All Blog Posts Tagged 'metal' (44)

Bario-Neal - Fairmined and Ethically Sourced Jewelry

Bario-Neal Jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, fairmined gold,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Hu Shaoming - On the Inside

Hu Shaoming’s Mechanical Sculptures of Time and Civilization telephones sea China cameras

Hu Shaoming is a Chinese sculptor and graduate of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. With a deft mastery of metal he creates intricate sculptures that are surreal and dreamlike, but also somewhat cautionary.

In a series on time, Shaoming appropriates artifacts of industrial civilization like old cameras and telephones. Effectively destroying the mechanism,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Edouard Martinet - Insectophile

When Edouard Martinet was 10, one of his teachers introduced his pupils to insects, but in a rather obsessive way. Subliminally, the fascination sunk in to the young French boy. Fast-forward 40 years, and Martinet has become the art world's virtuoso insectophile, transforming bits and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 8, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Call: Craft Texas 2014

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014

In the fall of 2014, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) will host CraftTexas 2014, the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best in Texas-made contemporary craft. The exhibition will feature artists from all over the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 11, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

I've been busy posting classes & am really thrilled @ the instructors we have coming in 2014!!

The Ranch. Center for Arts & Craft

2014 Schedule (to date)

 

January:…

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Added by Randi Harper on November 18, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

CERF+: What 3,500 American Craft Artists Are Telling Us

November 7, 2013

CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists’ Emergency Resources) is pleased to announce that the results of our national research study are now available. The 54-page study, Sustaining Careers: A Study of the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 18, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

CRAFT IN AMERICA Episode X: Forge

FORGE profiles exceptional artists forging metal magically transformed by fire. Follow Chloe Darke as she begins her career as a silversmith at Old Newbury Crafters;…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 18, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

Scottish Energy

I don't know what has happened over the last few months but there seems to be an unstoppable maelstrom of creative energy centred over Scotland. Perhaps it is the fact that I've become more active in the creative culture around me but I feel that there is something amazing brewing here and I am not exactly sure what it is. Everywhere I go, I'm surrounded by people who are not only sparking with ideas but who spark ideas in me. There is a creative synergy which is driving everyone to new…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on November 5, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Forgotten Tools: Inkwells

In the age of computers and the convenient ballpoint pen nobody seems to remember these anymore: inkwells and inkstands.

Back in the day when there was no such thing as the edit function for word documents, people had to actually stop, plan and think…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 5, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Craft in America Episode FORGE screens at SOFA

CRAFT IN AMERICA’S NEW EPISODE FORGE …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 21, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Call: 3 x 2 Redux

3 x 2 Redux  - A Jewelry Exhibition featuring the Collaboration between Glass Artists and Metalsmiths



Call for Entries

Yes, it is happening again. If you…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 17, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Istanbul Tuesday

Time for my teaching session, held in Hraç Arslanyan's "Mahrec Art House" workshops.



Iron Jewellery Workshop - 7



Hraç Arslanyan is an amazing jeweller, working with…

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Added by The Justified Sinner on April 8, 2013 at 3:13pm — 2 Comments

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

On behalf of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Queensland Chapter Inc.), we invite proposals from emerging artists and practitioners, postgraduate students, educators,…

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Added by elizabeth shaw on December 22, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fellowship and Assistantship Funding | MFA in Metal at the University of Illinois

Fellowship and Assistantship Funding
Metal Program School of Art + Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 
 
The…
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Added by Billie Jean Theide on October 7, 2012 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Merry Renk in Memory Memorial

I recently found out that merry renk passed away and feel an obligation to say something in fitting tribute. In a time when yesterday is so often considered "old hat", it is wonderful to know that merry renk lived long enough to see her jewelry from mid-20th century recognized in major museum exhibitions.…

Merry Renk Necklace



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Added by Harriete Estel Berman on June 19, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Firing Guide for COPPRclay (4PAM_13)





Okay, I've officially given up on catching up to my 4PAM posts, so I'm going to venture forward, and hope I can make up for the missing posts as I go along. So,…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on May 2, 2012 at 11:00am — 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

Make Your Own Metal Clay Punches (4PAM_12)



Ever find yourself with in the middle of a metal clay project and couldn't locate a punch or clay cutter in the right size or shape? I've been experimenting with  "granulation" or "pebbling" in metal clay lately, and the one thing that became apparent was the need to come up with some punches/cutters in unique shapes and sizes. As you can see in the piece "Sophia," that along with the circular granulation, there is also a tear…
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Added by Wanaree Tanner on April 7, 2012 at 8:46am — No Comments

"Year of the Dragon" Bezel setting an enamel cab in a magnetic closure locket





Okay, okay, so I didn't catch up in time. That means the next two weeks I'll be posting two processes in an attempt to make up for last month. My recent blog and 4PAM slacking isn't apathy related, I've just been juggling lots of…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on April 3, 2012 at 8:49am — No Comments

Using Silhouette Cameo® to cut Metal Clay Bezel Wire





I'm running behind... again.... I'm starting to think that this state of perpetually playing catch up is my normal schedule, which means I'm not behind but rather right on time, ha!…

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Added by Wanaree Tanner on March 25, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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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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The Wondrous World of Nelly Saunier: Gaultier’s Plumassière Extraordinaire

Poésie Du nord au sud2011 In January 1997 Jean Paul Gaultier made his somewhat unconventional entry into the world of Haute Couture. Amongst his most memorable offerings for Spring ’97, was a striking parakeet bolero of multi-hued plumage. The aforementioned creation was the handiwork of master plumassière Nelly Saunier,…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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