Wednesday, March 26, 2008


BOTH, originally uploaded by arthur hash.

So I am going to do this show and they asked for a photo of me..... They said to make it look like the image on the right. This is what I came up with.

Monday, March 24, 2008

SNAG slide show playlist

So I have been getting a lot of email about the music from the Student slide show at SNAG so here it is: Sorry for the delay

1. Trolle Siebenhaar-Sweet Dogs- 3:43 - Sweet Dogs - Single

2. Stephen Malkmus
-Jenny & The Ess-Dog- 2:45 -Stephen Malkmus

3. The Pixies-The Holiday Song- 2:15 -Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim

4. Modest Mouse
-Missed the Boat- 4:25 -We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

5. Frank Black
-I Burn Today- 4:06 -Honeycomb

6. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah-Over And Over Again- 3:09 -Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

7. The Beatles
-Any Time At All- 2:13 -A Hard Day's Night

8. Barry Louis Polisar
-All I Want Is You- 2:38 -Juno (soundtrack)

9. Modest Mouse-Never Ending math equation- 3:22 -Building nothing out of Something

10. Pavement
-Billie- 3:44 -Terror Twilight

Thursday, March 20, 2008

more tile

I bet everyone is sick of this. They did the floor. Every day I come home from work I see progress. I am so excited. Liz already called first dibs on the shower. I can't wait to see what it looks like when I get home today.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Symposium announcement

So I am doing this thing... I get really nervous talking in front of a large amount of people matter of fact I might vomit which is always nice to see....but I am going to announce it anyway-

Making, Meaning, and the Marketplace: Craft and the next generation
This program was developed by the American craft Council in partnership with VCU’s Department of Craft/Material Studies The panel will discuss the impact of the Internet on the craft market and the role of the craft gallery in a booming art market. It will feature Rob Kalin, president and founder of, the online marketplace for all things handmade, in conversation with Sonya Clark, chair of the Craft/Material Studies, Kathy Emerson, director of Quirk Gallery, and Arthur Hash, a jeweler and alumnus who shows his work with both Quirk and

Thursday, April 3, 2008
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Grace Street Theater
930 West Grace Street
Richmond Virginia
Reception to follow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

new ring

okay so I know it has been done before and I have already posted a bunch of photos of some prototypes but I just couldn't resist. A punch out ring. I am also trying to avoid the controversy going on with SNAG. I just think it is a HUGE misunderstanding. Here goes:

Monday, March 17, 2008

more tile

here are some more shots of the tile work. These guys are doing a great job and I can't wait till its finished. If you are in the Richmond area and need some tile done let me know. I will hook you up with their number.

more lasers

So I just finished installing this piece at Plant Zero in Richmond Virginia. Its a Painting and Printmaking faculty show/digital media. They are made from Epson Enhanced matte paper that has been cut on the laser cutter. There are nine clusters of three stacked on top of each other held in with magnets. Here are a few shots:

Sunday, March 16, 2008


So Liz and I went to the 821 Cafe this morning for brunch and to my surprise they gave me this mug. I have been eating here for over nine years and its seems that I get a different mug every time. That's a lot of mugs. Back in the day, before I left for grad school I used to walk in and they would bring me my food. I didn't even need to order! Man that rocked. It has definitely changed since the old times. Back then there would be fresh baked goods under glass up at the bar. The place smelled like fresh bread. I missed those days. Don't get me wrong the place is not bad its just different. Matter of fact 821 is our default position when we can't decide where to go for food.
I also ran into a high school buddy of mine, Matt Smith from the band Strike Anywhere. The only thing I could think about was how I went to high school with this guy and how dumb I looked drinking coffee out of this crazy pink bunny mug. Anyhoo. I am sure you didn't come here to read about my eating habits. Here are some things that are going on besides eating....and no my bathroom is still not finished.

I am back in the swing of things gearing up for ICFF's Designboom I am kind of excited because I always wanted to go to ICFF(International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and now I have a reason. I have been told to prepare a LARGE inventory so I am starting now. The mart will be from May 17-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Its also kind of interesting to see all of these awesome designs from past Designboom fairs and recognizing them from all over the place(Internet, magazines, Blogs etc etc.) For those of you wondering I will be posting a soundtrack list from the 2008 SNAG Digital juried exhibition as soon as I find it. -Arthur out

Saturday, March 15, 2008

more shots

so its been a whole eight days with no bathroom. I can't tell you how much life sucks without a bathroom. I am really itchy. The good news is that the tile is supposed to be done today.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This thing sucks (in a good way)

Ever since Liz moved in with her cats there has been an insane amount of hair... both human and animal. She has two cats, I have a dog blah blah blah. I was given a gift certificate to Lowes and didn't really need anything so I ended up buying this Dyson hand-held vacuum. I always wanted a Dyson but didn't want to dish out $500-$800 for a frick'n vacuum cleaner(especially because I have hardwood floors). I have to say that the hand-held model is not really that bad. Man I love this thing! It really works and its easy to dump out and the filters can be washed out..blah blah blah...I could go on and on about the color alone. Its pretty amazing. But ladies and gentlemen, its almost perfect. There is only one complaint. The battery life. I was shocked that it only lasts for six minutes! Now granted the thing gets full of hair and debris WAY before the battery runs out (we have a lot of nooks filled with a lot of pet hair dust bunnies DAILY!) but still SIX MINUTES!! Battery life aside, I have to say that it is great to have in the studio. The clear reservoir lets you see all the nasty stuff you have been living with all this time as well as save any little shinny thing you may accidentally suck up. All and all its a nice little device. Although I kind of wish I had an army of them when the battery runs out. Damn you Dyson.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

SNAG 2008!!!

SO we are back from SNAG. Liz and I had a great time! We met some incredible people. The lectures were AWESOME! If you didn't make it out this year, make sure you come next year! The line up this year was amazing! Some people to note were
Deb Tod Wheeler
Iris Eichenberg
Richard Nelipovich
I have to say that I didn't get to do and see everything I wanted. These things are always hard and can be a bit overwhelming. I am glad I got to talk to a couple of students and see their work and I hope that next year I will be able to have more social time for everyone.

I really wanted to talk with Doug Bucci and Mike and Elizabeth from the Velvet da Vinci more.

Saying all of this, before we left for SNAG my second floor bathroom leaked all over my first floor kitchen and had to be ripped out and replaced. We thought that by the time we came back we would have it all finished and done but alas there was more damage than we thought and it doesn't look like are going to be able to have a bathroom for a while. So I thought I would post some images of that. We were so busy at SNAG we forgot to take any pictures. If you have any pictures of me at SNAG let me know. Also I wanted to say thanks to Evangelina and all of the people at SCAD for the conference. You guys did a great job.

Monday, March 3, 2008


I have done nothing but organize, decipher and decode student handwriting for the last two weeks! But I think it is finished. I have a few things to do like add music and check for spelling errors but other than that it is finished!! I am going to do a couple test runs tonight and then pack for SNAG!!!