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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Hours for 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR From MADE Shop!


Hello Folks -

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy and Healthy 2011.

Our new hours starting January 4th

MONDAY - CLOSED
TUESDAY- 11-6
WEDNESDAY- 11-6
THURSDAY - 11-6
FRIDAY- 11-8
SATURDAY- 11-8
SUNDAY- 12-5

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Impressive!




This thing is in Sicily and is an exact duplicate of the HOLLYWOOD sign in LA - 22 METERS HIGH and 180 METERS in length. I wanna make one in Kutztown.

DAVE


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Did you eat some CAKE on XMAS!


Did you eat some CAKE on XMAS - We didn't...... But if I was going to eat a cake, or even a pie - I would love one from these beautiful ladies. WE are hoping that everyone is having a great Holiday Season and a Healthy and happy new Year.

DAVE and TESS

MADE shop.

Don't forget - we will be adjusting our opening hours after the holidays - and look forward to seeing you in the SHOP.

Friday, December 24, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!


WELL -

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEND OUT GOOD FEELINGS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON TO ALL OF YOU - OUR WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS.
THANKS FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT. WE PROMISE TO BRING COOL EVERYDAY TO THE MADE shop.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE COMING YEAR.

HAVE A GREAT DAY TOMORROW AND EVERY DAY AFTER.

DAVE AND TESS

Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Friday - Meet Christine King!

Hello - Just a reminder that this Friday, Christine King will be in the shop with a hoard of her meticulously made Earth Purses - not only do they use 100% recycled materials but they are reversible.

See you here.

DAVE

And on December 10th and 11th Shawn Ireland Pottery is in the House with a hoard of Wood Fired Goodness.



That is the following Friday and Saturday - Don't miss it!

But wait that's not all -

Michael Hunt and Naomi Dalglish
are also stopping by and we will have a fresh collection of pots from them as well.

And we have a new window and the pieces are for sale as Christmas ornaments - $4.95 each - check em out.

Lots of new jewels from Elise Moran , Chickenscratch
and special jewelry pieces From Lisa and Scott Cylinder

Plus: lots of new vintage pieces to discover and you get to hang out in the coolest shop in
Berks County.

Hope to see you all soon - if everyone on this list shows up at the same time we could have 700 people in the shop. Thanks for you support and have a great day.

Dave and Tess

Friday, November 19, 2010

Look for us and our Jewels -

Look for us and our Jewelry at Art of the Craft - in The Reading Museum - Tomorrow and Sunday.

If you can not make it to the Museum just come to the shop - we are open 5 days a week 11-6 - Saturday 11-5 - Closed Sunday - but that will change soon.

DAVE


The 8th Annual Art of the Craft will be held Saturday, November 20 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. (Members ONLY Preview from 9-11 on Saturday) and Sunday, November 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Art of the Craft is an Invitational Show featuring contemporary and traditional artisans.

While you're there, take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy delicious wraps, healthy muffins and decadent cookies provided by Ted and Carl Catering.

Admission per day is $8 Adults (18-60), $6 Seniors/Children/Students (w/ID), and Museum Members free. Join at the door! Get free admission and all other benefits. All proceeds benefit the Reading Public Museum.

This event is supported in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday Happenings at the MADE shop!

We have organized three events at MADE shop for this holiday season. First on the list is a visit from Elise Moran of EAM design. We have know Elise for many years and are selling her work very well in the shop. So she is coming down from Portsmouth, New Hampshire on November 12th and 13th with lots of new work. These two days will be your only opportunity to see lots of her work all at once in the Shop. On November Friday November 12th from 6-8pm we will stay open late and snacks and refreshments will be served. I have also made a postcard for the event and those of you on our mailing list should look for one to arrive sometime between the 6th and 8th of November. If you are on the email list I will also be sending the card via email. Elise will be here for the whole two days and you will have a chance to meet her if you stop by either of the days.

Here is the postcard!




And some samples of her work!





Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Look for us on Bumbley.com!

Lots of work from MADE available at BUMBLEY.com

The work looks great - Thanks Marcia!



Earrings and Necklaces - MADE to order -

or Etsy or just give us a call!










Wednesday, October 6, 2010

EVEREMAN Spotted in NYC!


EVEREMAN in front of
KIDROBOT NYC
its on Prince St. in SOHO!

I am sure it is not there anymore!

DAVE

Visit the EVEREMAN website to find out more!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Vintage Glass from Finland!

We just came across some great vintage Finnish Glass by

Tapio Wirkkala

We have 12 Highball glasses in the Ultima Thule pattern ( a Classic) in there original boxes from the 60's. 12 Dessert Bowls in the the same pattern also with boxes and a sugar and creamer set. Tapio Wirkkala was a master of Scandinavian design - glassware for iittala , furniture, flatware any countless other beautiful items.

Also another great vintage design - Flora Pattern glassware by

Oiva Toikka

I found a set of Dessert bowls. Oiva Toikka is well known for his work with iittala as well. You may have seen his wonderful glass birds!
Also very interesting children's rocking birds!



If you like Scandinavian glass and are in town - come on down and check it out at the MADE shop!

DAVE





Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ETSY SHOP UPDATE!


WELL I JUST ADDED LOTS OF NEW JEWELS TO OUR ETSY PAGE SO IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE CHECK IT OUT. IF YOU DECIDE TO TAKE THE PLUNGE AND PURCHASE SOMETHING JUST MENTION YOU SAW THIS POST AND WE WILL ENCLOSE A FREE SURPRISE GIFT?

WOW!


DAVE AND TESS GOT IT MADE!

New Work Folks - - -








Howdy -

Take a look at some of my newest Jewelry items - pushing the limits, materials, techniques etc. Also new work from Thomas Hill in the house.

