Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Barbara Stafford

2012-08-31T21:47:17+00:00August 31st, 2012|Artists by Media, Fiber|

Barbara Stafford weaves rugs & scarves inspired by natural animal fibers. She has long been fascinated by the connection between animal, thread and textile. She says, “The simple and ancient art of turning fiber to thread and thread into a functional textile is now mostly [...]

Roger & Jackie Becker

2012-08-28T18:18:41+00:00August 28th, 2012|Wood|

Retired after 39 years as a United Methodist pastor, Roger Becker headed to his Sun Prairie, WI woodshop to refine his technique in making carved Santas. His wife Jackie soon joined him, painting the figures then learning to carve for herself. The pair produce charming [...]

Caitlin Wicker

2012-08-28T18:15:27+00:00August 28th, 2012|Fiber|

A Brooklyn, NY based artist, Caitlin made her first stuffed toy to replace her sister’s favorite, but lost, pink rabbit. Now, she crafts her Sweatertoys line of stuffed animals from repurposed garments gathered from family and friends. “Several toys can be made from one sweater,” [...]

Patricia Freiert

2012-08-28T06:17:55+00:00August 28th, 2012|Fiber|

Patricia Freiert, a former Latin teacher, began her journey with Japanese fiber art after receiving a gift of shibori table linens in the late 1980s. Intrigued, she began to study the art of resist-dyed silks in both Japan and back home in Minnesota. Patricia employs [...]

More Peridot for August

2019-01-14T03:14:34+00:00August 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

Just arrived in St. Paul: Peridot & Andalu necklace on crocheted steel cable (it's stretchy!), 13mm Peridot dangle earrings, Moonstone pendant on a steel coil, and a wonderful pair of 18kr gold posts with Cabashon Garnets. Enjoy!

Gustav Reyes

2012-08-14T02:41:27+00:00August 14th, 2012|Jewelry|

Chicago artist Gustav Reyes crafts curvilinear bent wood jewelry pieces from cherry, walnut and hickory. His Knot and Coil bracelet designs make a bold statement circling the wrist. “I place great importance on creating jewelry that demonstrates a deep appreciation and consideration for our natural [...]

Delores Fortuna

2012-08-12T17:28:28+00:00August 12th, 2012|Clay|

Working in porcelain, with glazes of her own formulation, Delores creates engaging utilitarian forms for the table. The artist begins with basic wheel thrown shapes before transforming her surfaces. “The clay wall,” she states, “becomes a fabric, a diary rich with gestural marks and intent.” [...]

Zac Spates

2012-08-09T22:46:35+00:00August 9th, 2012|Clay|

Zac throws and alters his clay works on a kick wheel before surrendering them to his wood fire kiln. “My forms are kept simple to allow the way I fire to decorate the pots’ surface. Decoration is minimal, leaving the surface to be etched and [...]