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Small Treasures 1

Art comes in all sizes. So how much punch can you pack into something that's only 10 inches tall - or even smaller?

We are delighted to present Small Treasures 1.  

Enjoy! Glen & Marie Guarino

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Anthony Scheffler

Bamboo Tea

H6"" x L6" x W1.5"

Bamboo Tea is made entirely of bamboo lumber, shop-made bamboo veneers, and wild cane bamboo. 

Photo by Anthony Scheffler

 

 

Anthony Scheffler

 Teapot  #3

Lacewood, Ebony, Ebonized Walnut, Aluminum

H7.5" x L10" x W2.5"

Teapot #3was recently purchased by the Kamm Teapot Foundation for its permanent collection.

Photo by Anthony Scheffler


 

Sunhwa Kim

Karma

Sawleaf Zelkova, Gold Powder, Nature lacquer

H2.8"xW2.8"/H2.6"xW2.6

 

 

Sunhwa Kim

Winds of Whispery

Wood, Gold Powder, Mother of pearl, Natural lacquer

H6" x W9" x D9" 

 

 

Cosmo Barbaro

Victory Nesting Set

5 x 6 x 3"

                    Poplar, milk paint                       

 Photo by Cosmo Barbaro

 

 

 

Andy Cooperman

Chang & Eng brooch

Sterling, Gold, Ping-pong ball

3”w

Chang and Eng were the “original” Siamese twins. Ping-pong balls (celluloid) are used as the core material. 

Photo by: Andy Cooperman

 


Andy Cooperman

Sleeper Cell

Sterling, Wood, Gold Leaf.  What is the wood?

2.5”h

Sleeper Cell is a brooch in the series “Hymenoptera” which concerns bees, wasps, and hornets.

Photo by Doug Yaple


 

Heidemarie Herb 

Non ti scordar di me (Do not Forget Me)

925 Sterling Silver, gold plate, glass, natural perfume, a Myosotis flower

Non ti Scordar di Me is a pendant that can hold medicine or perfume completed in 2009.

Photo by Silvana Tili  

 

 

Norine Kevolic

Bamboo Vessel

Bamboo, Cherry base cap, Sycamore lid

H2.5” x W1.75”

I shaped lid to fit inside about ¼”. I sanded until both caps felt like a natural extension of the bamboo.

Photo by Norine Kevolic


 

Sophia Georgiopoulou

Psyche’s Golden Box

18k Gold, Seed Pearls, Silk

1 ½”x2”x1”

Hand fabricated, soldered, pierced, granulation, hand fabricated clasp, hand woven and hand embroidered silk cord, hand finished, hand burnished.

Photo by:  Sophia Georgiopoulou


 

Szymon Klimek 

Carriage

0.1mm Brass Sheet, Glass, Resin, Rhinestones, Varnish, Glass Goblet, UV Resin

Carriage: 3 x 2 x 3"   (75 x 50 x 75mm)

Goblet: 10" (250mm)

I build tiny intricate mechanical devices powered by natural or artificial light.

Photo by Szymon Klimek  

 

 

Szymon Klimek 

Crystal from Nautilus

 0.1mm Brass Sheet, Wire, 1.6mm Stainless Steel, Glass, Rapid Resin, Rhinestones, Varnish, Electric Motor, Silicone Solar Cell, Glass Goblet, UV Resin

Crystal from Nautilus: 4.8 x 3.2 x 3.2"  (120 x 80 x 80mm)

Goblet: H12" x H4.6"  (300mm x 115mm)

Photo by Szymon Klimek  


 

Vickie Hallmark

Bird Box

fine silver, vitreous enamel, glass

1.4" x 1.4" x 1.75"

Dreams nest in this tiny reliquary. Inside: "No bird flies too high if he flies with his own wings." -- Wm. Blake                  

Photo by Vickie Hallmark

 

Vickie Hallmark

Blue Copperhead Wren

glass, copper

2.25" x 1.75" x 1"

The tail feather stopper seals dreams, perfume or ashes into the tiny vessel for carrying next to the heart.

