Harriete Estel Berman

12 Flips | 1 Magazine | @harrieteest7sea | 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. View 21 presentations at: http://www.harriete-estel-berman.info/profguidelines/ProfDevSeminar.html

"Previously Owned By . . ." ADDS Value IF you have the Provenance

<b>Pretty antique jewelry</b> abounds in the secondary market -- unless it has provenance. A documented special story can change this pretty …

Lineage, Provenance, Maker Marks, & Macchiarini

It was described as, "Important Peter Macchiarini studio brooch of sterling silver, brass, ebony and bone inlay. The brooch is quite large and …

Ask Harriete

<b>Emily Cobb at Humboldt State University</b> (in Arcata near Eureka in northern California) has invited me to present two days of lectures and discussions …

"I love your work and want to make one for myself"

<b>There are rampant versions of copycats within the arts and crafts community.</b> Some are cloaked in naiveté, admiration and enthusiasm.The problems are …

Cultivating A Culture of Copycats

<b>Recently another form of copycats was brought to my attention.</b>..just when I thought there could be no more versions of the copycat, here it is - the …

Artsy Shark Action Takes Down A Copycat

<b>The problems with copycats and international piracy</b> in the arts and crafts community are not limited to images or ideas, but extend to information …

Did you see "Alibaba and the Copycat Thieves"?

<b>At every level of the craft community, thieves are copying ideas, images, and original content without permission or authorization.</b> Yet we in the …

Alibaba and the Copycat Thieves

<i>Editor's Note: Artist and author Harriete Estel Berman blogs extensively about copyright issues on her blog, ASK Harriete. We asked her to share her</i> …

Pencils Make a Point

"Creativity and problem solving," Harriete Estel Berman says. The Bay Area artist is getting fired up. "Every school system you'll ever go to, …

Alibaba Who? Alibaba Me?

<b>Over the past year, I've become aware of mass market manufacturers overtly copying craft work of American artists and makers</b>. I've even seen examples …

DMCA "Take Down" - Action & Advocacy Against Copycats

<b>Are you rrrready to RRRRUMMMMBBle?? Time for a copycat smack down!</b><p><b>One way for artists and makers to remove illegal or unethical online copies of</b> …

The Good Wife Discusses Copyright Infringement, Derivative Work, Parody and Fair Use

<b>I loved every minute of it and think the issues brought forward are relevant</b> to many of the discussions circulating in the arts and crafts world …