LINKS TO ARTIST''S RESOURCES ONLINE
I have hot-listed here some sites that might be useful to people who make art or practice various crafts. If you know of any more sites with information helpful in the technical aspects of art creation, or in the pursual of career goals, let me know so I can add them. These linkages do not mean I take any responsibility for the contents of these sites.
Andrew Werby - United Artworks
Art Business and Career Advancement:
The Art DEADLINES List A list of various competitions, commissions, and cattle-calls around the world: for visual artists, film-makers, performers, and writers. Not complete by any means, but sometimes you see things here you don't see anywhere else.
Nolo Home Page Nolo Press has a self-help philosophy about the law and legal issues. They sell a range of material useful for artists, including sample contracts, and information on intellectual property issues.
A.C.E - Transactions Will facilitate the exchange of money for art or vice-versa; also shipping, insurance, etc.. I've never dealt with them, but it is an interesting concept.
SCORE Home-Page Retired executives volunteer to counsel small businesses (including art-related ones) for free- many local chapters.
Visual Artists Hotline Index Some info on artist in residence programs, public art opportunities, tax help for artists, etc, mostly focussed on NY . Their once-defunct "hotline" for artist resources has been recently resurrected .
ArtGates Offers free space online to artists, apparently without strings attached. Not a lot there yet, but the price is right.
Welcome to GunkWeb The Gunk foundation funds quirky art projects that are socially relevant in some way, and that engage people who would never walk into a gallery.
- Be a Part Of The GCCM! Based in Rhinebeck New York, this service will display up to six works on the web in exchange for a 30% comission on work sold. They set up the page for free, and can accept slides that are not digitized.
Copyright Myths FAQ: 10 big myths about copyright explained A succinct clarification of some of copyright's puzzling aspects, and links to more copyright information.
Welcome to GeoCities Home Page Here's the largest purveyor of free home pages on the net. What have you got to lose?
Selling Your Art Online by Chris Maher An excellent page with some very useful ideas for those of us trying to make a go of it on the net. Don't be fooled by the compactness of the presentation- there's a lot here, including some extremely useful links.
The Dactyl Foundation Sponsors of an art essay contest and artist exhibitions in their New York headquarters.
ArtSupport Although this page refers specifically to establishing oneself as a photographer, many of its sections, such as "How to Find Exhibition Spaces" or "Potential Exhibition Locations" are equally applicable to other sorts of artists.
Djerassi Resident Artists Program Apply to this foundation for a stay at their gorgeous ranch south of San Francisco.
- Touch of Design A lot of links to the world of interior design, advertising opportunities for design-related web-pages, and a collection of books available by mail-order distinguish this attractive site based in Southern California.
The Art Connection
WorkingArtist - The Artist's Business Software Tool. A piece of software that's supposed to keep track of all your art- sounds good, but I haven't tried it.
Institute of Art and Law : art law links Various places around the world which revolve around the intersection of these two somewhat contradictory disciplines.
ScamBusters If sombody's ripped you off, these might be the people to notify.
Art News and Information
ARTTalk An online magazine with a focus on technical information for artists. They promise to put back-issues up soon, which will make them an even more valuable resource.
Deja News - The Source for Internet Newsgroups Have questions or comments that relate to sculpture? Through Deja News, you can read and participate in the discussions happening in alt.sculpture, a new worldwide forum, better than with most ISP 's news servers. Just enter alt.sculpture in their query box to view all the postings for the last 6 months. Of course, this site is also good for catching up on other newsgroups as well.
Scultura Arts Forum Free art classifieds, a forum for ideas, and some artist's work.
Art Business Magazine From Ontario, Canada, a free online "zine which focuses on the oxymoronic interface between doing art and making money, with some interesting results. There are a few "opportunity" listings here as well.
Arts Wire: Online Communications for the Arts Art-related news from around the world, and online"tours" of thematically selected sites; a "money tour", for instance, links various philanthropic resources.
tile.net A list of lists- here is where to find "listserves" e-mail correspondence groups on almost every subject under the sun (Claynet, for instance, covers ceramics) as well as newsgroups, FTP sites and computer vendors.
