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CALL 4 ENTRIES: The Art of Fine Craft 2009, A National Juried Exhibition

The Art of Fine Craft 2009

A National Juried Exhibition

October 1 - November 8, 2009

Elder Gallery, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Lincoln, Nebraska

Postmark deadline: July 1, 2009



This juried exhibition will showcase the best work in fine craft including ceramics, glass, textiles, fibers, metalwork, jewelry, woodwork and printmaking. The exhibition is held in conjunction with Art of Fine Craft conference, October 1-2, 2009, a biennial conference produced by… Continue

Added by Jenni Brant on March 18, 2009 at 9:03pm — No Comments

500 Enameled Objects

One of my pieces is in the new Lark book on enamel, so I received my complimentary copy a few days ago. It is just as nice as the other books in this series. I already have my "faves" and am sure I will have even more as I page through again. Sarah Perkins has selected an amazing body of pieces in a wide range of styles - the images are wonderful and inspire me to get back to work... Thanks to all involved!

Added by Deborrah Daher on March 16, 2009 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Would you like to VISIT MY STUDIO?

Two articles were recently published about "VISITING MY STUDIO" and now they are both on line.



The "Visit the Studio" article written by Jennifer Cross Gans was first published in Metalsmith Magazine.

You can read this on line by going to the top of the page for UPCOMING EVENTS on my web site or… Continue

Added by Harriete E Berman on March 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Harriete Estel Berman Studio Tour

I'm writing a series of article for Etsy "open studio tour" and few days ago I had the great pleasure to virtually visit the studio of crafthaus' member Harriete Estel Berman





You can read the full article… Continue

Added by Francesca Vitali on March 12, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Designing my maker's mark

I'm drawing my maker's mark using my name initials FV (WOW big steps here!!).

I have six designs I like and I would need your help and/or feedback to decide on one.



If you want to read the all story visit my blog:

http://fruccidesign.blogspot.com/2009/03/cast-your-vote.html





Thank… Continue

Added by Francesca Vitali on March 10, 2009 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Website

Finally...well, almost. The website is a work in progress, but the most recent work is up!
Somehow I always neglect to photograph each piece properly. So not all of the work is there, but a pretty good representation anyhow.
Could it be that I am working madly to the wire??? I KNOW I am not the only one guilty of this.



http://jennifertrask.com/Site/Gallery_1.html

Added by Jennifer Trask on March 10, 2009 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Call for Entries: STUFF: JEWELRY FOR THE PEOPLE

STUFF is a group exhibition highlighting contemporary, conceptual, and art jewelry. The exhibition will be held at Sub Octo Gallery in Philadelphia, to coincide with the SNAG Conference, May 20 – 24, 2009. SNAG’s theme this year is Revolution: a revolution is occurring in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area in our field, and STUFF’s goal is to showcase the artists driving this movement. Organized by Gayle Friedman, Analya Cespedes, Anya Pinchuk and Jimin Park. Artists from Maryland, DC and… Continue

Added by Gayle Friedman on March 9, 2009 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Hug a Christmas tree with my jewelry!

Added by Sasja Saptenno on March 4, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Tarra-g by Christina Koster in Dutch glossy Linda

Added by Christina Koster on March 4, 2009 at 5:05am — No Comments

Baltimore ACC show

Well, another ACC show is behind me and this one was much better than I anticipated. I attribute it to having mostly new designs, some new display elements, and good help in my booth. It's nice to know that people were actually out there shopping.

Added by Deb Karash on March 1, 2009 at 10:29pm — 2 Comments

laurenabramspolymerclay.blogspot.com

Please check out my blog here
laurenabramspolymerclay.blogspot.com

Added by Lauren Abrams on March 1, 2009 at 5:18pm — No Comments

I am looking for bad images for a Professional Guidelines document.

I am looking for examples of bad photographic images for a Professional Guidelines document about Professional Quality Photographic Images and Knowing How to Work with Digital Photos.



IF you have some BAD images (or a BAD and IMPROVED comparison) that you are willing to share with a wide audience, it would be most appreciated.



Of course, I can not promise that your image will be in the document, but it would be great to have some real life examples of bad photography,… Continue

Added by Harriete E Berman on February 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Book Review

My new book, All Chained Up, was just reviewed by Tammy Powley at about.com

"Victoria Lansford's jewelry is stunning. ...for the designer who is ready to advance his or her jewelry skills, Victoria's text is a wonderful learning tool."

Read the whole review here:
http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/metalwirebooks/fr/bronzeagechain.htm?nl=1

Added by Victoria Lansford on February 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Dwell likes my Mobiles!

Mobile

If mobiles are meant to stimulate baby brain function, this simple, modern design from Julie Frith should make for some inspired little ones. Totless? Try hanging it in the living room, where it will just as easily delight the adults.

http://www.humboldt1.com/~mobiles/



Dwell at home in the modern world

product of th day…

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Added by Julie Frith on February 23, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

"HEIRLOOMS: Navigating the Personal in Contemporary Jewelry" link to article including several Crafthaus artists

Howdy, all:

Since this is a site for sharing and this article I worked on mentions several of the great artists that are featured on Crafthaus, I thought I would forward a link. I hope that you like it!


http://www.artjewelryforum.org/on-collecting/heirlooms-navigating-the-personal-in-contemporary-jewelry/

(Art Jewelry Forum is working hard to "nurture the field of contemporary art jewelry" and supports and connects artists, curators and collectors.)

Added by Lena Vigna on February 13, 2009 at 7:55am — 3 Comments

Gift Certificates Now Available!

Want to hint to your honey about a piece of jewelry or a book or DVD? Be subtle and forward this message with a wink wink, nudge nudge.



Gift certificates now available from http://www.victorialansford.com/gift.html



Get/give a gift that is as unique as your love!



Gift certificates available from victorialansford.com good on all available artwork, book, and DVDs. Not redeemable for workshops or commission work. Status of available artwork updated periodically but… Continue

Added by Victoria Lansford on February 11, 2009 at 11:25pm — No Comments

Emma is Featured in Local Blog

I am featured in a Washington Post blog: http://fashionwashington.com/obd2.html
Check it out!

Added by Emma Villedrouin on February 11, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Why are we here?

I am currently the president of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen here in Pennsylvania, USA. I wrote this article for our newsletter to get involvement by our membership. I'm posting it here, because this site is about community. Thanks Brigitte for a great site!



“ART plays no clear role in our culture.”

“ARTISTS have little direct contact with their audience”

“ART MAKING is indulged, but rarely rewarded.”

Ted Orland in “The View From The Studio Door”



I’m… Continue

Added by George Balock on February 3, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Materials

The main materials I am working with are plastic, enamel and stones.
Any comments and suggestions about the pieces are more than welcome.

Added by Katharina Moch on January 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Quote from our new president

"...know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy."

Added by Chris Pettingill on January 21, 2009 at 5:31am — No Comments

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