Small Treasures 2

We are delighted to present "Small Treasures 2" an online exhibition hosted by Crafthaus. All artwork is designed and made by the artists. The lead image is a detail of Civilian Casualty by Mary Chuduk.
 Curated by Glen & Marie Guarino   Enjoy the show!

Members: 16
Latest Activity: Jul 20, 2012

Rameen Ahmed

Mobile Series 

freshwater pearl, sterling silver (patina), copper, stainless steel wire with sterling silver cable

3.5 x 4 x 0.75”

My work is a miniature recreation of movement enticing the viewer/wearer into a spatial dialogue through the body.

Photo by the artist

Steve Altman


lacewood, spalted maple, pink ivory

3 x 8.5 x 12"

For some reason, I made this after visiting Kentuck Knob

Photo by the artist

Kate Bauman

Rorschach Necklace

oxidized silver

Pendant: 3.5 x 5”

Rorschach Necklace emerged from familiar jewelry shapes, challenging viewers to decide what they see in its overlapping silhouetted shapes.  

Photo by the artist

Jake Blok

Free Hand Pipe

briar wood, vulcanite

5 ½ x 1 ¾ x 1 ¾"

What fun you can have with a piece of wood! The grain of the wood inspires the shapes of the pipes as I begin to carve.

Photo by the artist

Byron Conn

Canasta Reliquary

avodire, ebony, brass

18 x 9 ½ x 5"

Photographer: Elizabeth Lamark

Megan Dattoria  

Of Disease

brass sheet & tubing, IV tubing, MRI film, white cotton cording, medication bottle warning labels

2.3 x 1.2 x .5”

Photo by the artist


Susan Ellenton

Ripple Ring

fine silver

1 x 1 x 1/4"

I am fascinated with extruding metal clay; I treasure this ring as a daily reminder of my love of interacting with materials.

Photo by the artist

 Sophia Georgiopoulou 

Treasured Lace Pendant

sterling silver, spinel, silk; cast from a roll of handmade lace by my great grandmother in Alexandria, Egypt, 1902

Necklace: 18"  Pendant: 2 x 1 x 1/16’’

This lace, treasured for over a century, cast into a silver pendant, embodies the permanence of beauty in a transient world.

Photo by the artist

 Vickie Hallmark                       


fine silver, sterling silver, vitreous enamel, glass

8 x 1 x 0.25"

The circle of life as seen from my garden window.

Photo by the artist

Ashley May Heitzman 

Cave Rock Necklace

etched copper, brass, enamel, sterling silver

9 x 9 x 1"

Using electro etched copper in combination with other metals; I explore color, texture and form within my jewelry.

Photo by the artist

Jessica Hirst


copper, sterling silver, nickel silver, liver of sulfur patina

 3 x 2 x 1"

Jessica’s work captures memories of her grandmother’s garden & incorporates floral elements through the use of traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Photographer: Catherine Phung


Mike Korsak

El Cubano

yellow birch, black cherry, shellac,tung oil, wax

5 x 7  ½  x 11"

This box, influenced by the candle boxes of the Shakers, has a sculpted lid that slides open to reveal a treasure.

Photographer: Charley Freiberg


Kimberly Nogueira 

Lost Point of Origin

fine and sterling silver, bronze, vitreous glass enamel, copper, thread, mica, paper, found object, pearl

6.7 x 6.7 x 3.3 cm

My hope is that childhood can still contain a sense of wonder and magic and connection to nature in today’s society.

Photographer: William Stelzer


fine & sterling silver, bronze, paper, found object, pearl, mica, vitreous glass enamel

6.6 x 4.4 x 3.2cm

This autobiological mechanical pendant chronicles my southward journey to a tiny tropical island, now my home.

Photo by the artist

Dru Lindsey Patrick

Inception Locket

brass, chord, copper, graphite, nickel, silver, enamel

1 x 2 x 2.5”

Photographer: Matt Compton 


 Earl Powell

Keep on Truckin'

basswood, nylon bristles, acrylic glazes

8 x 4"

After smiling when I finished this piece, I found its attitude enlightening.

Photo by the artist 


Anthony Scheffler

Diet Tea

bleached maple, cardinal wood

6.5 x 7.25 x 0.5" 

This curious little teapot was recently purchased through "Chiaroscuro Chicago" for the permanent collection of the Kamm Teapot Foundation.

