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Job Opp: Studio Manager at the Baltimore Jewelry Center

We are excited to announce that we'll be hiring a Studio Manager at the BJC! Do you think you'd make a great addition to our team? We hope so!!! Application deadline is June 9, 2017. Check out our website for more info:…

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Craft Forms 2017 Call for Entries

Wayne Art Center

Craft Forms 2017 Call for…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on April 6, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments

NBC Orders ‘The Handmade Project’ Crafts Competition Reality Series Hosted By Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman

"Each week eight all-around makers, from all walks of life, will take on a series of projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman and our expert judges. Over the course of each episode, the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 29, 2017 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Colorado Center for Metal Arts to open in Pueblo, CO

VIA Michael BOYD on fb:

OK, here we go! We will soon be opening the Colorado Center for Metal Arts. A couple years ago I sold my house and bought a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2017 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

Donate your no longer used hand tools - SNAG conference

We metalsmiths love our hand tools with a passion that can border on obsession. A quality hand tool is familiar to us like a good friend, reliable and there when we need it. However, occasionally our work may change direction and some of our tools outgrow their usefulness. They are left collecting dust and are…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

My Luci Jockel article just got published in American Craft Magazine April/May 2017

Some of you, dear readers, know that I like certain aspects of taxidermy. Not the traditional deer-on-the-wall-kind, but the slightly off-kilter, contemporary art variety. (OK, the extremely off-kilter,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Sara Rahbar - Belonging

ARTIST STATEMENT (from artist's website)

I work in mixed media, and i work with various types of textiles, wood, bronze and collected objects. The first textile that I…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Two Great Silent Auctions at the SNAG conference - Interested in Donating?

Here's a link, if you can let us know what you'll be bringing and the approximate value of it we can get you paperwork for your taxes. Thanks!…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 15, 2017 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Call for Entries - 2017 Society of Arts and Crafts Artist Awards

Ends on March 31, 2017

The Society of Arts and Crafts welcomes applications for the 2017 Artist Awards.



Every other year, the Society awards $3,000 each to three craft artists living in New…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 2:47pm — No Comments

Register for the SNAG conference

Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the country’s most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments

Open Jobs at Textile Museum of Canada

Lyn Carter, Drawing #11 (Bunker) (2015) Watercolour on paper

Textile Museum of Canada is seeking

Curatorial Assistant

Summer 2017


General Description

The Textile…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 14, 2017 at 10:52am — No Comments

Nechamkin chasing hammer up for grabs at SNAG's New Orleans conference

Be still my beating heart - do some tools send your heart racing? Have you ever met a hammer you didn’t like? This year at the SNAG Conference in New Orleans one of the featured tools up for grabs at the TITH fundraiser is a NECHAMKIN chasing hammer. (Oh, yes!) This is…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 13, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

20/20 Creative Collaborations Multiplied

What do you do when a friend approaches you with one of her bucket list items? You say YES! It's what I did and for the past year, my friend, metalsmith professor …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 9, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Call for Entries - There is No "Away"

The inaugural exhibit There is No "Away" will be held during Earth Day TX 2017 at Dallas Fair Park April 21, 22, and 23. 

Entry to the exhibit is free and open to the public during the weekend's event. We will post our position within the park once it is determined by the event…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 7, 2017 at 11:11am — 9 Comments

One Dress - Two Photos

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 6, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Works By CHRIS SHEA on exhibit in “INTERIORS”

The Strathmore Arts Center has opened the craft + design-focused exhibition “Interiors” on March 2. In addition to five recent furniture pieces by metalsmith Chris Shea, the show also includes work by prominent craft artists Michael Janis, Elizabeth Brim, Kenny Pieper, and Peter Handler.…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on March 3, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments

2017 CraftBoston Mentor Program

2017 CraftBoston Mentor Program
Emerging Craft Artists The Society of Arts and Crafts' Mentor Program prepares emerging artists for the world of premier craft shows by having participants train with professional artists on marketing,…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 28, 2017 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Rare Opportunity: Silversmith Apprenticeship at Colonial Williamsburg

The primary function of the Apprentice Silversmith is to rediscover, learn and preserve the varied trade skills of the 18th century silversmith, including  becoming relatively proficient in the related skills of chasing, engraving, foundry work, and the casting and finishing of pewter,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on February 27, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

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Job Opp: Studio Manager at the Baltimore Jewelry Center

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