Traditional Silver Baby Gifts with a Contemporary Twist


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Photo by Blake Sorrel Photography

Photo by Blake Sorrel Photography

Photo by Blake Sorrel Photography

Silver Baby Gifts by Kaminer Haislip

It is a time honored tradition to give a sterling silver baby gift for a baby shower, christening, or to celebrate the birth of a new baby.  A handcrafted sterling silver baby cup, baby spoon, or baby rattle is a special gift that will be treasured for life and passed down through generations as a family heirloom.

Kaminer Haislip’s adorable little cousin Benjamin is the precious baby in the photographs above done by the talented Blake Sorrel Photography!

To see more pictures of Benjamin having fun with Kaminer’s silver pieces or to purchase a wide variety of heritage silver baby gifts, visit  All items are handcrafted by Kaminer in her Charleston, SC studio. Custom designs can be created and most products can be personalized with gorgeous hand engraving. 

Free gift wrapping in precious baby wrapping paper with a cute baby gift card is also available. Simply include in the comment box when you check out of the online Shop what you would like the card to say.

Shipping directly to the gift recipient is also an option! 

Handcrafted America – Fall 2017

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Handcrafted America logo

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Handcrafted America – Fall 2017 Season 3

I am so incredibly excited to announce I will be featured on the INSP television show Handcrafted America! The episode will air during their Fall 2017 Season 3, on Friday, October 27 at 8:30pm!

I had an extraordinary time sharing my studio and silversmithing process with the amazingly talented Jill Wagner (pictured with me above) and awesome Handcrafted America crew! It was so exciting to see behind the scenes of a film crew and how they make their magic happen.  I cannot wait to see the episode!

Handcrafted America host Jill Wagner travels the country to seek out talented artisans who continue to make products the traditional way… with their own two hands. In every half‐hour episode, Jill meets three gifted craftsmen and gets a behind‐the‐scenes look at how their products are created. Along the way, viewers learn about the history and cultural heritage that inspire and influence the design of their handcrafted products.

Cable network INSP is home to millions of Americans who cherish and embrace positive entertainment. INSP features programs filled with inspiring stories that honor timeless values and celebrate the American spirit.

If you click on the INSP website link below, you will see a box on the middle right side of the screen that will tell you the channel number for INSP in your area. Please watch the show and spread the word!




New York Silver, Then and Now – June 2017




Museum of the City of New York – New York Silver, Then and Now

Contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip was invited to collaborate with Constantin Boym, a well renowned New York industrial designer and architect, on a custom silver object for the Museum of the City of New York. Their collaborative silver Pillinger, designed by Constantin and handcrafted by Kaminer, is on display for the exhibition New York Silver, Then and Now from June 28 – November 26, 2017.  The exhibition links the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It features newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s extensive silver collection. Jeannine Falino was the Guest Curator for the exhibition.

Pillinger was inspired by a historic porringer, but is a contemporary and thoughtful twist on the traditional form. Conceptually the piece makes commentary on how dependent our society has become on pills and medications. It’s smaller than a traditional porringer size makes it a scoop for pills, so one can shovel them in quantity.

See below for pictures of the Pillinger installed in the exhibition as well as some other exhibition highlights from Kaminer’s visit to the opening reception and show.





To visit the Museum of the City of New York or to learn more about the exhibition New York Silver, Then and Now visit

For more information on Constantin Boym and to view his award winning designs that are in numerous permanent museum collections visit



Heavy Metal Trunk Show – June 3, 2017

Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her handcrafted silver jewelry and objects for sale at the Heavy Metal Trunk Show hosted by The Southern contemporary art gallery in downtown Charleston, SC.  Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 3-6pm the trunk show will take place, so come check out the event and Kaminer’s original silver designs!

The Southern is located at 2 Carlson Court, Charleston, SC 29401.  Visit for additional information.

DAR American Heritage Award – April 2017


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Charleston Rice Spoon honored with DAR American Heritage Award

I am so incredibly excited to announce my sterling silver Flight of Fancy Charleston Rice Spoon was awarded third place in Crafts: Jewelry and Metalwork category for the Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest! It is such an honor and privilege to receive this award for my artwork in relation to my family heritage.

DAR is an outstanding organization I am extremely proud to be a member of! For more information on DAR and their dedication to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children please visit