Jeweler and sculptor Darcy Miro draws inspiration from nature, architectural form, and the body. Each of her pieces is meticulously crafted from sterling silver, white bronze or gold. The materials she uses reflect the embodiment of her work: strong, bold, and organic. Her sculptural background is evident as the artist's jewelry takes on the role of wearable art.

We hope you can join us on…

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Added by Patti Bleicher on April 27, 2012 at 5:09am — No Comments

Wot, No Iron?

Over the past couple of weeks, I've been really busy with family matters as well as learning to use the new mill and the associated software, so I've not really had a chance to make any of my usual work. I've been forced to make quick projects and have also been using the products of the mill as it is always so much more encouraging and interesting to be teaching oneself something with a real goal at the end.

As a result of this, I've been working largely in more conventional…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 26, 2012 at 3:36pm — No Comments

"What is the First Step to Get my Artworks Shown in a Gallery?" - a question from Eva

Andy Cooperman talking to the audience after the program. Last week, Andy Cooperman and I gave a presentation with Q & A for an audience of students and emerging artists. Co-sponsored by the Academy of Art San Francisco and the…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 26, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Follow Your Own Path -- Be Resilient, Postive, and Passionate

I was reading an article about "Pinterest's Ben Silbermann to 'Treps: Make Something Beautiful" on Entrepreneur.com. Though the article lists three pieces of advice for entrepreneurs, it struck a cord in me. A resounding echo that could be solid advice for artists and makers. Each one builds on the other.…



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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 24, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

La Vida Rose Fashion Show this Friday!

On…
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Added by Michelle Pajak-Reynolds on April 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Premiere episode of Season Four of the Peabody Award-winning series "Craft in America: Threads" to air May 11, 2012 nationwide

Los Angeles, CA – CRAFT IN AMERICA, the Emmy nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary series dedicated to exploring America’s rich craft history will premiere its fourth season with Craft in…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 23, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Upcoming Exhibition: Heat Exchange

Heat Exchange is an exhibition of enamel works curated by Elizabeth Turrell (UK), Beate Gegenwart (Germany/UK) and Melissa Cameron (Australia).

Heat, in physics, is defined as an exchange of energy. In thermodynamics, a heat exchanger is a system built to effect efficient…

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Added by Melissa Cameron on April 23, 2012 at 1:09am — No Comments

Still Time and Space to Prepare for Success

Are you looking for direction on your  path to success?

Where do you want your work to go? What insights would you like to gain from my 30+ years of experience?  

Is your work consistent with your marketing? Are you images good enough to…

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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on April 20, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Jessica Alba

SO I just finished making a norigae for Jessica Alba.  She's going to Japan then Korea for celebrity stuff and will be wearing a traditional Korean dress and the norigae is a decorative element worn in front.  I'm pretty excited about it.  Picture soon to come!

Added by Dha-Mee Hahn on April 20, 2012 at 10:19am — 1 Comment

Not About Work...

My colleague is off on paternity leave just now, leaving me holding the fort with part-time and temporary staff and my excellent technician, Fiona. A fault in the fire-alarm system in the building means that I can't cast anything, and I've not had time to work at the bench. Additionally, I just spent two weeks on holiday, so haven't much to report other than that I sent all my work off to the gallery at Cwmbran in Wales today,…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 17, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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“Creativity Contest - the posing jewel” at Creativity Oggetti Gallery

October 3, 2014 at 6pm to October 15, 2014 at 9pm
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Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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CraftBoston Holiday at Hynes Convention Center

December 5, 2014 at 10am to December 7, 2014 at 5pm
Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft. Dates & Hours Fri. December…See More
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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should

BY ALLISON ARIEFF on medium core, Sep 15Last spring, I attended the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Design Conference in San Francisco. Ben Kaufman, the CEO of Quirky, was one of the speakers in a conference that unabashedly celebrated consumption (and only had…See More
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