Frances Solar
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  • Garibaldi Highlands, BC
  • Canada
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""Rumpled" is loom woven with copper wire, copper strip , then folded and shaped by hand to give the deep folds. A patina was added. Size is 36 x 8.5"  Finalist, 2016 Niche Award,Fabricated metal category."
Mar 17
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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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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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Jan 25, 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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Oct 18, 2013
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Sep 7, 2013

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Garibaldi Highlands, BC Canada ,between Vancouver & Whistler.
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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.
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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.
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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 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 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.
At 11:43am on April 16, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Thank you very much for your membership payment and support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through April 15, 2011.

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At 8:07am on April 4, 2010, Claire Maunsell said…
I love your 'sac' or basket pieces! So glad you joined..

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2014 Niche Awards

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