Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'The' (42)

How A Color Designer Creates The Perfect Backdrop For Famous Art

At major museums around the world, the color experts at Farrow & Ball train their discerning eye on the walls behind the artwork.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 14, 2016 at 10:15am — No Comments

The Art of "Blooks" (things that look like books but aren't)

The Aesthetic Allure of Books Without Pages

by Claire Voon

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 4, 2016 at 9:52am — No Comments

The Only Pair of Matching Singing Bird Pistols, Attributed to Frères Rochat

This is what I love about my job: Some people seem to have made it their business to email me all kinds of funny, kooky, weird and amazing artwork to look at. This video comes to us via crafthaus member Dauvit Alexander  from…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 28, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The White Road: Journey into an Obsession (BOOK)

An intimate narrative history of porcelain, structured around five journeys through landscapes where porcelain was dreamed about, fired, refined, collected, and coveted.

Extraordinary new nonfiction, a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 4, 2016 at 3:03pm — No Comments

SNAG announces 2016 Conference Speaker Line up

Our Keynotes are Don Friedlich, Melissa Joy…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 17, 2015 at 1:26pm — No Comments

NY Times Book Review: "The White Road" by Edmund de Waal

A detail from an Edmund de Waal installation. Credit Mike Bruce/Gagosian Gallery

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 13, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Don't miss this: The Smith Shop is coming to Pittsburgh Labor Day Weekend

Gabriel Craig and Amy Weiks are coming to the Society for Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh during the first weekend of September. They'll give an…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 21, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

The Art Room, UK: Art as Therapy for Disengaged Children

Art and craft education benefits absolutely everybody and especially those who don't do well in standardized environments or have been through personal turmoil. In education, why do we focus so much on STEM when we really need to have…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 3, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Society of Arts and Crafts Boston selected for Pier 4 Cultural Space

Newbury Street-based nonprofit will move operations to 20,000-square-foot space on South Boston Waterfront

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) and Colorado-based real estate investment trust firm UDR have chosen The Society of Arts and Crafts as the future tenant for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 1, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

Craft in America: California Handmade - State of the Arts

Nate Cotterman

Some Assmebly Required: Bacchus & Tazza

Blown and flame-worked glass, 2014

Craft in America is pleased to announce…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 5, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Observer (UK): Britain’s craft boom produces new model artisan army

Posted Saturday 25 April 2015

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 1, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

Charlotte Kruk: Consumer Couture – The Politics of Having at Racine Art Museum

August 1, 2014 - July 26, 2015

Artist Charlotte Kruk Puts a Twist on the Idea of Eye Candy…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 19, 2015 at 9:26am — No Comments

The Alchemist Picnic at Touchstone Center for Craft

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 15, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Body Embellishment Exhibition At The Mint Museum

Body Embellishment explores the most innovative artistic expression in the 21st-century international arenas of body extension, augmentation, and modification. The areas of focus are jewelry, tattoos, nail arts, and fashion.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

BJ Sears - The Electrophonic Anachroscope

Electrophonic Anachroscope, USA, 2006…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 30, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Call: The Hand & Lock Prize for Embroidery

Hand & Lock, the 247 year old embroidery atelier to European fashion houses, the British Military and The Royal Family has been running the prestigious embroidery prize since 2000 and now offers a prize fund in excess of $26,000.

The prize is an…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 5, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Furniture Society - Educational Grant Opportunity

The Furniture Society Educational Grants Program promotes excellence in the furniture field through financial assistance for professional development or special projects of an educational nature. The program is open to all current members of the Furniture Society.

Professional development grants…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 6, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Frog Museum

In my current, highly irregularly occurring, explorations on taxidermy in contemporary craft and art, I stumbled upon this little gem: The Frog Museum in Estavayer-le-Lac, Switzerland, a collection of 150-year-old satirical…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

The Craft Scotland Conference 2014

From: 26/09/2014 To: 27/09/2014  09:00 - 17:00
Location: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 22, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Next Black - A film about the Future of Clothing

With the objective of anticipating future washing needs and contributing to making the clothing industry more sustainable, ‘The Next Black’ is a 45-minute documentary that explores the future of clothing, produced by home appliance manufacturer AEG together with the award-winning production company House of Radon. Some of the most innovative companies express their opinions on clothing and its future while answering questions such as: Will…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 4, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

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