The Graphic Artist's Guild News Among other topics, this organization reports on some of the thorny issues surrounding on-line republication of art content. Food for thought- or perhaps indigestion...
MUSEUM SECURITY NETWORK A good source for bad news about art- find out about vandalism, rip-offs, etc. and maybe even what to do about them.
www.sculpture.org/The International Sculpture Society's webpage has reprints from their magazines "Sculpture" and "Macquette", plus opportunities listings, classified ads, individual sculptor's portfolios, and discussion forums on various aspects of sculpture.
Materials and How to Use Them
The Metalworking FAQ/Compendium Detailed information on metal processes from rec.crafts.metalworking.
Polymer Clay FAQ Information on using this fascinating new material from rec.crafts.polymer-clay.
Links to Advice on Woodworking The closest thing to a FAQ for rec.woodworking- info on wood products and saws so far, and a good list of suppliers.
rec.woodworking tidbits Information on working with wood gleaned from the newsgroup.
Resources; including Glass beadmaking FAQ Also contains general bead FAQs and a good set of art and craft-related links.
Wood carving tips and techniques Good stuff garnered from the woodcarving listserve
rec. crafts.pottery FAQs Basic information on clay and its use, plus books, journals and other resources.
Ceramic Glaze FAQ The section on glazes missing from the site above.
Rec.Crafts. Glass FAQ From rec.crafts.glass, advice on stained glass, glass-blowing, and sandblasting techniques, considerations, and suppliers.
Rec Crafts Jewelry FAQ Collected wisdom from the newsgroup, with lots of helpful information.
PeterCat's Furry InfoPage: All the FAQs This site hosts the informative Art Materials and Art Conservation FAQs. Furryness is optional.
The Official alt.movies.visual-effects FAQ Part 1 Pointers to on and off-line suppliers, technical information, and industry participants
Water Gilding FAQ- This first alt.sculpture FAQ, courtesy of Wies Norberg, contains information on this traditional method of achieving a brilliant gold finish on sculptural surfaces.
Small Sculpture Casting FAQ
The Compleat Sculptor, Inc. Online Catalog General sculpture supplies, from stone-carving chisels to mold rubbers.
Product Families Index Synair's product line, which includes rubber moldmaking (Por-a-mold) and casting (Por-a cast) urethanes.
White River Foundry A full-service foundry in Indiana, seems willing to take on just about anything, not just cast metal, including managing your project for you.
A Comprehensive Resource for Sculptors. A collection of links to sculpture-related sites spanning museums, galleries, schools, suppliers, and more. Especially strong on the emerging interface between computers and sculpture.
Catalogue of Sculptors' Tools, Materials and Studio Equipment In the UK, Tiranti sells tools and supplies for traditional sculpture. Except for the section on stone-carving chisels, the site is under construction.
Smooth-On Table of Contents Page The makers of a popular urethane mold rubber demonstrate its use in molding a reconstruction of Leonardo's famous unfinished horse, among other things.
Notes on Pulp Casting and Sculpting Mary Kay Colling, an artist from Rochester NY, describes how to make and use paper pulp for casting into molds and direct sculpture as well. You can also look at examples of her work, done using the techniques she describes.
Bare-Metal Foil and Hobby Co. - Experts-Choice Molding and Related Products A site devoted to monster models which offers its own line of mold rubbers, including "mold putty" and also has articles on how to use it, as well as on topics like "how to apply hair" and "creating realistic teeth". There are sources of other supplies listed, such as taxidermy eyes, urethane casting compounds, and (of course) monster model kits.
Dreams To Reality Studio An impressive range of services for sculptors, from digital pointing to flexible mold-making to casting in plastics and other materials. They also offer consultion services for difficulties in technical matters.
Sculpture House Casting, Inc. Products This venerable sculptor's supply house now has a home on the web- and here it is.
William Kreysler and Associates Based in Petaluma, California, this company has brought the art of sculptural enlargement, or "pointing up", to the computer age. Using laser scanners and giant milling machines, small sculpture can be scanned in and carved out of plastic foam, retaining the original proportions and details. Once in foam, the sculpture can be skinned in fiberglass to produce a permanent item, or a mold can be made for casting in bronze.
