Architectural Digest Home Design Show NYC March 2012








A world of design inspiration awaits at the 11th annual Architectural Digest Home Design Show in New York City March 22-25, 2012. Explore the latest products for the home. Shop from new and established brands. Get inspired by new ideas and insight from top talents in the industry.

Contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip will be exhibiting her functional, sculptural hand-crafted designs in the MADE section of the Show.  The MADE section was launched in 2008 to provide individual artists and designers of limited edition and/or one-of-a-kind objects and furnishings with an opportunity to promote themselves at the Show. Although artisan work has always been a part of the Show’s offerings, MADE highlights this work with a voice of its own rather than being mixed among corporate production brands.

Kaminer Haislip’s collections presented in the MADE section will be available for purchase on-site and customization capabilities will be offered.











Alfred (Alf) Ward recently received the Winthrop University Medal of Honor in the Arts. Ward, a Winthrop University Professor of Art and Design, and an internationally renowned goldsmith who created the Winthrop University mace, among numerous other important commissions, designed and creates the Medals. Born in London, Ward studied silversmithing at Canterbury College of Art and completed his National Diploma in Design at Birmingham University in 1963.

As a consultant designer to Spink & Sons in London, and by Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, he designed many presentation pieces for The Royal Air Force, The Royal Family of Saudi Arabia, Revlon of Paris and individual awards for Margo Fontaine and the Covent Garden Opera House.

Since his arrival at Winthrop University in 1989, among other commissions, Ward has designed and produced silverware for the American Crafts Council, ceremonial maces for the University of Tennessee, Coastal Carolina and designed brooch pins for the last 10 First Ladies of South Carolina.

Please find below the YouTube link to the video that the Department of Fine Arts produced in honor of Professor Emeritus Alf Ward and his receiving of the Medal of Honor in Arts this past April 1, 2011 at Winthrop University.  Please allow about 10 to 15 seconds for the piece to begin.

Video Production, A MEDAL FOR ALF

A Production of the Department of Fine Arts, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC