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Adina Mills - Go Big or Go Home



To say that Adina Mills creates one-of-a-kind fashion jewelry is an understatement. They are big, in your face expressions of individuality and just scream fashion forward. The natural crystals and stones provide stunning focal points for the foundations that she…

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Added by 2Roses on August 7, 2017 at 3:20pm — No Comments

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Kristin LeVier hand carves and bends wood into wonderfully engaging functional and decorative forms. LeVier’s talent with carving gives a…
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Added by 2Roses on July 24, 2017 at 4:23pm — 1 Comment

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Glass artist Amber Cowan uses vintage “glass cullet” to create her head-turning sculptural works. Cowan’s signature feature in this series is to create in…
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Added by 2Roses on July 10, 2017 at 11:44am — No Comments

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From Latin, Tinctura means dyeing. Eva adds to her name “tinctory,” a word that she feels may not exist but if it did, would mean a place where things are dyed. The colors of Eva’s pieces are earthy and seductive. Meticulous hand stitching adds a bit of…
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Added by 2Roses on May 8, 2017 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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Asagi Maeda - A Passionate Narrative of City Life

Asagi Maeda sculpts minute details of a big city life. Bracelets erupt with skylines of tall buildings, alongside docks, and parks. Many of Maeda’s pieces are populated with golden figures performing daily tasks, playing music, commuting or simply “people watching.” The work…

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Added by 2Roses on May 1, 2017 at 6:16pm — No Comments

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Fiona Rainford - Continuity



Felting is something that is usually identified with clothing. The work of Fiona Rainford is created to be observed. A good portion of what she makes is done in groupings. They show both bold and subtle transitions as well as beautiful continuity in pattern and color. As observers, we found Rainford’s work to be a very open, ongoing study in pushing…

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Added by 2Roses on April 24, 2017 at 5:38pm — No Comments

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Seulgi Kwon - unpredictable organisms 



Kwon’s work interested us because of its use of clear plastic and silicone. Although her art is organic in nature, it embraces the science associated with cells, their growth, mutation, division, and extinction. The use of transparent media creates another…

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Added by 2Roses on April 17, 2017 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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Michihiro Sato - Fragile



Paper, cashew paint (a coating material made from the phenol compound extracted from cashew nuts), silver and stainless steel comprise the ingredients list of the work of Michihiro Sato. Carved, colored and stacked recycled papers practically blossom in his hands. Sato’s forms snuggle gently into sensuous curves and…

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Added by 2Roses on April 10, 2017 at 6:33pm — No Comments

The rumors are true!

"Thing" is now working at 2Roses after taking early retirement from the Adams Family. "I appreciate the more creative dress code at 2Roses", says Thing. 

Added by 2Roses on April 8, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Susan Chin - Precious Ebony and Compositions in Black



Susan Chin’s path as a jeweler began with a handed down box of tools, bits of ebony and bone, and a class at the “Y” in Philadelphia. The magnetism of the ebony in her one-of-a-kind pieces is what first caught our eye. Whether it stands alone or is in the company of…

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Added by 2Roses on April 4, 2017 at 12:58am — No Comments

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Zoe Hillyard - Ceramic Patchwork, an Unexpected Reincarnation



Zoe Hillyard covers discarded broken ceramic pieces with fabric and reconstructs them into art that beautifully transforms its original medium. Her meticulous hand-stitching of the fabric covering adds an unexpected dimension to the…

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Added by 2Roses on March 21, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

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Nerikomi (often referred to as "neriage") is a decorative process established in Japan that involves stacking colored clays and then slicing through the…
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Added by 2Roses on March 6, 2017 at 9:29am — No Comments

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Marcy Neiditz - One Voice, Nine Plates



Many times, artists struggle with “their voice” and its development. Artists who are successful with this have the determination and focus to pursue a concept through its development. Now Marcy Neiditz does a variety of work, from very organic, abstracted sculptural…

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Added by 2Roses on February 20, 2017 at 9:39pm — No Comments

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Carol Gouthro - The Ceramic Vessel in All of Its Incarnations



Carol Gouthro is fascinated by the complexity, diversity, beauty, and danger of the natural world. Her work is filled with details, close-ups, the abstract, and the “peering into. We are completely drawn into Gouthro’s sense of color,…

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Added by 2Roses on February 6, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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Mariana Acoasta, an educator inspiring a choir of new voices



Now a professor at Universidad Gestalt de Diseño in Xalapa, Mexican artist Mariana Acosta teaches classes that challenge our perception of waste. In her studio class Precious Waste, The Art of Rubbish Transformation, students…

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Added by 2Roses on January 30, 2017 at 5:40pm — No Comments

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Something a little different this week - A Trio of Mosaic Artists - 3 Approaches to the Medium

The art of mosaics is often overlooked and stereotyped as a “hobby craft.” However, if you dive headlong into the world of contemporary mosaic art, you’ll be amazed by what’s out there. The colors, compositions, subject matter,…

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Added by 2Roses on January 23, 2017 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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Marina Dempster - Stride in These Shoes! 



Marina Dempster describes her work as sculpture. Her primary technique is a contemporary translation of the pre-Columbian Huichol art of “transformational yarn painting.” She meticulously embeds beads and yarn into her forms with her hands and some…

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Added by 2Roses on January 16, 2017 at 1:18pm — 2 Comments

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Orawee Choedamphai - welcome to the fourth-dimension



Orawee Choedamphai deals with the concept of the space “between.” Her woven sculptures are created to be viewed from all angles - both inside and out, front and back. Choedamphai pulls from traditional craft skills (basket weaving and knotting) to create work that…

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Added by 2Roses on January 9, 2017 at 6:54pm — No Comments

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Dave & Patti Hegland - The Perfect Fusion of Collaboration and Glass



If Frank Lloyd Wright made ribbon candy it might have looked something like the art glass made by Dave and Patti Hegland. This is exquisite glass work. The Heglands’ glass art incorporates hundreds of multi-layered…

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Added by 2Roses on December 19, 2016 at 2:38pm — 2 Comments

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Mira Mickler Moss - Elevating the Humble Gourd



Mira Mickler Moss wholistically approaches gourds as art. She deals with the seed planting, the growing, the infinite outcomes of shapes, weak spots and woody textures. It is all a surprise and a challenge. What drew her to us was her unconventional…

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Added by 2Roses on December 13, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments

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