Lily Magazine – Spring 2016

 

 A modern heirloom created by local designer and silversmith Kaminer Haislip is an elegant addition to your treasure trove. Her creations are award-winning functional objects, jewelry, and custom commission pieces in silver and gold. Her aesthetic is chic and sleek, almost fluid in design. Exhibited internationally and featured in a plethora of publications, her gorgeous goodies are handcrafted at one of our fav places РRedux Contemporary Art Studio, downtown Charleston. Check her out at kaminerhaislip.com and be dazzled by her art and achievements. Aren’t we lucky to have her?

http://www.lily-magazine.com/#!art—soul/rzn9a

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 РMay 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!