Pinkhouse Studios In Vermont, Mark Prent has built a company around lifecasting, offering moldmaking and casting supplies-including some specially designed for casting live models. He also has some videos on the process.
Creative Paperclay A new air-drying clay material- I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds good. These are the manufacturers.
Craft, Sculpture, Resources, and Techniques
Micro Mark - The Tool Specialists: Hobby Tools for Building Scale Models Distributors of an epoxy-based modeling material that is supposed to work like clay, as well as tools and supplies for small-scale model making.
Pottery Pointers Some useful information for potters, including Orton's firing tips, some catalogues.
The CeramicsWeb An attempt by somebody at San Diego State University (in California) to create a hub of ceramics energy online. Includes a glaze-recipe database as well as downloadable glaze calculation software.
Archie Bray Foundation (Index: art, ceramics) Located on a clay deposit, the Foundation hosts artist residencies and workshops as well as selling clay and other ceramic materials.
Krueger Pottery 1996-97 Catalog An online ceramic supply catalogue
Ceramic Articles IMC in the UK, which sells glaze calculation software, has some articles on ceramics; especially troubleshooting for glazes, and is building a library of how-to info for potters.
BNZ Materials, Inc. Suppliers of refractory board and the mortars used to assemble it into kilns, etc.
Leslie Ceramics Home Page In Berkeley California, the S.F. Bay Area's premier ceramic supply for decades now has a site- try them for wheels, kilns, clays, glazes, tools, books, and expert opinions. They have started a gallery as well, and some images from the current show (not necessarily ceramics) are on display.
Castable Soda Kiln Fairly detailed (and illustrated) documentation of a kiln-building project.
CLAYNET This site, originating in Australia, includes scholarly articles, technical hints, a gallery of featured artists, a discussion group, "virtual ceramics", and -of course- lots of links.
BabsDeluxe's Ceramic Information Babs has been assiduously combing the net for ceramic-related sites, and she has built up quite a collection- knock yourself out.
American Art Clay Co., Makers of a wide range of ceramic and sculpture-related products; AMACO is one of the oldest companies in the business.
Tips from the Jeweler's bench Ganoksin online has got some very well-presented and detailed information on the techniques used by fine jewelers, written by Charles Lewton Brain. They also offer an e-mail forum focussed on jewelry, and several lines of their own jewelry as well.
Gemology and Lapidary Pages Information on crystallography and gemstones: their properties, how they are classified, cut, and valued .
Rio Grande This well-known source of jewelry tools, supplies, and materials, based in Albuquerque New Mexico, has some how-to information posted on this site that does not appear in their fairly comprehensive catalogs.
Monsterslayer A New Mexico supplier of silver, gold, brass and nickel silver stock and findings as well as the tools to manipulate them.
Hoben Davis Ltd Troubleshooting charts for jewelry casting, vulcanized molds, and wax injection.
PMWEST Based in LA, CA; Precious Metals West sells gold alloys, grain and sheet, as well as special de-ox alloys, and offers custom casting and refining services. Some technical tips as well, and they will give advice by phone.
see jane draw/Jewellery Design Canadian jewelry designer Jane Parker shares tips, trade shows, gemlabs, links to tool and equipment suppliers, and other valuable information and resources.
Wellcome to JewelrySources .com Lists of on and off-line providers of jewelry tools and materials, strongest on off-line Hong Kong merchants. Also retail stores, magazines, and international trade fairs.
Jewelry Another Brain Press site, with excellent articles on the techniques of jewelry-making.
C and C Jewelers, Pismo Beach, CA As well as photos of their merchandise, this site offers a lot of information about gems and jewelry, like compositions of various colored gold alloys, and what an abalone pearl is. You can "Ask Professor Gemstone" questions by e-mail, and there are links to jewelry sites worldwide.
Clearwater CastingsHome Page In New Mexico, custom casting in gold and silver
Diamonds Employment opportunities, discussion groups, a show calendar, news, and more relating to the jewelry industry.
BeadNet An intro to the world of beads online, with links to societies, stores, and suppliers.
