Brigitte Martin's Blog – October 2011 Archive (15)

"What the Hell is Conceptual Jewelry?" Debates, Definitions, and the Origins of Theoretical Adornment

 

 

// ‘What the hell is conceptual jewellery?’ posed a member of the online craft community, Crafthaus, two years ago. The frustration apparent in the question remained latent…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 31, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Call for Entries: Lark Crafts 500 Lights Juror: Chris Poehlmann

500 Lights

Juror: Chris Poehlmann

 

Lark Crafts is seeking images to publish in a juried collection of lights. Submissions may include chandeliers, lamps, sconces, pendants, and installations. Lights must be designed and built by individual designers and/or small shops as unique…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 27, 2011 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Ganoksin office and home in Thailand are flooded. Update!

Floods Update – Wednesday morning…





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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Ugly Necklace Contest - A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist

The Ugly Necklace Contest - A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist.

3/15/2012 deadline

http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

New Book by Lark Studio Series: Tables

Congratulations! Some of our crafthaus artists are in …

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

CALL FOR ENTRIES - FOLDED FICTION 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 24, 2011 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

Ganoksin office and home in Thailand are flooded. They need your help !

When disaster strikes one of our instant urges is to want to do something, to help that person in need in a meaningful way. Get help straight to them without bureaucracy taking half of it away.

 

Right now, I am thinking of Ganoksin and…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 23, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments

Emma Hack - Multimedia Artist - Body Illustrator

Through dedication and a passion for her craft, Emma's 21-year career has evolved from beginnings as a children's face painter and qualified hairdresser and make-up artist, to a body illustrator and visual artist of world acclaim.

In March…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Interview with Chris Gilmour, a UK cardboard artist

 

(image : ASTON MARTIN cardboard and glue life size, 2006)

 

1. Your work ranges from objects from daily life, to small models of religious architecture, in a…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 18, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dalton M. Ghetti - Sculptures in Pencil

Ah, pencils. At my house, I buy them in bulk for the kids to use for school and, apparently, for the dog to chew on. Though I keep buying huge quantities what seems to be every other week, none of them is ever in reach when I need to actually write something down. They have a habit of magically…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 11, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

DREAM NOW - A jewellery course by Ruudt Peters' assistant Estela Saez

DREAM NOW

IN THE SPRING



A jewellery course by Ruudt Peters' assistant Estela Saez.








After the successes of the last years,…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 9, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Outside/Inside the Box - Call for artists - Fiber Philadelphia 2012

Juried Exhibition…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 3, 2011 at 2:29pm — No Comments

CU|29: Contemporary Work in Copper -- Call for Entries

CU|29: Contemporary Work in Copper

Call for Entries


In conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmith's (SNAG) 2012 Conference in

Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Art Center is presenting the exhibition, CU|29: Contemporary Work

in Copperfrom April 6 to August 12, 2012.  Copper, our 29th element, is prized for its excellent

malleability, conductivity, and ductility. Arizona is the leading copper-producing state in the…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 3, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Maximo Riera: Bespoke Furniture

I'm alarmed by the established rules, normality and standards which produce the mediocrity so often mistaken for success in our society. We are not the ones who decide whether this or that is good, beautiful, bad or ugly, but rather these decisions are forced upon us through a value system…

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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 1, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Sideboardtopia (an image collection)

Recently came across some really interesting sideboard furniture, I hope you will enjoy this too.

 

 

"Evolution"

Design: Ferruccio…
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Added by Brigitte Martin on October 1, 2011 at 10:30am — 11 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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