Handcrafted America – Fall 2017

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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 http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/new-york-silver-then-now

For more information on Constantin Boym and to view his award winning designs that are in numerous permanent museum collections visit http://www.boym.com/



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 http://thesouthern.gallery/ 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 http://www.dar.org/.

Heirloom Silver Baby Gifts

silver baby rattle

silver baby gifts

It is a time honored tradition to give sterling silver baby gifts 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.

To purchase a wide variety of heritage silver baby gifts by designer and silversmith Kaminer Haislip, visit http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/silver-art-jewelry/baby/.  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! 

Rio Grande Saul Bell Design Award Judge – February 2017


Rio Grande, one of the largest jewelry tool and metal suppliers in the United States, invited Kaminer Haislip to be one of five judges for its annual Saul Bell Design Award. Kaminer traveled to Albuquerque, NM where Rio Grande is located to join the other distinguished professionals in the Jewelry and Metals field to judge the prestigious award in February. The invitation from Rio Grande was an incredible honor and it was a privilege to select the winners in each of the eight categories!

Kaminer has ordered metals and tools from Rio Grande for almost twenty years and it was a special treat to tour their outstanding facility and see where all the magic happens!

For additional information on the award and judges, visit http://www.saulbellaward.com/


Large Hoop Earrings

Kaminer Haislip’s handcrafted, original large hoop earrings are one of her most popular jewelry designs! They are extremely versatile for a wide variety of stylish looks and go day to night easily. The hammered hoop earring looks heavy, but is in fact very light. Kaminer creates volume to the large hoop by hammering sheet silver, which thins it out and makes it visually large, but not heavy in weight. These stunning large hoop earrings can be ordered in silver (pictured above) and yellow gold (pictured below).

You can order directly Kaminer’s silver large Hammered Hoop Earrings off this website in the online Shop at the following link. To custom order the large hoop earrings in yellow gold, contact us at info@kaminerhaislip.com for pricing and details.

These Hammered Hoop Earrings also come in a small size too! Check out the small hoop earrings at the link below!

Luxury Simplified Lecture – November 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip and curator and historian Brandy Culp presented “A Sterling Opportunity” at Luxury Simplified’s headquarters The Peter Bocquet House located at 95 Broad Street in historic downtown Charleston, SC. The informative and fun event was hosted by Holly Roberson, Heyward Hamilton, and Luxury Simplified. Brandy discussed the history of 18th and 19th century silver and Kaminer shared her contemporary silver designs with the guests. It was a lively and interesting lecture and the attendees had really great questions. The guests’ enthusiasm was much appreciated and it was a wonderful collaboration!

Many thanks to Holly Roberson, Heyward Hamilton, and Luxury Simplified for hosting the event at Luxury Simplified’s stunning location!


Winthrop University Lecture + Exhibition – 2017


Kaminer Haislip, a BFA Jewelry/Metals and MFA Silversmithing alumni from Winthrop University, gave a lecture about her career as a designer silversmith on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the college’s Rutledge Building.  She had an enthusiastic audience and was honored to be invited to speak at her college!  Earlier in the day she visited the intermediate and advanced Jewelry/Metals class and did a Q&A session with the wonderful group of students.  Additionally, she was invited by Winthrop’s First Lady Laura Mahony to the President’s House for a private tour, which was a special treat.

Kaminer Haislip’s handcrafted sterling silver and purple heart coffeepot and sterling silver cream and sugar set will be included in the Winthrop University Jewelry/Metals Department Exhibition Unconventional Departures.  Themed on the past – present – and future of the WU Jewelry/Metals program, this exhibition will feature a curated collection of artworks created by current students in the Jewelry/Metals program, a collection of current work and research from BFA students, and a selection of works from Winthrop alumni.

The show will be on display in the Lewandowski Student Gallery in McLaurin Hall from February 21-March 4, 2017. The closing reception is Friday, March 3 from 6pm-8pm and is open to the public. Kaminer will be in attendance at the closing reception and is really looking forward to it!


Night of 1000 Lights – December 2016


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 8 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, Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting for sale 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!