New event at the Northfield Arts Guild!!
We are looking for vendor artists and crafters!
Come vend your overstock art and craft supplies, or come discover supplies for your next creations at our first ever Craftastic Art Supply Swap &Sale! Held in our upstairs Dance Studio on Saturday, March 31 from 10 am – 3 pm. Free admission; purchases and swaps conducted by individual artist vendors....
Interested in having a table, donating supplies, or have questions about the event? Please contact email@example.com or 507.645.8877
Looking for a challenge and a chance at some recognition?
What drives your creative spirit?
I’m not looking for perfection in what I do. I’m looking for the intrinsic beauty that lies in the imperfect—the worn and pitted sidewalk, the un-pruned tree; the quiet forms of rubber bands lying on a table. The marks left by the maker’s hands. These are the things I want my jewelry to express. It’s the imperfect that speaks to me and I hope, will resonate with the people who enjoy my work....
What does jewelry making feel like to you?
My tools now are so familiar they feel like extensions of my hands. When I walk into my studio, it feels right to be there. Making jewelry is satisfying; it completes me. I am compelled to create beauty. I am always trying to put just a little beauty out into the world. When I see someone wearing my work; I feel like I’ve succeeded.
Silver is alive. It moves on a molecular level when you heat it; when you hammer it. It reacts with your body chemistry and changes color. Your skin warms it. I love all these things about silver. Making jewelry is a symbiotic relationship between the metal and me. Every time I make something, there is interplay between me and the metal. Some days it’s a test of wills and others, a marriage. I’m not always successful but I’m always challenged and rewarded working with silver. We respect each other.
How would you describe your process when putting together or designing a new piece?
There are so many steps to take an idea from the abstract of a thought to a completed piece! Many times the most interesting part for me is trying to figure out the mechanics of the piece—what are the steps and what are the problems and how do I solve them—and every time it’s a little different.
Things almost never go completely as planned because working on the piece generates other ideas and different directions—ha! A series is born. And it’s such a good day when things go right. The torch isn’t always your friend and sometimes an idea requires so many revisions, it no longer even resembles the original design. Other times, I doggedly pursue my idea and try to make it work to no avail. No real magic in the process- just persistence.
Hey Peeps, it just got easier to get an earring fix, a jewelry gift, or just to see what I've been up to. My work is at the Gift Shop in the Northfield Arts Guild, 304 Division Str. Right now, there are some things for Valentine's Day, but soon I'll have new things for spring in. Winter just got better
Tomorrow (12/16) is the Fine Craft Collective's Holiday Open House from 10 am until 6 pm-- and shoppers will get 10% off all day on all purchases! On Wednesday this week (12/13), I brought 20 new pairs of earrings, 5 new necklaces, and 6 new bracelets in-- just in time for this discount. Stop in, check out all the great stuff artists have been bringing in all week, and get 10% off!