oooh…just a little over a day before the “artist of the day” month begins… Are you excited? I am. It’s funny though, probably 90% of the emails I received said “oh i’m sure you’ve already got your 30 artists”…guess what? nope, not quite. Been thinking about it, but didn’t bother? Get on it!!! As I said I will keep posting until i run out of images, so send, send, send those images in! Other wise you’ll get stuck with day after day of images of my work, I hate to threaten you with that, but there you go!

Exhibition opening – Monsters by Hands – Thailand

Opening reception Saturday 4 April at 7.00 pm of the exhibition “Monsters by Hands”. If you can’t quite make it to Thailand for the opening you can check out the show in a few weeks at

“The Thai Celadon, Chiang Mai, will be exhibiting a very unique and exciting series of work, created by the employees of the factory at Pongnoi Art Space from 5-26 April 2009 (close 12-15 April, during Songkran holiday). These one off hand made ceramic pieces have been crafted under the guidance and assistance of the factory’s first artist-in-residence, a Thai-born Australian artist, Vipoo Srivilasa. Vipoo’s stated theme for the work, “Monsters by Hands” challenge the perception of the typical factory products by blurring the concepts of handmade and mass production.

Vipoo also invited a local photographer, Jatturong Sartkhum, to document and help tell the behind the scene stories of the individual artists and their respective creative process.
This exhibition will be the highlight of the collaboration of Vipoo and Thai Celadon, and is part of the 50th birthday celebration of making Celadon wares.”

161 Moo 5 Thumbol Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200
MOBILE +66 81 288 3908 | FACSIMILE +66 53 456 789
email: [email protected] | website:
Tuesday – Friday 13:00 pm – 06:00 pm | Saturday – Sunday 11:00 am – 06:00 pm

Emerging Artist Market

Craft Victoria is pleased to be partnering with the City of Melbourne’s, City Library to hold Craft Hatch – an incubator market that showcases the work of student and emerging designers. Craft Hatch is a rare opportunity for you to purchase the freshest, hand-made products direct from the designer; including homewares, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stationery and more.

Craft Hatch is held one Saturday a month at the City Library, 253 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 11.00am – 4.00pm. Upcoming Craft Hatch diary dates are Saturdays 4 April, 9 May, 13 June and 11 July 2009.

Registration for stalls in May, June and July are now open to students and emerging designers looking to build their market confidence in one of Melbourne’s busiest CBD retail precincts. The City Library is the centre for learning and creativity with up to 3000 visitors a day. The registration deadline for these three markets is 30 April. For further information on Craft Hatch click here and to register click here. For even more information, email [email protected].”

Conference – Creating A New Craft Culture

From the website:
“Is craft creating a new culture? The goal of this conference is to investigate the inherent contradictions between craft as a lifestyle and craft as a business. These contradictions are not new to craft. For many, making is a meaningful way of life, but the question is—How can the core values of craft play a role in future marketplace models?

Are we in a crisis? Or in a moment of transition to a new sustainable model that combines lifestyle and business? The whole world is changing—what is craft’s role in it? “Creating a New Craft Culture” will seek to pinpoint craft and the handmade in our constantly changing world.

* Featured presenters include: Dr. Richard Sennett, professor and author, The Craftsman
* Rob Walker, columnist for the New York Times Magazine and author of Buying In: The Secret Dialogue Between What We Buy and Who We Are
* Garth Clark esteemed curator, historian, scholar, and owner Garth Clark Gallery
* Dr. Sandra Alfoldy, Associate Professor, Craft History, NSCAD University
* Tom Patti, glass artist
* Julie Lasky, Editor-in-Chief, I.D. Magazine

October 15–17, 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota

For further information please contact:
Monica Hampton
Director of Education
212.274.0630 x272
[email protected]