Redux Reorientation Exhibition – April 2016

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Redux Contemporary Art Center, located in downtown Charleston, SC, will be exhibiting new artworks by five of its artists in the Reorientation show April 29 – May 12, 2016.  Kaminer Haislip, Todd Anderson, Kate Waddell, Teil Duncan, and Raven Roxanne will have their original art on display. It is great way to see the vast quality of the artwork being created within the walls of Redux!

Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting five new silver jewelry pieces from her recent Reef Jewelry Series.

The opening reception will be held Friday, April 29 from 6pm-8pm.  Attend for a chance to meet the artists and see their studios at Redux!

http://reduxstudios.org

New Reef Vase Series & Jewelry Collection – April 2016

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I am thrilled to announce the launch of my Reef Vase Series and Reef Jewelry Series!  The two Reef series were inspired by marine life seen on my scuba diving adventures throughout the years. The designs were developed based on the inspiration images shown above in the first picture. The beauty of marine life has always drawn me to explore it closer and in doing so I was moved to develop a series based on the gorgeous, natural textures of the reef. I had struggled over the appropriate form to highlight all the elements I love so much, so instead of choosing one I went in two directions with the same idea!

Each one of a kind vase was raised from a flat sheet of copper by hammering it numerous times over a cast iron form until it reached the desired height. It is a very time consuming and labor intensive process that requires a lot of skill. Each vessel has an undulating top edge that was inspired by organic sea forms.  View the three first pieces in the series at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/home/.

For the jewelry collection, I utilized the traditional silversmithing technique of fold forming to create the stunning variety of textures within the silver earrings and pendants. Each component was folded over with a mallet and then hammered either on the edge or the spine with a metal hammer to mimic the textures found in the reef. The copper prototypes for the final silver pieces can be seen above in the first picture.  The shiny, polished exterior and matte interior create contrast that highlights the forms beautifully!  See for yourself at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/jewelry/!

Be sure to check out additional images on my website Gallery page and Handcrafted Design page!

New Pitcher & Tumbler Designs Added to Sounding Series – April 2016

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Two exciting new additions to my Sounding Series include the silver pitcher and silver tumbler shown here!  The details on both functional objects can be viewed in my online Shop at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/home/.  Also check out additional images of these pieces in my website Gallery and the artistic process on my Handcrafted Design page!

My Sounding Series is based on a design motif of rounded triangle forms. Other pieces in the series include a beaker, cheese knife, spreader, appetizer fork, condiment spoon, and bar spoon. The original designs are a unique array of contemporary entertaining vessels, utensils, and cups!

Horses & Courses Art Walk – April 2016

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The Aiken Downtown Development Association, City of Aiken Arts Commission, City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, and Aiken Artist’s Guild are sponsoring the 2016 Horses & Courses Art Walk in historic downtown Aiken, SC during the week of the famed golf tournament The Masters held in nearby Augusta, GA.  The event will be held on Tuesday, April 5th from 5-8pm.  The Aiken Downtown Development Association Member Businesses have been partnered with an artist and their work will be on display in that business the night of the event.

During the event, Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her hand crafted silver jewelry and objects for sale at her family’s business, True Value Hardware and Appliance, located at 121 Laurens Street.  Stop by True Value to see her work and enjoy light refreshments!

http://www.truevalueofaiken.com/

http://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/detail/aiken_downtown_development_association_adda

http://www.downtownaiken.com/

Corporate and Company Gifts

BarSpoon2Kaminer Haislip offers an excellent selection of silver objects and jewelry perfect for corporate and company gift giving!  Choose from an array of stunning, handcrafted objects, Christmas ornaments, cufflinks, and jewelry in her online Shop at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/shop/ or visit her Commission page at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/commissions/ to gain information on how to commission a custom design for your company.

Examples of corporate Christmas gifts include silver bar spoons for men and silver condiment spoons for women and a custom, etched silver Christmas ornament with a company’s building featured as the design.

Christmas ornaments and other items can be hand engraved for a personal, memorable touch!  Hand engraved examples of company retirement gifts or award recognition gifts include a silver and wood wine coaster, custom silver box with company logo, silver beaker, and silver tumbler.