GemNet A UK-based jewelry site with some good ideas- a silent auction where anybody can put up an item for sale for a 10% commission, an e-mail forum, a virtual arcade (which would be called a mall on this side of the pond), and a good collection of world-wide jewelry and metalcraft links.
Metal Web NewsAn outgrowth of rec.crafts.metalworking with illustrated articles on metalworking topics, machines you can build, and other metalworking topics. Links to r.c.m. faq
The ArtMetal Project A lot of information on metalworking materials and techniques. A small gallery of metal art. "Features" is like a magazine, with how2 articles , photos of projects, featured artists, etc.
ArtMetal Village An outgrowth of the Artmetal site (above) with more emphasis on showing the finished work in categories like jewelry, furniture, sculpture, etc.
ABANA Resources The Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America site includes a list of suppliers for all kinds of metalworking needs, not just blacksmiths, also book reviews and a gallery.
New-cast Metal-caster Winston Harness, in Missouri, helps people set up small foundries, has some good advice and resources.
Finishing.com, the home page of the finishing industry more than you probably need to know about metalfinishing
Society of American Silversmiths Some tips on silverworking (under "shop talk") and a supplier's list- a useful page if you want to work silver.
DIY Etching Aimed at model makers, this page outlines the steps necessary for setting up acid etching equipment and using it to cut out intricate parts from metal.
RobinMaterials In Mountain View, CA; a source for specialty metals like titanium, tantalum, monel, molybdenum, etc. A handy chart for determining available shapes is posted online. No minimum.
Conquest Industries Equipment and supplies for spincasting of pewter, including high-temperature rubbers for casting aluminum and zinc.
Bonny Doon Engineering Makers of hydraulic presses used for metal-forming applications in jewelry and sculpture. Some how-to information, examples of work done using this technique, and links to classes and workshops.
CASWELL electroplating in miniature Equipment and supplies for setting up electroplating and electroforming on a small scale.
DALMAR ElectroplatingEquipment Another site for rectifiers and plating kits, featuring non-cyanide solutions.
The Guild of Metalsmiths Lots of good metal links from this Minesota group.
Bright Works Inc. metal polishing and buffing supplies A comprehensive collection of sanding and polishing accessories.
Artworks Foundry The premier art bronzecasting facility in the SF Bay Area, Artworks handles big and small jobs using the ceramic shell method of lost-wax casting. Look for patination and conservation advice here, as well as a gallery of artists working in bronze.
Blacksmith's Virtual Junkyard Used equipment and supplies; also a blacksmith's forum and links to blacksmithing sites.
Cupola furnace If you want to build your own cupola furnace for melting iron and bronze, this Washington-based foundry and machine works has invented one that is easy to construct. They offer a book that shows you how, with chapters on other subjects of interest to a small iron or brassfounder.
Reactive Metals Studio, Inc. Owner Bill Seely procures and distributes the "reactive metals" Titanium and Niobium to jewelers and other artists in sheet and wire form. Known for their physical properties as well as the spectacular and permanent anodized colors that can be achieved, these metals have become popular lately. He also sells patterned alloys, findings, hardware, and the fusion welder that puts it together.
Ti Specialties Homepage Once you've got your titanium and niobium parts, you can have them colored and blasted with graphics by this California firm. There are some notable links from this page as well.
Metal Machining and Fabrication Mostly a directory of metal industry suppliers,manufacturers, and metal-related products and services in general, there is also some original content here, including shop tips and ":bits and bytes".
The Elektric Anvil Information on metalworking in general and blacksmithing in particular. Of particular interest here is "The Blacksmith's Compendium", an edited compilation of list-serve discussions on various technical matters arranged by topic.
Ron's Forge Page You can build your own forge using the info presented here.
The PolyLinks Web Site, brought to you by Polymers DotCom Links to polymer suppliers, like Dow Corning and Dupont.
Epoxy Resin in Construction Home Page Information on various formulations of epoxy resin, links to other chemistry sites.
Push Molds FAQ This set of tips concerns pushing polymer clay into prefabricated molds, but contains much that is applicable to press-molding into other types of molds with other types of clay.
Aircraft-Spruce Originally selling the materials for building kite-like airplanes, they have branched out into the light but strong fiber-reinforced plastics.
