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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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2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Recipient

Crafthaus is pleased to announce that Leisa Rich's project "Invisible:VisAble" garnered 968 votes of 2,575 total votes cast (37.59%) and is the 2014 Crafthaus Project Grant Winner.

Starting in November, we all look forward to following Leisa's crafthaus blog about her project.

Thank you to everyone who voted. Much success for all projects!

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Instill - Material Matters 2014

  INSTILL-material matters “The year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”  Hal Borland The School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University presents the thesis work by students of the MA in Jewellery, Silversmithing and Related Products course. The show celebrates the achievements of a group of exceptionally diverse individuals, with each piece on display offering an unexpected adventure through material that…See More
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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!

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