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My MoMA Design Store Artist Residency on the Weekend .

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Etc. | 29 comments

* Dear friends and family, I’m excited to report that my experience at the MoMA Design Store on the weekend exceeded my expectations. I want to send a big THANK YOU to every person who came over to say hi and spend time talking with me. Double thanks to those of you who came from far away, specially Donna Bridy who took a bus all the way from Philadelphia with her husband Joe, and Allison Lee from Craftcast who also came from far away. Thanks a million to Buddy N. Lmt who brought a thermos with the most delicious tea. He gave me the recipe and I’m looking forward to making it here at home. Thanks to Kevin...

Del Webber’s Art.

Posted by on Nov 5, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Fiber, Sculpture | 7 comments

* Del Webber is a super talented artist who resides near Seattle. The son of a weaver, Del learned various weaving techniques from his mother and has continued to evolve as an artist over the past 30 years. Del Webber has been exposed to and influenced by numerous ethnic forms of weaving since an early age. He was born in 1951 and spent his childhood in Northern Africa, Spain, and throughout the United States. Images © Del Webber ↓ The artist views his treatment of the stones as an expression of reverence for nature. He takes into consideration the individual qualities of each stone, its contours, color, and size, and melds...

Natural Curiosities.

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Inspiration & Thoughts, Nature | 2 comments

* Nature is the ultimate place to find inspiration. Maybe looking at these natural curiosities will inspire you to create your own unique collection. Happy Halloween! Coral and shell chopstick collection from jurgen-lehl-for-babaghuri  ↓ Image © Indianapolis Museum of Art ↓ A collection of bean, shells, feathers, wood, and glass by Alexander Hayden Girard. Image from Things Organized Neatly ↓ Shells by Stephanie Viets. Image from www.nytimes.com ↓ A selection from the butterfly and moth collection of Titian R. Peale, a noted 19th century entomologist. Image from Things Organized Neatly ↓ A box of sixteen kinds of silk cocoons. Made by the 3rd year class students of the Silkworm course. Anhwei provincial girl’s vocation school. Anking, China. Image...

Ceramics by Dai Li.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Adults, Artists, Blog, Ceramic | 0 comments

* Dai Li  was born in Sichauan, China, in 1987, and now lives and works in Queensland, Australia. She makes ceramic sculptures, jewelry, and functional ware. On the bottom of this post is a gif animation that I did with the brooches that she sells here. I invite you to visit the artist’s website to see more of her work. Her sculptures sell through Heiser Gallery. Images © Dai...

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