Polymeric Systems, Inc.- Products A range of products designed for repair and caulking, including some epoxy putties that are suitable for freehand sculpting.
Art Glass World-Your Stained Glass Connection some resources for stained glass work- not a lot of technical help, but a good list of suppliers.
Mike's StainedGlass -Tips: How to Identify Glass A stained glass artist who offers some helpful tips on his processes.
Rayzist Photomask, Inc. Supplies and sevices for making sandblast stencils from line art, also blanks and custom blasting
Delphi Stained Glass A stained glass supply in Michigan which has a considerable amount of technical information on the subject posted, and an 800 number in case you need more help.
Arrow Springs - Home Page A supplier of the tools and equipment used in flameworking glass, with some tips on their use.
International Guild of Glass Artists -- Index A huge list of suppliers is now available online from this membership organization, although you do not need to be a member to gain access. Many links.
GLASS CANBERRA Basic information on many hot glass processes, collected from student research projects.
Gemini Saw Company Manufacturors of diamond "ring-saws", like bandsaws for glass. They also cut stone, tile, and thin slabs of other difficult materials.
Centre DeVerre - Jen-Ken Kilns for Glass and Ceramics This is a place to find kilns specifically intended for glass slumping and the firing on of pigments. Some come equipped with the computer controls that make annealing a lot easier.
Glass Art Resource Center
Windsor Plywood: World of Fine Woods A search engine with info on many different wood species.
woodhaz.txt Capsule descriptions of the various hazards associated with woodworking.
Relief Woodcarving by W.F. (Bill) Judt: Wood Carving, Carver Sculptor Artist,Some valuable tips on woodcarving from Bill Judt, a professional carver and carving guru .
Woodcarvers BBS Links to all the woodcarvers they could find online, plus links to other pieces of handy information about carving wood.
Mountain Heritage Crafters Books and tools for woodcarving- they're still working on putting their catalogue online, but some of it looks tempting already.
A Word On Woods Helpful information for the carver on the behavior of various woods, from a supplier of same.
Woodcraft Supply Corp. A fairly comprehensive catalog of woodcarving equipment, from one of the oldtimers in the business
Welcome to Cape Forge! These folks make carving knives and chisels by hand, the old fashioned way. And if they don't have exactly what you want, they will custom-make it.
Gecko Carving Tools Ever wonder how the carvers of Bali work their wonders with wood? This company imports their curved "Persian slipper" knives, which require a pulling stroke, as well as complementary "push" knives. And each one has a carved lizard on the end.
Haus of Hardwoods - In Washington State, this supplier has an impressive collection of exotic and domestic wood, often in the thicker sections preferred by carvers- and the prices don't seem too bad either.
The Electronic Neanderthal Woodworker This site is dedicated to centralizing resources for traditional wood-working practices on the web, and includes lots of places to find old tools and new reproductions of them, as well as linking carving groups, show information, wood suppliers, recommended books, and individual woodworkers. Don't miss the "lore": a page of links to abstruse wood-working tips and tricks.
WOOD Online: WOOD magazine's electronic woodworking service for woodworkers has some woodworking tips, wood-related classifieds, links to tools and supplies, and other woody goodies.
PaleoArt and Minerals Internet Services PaleoArt provides an online presence for a diverse group of jewelry, rock, and fossil-related groups and companies, including Otto Frei, a jeweler's supply, Contempo lapidary equipment, and G&LW, which puts on gem and jewelry shows nationwide. Rockhound info as well.
Bob's Rock Shop: Table of Contents Not an actual rock shop, but a collection of links to rockhound pages online.
OLYMPIC MOUNTAIN GEMS From Washington , a source of rough and cut gemstones, as well as equipment for lapidary and jewelry.
Gems and Precious Stones A free online course from the University of Wisconsin on gemology and geology as it relates to precious stones.
Art City StudiosThis Southern California site sells sculpture and stone furniture as well as various carvable stones and supplies for stonecarving.
COLORADO ALABASTER SUPPLY A direct source for this fine carving stone.
Knappers Anonymous A page dedicated to the art of chipping flints and other stones- the Neolithic era was too modern for these guys...
