The Week in Craft: July 6, 2016

The Week in Craft: July 6, 2016

Published on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Ellen Jewett, Strange and Gentle II

Ellen Jewett creates delicate and fantastic creatures from clay. Strange and Gentle II, 2016, mixed media. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Check out the latest fantastical animal sculptures by Canadian artist Ellen Jewett.

Ugo Rondinone's seven 30-foot-plus limestone totems – painted dayglow colors – make an ebullient statement in the desert south of Las Vegas.

Where have all the art galleries gone? Since the 2008 downturn, they've turned up in homes and storefronts across the country.

The Crafts Council UK responds to the EU referendum.

Check out Emiko Oye's insightful talk on finding one's artistic voice from the Society of North American Goldsmith's 2016 conference.

We're loving Craft Scotland's six-point checklist for determining if your work is sustainable.

Gunjan Aylawadi is a self-taught paper weaver. Her latest project, “It's Really Quiet in Here,” is three-dimensional and inspired by Japanese zen gardens.

German artist Frank Bôlter built and sailed in a giant, folded-paper boat for Ireland's National Maritime Festival.

Designers Fredriksen Stallard's exhibition at the Machado Muñoz Gallery in Madrid, titled “Fluido,” features pieces of furniture, made of polyurethane that is cast in bronze, that look like volcanic rock and dented metal.

Attention blacksmiths: Don't miss the annual Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America conference July 13–16 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Congratulations are in order this week for two remarkable glass artists: Helen Lee, winner of the gold prize at Bullseye Glass "Emerge 2016" biennial juried exhibition, and Andy Paiko, winner of the 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award.

The ACC congratulates David Stewart of The Balvenie on his recent MBE award by Queen Elizabeth II. We #raiseadram to you, sir, for your longstanding commitment to craft! 

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