Email info@kaminerhaislip.com to find out more details on how to place your company gift order!  

Draper James Charleston Feature

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Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s Southern lifestyle brand, did a feature on Charleston, SC and sought Kaminer Haislip’s advice on what to do when visiting the beautiful city!  Check out the insightful article covering hotels, restaurants, shops, and sights on their Blog at http://blog.draperjames.com/2016/01/the-draper-james-guide-to-charleston/

Kaminer custom designed and created a silver Magnolia Bowl for Draper James!  The stunning heirloom can be seen and purchased on their website at http://www.draperjames.com/sterling-silver-magnolia-bowl

Women Who IMPACT Preservation Event – January 2016

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“Women Who IMPACT Preservation,” an annual event honoring women and organized by women, will be held on January 14 at the Grand Bohemian Hotel, located in downtown Charleston, SC, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit Historic Charleston Foundation’s Neighborhood Impact Initiative, such as the Romney Urban Garden.

Kaminer Haislip is part of the “HIP” (Hostess In Preservation) Team along with a dynamic group of women dedicated to the preservation of Charleston’s culture and history. It will be a fun party and all ladies are welcome!

For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://www.historiccharleston.org/impact.aspx

Night of 1000 Lights – December 2015

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The Aiken Downtown Development Association has organized the Night of 1000 Lights in historic downtown Aiken, SC.  The event will be held on Thursday, December 10th from 6-8pm.  Sponsoring businesses will stay open late, thousands of gorgeous luminaries will line the streets of downtown Aiken, and there will be wide variety of fun holiday activities taking place!

During the event and a preview from 5-6pmKaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her hand crafted silver jewelry and objects at her family’s business, True Value Hardware and Appliance, located at 121 Laurens Street.  Stop by True Value to see her work and enjoy light refreshments!

http://www.visitaikensc.com/whattodo/detail/aiken_downtown_development_association_adda

http://www.downtownaiken.com/

The Society of the Four Arts – November 2015

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I am honored to have a variety of my silver hollowware and jewelry included in the contemporary gallery of the exhibition “An Eye for Opulence: Charleston through the Lens of the Rivers Collection”.  The exhibition will be on display November 21 – January 10, 2016 at The Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL.

The main focus of this unique exhibition tells the story of Charleston’s golden era—from the colonial to antebellum city—through the lens of the Rivers Collection and enhanced by decorative and fine arts from Charleston’s public institutions.  Featuring more than 100 objects, this exhibition comprises the exceptional holdings of John M. Rivers Jr. in addition to key loans from the Gibbes Museum of Art, Historic Charleston Foundation, and select objects from Drayton Hall and The Charleston Museum. Recognizing that significant examples of Charleston furniture and silver were dispersing outside the Charleston area, John M. Rivers Jr., whose family has been in Charleston continuously since 1670, began forming the Rivers Collection in 1988.

It is an enormous compliment to have my silver designs presented as a supporting element to this exciting exhibition along with several other talented contemporary Charleston artists. Many thanks to the exceptionally brilliant curator Brandy Culp for her commitment and hard work on this exhibition!

For additional details visit http://www.fourarts.org/art-exhibition-an-eye-for-opulence-charleston-through-the-lens-of-the-rivers-collection/.

 

 

NEW Christmas Ornaments for Holiday 2015!!!

 

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Kaminer Haislip has five NEW Christmas ornament designs for Holiday 2015! 

Shop her new Reindeer (pictured) in silver and copper, Santa Sleigh in silver and copper, and Snowman in silver designs directly at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/holiday/!

Each ornament is hand pierced from either silver or copper sheet and the shape refined by filing and sanding with exquisite attention to detail.  The slightly domed form gives dimension to each.

They can be personalized with hand-engraving and you may select the options when purchasing the ornament in the online Shop.  

PLEASE NOTE you must order the engraving by December 8 for guaranteed Christmas delivery!  Please consider additional shipping time too.  After then it is first come, first serve and each order will be assessed individually for completion time!