Sunday, April 13, 2014

March Month Jeweler Sandra McEwen

Sandra designing, her drawings and use of color reflect her RISD  illustration background
Her patience and skill are amazing, she creates interesting and unique jewelry at her artspace studio.
Sandras' Blog shows several of her processes for cloisonne and champleve pieces at   She will be teaching a May workshop at pullen.

Friday, March 21, 2014

this was february somehow it didnt post. Feb & March blurred long winter.

River dwelling delux

College of the Albemarle Professional Arts Bldg

Barber Shop in Columbia NC

Beautiful Gallery at COA
Laura Wood piece in Chroma Show at COA
Sunny day Turtles everywhere
my first trip to Pocosin
puppy classmate Lily
Devins first meeting with Baxter
Baxters first long car trip
puppy classmate MAX
puppy classmate little Lily
Devin's new cat Bean
Cameron Village

the snow
the cat in the box
more snow
a necklace completed for the Chroma Show

Friday, February 28, 2014

February Jeweler I know - Tara Locklear

Tara's new hoops
retail show at Baltimore
wholesale at Baltimore
Tara and Ashley Buchanan
featured artist for acc show(that's her necklace)
I met Tara through Sarah West, they were both in the Metals program at ECU, at the same time. Though I had known Tara's work, before meeting her. She is savvy at marketing and promoting her work through excellent photographic images, and social media networking. I'm not sure how she does all the things she does. Lots of traveling, invitational shows, curating as well as participating. She teaches workshops and is very involved with SNAG.  The work I've featured is all made from recycled SkateBoards. She is a very passionate, positive, energetic, and artistic force who is connected and devoted to the growth and future of the metals and jewelry community. Im glad she is in Raleigh and has acquainted herself with me and the Pullen Art Center.

Friday, January 31, 2014

January Jeweler I know Marlene True

Marlene is a jeweler I've known for atleast 10 years. This type of ring, made of tin, was something she was making and teaching when I first met her.     She wears many hats, and is one of the busiest people I know. Later her work in tin used alot of multiple componets, combined with steel.
These are new pieces inspired by her new residence in Columbia NC. Marlene makes studio art jewelry, she teaches, is in numerous galleries and invitational shows, works for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, and is most recently the Executive Director of Pocosin Art Center.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ECU Symposium 2014

Started out the day with a salt water etching demo with Arthur Hash, got some good tips from his Demo which barely scratched the surface to his high tech jewelry making techniques. I look forward to checking out his Blog.
50/50 Show Piece by Laura Wood
Tools of the trade, hinge workshop by Kappy Counard
Samples by Charity Hall
More samples, her talk was about her discovery of glow chemicals to add to enamels, below is part of her insect collection of which parts of them are set in her jewelry.
Enjoyed the work at the Art Avenue Gallery on 5th street
Cup by Rob Jackson
One of my favorites by Julia Turner
Stacie and I came together and met Kathryn Osgood. It was so much fun seeing alot of the former grad students and ECU Alum and Faculty plus meeting new Jewelry and Metal artists.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January 1, 2014

One of the "Best of 2013 photos"

Cruised through the holidays mostly interested in wrapping, ribbon and sleeping by the fire.
over the river and thru the woods visiting the grandmothers
No snow, mostly rain and drizzly.
"Ludger", the New Years Eve, beautiful white horse we met.
Selfie photo bomb
What does the fox say?
November: Link a day
December : Link a day  Done!!
New January puppy "Baxter"

Reflecting on, grateful for, and wishing you a Happy New Year!