DAVE

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Hello-

MADE shop will be closed for Labor Day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New hours and new Banner!



Made a new banner for the blog and we have also slightly changed our hours!

DAVE.

Come and see us!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Copper in the Arts Article and Video

Fresh off the press - the article I mentioned earlier for Copper in the arts magazine. Plus a mouse making video. Thanks Rebecca , Paul and Robyn.

Meet Dave Jones of MADE

By Rebecca Troutman

David Jones at work in his studio. Dave Jones in his studio.

Photograph by Paul David
Dave Jones is a lighting designer, sculptor, and jewelry crafter with an eye for 20th century design. His works are geometrical, with strong influences in the arts and crafts movement, Scandinavian design and Asian folk art. Having amassed a treasure trove of collected pieces in addition to making his own, Jones regularly borrows inspiration and materials from recycled parts, summarizing his artistic career succinctly by describing that he’s “in the ‘stuff’ business—only the good, quality stuff.”

Self-described as “riddled with training,” Jones has a BFA in Ceramics from Kutztown University. After his initial training he spent many summers at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and went to on to focus on jewelry and metalsmithing at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He and his wife, Tess Doran, have recently opened their own shop called MADE in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

His talent showed long before his college years, however. His mother was an art therapist in St. Louis, and she fostered his interest. “When I was into single digits, I was into raku workshops, and went to her shows,” he remembers. “I got it from an early age.” Jones is constantly pressing forward with new ideas. His process is extremely tactile— meaning that most of his pieces result from getting into his studio and putting his hands to work. “I’m not a drawer or sketcher or model maker,” he says about his process. “I just go for it.” He also makes a lot of small pieces of jewelry, which are often conceptually sculptural, and sometimes serve as models for a larger version.

Copper is one of his favorite metals to work with, not just because it’s easy to shape. “I have a weakness for copper,” Jones admits. “I like how soft it is, not just in the sense of malleable, but in the patinas I can put on it. It’s like butter.”

He loves the idea that copper is largely a reused material: unless one procures it directly from the mine, the source of copper is from many smaller parts melted down over and over again. For that reason, his lighting design style is often sought after by commission from people who are diligent about using green methods to furnish their spaces. He’s currently working on ten huge sconces of Revere copper that is expected to inhabit the “world’s greenest” house, home to venture capitalist Paul Holland and his wife Linda Yates. They're using environmentally regenerative materials for the structure, and the house will be fossil fuel free with a Platintum LEED rating.

Jones’ sconces are influenced by traditional Japanese architecture. “I love the whole idea of Japanese folk craft, the Mingei arts movement,” he says. “I like the warmth of the style.” He thinks copper reflects that style the best, but is quick to mention that he prefers to play with the oxidization of the metal. “I don’t really like shiny copper,” he explains. “I did a lot of forging and lots of the parts are held together with copper rivets, so the seal of the pieces is very warm, Asian opulence.”

In the near future he and his wife Tess are looking forward to teaching more, sharing their knowledge with the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths and possibly other establishments and universities. Now with small children of his own and a fondness for birds and animals in his art, he thinks if he could tackle any huge project it would be a playground.

“I’m not afraid to make anything,” he says.

Link to Article here!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

KIDROBOT, NEW WORK, UPDATE!

Hello All you lovely people -

  1. KIDROBOT DUNNY 2010 For Sale on August 19th!
  2. New work from: Shawn Ireland, Ron Philbeck, EAM, Connie Verrusio, plus more!
  3. Coming soon - work of Thomas Hill , and Michael Kline Plus much much more.
  4. Article in Copper in the Arts Magazine -update coming soon!
  5. September issue of Berks County living Article - look for it in early September!
  6. I (Dave) was the Judge for The Kutztown Fair - Vegetable Art, Recycled Art and Lego Art projects - It was Fun!
  7. KU Students arriving in the next week or so - WELCOME BACK and come and see us!
  8. New Vintage items of interest!
  9. The Studio is up and running - NICE - we get to make things in House....
  10. NEW WINDOW
  11. The SUMMER is almost over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Friday, July 23, 2010

Recent finds - may show in the shop!

Recently came across a hoard of VERY interesting "Industrial molds" also included in many of the molds are the positives - or Core sticks. Each positive is made in halves out of Mahogany! It boggles my mind at the time spent to make these beautiful items out of wood! I may offer some for sale in the shop but am also very tempted to use them in my work. Maybe some small sculpture, candlesticks, or wall pieces......... my brain hurts from thinking about the possibilities.




















Saturday, July 3, 2010

WOW

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

We are still here - where are you?


















If you are interested in something NEW. (Not what you are used to) And BRAVE enough MADE shop has it.

DAVE - speechless..................
I will bite my tongue!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

25% back in Town.

Well - I arrived (DAVE) safely but reluctantly back in the states on Wednesday and have been in the shop every day since. Ireland was the best ever - the weather was GRAND and we saw lots.

WE visited the new location of the DESIGNYARD in Dublin - they are now in a great location on NASSAU St and the Corner of Grafton right where you want to be to be seen - The design yard is a contemporary CRAFT gallery concentrating mainly on Jewelry but also selling select ceramics, glass and sculpture.

Also visited RED AESTHETIC - where we have been showing for a few years - we need to get them some new work.

Also while in Kilkenny we visited the National Craft Gallery and saw a great show by the Ceramicist Frances Lambe - called MICROCOSMOS .























Her work was very nice -
If I had some spare cash I would have bought something.
More snippets of info to come -

DAVE

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hours Change...................

Hello All - From May 28th until June 17th there will be a slight change to the MADE shop opening hours - Click on the photo for a closer view. Hopefully we will catch no customers off guard.

Sláinte



DAVE TESS And the clan.....