All Blog Posts Tagged 'humor' (13)

Matthew Cox - Embroidered X-Rays

"Waterproof watches"

Matthew Cox is a Philadelphia-based artist who embraces and joins a variety of media to produce several thematic series of work.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Nathan Prouty: Ceramicist/Stand-up comedian who doesn't want the attention

Sammiches: Kyle & His Dagwood, Black & White Giclée Print with color acetate overlay, Commission for Star Gods Press

I am overwhelmed.

The incessant input of stimulation - ideas,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 30, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Caught in the time warp of Art Versus Craft

We participate in a creative exercise related to EtsyMetal, a group of metalsmiths organized around Etsy. The exercise is called "Blog Carnival". Each month a topic is chosen and a variety of members from this international group each provide their individual perspectives on the subject. We thought (mistakenly) that we had scraped the subject of Art Versus Craft off our shoes for good. Thanks to Blog Carnival we have stepped in it again. It appears that it is the topic that will not…

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Added by 2Roses on March 31, 2014 at 2:28am — 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

Present for a Giraffe - MAI YAMASHITA + NAOTO KOBAYASHI

Present (for a Giraffe)

2004, Wool, life-size for a giraffe (approx. 3 x 2 m)

Knitting is a warm-hearted activity aiming to express love for a friend or family members. The artists knitted a life-sized sweater for a 4-meter-tall giraffe in a zoo. They…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2014 at 9:30am — 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

Sad ETSY Boyfriends

Hilarious blog dedicated to the wretched creatures abused for economic gains by their Etsy girlfriends. You are invited to make submissions!

"This has to be a common phenomenon, right? A free-spirited crochet queen forcing her boyfriend to…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 22, 2013 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

To the Needlepoint: Frédérique Morrel

{Frédérique Morrell / Aaron Levin}



Frédérique Morrel is the marriage (in both the proper and the figurative sense) between two artists who met while jumping on neighboring beds…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 18, 2013 at 8:55am — 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

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.....

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

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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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