Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Book and a Chat with Brigitte Martin

Throughout history craft has always had it’s line of humor, from large falic symbols to ancient cave paintings, there has always been something to laugh at, now we can read about many such ideas.

My guest today Brigitte Martin is a craft artist trained in gold jewelry making, also she is the creator of “CRAFTHAUS” a site that is “PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS” a group that has over two thousand participants now she is an award winning author.

Her book “Humor in Craft” has been named an award-winning finalist for the 2012 USA Best Book Awards.

The book consists of over 250 contributing artists, 256 pages and over 460 color images and artist commentary so it is not a book to rest on your book shelf but one that people would just enjoy browsing though.

Humor In Craft” covers a variety of traditional craft media are shown, such as furniture, ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry, and metal, as well as a number of unique, nontraditional techniques. Even we learned during the show, a bus shelter in London gets a creative make-over with pillows etc that is sure to make you smile to any passerby.

What happens when professional craft artists are allowed to let loose, when they get to explore their mischievous and irreverent sides? Find out in this groundbreaking book, which, for the very first time, reveals an entirely different side of serious craft. Hundreds of images and essays from all over the world allow you to gain insight into the creative minds of contemporary artists like never before.

The topics range from the playful to the serious, but the message is always most enjoyable. Humor in Craft is a treasure trove for craft aficionados and humor enthusiasts alike.

As one reviewer put it…
"I think the book is absolutely fantastic. I never expected it to be of such great quality and size. This book will not go on a shelf like my other books, it will sit on a pedestal for everyone to see. You really created an over the top piece of work with this edition. Congratulations."   
So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Brigitte Martin


Direct link to the show
A Book and a Chat with Brigitte Martin

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"Brigitte Martin"

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
"Brigitte Martin - Humor In Craft"

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