Saturday, July 25, 2015

More from Vermont Trip!

The visual feast was overwhelming on my trip to take a workshop in Celie Fago's Vermont home studio.

Here are some of Celie's tools. She embellished them with polymer clay! 
The two end tools are needle tools one has a twirly "cap".

Views of the studio

Celie's demonstration table and the bracelet we were to make


Celie's work for sale

Celie demonstrating

my work in progress

My finished bracelet!

Vermont and Celie Fago

I do not get to be the student very often. It's been a couple of years since I got to be in that seat. In fact I've felt a little stagnant with the teaching for a long time and have scaled way back as some of you know. I really spent 10 years teaching others to make and I really wanted time for me to make for awhile. So last summer I decided darn it! I want to take a class! I applied for a NC arts council grant and got one.  After much deliberation I chose Celie Fago's home classes in Vermont. The grant covered tuition and a plane ticket, I paid for my rental car, my food, lodging, supplies and travel expenses. It was WELL worth it! I just knew I'd love Vermont and of course I did. I adore mountains rocks, streams and liberals... (tee hee) I stayed in a gorgeous AirBnB home that I carefully chose. come to find out one of the owners is an artist! I didn't know that when I booked.

Looking through the gate toward the house

 Looking down at the house from the art studio. My room was the first skylight on the right.

Looking toward the drive at the guest cabin

Iris the cat and I were BFFs

 The owner's adorable little lambie Poe! I missed getting pics of Finn, their sweet Corgi and Nissa the Great Pyreneese ;-(  Also beautiful dogs!

The artist's studio cabin overlooking the house

So needless to say my digs were AWESOME!

Celie Fago's home studio where I took the workshop

Celie's garden

Celie Fago demonstrating

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Can't Wait for The Big Crafty! Hope you'll meet me there! Booth #27

Monday, April 27, 2015

I  had a booth at Festival of Legends this weekend in Chapel Hill, NC. 

 The Festival of Legends is a family friendly fantasy/mythology festival in it's 4th year and man-o-man was is it great! It POURED rain on Saturday so that was a bummer for the outdoor acts, but Sunday they were out in full force.

I met so many cool folks! I plan to share more later... off to go teach!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gettin' Ready!

As spring courses forward my craftshow season escalates as well! Gettin' ready for Festival of Legends in Chapel Hill, NC and the Historic Wilmington Artisan Market each Sunday in downtown Wilmington, NC.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Offering Bowls

A pic of my upcoming little ceramic bowls for rings, crystals, rune stones...
Hoping to fire and glaze them before Festval of Legends in Chapel Hill NC.

Saturday, April 4, 2015


I've been making things with Festival of Legends in Chapel Hill, NC in mind. I just finished this cloissone Greenman pendant last night!

Here's the backside of the silver frame

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Hinged Containers!

I've been working on teaching my CFCC level 2 students hinges. In the process I've gotten obsessed with making little containers! This locket will travel with me to Festival of Legends April 25 & 26, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC. The design was stamped so it's not perfect, but hey! who is????