"Randi - Thanks for your comment. I wish we were neighbors! I live in southwest Washington about 30 miles north of Vancouver, but I have a brother who lives in Snohomish and I lived in Seattle for many years, so I know what your area is like.
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Hearing that you've been working at this for ten years really helps. After a year of working in clay, I'm easily frustrated that my work is less than perfect, but I'll keep at it. Your designs are an inspiration!
I've worked with fabrics for many years (sewing, quilting, smocking, designing a line of children's clothing that I marketed through a crafters organization, and teaching classes). I love working with color. After my mother died, I started making jewelry using her stash of antique buttons, and one thing led to another. The clay allows me to create original components, and work with unique color combinations. I've found it to be a wonderful creative outlet. I'm in the process of adding a 9'x9'space to my house that will be part pantry, part workspace, with lots of windows for natural light. I can't wait 'til it's finished and I can get back to working with my clay.
Can I ask how long you've been doing this? 'Cause if it's been a really long time, there might be hope for me, too...I've only been doing polymer clay for less than a year and your technique looks impossibly refined from this vantage point
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Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition...
Treasures from Taiwan - a crafthaus online exhibition shows contemporary metal art and jewelry from 11 Taiwanese contemporary emerging artists. Treasures from Taiwan will be highlighted on Crafthaus as an online exhibition from May 8 to June 7, 2013.
I'll leave my Toronto report with a few notes about the conference lectures and presentations. I'd have to say that there certainly was a mosaic of diversity in the 3+ days at the Royal York Hotel. From Damian Skinner's stoic keynote series on the jewelry making/marketing universe in his musical New Zealand accent, through a series of very short "rapid-fire" presentations by a wide variety of artists, to the Professional Development Seminar that lashed the artists and their works to the…See More
"Just got tickets for myself and another friend for the concert... we'll be on the dance floor, too! Can't wait to see Santana live... more excited for the extra-curriculars, than the jewelry show itself... YAY! The roller…"
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist. Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!See More
"Regardless of concert, we could meet Saturday morning and walk into show together... I do want to show you the extra chasing tools at some point (hope I remember to pack them - note to self), in case you want any of them :) Here's my cell…"
"Im doing the standing room only on the dance floor at Santana. I stand all day at my work bench so standing through a concert is no biggie for me.
Otherwise, after the show or the next morning we could have breakfast and head into the jewelry…"
"Hi Steve welcome to the group! Been sifting through the SNAG conference pictures and info to compile entries for this week, for those who didn't have the chance to attend -in the meantime, thanks for your patience. I'd love to hear your…"
"So glad you'll be able to buzz through show... it is HUGE, I hear, so probably difficult to meet up there.
I was thinking about seeing Santana... maybe I'll bite the bullet and we could meet up there. What section are your…"
- by Rebecca Rose. 2013, SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship Recipient
For the next 13 months we'll discuss the trials, triumphs, and tribulations of exhibiting in art shows as emerging artists and established artists. Exhibition coverage will be balanced with tips on how to strategically build a legacy over a length of time, in a way that makes sense to your individual goals as an artist and maker.
Join us each month! There will be surprises around every corner, with photos, videos, SNAG conference coverage, and occasional interviews by rising artists!