Retracing my steps: Explorations in Fiber Sculpture at Arrowmont

Class Day at Arrowmont - Day 1

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

After dinner, there was an orientation, and then our class met for the first time.  Everyone was very friendly and welcoming.  We seem to have a good group. Tonight, we each gave a presentation of our work, so that we would understand one another better.  The work was diverse and excellent.  I am looking forward to seeing some interesting work by the end of the week!


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Prima Donna Assoluta

- blog post by John Lunn

I've been so busy with work I've missed writing the blog for a couple of weeks. I've got some ideas to share, I just need time to assemble the thoughts. In the meanwhile, let me share my latest flute images. These portraits are of famous opera divas past and present (taken from images while in costumed role).

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Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 14, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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Four Seasons

Year: 2007

Material: Porcelain, glaze, hand-painted decorations, fabric, embroidery

Dimensions: Various, highest point of jug: 26 cm

Commission: Nymphenburg, München

Production: Nymphenburg

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Daniel Agdag - Sketching with Cardboard

Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 11, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Daniel Agdag on sculpting with cardboard:

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Kevin Coates Video

Posted by The Justified Sinner on July 10, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

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Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 10, 2014 at 3:18pm 0 Comments

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Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 10, 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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Exhibition Date Aug 22 - Sept 22.  

Deadline to submit: July 15, 2014 

A Harvest used to describe a…


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Posted by Brigitte Martin on July 7, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

When you hear the word 'barber shop' and think of 4 men singing in close harmonies you are correct but still missing a large part of the story. The profession of barbering is actually quite old and much more interesting. Archeological studies indicate that some crude forms of…



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Rule the World!

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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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Arrowmont: after 25 years, I am returning to the place where it all started for me as a fiber artist.  That embarrassing picture is me, Amber O’Harrow (then Amber Wood), with my first weaving, turned into a bag.  Let’s see where my journey has led me since then, as I follow my guide, Pat Hickman on an exploration of fiber sculpture at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. See More
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Holland Houdek

"Submammary Pectoral Plate (Side View)

Fabricated copper sheet, pierced, silicone breast implant, Swarovski crystals, bead-blasted, patina (2014)

Statement for 'Hyperbolic (Implants Series III)':
This series focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. These hand-fabricated objects glorify the highly individual and personal nature of prosthesis and surgeries, while evoking notions of memento mori and the fragile nature of the human form. Using real medical implants as inspiration, I have re-invented and exaggerated these devices for imagined bodies. The intention is for viewers to consider their own physicality and to visualize the absent anatomies implied by the work.

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