A New Path: Enameling in the Round

Blogging the workshop experience “Enameling in the Round,” with Harlan Butt at Peters Valley

- by Nicolette Absil, 2014 Peters Valley/crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient

This opportunity will allow me to expand my current enameling skills. While I already work with enamel, I mostly focus on creating small pieces focusing on mark making techniques. I hope this workshop will equip me with the knowledge and skills to focus on 3-D pieces, allowing me to expand my body of work to wall pieces and vessels.

 

Thank you to Peters Valley and Crafthaus for this great opportunity to study “Enameling in the Round,” with Harlan Butt! Follow the experience.

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Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

Last Day at Arrowmont

- blog post by Amber O'Harrow, 2014 Arrowmont / crafthaus Workshop Scholarship Recipient

We started our last day as we always do, with a slide presentation.  Pat showed us interesting slides of native Alaskans drying gut, as well as wonderful works, using skins and other animal parts.

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Rule the World!

Crafthaus Online Exhibition

RULE THE WORLD

Friends of Carlotta Gallery, Zuerich, Switzerland

What are the adornments of dictators, despots, and the plain delusional? What do they need in order to let their real personalities shine through? What tools do tyrants have to show that they are in charge? See for yourself!

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Grandpa Wooley, "LOOK", Brooch
Internet photocopy of Gerard Depardieu and Vladimir Putin. Plexiglas, fabric, imitation leather, yarn, wood, silver brooch.

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