Amber Home There's not a lot here about working with the stuff, but lots of information about where it comes from, how to tell imitations, and the amazing inclusions to be found in amber. Lots of links, too.
The Sinopia Pigments and Materials Web Page Detailed how-to information on making paints and grounds of various sorts from casien to oils and encaustic. A source for traditional artist's pigments and materials like colored marble powder and slaked lime that are hard to find elsewhere.
COLOR THEORY and Mixing Stains or Dyes for the Woodworker and Furniture Finisher
Some information that others beside furniture people might find of interest as well; definitions of color terms with color wheels, plus specific recommendations for mixing paints and stains.
The Tools of Creative Process contains a basic run-down of print-making techniques.
Liquitex The manufacturer of the well-known line of acrylic paints, with product information.
Home Page for Permacolor From North Carolina, a one-man operation selling dry pigments including irridescent and metallic ones, brushes, and primed canvas panels on plywood backing.
Kremer Farbpigmente This German/American company sells pigments, dispersants, resins, tools, and books that are difficult to find at your average art supply.
Egg Tempera Supply Sources Everything you need to rediscover this ancient technique.
- Welcome to Enkaustikos! Leader in encaustic art supplies! - Start painting in colored wax with their way cool hot tools- have you ever heard of hot brushes before?
Alchemist Paints and Varnishes These folks claim to have rediscovered the lost secret of dissolving real amber in oil, which is not only the varnish Stradivarius used on his violins but is supposed to have been used by the Old Masters for oil painting as well. This stuff is definitely not cheap, though...
Patina, Rust, and Metallic Solutions: Antique Finishes A manufacturer of materials that allow one to give a verdigris or rust patina to any paintable surface.
- Candle Crafts A how-to guide to candlemaking, with lots of helpful tips.
Candle Making All you need to get started making your own candles.
The Wax House Online Catalog Supplies and equipment for candlemaking, including beeswax and sculpture wax.
Lacis Online Catalog From Berkeley California, everything for needleworkers, milleners, and other artists who work with fabric or thread. An online catalog, instructional books, and links to the needleworld online.
The Weaving Network - Directory of Basketry and Caning Suppliers. A lot of links to suppliers of weaving materials.
Wellspring Gallery: Books and Art Supplies for Fiber Artists Information and materials too- what more do you need?
Paula Burch's Hand Dyeing on Fabric A page dedicated to the art of coloring material, including batik, tie-dye, hand-painting and other processes.
Computers and Sculpture (new)
The United Artworks Computers and Sculpture Links Page- I've become fascinated by the potential that computer manipulation and output technologies have to revolutionize the concept of sculpture. Here are some of the places you can find out about what's happening.
Surplus Record The online outgrowth of a print publication, it lists various items of equipment from screwdrivers to machining centers available used, and links you with at least the address , if not the home page, of a dealer who sells (or sold) this item. Some gaps exist, but it's a promising start.
Miscellaneous Equipment, Supplies, and Information
Thomas Register Home Page The online version of the classic print resource, with search tools to find the manufacturer or supplier of just about anything made in the USA .
The Professional Crafter Tips and tricks page - info on polymer clay, "friendly plastic", hot glue guns, etc.
craft supplier_800_numbers on a gopher from canada, a list of suppliers of craft materials and supplies in North America.
Mechanical Parts Sources A compendium of suppliers of odd pulleys, gears, etc.
Art Stands, Pedestals,and Platforms A supplier of pedestals plain and fancy.
Basics of Design Engineering Table of Contents From a machine design magazine, a compendium of information useful to those wanting to build all kinds of things, not just machines.
The Gourd Factory - Retail At last, an internet source for odd-shaped cucurbitae! Get proficient, and you can join the
Gourd Artist's Guild , which has links to member artists, tips and tricks, and sources of supplies listed.
The Indirect Method of Mosaic by George Fishman: Page 1 An excellent guide to making pictorial mosaic art in glass or ceramic tile
MENDEL'S - Mosaics A source of ceramic and glass tile for use in mosaic work, as well as craft supplies in general.
Mosaic ColorKey The primary US importer of Italian glass mosaic tile provides a color chart online.
