Brigitte Martin's Blog – June 2010 Archive (7)

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 30, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Leo Sewell: "Junk Sculptor"



Recently, I had the great pleasure to speak with Leo Sewell, a self- described “junk sculptor”, living in the Philadelphia area. He was gracious…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 25, 2010 at 1:30pm — 9 Comments

What will the aliens think of this ?

I will pretend for a moment that this story is true:…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 19, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Castles in the Sky - Dream Projects





Everyone has dream projects, things they would like to do and accomplish if money, time and other hurdles were not factors we needed to consider.


What is your "Castle in the Sky" ? To learn a certain craft technique ? To do a crazy project ? To live by the ocean and play the bongos ? To be the crafthauseditor ? - Sorry guys, that castle is already taken.…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 16, 2010 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

"Notes from Chris"

This is a hilarious piece of street theater invented and performed by artist Todd Lamb. I stumbled across this via one of my favorite websites, Lost at E Minor. Thanks, guys !


This is what Todd has to say about his project:…





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Added by Brigitte Martin on June 7, 2010 at 9:23am — 3 Comments

How do we define artistic talent ?

Are artists born that way - or are artists simply the result of some really good schooling ?
Also, the word 'artist' is being tossed around a lot - so, in your mind, what exactly constitutes an 'artist'/craft artist, and who gets to decide that you are/are not one ?
Your thoughts ?

Added by Brigitte Martin on June 4, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 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.....

OFF TO THE RACES:

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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