All Blog Posts Tagged 'work' (14)

The End Matters: Estate Planning for Visual Artists and Collectors

I was approached by several artists recently with questions around their bequest planning and whether SNAG would be able to help and receive some of the artwork and money the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Altered Wooden Books WORKSHOP with Daniel Essig May 13-15, 2016

The Society for Contemporary Craft Pittsburgh, is happy to welcome visiting artist Daniel Essig, May 13-15, 2016.  
 
Explore the techniques of…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 28, 2016 at 10:35am — No Comments

The...breaking?...point

I am at that point. The point where the lid to the vial/locket is mocking me, refusing to do what I need it to, and where the to-do list is weighing heavily on my mind. The point where I suddenly fear going into the studio because of the failures that might happen. I know this point well. It's the point that I…

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Added by Catherine Chandler on February 10, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Rosie Godbout - Creating Happiness

For nearly thirty years, I have based my approach on the conviction that clothing is a creation unto itself, one that melds the pictorial and plastic arts with the form and movement of the human body. It is my hope that all of my work…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on November 12, 2014 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Safety Pins - Sorcha O'Raghallaigh

Fabric, fashion and jewelry by Sorcha O'Raghallaigh constructed from 100,000 safety pins made into capes, collars, cuffs and tiaras creating an iconic look and raising the humble safety pin into haute couture of startling…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 16, 2014 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

How we talk about our work matters.

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Added by Brigitte Martin on December 13, 2013 at 2:00pm — 5 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 11:28am — No Comments

Art project: Duprat's aquatic caddis fly larvae work with gold, opal, and turquoise.

Duprat's aquatic caddis fly larvae, with cases incorporating gold, opal, and turquoise, among other materials. Photos Jean-Luc Fournier. Courtesy Art:concept, Paris, and Zero Gallery, Milan.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on January 2, 2013 at 7:57am — No Comments

Waiting, waiting...

It's been a week where I've not been able to proceed as I am waiting for other people to do things, thus Fashion:Victim is waiting for a piece of jet to be carved and Future Legend is waiting for some fresh acrylic enamels to be delivered. Instead of working on those, I've spent the last few days dusting off half-completed projects and finishing them, largely to restock my Etsy shop.



Some of the completed pieces:

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Added by The Justified Sinner on October 13, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me.

I came across this wonderful quote by Ira Glass today:

 

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.But your taste, the thing that got you into the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on September 21, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Stolen Images !! Take a look and spread the word!

Maria Goti and Lotte DeMey reported that images of several of their pieces have been hijacked and are now being claimed as work done by someone else:






The owners of this web page are…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2010 at 11:24am — 9 Comments

Greetings Fellow Crafthaus Members!



"Wurmiz" brooch, composite and epoxy resin, polymer clay, steel, copper



I wish I'd had a second pair of hands for this shot, but time is short today and I really wanted to share the two new pieces I've managed to drag over the finish line before the conference.…



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Added by Jillian Moore on March 9, 2010 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Filigree car!

Anyone with any metal experience can appreciate this filigree car (see link)...pretty cool!

http://ning.it/9vxxPC

Added by Aimee A. Domash on January 31, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Influences / Inspirations to Do Creative Work

We all know that working creatively is not like a regular a 9-5 job with an on/off switch. Therefore, I am interested to hear about what you draw from for inspiration. What outside influences (if any) do you allow yourself, is your workspace set up in a specific way that has proven to be helpful for flow of thought/work. Also: What is a hindrance to your creativity ?

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Added by Brigitte Martin on May 16, 2008 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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This week has been taken up with the tough paperwork exercises of re-writing the whole curriculum at the School of Jewellery to make it more dynamic and flexible. We've taken the opportunity to make the whole thing more craft-based, which is…See More
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2Roses commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post The End Matters: Estate Planning for Visual Artists and Collectors
"We have organized and attended more artist estate sales over the last 40 years than I can remember. Our experience is chiefly with jewelers, lapidaries, and metalsmiths. There seems to be a very distinct and repetitive pattern to these…"
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Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post The End Matters: Estate Planning for Visual Artists and Collectors
"Nancy Worden has good deal of experience with artist's estates  has she managed the estate of Ken Cory. There is a book title  Artist's Estates: Reputations in Trust. Edited by Magda Salvesen, and Diane Cousineau. The book is…"
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Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Very interesting articles and at the same time, a very sad story. It all just fits right into the fact that there is a dwindling market for new or seasoned craft, even craft that had a previously established value.  "
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Brigitte Martin commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Great comment by the 2Roses! Thanks, guys. Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19: WHAT HAPPENS…"
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2Roses commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Stuff it: Millennials nix their parents’ treasures (Washington Post)
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue.  Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
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