Frances Solar
  • Female
  • Garibaldi Highlands, BC
  • Canada
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Frances Solar commented on Frances Solar's photo

Solar_Frances_vessel 2

"This Loom woven Vessel is winner of a 2015 Niche award, Fabricated Metal category. It is woven with copper wire,13.5 x 8" "
Jul 20
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Pleated Vessel-

This Pleated Vessel was accepted into Art Comes Alive 2015, Art Design Consultants in Cincinnati. On June 20 it won The Brentwood Art Exchange Excellence in Fine Craft Award. The vessel is loom woven with copper wire,copper strip and patina,17"x 8"
Jul 9
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Oct 14, 2014
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Images of Creative Communion

My journey from Vancouver, BC. Canada, to the “Imagery in Jewelry” workshop at Touchstone Center for Craft in Farmington, Pennsylvania. See More
May 28, 2014
Frances Solar and elizabeth cohen are now friends
Jan 25, 2014
Frances Solar posted a photo

Pleated vessel

This loom woven vessel has won a 2014Niche Award, announced Jan18 in Philadelphia at the Buyers Market.
Jan 19, 2014
Frances Solar commented on Frances Solar's blog post 2014 Niche Awards
"This Vessel is now a Winner of a 2014 Niche Award. Wonderful news!!!"
Jan 19, 2014
Brigitte Martin commented on Frances Solar's blog post 2014 Niche Awards
"Congratulations, that is huge!!! Well deserved."
Oct 18, 2013
Frances Solar commented on Frances Solar's blog post 2014 Niche Awards
"I'm a finalist in the 2014 Niche Awards with the submission of this pleated vessel."
Oct 18, 2013
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Oct 18, 2013
Frances Solar liked Brigitte Martin's discussion Project # 1: "Old Hands In Clay", An Exhibition of the Work of Noted Clay Artists Over the Age of 70
Sep 7, 2013
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Apr 23, 2013
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Mar 10, 2013
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Jan 7, 2013
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Dec 25, 2012
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Dec 25, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Garibaldi Highlands, BC Canada ,between Vancouver & Whistler.
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home studio
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am a contemporary BC artist who combines traditional textile techniques with unconventional materials,ie metals,
to create unique woven sculpture, both free standing vessels & wall mounted Scrapyard Quilts.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.

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At 10:22am on December 16, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through December 15, 2015.

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At 1:00pm on October 29, 2011, Leisa Rich said…

That is so unbelievable that you used to live in London! I lived in Old South. My daughter and grandson live in London now, so I get there at least once per year! 

At 1:28pm on August 21, 2011, Glen Guarino said…

Congrats on being a featured Crafthaus artist! 

At 3:45pm on February 15, 2011, alice simpson said…


 Your work is stunning, its patterns, tones and colors, elegantly refined.

There is something about the square format that is orderly and exciting at the same time. I'd like to wear the woven pieces!

At 5:14pm on January 24, 2011, john de Wit said…
Thanks Frances, much Appreciated. JdW
At 1:46pm on January 4, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
Looks like Chris is getting some help for Craft Boston. I am glad! I really want this to be a success for him :-)
At 12:32pm on October 23, 2010, The Justified Sinner said…
Congratulations on the front page! I am very impressed with these works, A novel and beautiful approach to scrap.
At 12:35pm on October 21, 2010, Pat Morrow said…
BTW do you want Fran or Frances on your entry?
At 12:32pm on October 21, 2010, Pat Morrow said…
Yes, I received your photo. Thank you very much. I especially enjoyed seeing your studio because I used to have a weaving studio before I started making furniture. I'm in the process of selling my large Bexell Cranbrook loom.
At 7:31pm on October 3, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi Fran, Hope all is well & that you will submit to our calls-
Earthly Pleasures
Me, Myself and I
Sitting Pretty Part 2 is how the show will look
A show at Crafthaus has more of an audience then a gallery and offers a permanent stage to the world. We do love gallery shows, but at Crafthaus submission is easy, doesn't cost anything for members. In addition to our calls there are others you may be interested in.
We try to make the submission process as painless as possible! If you have any questions please let us know. Glen & Marie

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2014 Niche Awards

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