Metal Museum – July 2015

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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 http://www.metalmuseum.org/museumstoregallery for detailed information.

New Studio Display Cabinet – June 2015

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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! 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas – June 21, 2015

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21 and you can find an outstanding array of handcrafted, silver gifts for Dad in my online Shop!  Cufflinks are an excellent gift for a stylish Dad or my Bar Accessories are great for a Dad who likes his cocktails!

Shop now and purchase directly at http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/shop/.

Contact Kaminer directly if you would like your gift wrapped.  Gift wrapping is complimentary and free of charge!

Collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s new Company Draper James!!!

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I am so excited to announce my collaboration with Reese Witherspoon’s new Southern inspired lifestyle company Draper James!  They commissioned the sterling silver Magnolia Bowl pictured here for their new online Shop http://www.draperjames.com.

This handcrafted, limited edition silver bowl made by me in my downtown Charleston, SC studio is exclusive to Draper James and can only be purchased through them.  Visit http://www.draperjames.com/sterling-silver-magnolia-bowl to purchase it and see the details!  It is sure to become a treasured heirloom!

 

Wishlist Gift Registry

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My online Shop has an exciting feature that allows you to set up an account and Wishlist!  You can create your own gift registry for wedding, baby, anniversary, birthday, holiday, or simply for objects you would love to own!  Hand crafted silver objects are heirloom gifts that are meant to be passed down through generations and last forever.

When you view an item in the Shop, you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Wishlist” button to add it to your gift registry.  You can personalize the gift registry by naming it and save the item or multiple items in it for others to see if you choose to make it public.  You can then refer individuals who want to purchase a unique and special gift for you to my website!

Happy shopping!

http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/shop/

New Products + Images Added to Website!!!!

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I am so excited to announce and launch two new series plus a huge array of new images of my work on my website!

You can see the pieces from my new Appetizer Serving Series and Bar Accessories in my portfolio and they are available for immediate purchase in the Home category of my online Shop. New functional pieces include silver bar spoons, decanter bottle tags, a cheese knife, a spreader, condiment spoons, and an appetizer fork.

http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/home/

My new and original jewelry line Torc Jewelry Series can also be viewed in my portfolio and the pieces can be purchased directly in the Jewelry Category of my online Shop.  The new line includes a bracelet, earring, and pendant.  More designs coming soon!

http://www.kaminerhaislip.com/product-category/jewelry/

Additionally, my existing designs got some attention too and you can see those new images throughout the online Shop with the products.  For those of you who know me well, you will recognize several friends and family who were supportive enough to model my work.  Instead of contrived models in fantasy settings, I choose to use real people in settings that portray my work in a natural environment.  Who better to represent my work than the people closest to me who inspire me everyday with their own unique style?

Check out the images by clicking on the product!  Images of my functional pieces in use, jewelry being worn in several real life settings by a variety of age groups, and an adorable baby playing with his rattle and eating from a baby spoon are just some of the outstanding ways my work is portrayed!  Enjoy!

Many thanks to Paul Cheney and Jason Kaumeyer of JWKPEC for all of the awesome photography!!! Check out more of their work at http://jwkpec.com.

Carolina Makers Exhibition – April 2015

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The South Carolina State Museum’s focus is South Carolina, 100%, especially when it comes to their exhibitions and collection. The major exhibition Carolina Makers will allow an even greater opportunity to expand on the producers, craftspeople and musicians from across the state. This exhibition focuses specifically on individuals who make objects by hand for everyday use – for individuals locally and around the world.

Silversmith Kaminer Haislip will have a variety of functional handcrafted objects featured in the exhibition. The Carolina Makers exhibition will be on view at the SC State Museum in Columbia, SC from April 18, 2015 – February 7, 2016.

There will be a special “Meet the Makers” reception at the museum Friday, May 15, 2015 from 6-9pm. Kaminer will be in attendance and would love to see you there!

Visit http://scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/carolina-makers/ for additional information.

Lilac Cufflinks for Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue Magazine

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As the International Editor at Large for Vogue, Hamish Bowles is recognized as one of the most respected authorities on the worlds of fashion and interior design. With one of the largest private collections of vintage clothing in the world, this dapper, globetrotting style icon has made a name for himself as a fashion historian.

Friday, March 13, 2015 he was the guest lecturer at the Gibbes Museum of Art spring luncheon.  The Gibbes invited me to design and make a special gift for him, which were the silver Lilac Cufflinks pictured above.  I was inspired by his passion for the color lilac and designed the cufflinks based on the flower.  The other image is of him showing them off to the ladies at the luncheon.  It was quite an honor to create something unique for such a renowned fashion figure!

Rob Howard Makers Photography Series – March 2015

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Back in November 2014 I met a really interesting couple at my studio at Redux and we had a nice conversation.  I just happened to be there that day as the following day I was going to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.  It was a great chance encounter and the next week Lisa and Rob Howard contacted me about being part of a photography series Rob was working on based on artists and makers.  I was honored to be included and he shot me in my studio amongst my tools and equipment.  The portrait he included in his series is posted here.

To see the full series, visit http://robhoward.com/stories/makers/ and for his statement about the body of work, visit http://robhoward.com/made-in-america/.

To learn more about the incredibly talented photographer himself, then check out his website http://robhoward.com!

Thank you Rob and Lisa for including me!