Open Studio Event April 2012

Redux Contemporary Art Center in downtown Charleston, SC will be hosting an event Saturday April 28, 2012 from 2pm-11pm.  Kaminer Haislip will be participating in the Open Studio event from 2pm-6pm that day.  Stop by to see her silversmithing studio and her working on her latest hand crafted silver designs!

Preservation Society Party and Fundraiser April 2012

The Preservation Society of Charleston will be hosting their annual Party on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7pm.  The event will be hosted at Memminger Auditorium in downtown Charleston, SC.  Visit for more details.

Kaminer Haislip donated a hand-crafted sterling silver box to the fundraiser auction.¬† Attend and have a chance to bid on it!¬† Proceeds from the Party benefit ‘Seven to Save’,¬†an annual outreach program of the Preservation Society of Charleston designed to focus the work of the organization in a proactive and constructive way, delivering intellectual and financial resources to raise awareness and support for key preservation projects in Charleston and the region.¬† More information about ‘Seven to Save’ can be found at

A Thoughtful Eye


A Thoughtful Eye online blog, written by Danielle Boudrot, highlights some of the exciting works on display at the NYC Architectural Digest Home Design Show.¬† She describes her blog as her “exploration of the visual world. As a classical musician, I embark on this journey from a unique perspective. My passion for art and interiors comes from the most genuine place. As a self educated interior designer and photographer, I have soaked in all I know from books, magazines, museums, art galleries, antique shops, home and design stores, fashion and of course websites and design blogs! I‚Äôm excited to meet new people, hear their personal stories and above all, live a life filled with all things beautiful!”

Read her statements about Kaminer Haislip’s designs and see the gorgeous images she took of her silver at the show. She certainly has a thoughtful eye!


Overnight New York

The blog component to Overnight New York,¬†the independent web site featuring the smartest hotel reviews in town, mentions and compliments Kaminer Haislip’s silver designs exhibited at the March 2012 Architectural Digest Home Design Show.¬† Both the blog and website are reported and written by Terry Trucco,¬† a long-time travel writer whose stories have appeared in The New York Times, International Herald Tribune and Travel & Leisure, among other places. The blog serves up news, observations, trends and culture pertaining to New York City hotels.


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

Modenus January 2012

Modenus is a networking platform and resource catalog for the interior design community.  Design professionals and anyone else passionate about interior design can connect in their forums, find inspiration in their daily blogs, Before & After submissions and live event coverage.  Their catalog features some of the very best furniture, tile, lighting , wallpaper, accessories and more from around the world.  It’s here that design professionals find the items that take their projects just another step further.

View contemporary silversmith Kaminer Haislip’s profile ¬†and designs on Modenus.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show November 2011







Selected from more than 1,300 applicants, this premier exhibition and sale of contemporary American craft included 195 of the best craft artists in the United States.  The exhibition was held Thursday November 10-Sunday November 13 with a Preview Party opening the show Wednesday November 9.  Silversmith Kaminer Haislip exhibited in the highly competitive show and was awarded  The Eric Berg Prize for Excellence in Metal.

About Kaminer Haislip

Kaminer Haislip earned her BFA in Jewelry and Metals (2002) and MFA in Silversmithing and Design with a Minor in Sculpture (2005) from Winthrop University.  For both of her degrees she studied under Alfred Ward, an internationally acclaimed English silversmith.  Currently, she has a studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center in downtown Charleston, SC where she creates functional objects and jewelry.  In addition to her work as an artist, she is frequently commissioned by individuals to create custom designs. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally and has been featured in various publications.

About The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is presented annually by the Museum’s Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to fund conservation and publication projects, and to support exhibitions and education programs.

New Studio at Redux Contemporary Art Center October 2011

At the end of October 2011, designer Kaminer Haislip moved into a new studio within Redux Contemporary Art Center, located in downtown Charleston, SC.  Her metalsmithing studio has doubled in footage and has an added bonus of a polishing room within the space.  A 360 image of her new studio, shot by Paul Cheney and Jason Kaumeyer of JWKPEC, can be viewed at

About Redux Contemporary Art Center

Redux Contemporary Art Center is a Charleston, SC nonprofit arts organization committed to the fostering of creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for artists, expansive educational programming, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and audience.