The Glaze Spectrum

The Glaze Spectrum

To say that Helen Love is passionate about glaze chemistry is an understatement. In 2016, the ceramics technician at Grays School of Art, was commissioned by Aberdeen Art Gallery to create an installation for their reopening. Using traditional ingredients of minerals, clays and metal oxides, she created almost five hundred ceramic test tiles covering the full spectrum and using only natural minerals, clays and metal oxides. Collaborating with creative agency Design and Code, the intention is now to transform her installation into an interactive website, 'The Glaze Spectrum Digital Library', where anyone can access the data and glaze recipes via a searchable visual database. You can assist in bringing this project to fruition by making a donation on the project’s fundraiser website.

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Handmade Future on the Bonavista Peninsula

Handmade Future on the Bonavista Peninsula

Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future is a four day international conference designed to celebrate, energise and inspire Newfoundland and Labrador craft in all mediums. Scheduled to happen on the Bonavista Peninsula from 1-4 October, 2020, the conference will include engaging teaching sessions, artist talks, professional development workshops, pop-up markets and exhibitions. The organisers are currently looking for instructors to introduce new and advanced practices to their community of makers. Become an instructor at Craft @ the Edge: A Handmade Future by proposing your idea for a creative workshop.

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Art Jewellery at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

Art Jewellery at Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

As the organisers of the exhibition, curated by Lars Sure, state, “Contemporary craft is often described as a genre of art with a close relation to everyday life. The materials at the heart of the craft field – ceramics, textiles, wood and so forth – are part of the functional and decorative objects we surround ourselves with. Jewellery is often part of this ordinary system of value – as costly and beautiful objects with exclusive connotations. In Everyone Says Hello, artists who challenge this system present jewellery that tell stories about…

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