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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

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
The Islands

Filberg Festival Professional Development Bursary

Through generous annual donations from the Filberg Festival, the Craft Council of BC is able to provide a bi-annual bursary for a craft artist to pursue a professional development activity that supports the growth of their limited or unlimited production line. The professional development can apply to either the business or artistic aspects of your […]

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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

Mon, Mar 09, 2015 ― Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
The Islands

Filberg Festival Professional Development Bursary

Through generous annual donations from the Filberg Festival, the Craft Council of BC is able to provide a bi-annual bursary for a craft artist to pursue a professional development activity that supports the growth of their limited or unlimited production line. The professional development can apply to either the business or artistic aspects of your […]

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Thur, Jan 01, 2015 ― Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Call for Entry
Outside BC

call for entry – Fiberart International

Images – Minimum: 2, Maximum: 9 Fiberart International is a benchmark exhibition presenting the best in contemporary fiberart. FI2016, the 22nd edition in an ongoing series of triennial shows, will be juried by Chunghie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg. REQUIREMENTS: Entry Fee (Fiberts Guild of Pittsburgh Entry Fee): $40.00 Fiberart International 2016 seeks […]

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Fri, Aug 14, 2015 ― Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Awards / Bursaries
Outside BC

Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award

The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award is a $1000 one-time art award intended to disperse small but vitalizing bursts of funding to support an artist’s ongoing art making process. The award  is available to all domestic and international artists working in all media including traditional visual arts, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, video, new media, […]

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Wed, Aug 26, 2015 ― Mon, Aug 31, 2015

Call for Entry
Vancouver Coast & Mts

Call for Artists: Seymour Art Gallery’s Art Party!

This fundraising exhibition will support the non-profit Seymour Art Gallery. It is open to all local artists, and all media is welcome. All work will be offered for sale at $300, $200, or $100. Art Party! begins with a fun and artful evening reception, where exhibiting artists can mingle with buyers and enjoy music, door […]

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