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American Craft Magazine - Free Digital Edition

American Craft Magazine's bonus digital edition is out! This issue focuses on artists working with wild, unusual materials – everything from Legos and cardboard to juniper topiary, vintage typewriter parts, bottle caps, and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 27, 2014 at 11:23am — 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 7:00am — No Comments

Freya Jobbins - Toy Parts

Freya creates her original and detailed assemblage by using a non traditional sculptural material - plastic doll parts and toys. She utilizes miscellaneous pieces of dolls and toys to create remarkable humanoid assemblages of faces, heads and larger busts. Each…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 18, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Absurd Inventions - Dominic Wilcox

Flying Taxi…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

"Andy Warhol meets Sid Vicious" - Line Jorddal Jewelry

Line Jorddal Jewelry, made from recycled odds and ends consisting of a combination of precious material and garbage, old toys, jewellery donated by friends and strangers, dirty plastic, silver chains, Swarovski crystals and stuff found on the floor in a bar, Jorddal creates wearable art…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 10, 2013 at 12:48pm — 2 Comments

Dutch designer Femke Agema



Femke Agema is an Amsterdam based fashion designer, creating collections in which fashion melts with the art of sculpture.
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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 9, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Michael Croft: Contemporary Automata

Michael: "Like many people, my first introduction to the world of contemporary automata came with a visit to the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. I stumbled upon this delightful shop purely by chance while on a visit to the United Kingdom in 1989. Located in Covent Garden in London, the CMT…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on August 5, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Lawrence Northey's New Comic Strip features his very own Metal Sculptures!



It is probably an open secret that I am a huge fan of Lawrence Northey's metal figures. I just can't get enough of the humorous characters he creates. When I found out that…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 16, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What is it about eye glasses?

I've been thinking a lot about eyes lately. Glasses for eyes in particular. Having perfect 20/20 all throughout my life, I never thought I would need glasses, but when you are approaching 40 - all of a sudden you really DO need them. And they make such a difference. No more straining, no more…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 15, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Extreme Needlepoint: Frederique Morrel

Frederique Morrel Needlework Sculptures

Life-size trophy sculptures covered with vintage found needlework





French company Frédérique Morrel exhibited 'the slice of life' - 'passe murailles' collection

at Paris 2010 Maison et Objet.



All pieces are hand made - giving each animal their own character. The husband and wife team says: 'our products have been carefully re-made using vintage needlework saved from…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 3, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

Rachel and Brigitte got started on their own cooperation. Follow along and comment.

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I've just got back from almost a week in the Lone Star State which I was visiting on the invitation of my friends and colleagues, James Thurman and Umut Demirguc Thurman. What a trip! Based in Denton, Dallas, the main reason for my visit was to speak to the students at the University of North Texas and to work with them on a couple of practical workshops. Before…See More
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Crafthaus Project Grant 2014

Every Fall, crafthaus awards a micro project grant to a crafthaus member regardless of location, professional background, or craft field. The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for a personal or group project.All projects will be published anonymously, without revealing any personal information about the submitting party.The crafthaus membership and the general public review all proposed projects and vote for the one they wish to see supported. One vote per person.Voting…See More
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Co:Operation GARNISH

Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making! Arriving at this message is the goal of this exhibition cooperatively arranged by Rachel Timmins and Brigitte Martin.Please join this group to stay informed !! This is the official exhibition blog.See More
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
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Instill - Material Matters 2014 - The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, UK

INSTILL- material matters offers an opportunity to experience the recent works by MA postgraduates from The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, one of the most important and internationally renowned contemporary jewelry programs in Europe.

Crafthaus has been privileged to show work from the graduating jewelry classes of the Birmingham City University for the past 5 years in a row. Thank you Professor Astfalck for this wonderful opportunity!

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