May 20, 2010
“Makers: A History of American Studio Craft” will be released in July! Co-written by Bruce Metcalf and Janet Koplos, “Makers” is the first comprehensive history of American studio craft. It will serve as both a textbook for college-level courses and a primary reference book. The first chapter reviews the beginnings of the Arts and Crafts Movement in 19th century England, and then looks at the American responses. Each succeeding chapter covers one decade in the 20th century. Ceramics, glass, textiles, jewelry/metals and enamels, and furniture/woodturning are all covered in detail. In addition, we included information on education, craft institutions, and relevant social history. The book has hundreds of color and black-and-white illustrations.
“Makers” can be ordered from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, the University of North Carolina Press, or Amazon.com. Retail price is $65.00
May 20, 2010
“The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” will open at the Arkansas Art Center on May 27. I’ll give an artist’s talk at 5:30 PM, which will be followed by a public opening at 6:30. This is the second-to-last venue for “Miniature Worlds.” The last will be the Racine Art Museum, where the exhibit is scheduled to open in September. I’ll give an artist’s talk at RAM on Friday, October 1.
May 20, 2010
The catalogue for “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” is available from the Palo Alto Art Center (650-329-2366) and Charon Kransen Arts. Both soft-cover and hard-cover versions are available. Do not go try to purchase the catalogue from Amazon.com! The only copies from Amazon are being sold at ridiculously inflated prices. You’ll probably get the best deal directly from the Palo Alto Art Center.
January 23, 2009
I’m pleased to announce that my work will now be available from two galleries, Sienna in Lenox, Massachusetts and Snyderman in Philadelphia.
My work from 2002 and before will be represented by Sienna Gallery. Sienna Patti is well known as a dedicated advocate of the best studio jewelry, and I’m proud to be associated with her gallery. She has a number of pieces in her inventory, and will also handle sales of selected pieces in “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf” exhibit. Interested collectors can refer to the checklist in the catalogue. Call or email Sienna for further information.
My current work is now available from Snyderman Gallery in Philadelphia. Since Helen Drutt Gallery closed several years ago, I wanted to have a gallery in my home town, and Snyderman fills the bill. Rick Snyderman already has a selection of work on hand, and will be pleased to respond to inquiries.
Charon Kransen no longer represents me.