Wednesday, December 22, 2010

American Craft

In case you haven't seen it, I'm in the "Voices" section of the current (dec/jan) issue of American Craft Magazine. And I know I've been terrible about updating lately...I promise lots of posts are on the way!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Debuting a few pieces from my new production line, this weekend only!

A while back I posted about a new production line I was developing to be released this fall. trip this summer kind of threw that off track and I wasn't able to release the new line on time. I am much closer to having the line complete now and hope to release it this spring. I decided to debut a select number of pieces from the new line at the art fair at mesa art center tomorrow. They won't be available in my etsy shop or anywhere else for a while yet, so if you want them, come to mesa art center this weekend! See details in post below.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Art Fair This Weekend!!!

Come check out my booth this weekend at the Mesa Art Center Holiday Art Festival!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Look Mom! I'm on TV!!

Ok, well not me exactly, but there was a few shots of my work!

Last Night, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at 7 p.m, the Small Metals Big Ideas exhibition currently at Night Gallery was featured on PBS Channel 8, Arizona ArtBeat.

To watch the episode online, visit the Arizona Horizon Website here (skip ahead to minute 17:52 for the beginning of our section).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Two New Shows, Opening This FRIDAY

I have work in two shows opening this Friday. Check out the details below!
Hope to see you all at the receptions!
Cutting Edge: The 2010 Annual Exhibition of Jewelry and Metals
November 5th-22nd, 2010
Phoenix Center For the Arts
1202 N Third Street, Phoenix, AZ
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Nov 5th, 6-8pm

(The necklaces I posted yesterday are in this show)
Small Metals Big Ideas
November 4th-28th, 2010
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace (Rio Salado and McClintock), Tempe, AZ
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, Nov 5th, 6-9pm

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Back in the Saddle (Its about time...)

So...I'm ashamed to say that it has been more than 6 months since my thesis show and I am just now finally finishing some new pieces (I haven't made a single thing since my show besides teaching samples!!!). It really seems like my show was just yesterday, but when I count back the months its embarrassing! After my show it seemed all I could do to just make it to graduation...summer followed and I started teaching, and then I took my trip...and now its 6 months later! Eek. Well anyway, here are some new pieces I just finished up this week. It feels good to be back in the saddle!
You may or may not remember, but a few months back I scored this awesome lot of antique hardware on ebay. Well, these five necklaces I just finished are all made with these old antique wood drawer pulls. I sand off the old paint, inlay them with silver wire, make some pretty chains to hang them on and many many hours of labor later, here they are!"Worn" Series
sterling silver, found antique drawer pulls, fine silver inlay, pearls

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Day of the Dead Festival Pictures

The Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Mesa Art Center turned out to be a great success! Thanks to all who came and said hello!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dia De Los Muertos Festival at Mesa Art Center

Sorry for the last minute notice but there is a very exciting event going on at Mesa Art Center this weekend that you won't want to miss! I will be doing torch fired enamel demonstrations at the Dia De Los Muertos Festival. I got a bunch of copper skulls waterjet cut so that people can decorate their very own copper enamel sugar skulls! It should be really fun. See details below!
These are how the skulls came after the waterjet company cut them.
It was a very late night tonight sanding and filing them to prep them for enameling.A VERY late night.Anyway, come make your own enameled sugar skull! Details below...
When:Saturday, October 30 - Sunday, October 31, 2010 (I will only be there Saturday but the event is both days)
Where: Mesa Arts Center
Start time:Sat 10:00am / Sun 12:00pm
End time:5:00pm both days
Ticket Price:Free Festival

Join Mesa Arts Center for its fourth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival! Mesa Arts Center ignites in a celebration of departed loved ones in the traditional manner observed for centuries in towns across Mexico. The Mercado features vibrant colors, an assortment of traditional and contemporary merchandise, jewelry, Mexican arts & crafts and more from local artisans and vendors. Live entertainment, food, family and fun will be abundant! You won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind cultural tradition!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Press and Pictures: You Look Fabulous

The "You Look Fabulous" show opening reception was a great success! Check out the video above and some shots of the opening night below (taken by photographer Josh White who did an amazing job!) And special thanks go out to my wonderful friends for modeling my necklaces for me!
If you haven't checked the show out yet there is still time, it comes down October 31st.
You Look Fabulous
Night Gallery
Tempe Marketplace at McClintock and Rio Salado
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 6–9 p.m.
Closed: Monday