Meghann Sottile
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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Lillstreet Art Center
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Artist Statement

Captivated by religious reliquaries, I’m fascinated with creating artwork that houses found objects.  Historically, a reliquary is a shrine that contains relics, which are remains of holy saints. I remember attending Catholic Mass growing up and I recall two shrines that were on display, one containing a chunk of wood from Jesus’ manger and the other having a small portion of Mary’s cloak. These items were housed in beautiful, elaborately decorated vessels. These reliquaries from my childhood have become inspiration as I craft my own hallowed place for treasures that have been left behind for me to discover and cherish. In my work I create narratives using family heirlooms and prized found objects with imaginative and thoughtful attention to detail. With each piece that is created, I deliberately choose shapes, textures and colors that strengthen the storyline and history of the piece. By utilizing both traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques, I am able to craft ornately decorated work that gives each nostalgic item a permanent place to elevate their significance.  

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At 7:35am on November 4, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Thank you very much for your membership renewal and continued support of crafthaus. Your membership is valid through November 15, 2016.

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At 12:40pm on December 6, 2013, Victoria Woollen-Danner said…
Can't wait to see you work here!
At 10:42am on November 20, 2013, Jonathan Leo Brown said…

Meghann.  Welcome to Crafthaus.  Your work looks great. 

At 4:01pm on November 19, 2013, Sarah Truett said…

Welcome to crafthaus girl!

At 11:18am on November 19, 2013, anne havel said…

i guess you must know pam.  we're on the snag bod together.  anne

At 1:33pm on November 16, 2013, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Meghann,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through November 15, 2014.

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Meghann Sottile and Joshua Kosker are now friends
May 31, 2016
Laritza Garcia and Meghann Sottile are now friends
Nov 19, 2014
Meghann Sottile joined alice simpson's group
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HUNGER

Hunger, in all its metaphorical forms, is part of our personal and public conversation. Many of us struggle with HUNGERS, and yearn for the pleasure of food, love, possessions, control, sex or P O W E R.The works selected for this exhibition offer a wide range of ideas and images which go beyond food.See More
Jan 15, 2014
Meghann Sottile joined Lorena Angulo's group
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Behind the Brooch

This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With this exhibition, I would like to let you in on that secret, something that typically only the maker and the wearer know about. I hope you will enjoy with me this selection of brooches by…See More
Dec 16, 2013
Meghann Sottile joined Lorena Angulo's group
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Behind the Brooch part 2

I am happy to share with all of you more images of wonderful brooches from artists around the word. I had so many submissions on my first call that I had to create a second part exhibition. This exhibition focuses on a side of the brooch we usually do not pay much attention to: the back side. Our first look is naturally always trained at the front, but when we do take the time to look at the back of a brooch, it will oftentimes reveal a surprising aspect for us, a delightful little secret. With…See More
Dec 16, 2013
Victoria Woollen-Danner left a comment for Meghann Sottile
"Can't wait to see you work here!"
Dec 6, 2013
Meghann Sottile and Vincent Pontillo are now friends
Dec 6, 2013
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"Meghann.  Welcome to Crafthaus.  Your work looks great. "
Nov 20, 2013
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"Thanks Sarah! Hope grad school is treating you well!!"
Nov 19, 2013
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"Welcome to crafthaus girl!"
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Rebecca Skeels commented on Rebecca Skeels's group The Association for Contemporary Jewellery
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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
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"I think that all her work is very beautiful and interesting....I wonder if she is very frustrated when poor handling breaks a link.  Or how she deals with the frustration that the work is beyond my people's expectations for jewelry.…"
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Cecil Kemperink, NL: Ceramic Chain Mail

At first I thought this must be 3D printed, but it is not. It's fabricated, link by link.So in love with this cross-over application. Ceramics x Fiber and also x Jewelry. Visual artist Cecil Kemperink creates ceramic sculptures. …See More
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"Symbihome", 2017

Copper, vitreous enamel, luster.

6.5"l x 4.5"w x 1.25"h.

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