Photo by the artist 


Rhonda Uppington

Tile Quilt

low-fire white clay, underglaze, glazes

11 x 11 x 1.5” (framed)

I enjoy exploring different ways to leave my mark on clay and assembling “quilts” with small tiles showcasing my favourites.

Photo by the artist

Collagraph Box

low-fire white clay, collagraph plate impressions, underglaze, clear glaze

5 x 4 x 4”

Delicate details created by the hand of man or Mother Nature informed the surface decoration on this ceramic box.

Photo by the artist

Greetje Sieders (goldsmith & designer) & Jolanda Verdegaal (ceramist)

Porcelain Bird Boxes

porcelain, silver, corian

max. height 13 cm / max.width 10 cm

Photographer: Erik Zurcher


Dyanne Welch 

Love Note Box

metal clay (PMC3) stamped and textured, carnelian bead, fine silver

2 x 1 ½" across

Open the box to find a sweet love note to make you feel good and bring a smile to your heart.

Photo by the artist

Dianne Karg Baron 

Breathe Scent Box

copper, fine silver, sterling silver

2.0 cm x 2.6 cm x 2.96 cm

Spring flowers blooming in my yard, giving off a wonderful perfume, I dreamed of carrying that scent with me.

Photo by the artist

Mary Chuduk

Civilian Casualty

10 x 10 x 1"

My work addresses the plight of covered women worldwide. Afghanistan’s burqa-clad women are in the crossfire of war and power.

Photographer: Jeff Scovil


Logan Woodle

Harvest Cup


5 x 5 x 8"

I have come to see the farmer as every bit the craftsman I aspire to be.

Photo by the artist 


Sarah Loc-Test

Orchid Box

1.5 x 1.25 x 1"

Orchid Box features magnified images of a flower.

Photo by the artist

Heidemarie Herb

Sign of Life, 2010

lava, 925 Ag, glass, melted pigments & seeds (inside the pendant)

Length of necklace: 84cm x Pendant: 9 x 47 x 25 mm

My creations are inspired by thoughts on the relationship between man and nature in all its expressive possibilities.

Photographer Silvana Tili 


Thank you for visiting Small Treasures 2 Exhibition at

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 & most recently Hand & Mind 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.

Glen Guarino


Photographer Justin Guarino






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Comment by Lorena Angulo on July 20, 2012 at 9:39am

Gorgeous exhibition !!!

Comment by Anthony Scheffler on June 28, 2012 at 6:56pm

Once again Marie and Glen you have put together a wonderful exhibit.  It is a pleasure to view and privilege to be included.

Comment by Kimberly Nogueira on June 28, 2012 at 1:45pm

you've curated an intriguing and delightful collection of curiosities that i am enjoying with my cup of tea, congratulations and thank you! it is truly an honor to be included. 

Comment by Brigitte Martin on June 28, 2012 at 12:41pm

Elena: Rhonda Uppington is not a crafthaus member - though she should be, of course :-). Our online exhibitions are open to everyone, they are not restricted to crafthaus members.

Comment by Sophia Georgiopoulou on June 28, 2012 at 11:26am

Marie and Glen, thank you for your wonderful work for this exhibition! The pieces are beautiful and I am honored to be among such amazing artists.

Comment by Elena Rosenberg on June 28, 2012 at 10:32am

A cabinet of curiosities, fantastic! Thank you for the introduction to Rhonda Uppington's work. (P.S. Is she not on crafthaus? Having trouble finding her page.)

Comment by Sabiha Mujtaba on June 28, 2012 at 10:19am

Such wonderful, precious and provocative pieces. Great show, Maria and Glen.

Comment by Vickie Hallmark on June 28, 2012 at 9:54am

What a beautiful collection of work! I'm so thrilled to find myself amongst the talent represented here. 

Comment by Heidemarie Herb on June 26, 2012 at 9:01am

Thank you for your work for this online exhibition, ti's beautiful to be part of this . This work "sign of life" is for a very special person :) !!!

Comment by Rameen Ahmed on June 24, 2012 at 7:29pm

Humbled at being included in this amazing collection of work.  Thank you for all your hard work putting this show together.


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