Frances Solar
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  • Garibaldi Highlands, BC
  • Canada
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"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, 2015
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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, 2015
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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
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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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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.
http://www.francessolar.com

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At 9:08am on December 12, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus.  Your membership is valid through December 15, 2016.
Now that you’ve successfully re-registered you can get even more involved. This means, you’re not just getting the whole crafthaus picture... you are a part of it. Your contributions via blogs, photos, and discussions will enrich our open crafthaus environment immensely, so please let us know what’s going on in your art life! Don't hold back! 

Thanks for being a crafthaus member!

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…

Frances,

 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 7:31pm on October 3, 2010, Glen Guarino said…
Hi Fran, Hope all is well & that you will submit to our calls-
Earthly Pleasures http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-call-earthly-pleasures
Me, Myself and I http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/open-callme-myself-and-i
Sitting Pretty Part 2 is how the show will look http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/sittingprettytheartsittingpretty
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
At 11:44pm on July 8, 2010, Kathleen Bostick said…
Thank you for the comment, Fran! I like what you are doing with the woven vessels.
At 1:16pm on July 8, 2010, Margaret Henkels said…
Hi Frances,
I'm so glad you like the work. I think the forms have been strong for a long time, but I'm just now getting so that working with the surface is a pleasure as well. I was very interested to see your pieces...beautiful colors and I love the fact that you are blurring the line between metal and textiles.
Margaret

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"Happy to See You, Too", 2016
16" X 12" X 9"
Materials: PLA, acrylic, plastic, oil paint, recycled reflexology/yoga mat
Technique: 3D printing, assemblage

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