Brigitte Martin's Blog Posts Tagged 'art' (181)

Israeli team combines traditional smocking with computer technology



Crafted Technology is a research design project integrating the work of Tamara Efrat of the Bezalel Industrial Design Department, and Moran Mizrahi and Dr. Amit Zoran of the School of Computer Science of the Hebrew University.



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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 4, 2016 at 1:00pm — 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

Delfina Delettrez uses Stop Motion Movie to Present Jewelry Line

Italian jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez found a unique way to present and market her jewelry line by teaming up with animation artist PES for her 'Frozen Garden' collection.



Delfina found her inspiration for the collection walking in a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 26, 2016 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Hilla Becher Obituary

I distinctly remember, as a teenager, seeing a Berna and Hilla Becher exhibition in Germany. I absolutely and instantly fell in love with photography and have remained a big fan of the media since. Having grown up in a heavily industrialized area of Germany, I had seen many industrial sites…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 23, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

Theo Jansen's STRANDBEEST coming to Chicago

In the first major American exhibition tour, Theo Jansen’s wholly distinctive kinetic creations blur the lines of art, engineering, science and performance. Celebrating the thrill of the Strandbeest’s locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development, the sculptures are…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 23, 2016 at 5:30am — No Comments

Richard Peterson featured in American Craft Magazine

Richard Peterson, Home of the Free

Earthenware, wheelthrown with pressmold top, sgraffito, underglaze, fired to cone 4, 4.5 x 2.25 x 2 inches. --- Image credit: Charlie Cummings, …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 22, 2016 at 11:27am — No Comments

My First Article for American Craft Magazine: Undercurrents of Intimacy

I could not be happier today: My first article written for and published by American Craft Magazine just came out today!



"Undercurrents of Intimacy". Feb/March 2016 issue.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 20, 2016 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

SNAG Donation Perk: Brooch by Andrew Kuebeck

I donated to SNAG's annual appeal last year, and my choice of perk was a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2016 at 4:01pm — No Comments

The Polaroids of the Cowboy Poet - Washington Post

1/9 | New York, September 1976. “Don Fincke. He was a bona fide Bowery alcoholic. He said he used to be a high-ranking guy at Eastman Kodak but he left his wife and family because he couldn’t stop drinking.” (Chris Earnshaw and Joseph Mills)…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Collection: Crib of the Infant Jesus

I came across this image from the Met this morning and was intrigued by the craft skills that had to be employed here. I suspect that this is the work of at least two or three people (wood, metal and fiber artists) but of course, I could be wrong. I don't know much about devotional…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 14, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

New: Crafthaus SHOP

Crafthaus will soon open an online shop featuring juried-in craft artwork and related items!

We are in the process of selecting our first round of…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Crafthaus goes to...Equinox Gallery in San Antonio, TX

For the past few years, I have been fortunate to be able to spend a few weeks in Texas every December. I am glad to escape the Snomageddon that typically befalls us in the northern regions of the US that time of year, but also because Texas is just plain FUN. I love the area around Austin…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Stepping Away From The Workdesk - Roderick Vos Design, The Netherlands

Aesthetics

According to Plato every soul desires the good, the true and the beautiful especially artists and artisans! These are absolute and eternal qualities that arise from a single source. So anything…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 5, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Beaded Hightops - Teri Greeves

Source: http://handeyemagazine.com/

Raised on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming among the Shoshone and Northern…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 5, 2016 at 9:44am — 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

The Jewelry of Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey is one of the most popular shows on television, and its authentic costumes and jewelry are part of its charm.



Source: …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 4, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments

Michael Schmidt Studios - LA (VIDEO)

Lady Gaga wearing specialty gloves for the TV drama American Horror Show. The nails flip at will because of a very clever mechanism (I am probably not supposed to reveal how it's done, so I won't. Sorry!)…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 15, 2015 at 11:30am — 2 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

6 Photographers 6 Portraits

A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than by what's in front of it.

I find this video interesting with regard to how we artists chose to photograph our work and present certain facets of it to the public. What do we emphasize, what do we hide? If we shoot on…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 8, 2015 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Leather Accessories - Úna Burke

Úna Burke is a multi-award winning Luxury Leather Accessories Designer and Artist.  Using traditional leather-working techniques in her distinctly complex constructions, Úna makes both seasonal fashion accessories collections and sculptural art pieces.  …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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CON•STRUCT Erin Turner MFA Exhibition

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The Justified Sinner commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post About the closing of the Portland Craft Museum
"Alas! This is going to be a pattern for the future unless there is a change in how governments perceive the "value" within art or craft. Unfortunately, that is not going to happen as the media-government machine has done a fine job of…"
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A Quick But Packed Post!

I've genuinely been run off my feet for the last couple of weeks, what with the change in modules for the students, my usual commitments as well as getting the new house ready to move into, so this is just going to be a super-fast resume of what…See More
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Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post About the closing of the Portland Craft Museum
"It is devastating to hear about the closing of the  Museum of Contemporary Craft. I had exhibited my work there several times in the past. Under the leadership of Namita Wiggers, the Museum of Contemporary Craft had exhibitions about big ideas,…"
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Brigitte Martin posted a blog post

About the closing of the Portland Craft Museum

Crafthausers:Below are two viewpoints. Beyond…See More
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Did you know that the ACj has a great membership and forms the biggest group of jewellers in the UK... why not join?? great for jewellers and those interested in jewellery, with annual exhibitions, regular talks and invitations to events, a regular…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Each month we feature the work of a different artist/maker on our website. Take a look and find out about their inspiration, how they create the work and generally what makes them and their work unique. Jen Ricketts - Silversmith   Jen in her…"
19 hours ago
Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Munich Jewelry Week is coming up and parts of the jewelry world are in a flurry of anticipation. Art Jewelry Forum will be active during MJW and we look forward to seeing many of you there. You can find AJF at: The release of our latest book, On and…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"The American Craft Council is looking for a Director of Education. This is a great organization and a super exciting job for the right person!       Summary: The director of education is responsible for creating a roster of…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"26-28 February 2016A stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing fair where visitors can purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as the latest designs from more established designer makers.Take a look at our…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"  Crafts Book Club   Listen again to Crafts magazine’s inaugural Book Club   The Crafts magazine Book Club celebrates the relationship between writing and making. There has been a multitude of brilliant books that explore the…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Real to Reel: The Craft Film FestivalComing soon to the Picturehouse Central in London Craft has a very special relationship with film. Craft on film can be hypnotic, surprising and magical.  The resurgence of interest in craft has resulted in…"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
"Classes in Celie's StudioLocated in Beautiful Vermont Hi All,I’m writing to announce my line up of home classes for Summer and Fall 2016.  I am launching a brand new class called:Hinged, Hollow, and Pierced; Triangular Pendant…"
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Masthead Credits

Leisa Rich, Atlanta, GA

"Happy to See You, Too", 2016
16" X 12" X 9"
Materials: PLA, acrylic, plastic, oil paint, recycled reflexology/yoga mat
Technique: 3D printing, assemblage

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