Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'UK' (26)

How To Make Money With Art

Embroidery on a piece of knitting.

Kate Talbot: "I made ‘counterknit’ after a conversation with a friend about how difficult it was to make money from art. It is a tongue in cheek response to how I make my money by…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 16, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Call for Publication: Narrative Jewelry

Dauvit Alexander

Title:"Blood Will Have Blood: A Macbeth Brooch"…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

REAL TO REEL: The Craft Film Festival (UK-based submissions)

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, is the first UK festival dedicated to craft and moving image, hosted by the Crafts Council and Crafts magazine. Real to Reel gives a platform to the wealth of films that explore themes of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 23, 2016 at 9:04am — No Comments

Minimalist with a Twist - Jeanne Marell, UK

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Fred Rich Enamel Design, UK

Damsel Moonstone Vase

Silver, silver gilt and enamel with 22 carat…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 31, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Sian Greening - Mesh Skyline

Image: Large Black Wallpiece)

My work is inspired by the very materials I work with. My love for textiles led me to create my own ‘masculine fabric’ using fine silk and cotton threads woven into mesh and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 17, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Brushing Up - Ellie Birkhead, Brighton, UK

Regional Brush Project - showing the process of collecting and making brushes from found materials in Brighton and Berkshire.

University of Brighton graduate Ellie Birkhead has created a series of brushes with unusual shapes for cleaning specific objects. Made from beech wood and hog…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Seeping Color into Clay - Emma Buckley, UK

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 24, 2015 at 7:32am — 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

Flora Bhattachary, London, UK - Carving and 3D

YANTRA, 18K and black ruthenium plated silver, limited edition…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on July 1, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Catwalk - University of East London - Autumn/Winter 2015/16

I came across images of the UEL school's recent undergrad fashion show and thought I'd share them on crafthaus to give you all a peek outside of the US. There are many fashion schools in London and the work that their students produce is decidedly different from…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 22, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

UK Artist raises Awareness of Homelessness via Model Pigeons

Soho Pigeons

Dozens of rainbow-colored plastic pigeons have roosted on the lampposts of London’s Soho to raise awareness of homelessness in the city center. The installation of 50 model pigeons, curated by Sim Smith Gallery and designed by artist Patrick Murphy, went up in Soho Square and Greek Street on 3 February, and will remain there for three months. …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 19, 2015 at 10:34am — No Comments

A Show of Fact and Fiction - UK Crafts Council

The Welsh Space Campaign, Hefin Jones, 2013. PHOTO: DAN BURN-FORTI

Teleri Lloyd-Jones previews…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 17, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Zoe Robertson - Flocked Fiber Jewelry

Why do you choose these kind of materials? + What idea do you want to express with this work?

"I am a maker, I am inquisitive and I love to experiment, explore, discover, and I'm always searching for something new. I design…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Jimmie Martin - Furniture Designers - Hand Painted Furniture Specialists

Jimmie Martin Limited is a luxury furniture brand established in London since 2004.

Based in Kensington they have recently expanded into soft furnishings ,wallpapers and lamps. As well as having recently founded a separate…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 8, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Carréducker, UK - Bespoke Shoes

G&H Half-Cut Boot

Electric blue suede chelsea boot designed and made as a collaboration with Gieves and Hawkes

Upper Blue suede

Lining Black glace kid

Making Standard heel height; pitched heel; square waist; 3/16 sole; black finish throughout…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 5, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

Jay Watson, UK: Re-Inventions

'Linger a little longer'

Colours:  Black on solid European Oak.

Other colours & timbers available on…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

Slow Furniture - Young & Norgate Made in Devon UK

Hard Craft

In a fast moving world we make slow furniture. Every piece we make has had the luxurious ingredient of time mixed in to its being. Add passion, a good amount of graft and an unhealthy dose  of perfectionism and you will get…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Williams British Handmade: Bespoke Suitcases

Specifications- Arch Case

Bridle leather- Cherry Red, Lining- cream suede

Bespoke brass channel frame 10x4x1mm Two brass locks with flap over straps. Two interior drawers

Maximum Height 350mm…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 23, 2013 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

Linda Florence: Wallpaper

Linda Florence produces bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for public, commercial and domestic interiors.  Florence’s printing techniques incorporate a mixture of traditional and new technologies.

Clients include the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 15, 2013 at 8:39am — 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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