Harriete Estel Berman uses recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry, sculpture, to installations engaged in social commentary.
Berman’s work has been shown throughout the United States, and in Europe and Africa. Her work is included in the permanent collections of 15 museums and included in over 38 books. The recently published book "REMANUFRACTURED: The Conspicuous Transformation of Everyday Objects" has a whole chapter about Berman's arwork. Her work is also include in "Makers: A History of American Studio Craft", the only comprehensive survey about craft history in the U.S. during the 20th century.
Harriete Estel Berman has written a series of PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES for artists to promote understanding, checklists, and practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community. Contributions, editing and advice from the crafts community creates a well rounded perspective. The PROFESSIONAL GUIDELINES are available as downloadable PDF & Word files on her web site at http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/profguide.html .
ASK Harriete offers professional advice for artists and makers at: http://askharriete.typepad.com.
Berman has also helped organized the SNAG Professional Development Seminar.
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