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Feeling superior does not help with anything.

I witnessed a bunch of troublesome ‘discussions’ this past week. Not on crafthaus and not directed at me personally, but troublesome nevertheless. They also weren’t real discussions either, as in: a respectful exchange of opinions where one side hears the other out. It…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — 15 Comments

Nathan Prouty: Ceramicist/Stand-up comedian who doesn't want the attention

Sammiches: Kyle & His Dagwood, Black & White Giclée Print with color acetate overlay, Commission for Star Gods Press

I am overwhelmed.

The incessant input of stimulation - ideas,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Skin - Beadwork by Sarah Maloney

Skin ('03 -'12)

Skin, a piece I have been working on, on and off, for nine years. It is a life size woman’s skin made from approximately 400,000 tiny glass beads and nylon thread; it hangs from the ceiling like a garment on molded…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 7, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Can production craft be judged?

©Bruce Metcalf 2014

 

After the recent ruckus about my “abstract crapola” remark on my Facebook feed, a number of interesting issues emerged out of the blizzard of outrage. I want to consider two of the more controversial of them. The first is that production craftspeople should be exempt from judgment. The second is that the advancing age of many makers has no relevance to anything whatsoever, and is politically incorrect to talk about. Well, I absolutely disagree with both…

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Added by Bruce Metcalf on March 18, 2014 at 11:00am — 99 Comments

Value Added: The Alternative Limb Project

Viktoria Modesta wearing the stereo leg, fitted by ProActive prosthetics.

The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal bespoke service which provides unique…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Do-Ho Suh: Polyester Appliances

As part of his upcoming exhibition at Lehmann Maupin, Korean artist Do-Ho Suh (previously…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 18, 2013 at 12:32pm — 2 Comments

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