Photo by Vickie Hallmark


 

Alice Simpson

Portrait of the Artist as Alice in Won Da Land                       

Partially glazed porcelain, Milk Paint

H8.5” x W8.5” x D5”  

Photo by James Chou

 

              Alice Simpson                  

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS QUEEN ELIZABETH I

Partially glazed stoneware

H8“ x W7“ x D5“

Photo: D. James Dee   

 

 

Jeff Baenen

Spiker 

Curly Maple, Hawaiian Koa,Leopard Wood,Sapele Pomelle,

Birdseye Maple,Padauk, Steel Spikes

H7.25"t x W13"x D9.5"

 

 

 

Laura Wagner

Continental Uplift

Red Oak, Concrete, Penny

7 ¾”x 7 ¾”x 2 ¼”

Continental Uplift begins to address the tectonic and geographic influence on design, construction, and lifestyle in Los Angeles.

Photo by: Laura Wagner

 

Catherine Witherell

Coronation Amulet Box (four pointed Maltese cross)

1- 5/8 " square x 1" tall

PMC3, Fine Silver

I used hand drawn templates made from my original drawing, then hand formed & assembled them from PMC3, fired, polished, & oxidized.

Photographer: Catherine Witherell


Thank You for visiting Small Treasures 1 Exhibition at Crafthaus.ning.com!

Glen Guarino

Flower Mirror

Photo by Justin Guarino


About the Curators: Glen Guarino, Guarino Furniture Designs has a MA in Studio Furniture. He taught on the high school level for 32 years & has been an adjunct professor in the Fine Arts School at William Paterson University since 2001. Glen has been designing & making furniture since 1978. Some of his recent publications are in Fine Woodworking, 500 Cabinets by Lark & Wood Art Today 2 by Schiffer Publishers. Glen has also been the subject of several articles & has appeared on TV. He exhibits in galleries & museums. Marie taught in inner city schools & has been helping Glen with his business for a number of years.


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"Welcome to Coffeehaus"

Started by Glen Guarino. Last reply by Glen Guarino Oct 20, 2011. 1 Reply

 Welcome to our Coffeehaus!Grab a cup of coffee, sit in a comfortable chair, let's chat with our Crafthaus friends about art, a new design concept...…Continue

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Comment by Heidemarie Herb on October 27, 2011 at 3:44pm

Beautiful online exhibition and compliments for your work :), lovely to be part !

Comment by alice simpson on October 27, 2011 at 11:44am

Looking at "Small Treasures", it is fascinating to consider the focus on  detail which was part of each artist's process. Only by looking at the measurements can one understand and appreciate the scale.

 

Comment by Dyanne Welch on October 26, 2011 at 12:03pm

What a wonderful exhibit!  Lovely Treasures!

Comment by Lorena Angulo on October 20, 2011 at 8:16pm

Gorgeous exhibition ! I enjoyed viewing all these beautiful pieces.

Comment by Norine Kevolic on October 20, 2011 at 8:01pm

Great collection, Glen and Marie!  I'm so glad to be a participant in this show - and forever amazed by the endless faces of creativity!

Comment by Laura Flavin on October 20, 2011 at 2:28pm

Amazing work ! I enjoyed viewing the collection very much.

Comment by Dianne Karg Baron on October 20, 2011 at 11:26am

Wonderful collection!  I've been looking forward to seeing this since it was announced, and it's definitely worth the wait!

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on October 20, 2011 at 11:07am

Thank you, Glen and Marie, for putting this fine show together. I am honored to be part of it!

Comment by Glen Guarino on October 20, 2011 at 11:04am

We are very proud of our shows & strive to show the very best artwork, & so delighted you all are part of Small Treasures 1!

Thank you to all the artists who sent us amazing artwork, each and every piece is truly a treasure.

Glen & Marie

Comment by Jeff Baenen on October 19, 2011 at 1:49pm

It is definitely an honor to be in this.  Thank you Glen and Marie!

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016, Thomas Mann's Gallery I/O April 1 - June 25, 2016.

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