Center for Safety in the Arts Micheal McCann, author of the highly recommended "Artist Beware- The Hazards and Precautions in Working with Art and Craft Materials" hosts this site, which features a searchable database of art materials and their potential hazards.
American Science and Surplus In Skokie, Ill.; a supplier of lots of strange stuff, from odd tools to plastic skeletons, solar cells, and tank telescopes. Some great deals on things you never knew you wanted.
Enviro-net MSDS Index Tempted to use some chemical of which you've heard ? Check out the Material Safety Data Sheet first- you might change your mind.
International Internet Leathercrafter's Guild A nexus of energy for the leather-working community, with links to member pages, classified ads, a FAQ with information on leather-working techniques, a gallery of member's work, and sources of supplies.
PROPTOLOGY: The Journal of Props Professionals Information for those who wish to make their own puppets, masks and theatrical props. Look for the article on "papier mache- rediscovered".
INLAY.COM home of wood marquetry info, intarsia pics, inlay images, pietre dure inlay stone work hosts a forum dedicated to the art of fitting pieces of various materials together somewhat precisely. There's an interesting article on building a CNC router to facilitate this.
Gremlins in the Garage! Information on building little monsters and such out of Sculpy, a modeling material that hardens when baked in a household oven.
The Carving Consortium A page dedicated to the art of carving rubber stamps from erasers- an artform I confess I never even knew existed....
Helena's Origami Index Page An analytical approach to the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding.
Frames- history and practice: An illustrated discourse on picture frames, and how they got to be theway they are by a painter who has given the matter some thought.
ConservArt Associates Inc. Art restorers online: if your art gets damaged, who you gonna call?
The World of Art Online
fineArtforum online An online magazine, gallery, and resources directory The best set of links to
Accents! for Your Home Arts and crafts with a focus on the home environment
the internet art scene I've found.
Artvark Network Home Page Quite a few artists here, in a pretty nice catalog format
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. The home page of an art and technology interest group based in New York- some interesting things.
World Wide Arts Resources They are trying to make a comprehensive list of artworld links, and are doing a pretty good job of it. Now featuring "chat rooms".
The Incredible Art Department From Indiana, a compendium of information especially interesting to arts educators, with lesson plans, art jobs (with some links to animation and advertising companies ), materials suppliers, and other useful resources.
SITO artchives and collabspace This site started in 1993 as OTIS, but a lawsuit reversed that. They still accept just about any kind of art capable of being shown on the web, and provide one of the most painless ways of getting your work shown in cyberspace. Although e-mailing compressed art files is encouraged, they will accept photographs by mail, scan them, and put them up on their site without filtering them esthetically- what you see is what they get. They also sponsor collaborative art and art-related discussion via e-mail.
Pier Walk '98 in Chicago at Navy Pier A virtual walking tour of this impressive exhibition of over a hundred large-scale sculptures by well-known and obscure artists. Navigating the site is a bit difficult, but it's worth checking out.
Fine Arts - Home Page from The Mining Company The visual arts are just a part of this ambitious site's focus, but it considers them fairly deeply, with multiple sections devoted to ceramics, fine art, art and technology, drawing and sketching, animation, etc. Each subdivision is managed by a separate person , reachable by e-mail, who generates some original content as well as anthologizing relevant websites in framed links. Look in the archives for an interview with yours truly!
ARTSPEAK.COM -- FINE ART AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INFORMATION AND ART CHAT ROOMThe World Artists Association is a visionary concept; a worldspanning group of artists willing to pool their energy in order to generate a little excitement about art in general. The first group show is still up, as well as a series of artist interviews and some discussions, and there is a revamp in the works which will introduce regular feature articles on a variety of art-related topics- I might even be writing something about sculpture...
Grounds For Sculpture:Collection In New Jersey, this sculpture park has collected some very impressive work from a number of living artists. Not to be missed is Isaac Witkin's large multi-part granite piece; definitely one of the best modern stone sculptures I've ever seen.
Anfiteatro - Lucca on Internet Some of the artists residing in Lucca, Italy are showing their work here. One of the nicest things about the net is being able to see what's going on in other places with artists who aren't necessarily famous.
The Contemporary Arts Center
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