My jewelry evokes deep memories of past lives and distant lands for women
with a thirst for adornment that speaks to their soul. From my hands to my
clients, I create thoughtful, soulful adornment that enlightens curious people
to methods and materials that have remained virtually unchanged since the
Middle Ages, and impart that sense of mindful appreciation for creation. My eclectic education, background and
interests all breathe spirit into my work.
I'm thrilled that Spectrum Gallery at the Forum here in Wilmington, NC is now exclusively carrying my enamel fold forms! I'm also scheming over fresh new higher end designs for Spectrum in the new year. Stay tuned!
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
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!
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.
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????