The Week in Craft: February 3, 2016

The Week in Craft: February 3, 2016

Published on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.
Gabrielle Bratton wedding dress casting

Artist Gabrielle Bratton uses lace scraps from old wedding dresses and a lost wax-casting technique to create beautiful jewelry in gold, silver, and bronze that allows your dress to live on in a new form. Photo: Courtesy of Gabrielle Jewelry

Wondering what to do with your old wedding dress? Why not turn it into fabulous jewelry à la artist Gabrielle Bratton.

We are excited to share the news that ACC Fellow Toots Zynsky has been selected for the 2016 Specialty Glass Residency at Corning.

Los Angeles-based footwear company JS Shoe has produced the world's first 3D-knitted footwear, touting the design as both green and economical.

Students at the Royal College of Art in London are putting their craft and design skills to good use in the creation of this coat that doubles as a tent for Syrian refugees.

Art activists David Gleeson and Mary Mihelic have transformed a Donald Trump campaign bus into a rolling art project protesting the GOP presidential candidate's harsh rhetoric.

Good news for Americans who like to buy art and craft through internet auction:, the Swedish-based auction aggregator that offers, at any given time, more than 500,000 items for sale worldwide, has officially launched in the United States.

Dorothy Gill Barnes and Wendy Maruyama, both Fellows of the ACC, will be presenting this week, in connection with their respective exhibitions, at the Center for Art in Wood.

Learn to make 3D rings from ACC show artist Donna D'Aquino in this workshop at Quench Jewelry Arts.

Congratulations to husband and wife team, Matthew and Karine Maynard, for being awarded the “Best of Design” and the “Best of Customer Service” 2016 on Houzz, the leading platform for remodeling and home design.

The Toledo Museum of Art presents a new exhibition celebrating Native American art from the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker. “Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection” will open on February 11 with a talk by guest curator David W. Penney.

Artist and ACC trustee, Sonya Clark, will be giving the opening night talk for the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s latest exhibition surveying contemporary American artists, “State of the Art,” on February 18.

We were chuckling out loud at these wonderfully witty Valentine’s Day cards by Emily McDowell and wanted to share the laughs.

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