Night of 1000 Lights – December 2015


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!

The Society of the Four Arts – November 2015






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!

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NEW Christmas Ornaments for Holiday 2015!!!



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!

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!

Martha Stewart American Made Award Finalist – Design Category



Kaminer Haislip is a Finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award in the Design category! American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

Voting for the American Made Audience Choice Award is open NOW and Kaminer needs your help to win! Please vote to help her win!  You can click on the link below to view her Profile and vote by clicking on the green “VOTE” button on her Profile page.

The American Made Editor’s Award Winners in each category chosen by the judges will be announced October 23!

South Carolina State Museum Fall Festival – September 2015



Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting for sale her handcrafted, silver and copper objects and silver jewelry at the South Carolina State Museum Fall Festival on Saturday, September 19 from 10am-5pm! This exciting annual event offers guests a mixture of opportunities to enjoy South Carolina barbecue and food, craft beer, live bluegrass music, artist demonstrations, an exhibition opening and more outside and inside the museum.  The exhibition Carolina Makers is on exhibition at the museum until February 2016, so be sure to check out Kaminer’s silver objects in that exhibition as well!

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Exhibition at Redux Contemporary Art Center – August 2015




Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her new Fog and Ripple Series at Redux Contemporary Art Center in the Connolly Gallery August 28-October 17, 2015.  The opening reception is Friday, August 28 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Kaminer hopes to see you there!

Redux Contemporary Art Center and Kaminer’s studio is located in downtown Charleston, SC at 136 Saint Philip Street.  For directions and more information visit

Artist Statement:

While earning my MFA, I designed and created steel and wood panels utilizing a similar technique employed with these two new series. I recently revisited the process and the Fog and Ripple Series developed. Nickel and copper sheet have been adhered to wood panels that were then filed and finished to create a seamless appearance. Layers of spray paint were applied to the surface, which were then intuitively sanded with fine steel wool to create the hazy appearance. The sides of the 1.5″ deep panels are painted a neutral grey.

The Fog Series was inspired by light breaking through fog and clouds. Through the process of subtraction with the steel wool, I revealed hints of the nickel underneath the paint. I am intrigued by the idea that things are not always as they appear and sought to convey that concept with this series.

The Ripple Series was based on light as well, but reflecting off of a water surface as opposed to passing through something. As light bounces off of water, it changes the appearance and is temporarily a new image. Inspired by the ephemeral nature of this concept, I created my own interpretation of it with this series.

*Please note* these pieces will not be for sale on Kaminer’s website!  They are only available for purchase through Kaminer directly.  If you are interested in purchasing one, then please send an email inquiry to  A response will be sent to you that includes pricing, dimensions, and images of works available.  You are welcome to view the pieces at Redux during the duration of the exhibition and set up an appointment to meet with Kaminer.

Draper James Feature




Draper James, Reese Witherspoon’s new Southern lifestyle company, did a feature on me and it is posted on their website blog!  They sent me their gorgeous Navy Stripe Hillsboro dress to wear for the photoshoot.  The incredibly talented Paul Cheney and Jason Kaumeyer of JWKPEC took the picture.  Read below for the feature, which can also be seen on their website at!

A couple of years ago Garden & Gun included Kaminer Haislip, a Charleston, South Carolina-based silversmith in their “Best of Southern Design” issue. Reese saw the write up, which featured Kaminer’s beautiful handmade silver coffee pot, tore out the page, and saved it knowing that one day she had to meet Kaminer and see her work in person. So when looking for artisans to contribute to Draper James, Reese knew just where to go. For Draper James, Kaminer has created a handmade limited edition sterling silver bowl in the shape of our favorite flower, the magnolia. Without question, it’s a future heirloom.

Want to know more about Kaminer? She answered our Draper James Seven—seven questions that define a Southern style maker. Read on to see what she had to say.

1. What is your favorite Southern city?
Charleston, where I live, is my favorite Southern city. The sense of history and place with its distinctive architecture paired with a contemporary, forward thinking creative community has made me feel right at home. Charleston also has a rich history of silversmithing—I like to think that by living here I am carrying on the tradition!

2. Favorite Southern restaurant?
Husk in Charleston blends traditional Southern foods with contemporary dining in a spectacular way! I love how the locally based menu is always changing to reflect the season.

3. Favorite Southern tradition?
Fall is my favorite time of year in the South and with the fall comes Southern oyster roasts—my favorite tradition!

4. Sweet tea or unsweetened?
I like my tea “half and half” as we call it in the South—half sweet and half unsweet tea.

5. Cowboy boots or heels?
Cowboy boots for sure! I am all about comfort, especially since I am on my feet for long hours in my studio working.

6. How do you describe Southern style?
My definition of Southern style (for both men and women) is always being put together and knowing how to dress appropriately for any occasion.

7. Describe your style.
My style is a mixture of a classic look with a contemporary twist.

Martha Stewart American Made Award Finalist – August 2015










Kaminer Haislip is a Finalist for the Martha Stewart American Made Award in the Design category! American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

Check out Kaminer’s profile and YouTube video tour of her studio at!

Voting for the American Made Audience Choice Award beings September 21 and Kaminer will need your help to win! Please vote to help her win!

The American Made Editor’s Award Winners in each category chosen by the judges will be announced October 23!

Stay tuned for more details! 

Metal Museum – July 2015







Kaminer Haislip has a selection of her handcrafted, silver vessels included in the Hollowware exhibition at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The exhibition will be on display from July 31 – November 15, 2015 in the Metal Museum Store Gallery.

The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork. This is achieved through exhibitions, collections, conservation, restoration and consulting services, classes, internship opportunities, artist residencies and apprenticeships, research and onsite fabrication of artwork and architectural elements.

Visit for detailed information.

New Studio Display Cabinet – June 2015



New to my studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center, located in downtown Charleston, SC, is this new display cabinet!  It will display an ever changing little exhibition of my original, handcrafted silver jewelry and functional objects.  My studio is a workspace and not a retail shop or gallery, but this display will show finished pieces that are available for purchase.

I welcome visitors to my studio and I love to share my process!  Feel free to contact me to make an appointment!  You are also welcome to check out my studio if you are visiting Redux.  If you want to purchase something in the cabinet when I am not there, then contact me directly and we can work out the details.  All of the pieces on display can be viewed and purchased on my online Shop.

Visit the Contact page for more information.

Thank you for your interest!