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Infinite Coloured Patterning Techniques:
Mokume Gane in Polymer Clays

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMokume Gane and Embossed Brooch, Tory Hughes©2011

Craft Council of BC is pleased to present polymer and mixed media jeweller and sculptor  Tory Hughes   who will be offering a technique workshop for Artists across all disciplines. Tory’s goal for this workshop is to show you how your current aesthetic might be expanded by adding polymer clays to your materials!

Workshop: Saturday, Sept 12 and Sunday, Sept 13, 2015 | 10am-5pm
Carousel Theater, 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Space limited to 10 participants. Workshop Fee $180.

This two day workshop will introduce you to Polymer clays, an exceptionally versatile and responsive media that can be used in 2-D and 3-D artwork. You control the color, texture, shape, translucency, patterning and more, and can use it to create free-standing forms as well as apply it to other media and surfaces. In this fast-paced workshop, you’ll learn about polymer clays (we’ll use Fimo Professional) via “Mokume Gane”, an ancient Japanese metalworking technique adapted for polymer to its great advantage.

Leave with 5 colourful finished one-of-a-kind projects:

A little blank book                    A pendant and pair of earrings
A small box                                       A playful lidded box
A colourful patterned brooch

Register online here or call Crafthouse at 605.687.7270


Textile Intersections: Sustainability and Technology

Trish Graham, Michelle Sirois-Silver and Bettina Matzkuhn

Trish Graham, Michelle Sirois-Silver and Bettina Matzkuhn

In celebration of Craft Year 2015 the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art presents a conference looking to the land, re-using materials and adapting technologies to serve the innovative and creative spirit is what working in textiles has always represented.

For more information click here

When:           September 26 and 27, 2015
Where:        
Granville Island Hotel, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Keynote | Presentations | Demonstrations | Digital Poster Sessions 

Click here to register to attend the Conference
If you have questions please email info@vgfa.org


Declare yourself a Citizen of Craft!

By creating a profile on the Citizens of Craft  website, individual professional craf artists, as well as galleries, guilds and other organizations dedicated to craft, will be part of a mass online showcase of Canadian craft.

The site goes live in September, so go to www.citizensofcraft.ca/create-profile  to get started now!

Click  here  for application instructions.


 

CCBC Events

Sat, Sep 12, 2015 ― Sun, Sep 13, 2015

Conference / Seminar
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Infinite Coloured Patterning Techniques: Mokume Gane in Polymer Clays

  Craft Council of BC is pleased to present polymer and mixed media jeweler and sculptor  Tory Hughes   who will be offering a technique workshop for Artists across all disciplines. Tory’s goal for this workshop is to show you how your current aesthetic might be expanded by adding polymer clays to your materials! Workshop: Saturday, […]

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Shannon Butler : Buffalo Rose

Thursday, August 20, 2015 ― Thursday, October 01, 2015

Exhibition runs Aug 20th, 2015 – Oct 1st, 2015 Opening: Thursday, Aug 20th, 6-8 pm @ Craft Council of BC 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island A deep respect for all things nostalgic, weathered, rusted, vintage, and her rural northern upbringing, informs Butler’s clay sculptural and function work. This work explores the contradiction and juxtaposition inherent […]

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Rachel Gourley: Contained

Thursday, November 19, 2015 ― Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bringing her incongruously coloured ‘Doodles’ of polymer and wire in from the natural settings they were first exhibited in, Gourley displays them in varying containers, exploring how the Doodles might be contorted, escape or may need to avoid containment.

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Events / Opportunities

Wed, Aug 26, 2015 ― Tues, Sep 01, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
Outside BC

Canada Council for the Arts: Long-Term Grants to Visual Artists

Long-Term Grants provide support over a two-year period to Canadian, professional artists who have made a significant contribution to contemporary visual arts. Programs of work must be designed to advance the long-term artistic and career development of artists at a key moment in their career. A key moment is defined as a time when there […]

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015 ― Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Residency at the Banff Centre: BAiR New Materiality

Banff Artist in Residence (BAiR) New Materiality is a contemporary art residency that challenges participants to engage with materials in unconventional ways and push the boundaries of traditional artistic mediums. As well as having the space to create, research, and experiment using our extensive on-campus production facilities, in this five-week intensive residency you will be part […]

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015 ― Wed, Sep 02, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Artist Residency at The Banff Centre: Indigenous Residency

This self-led residency invites Indigenous visual artists, curators, writers, and cultural practitioners from all nations around the world to come together, create new work, and discuss topics pertinent to their culture and contemporary Indigenous art practice. During this five-week residency, focus on your work with dedicated studio time, and expand your practice with studio visits […]

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Tues, Aug 25, 2015 ― Fri, Sep 04, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

Call for Proposals: A Handmade Assembly

A Handmade Assembly is a four-day event organized by Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre and the Owens Art Gallery that brings together artists, curators and others to share in a common thread, the handmade. They  are looking for participants to lead artist talks and discussions, facilitate workshops, and initiate projects and performances during this […]

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