Friday, June 29, 2007
Desert Heart Jewelry
Desert Heart is the creation of artist Deborah Sparshott. After working in a variety of art and craft media, she chose jewelry to be her means of self expression. Deborah's work is a large, lovely line of affordable art-to-wear jewelry, appealing to women who appreciate its spirit, unusual components and versatility.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Felted Table Runners and Wall Hangings
We just got some beautiful felted table runners and a wall hanging of Montana wildflowers from Jody Clayton of One Lupine Fibers. The poppy table runners can also be hung on the wall with a special wooden hanger made just for them. The pieces are all done with a process called wet felting where Jodi has taken dyed wool and gotten the wool wet and soapy, rubbed to agitate the fibers and then finally fulled the piece until it was completely felted. They are absolutely gorgeous!
Monday, June 18, 2007
Rennie & Rose Tapestry Table Linens
Claire Emery lives and works in Missoula, Montana. She combines her love for the land, hard work and detail in her woodcuts which illuminate working landscapes and wild places in the West.
Making woodcuts and wood engravings is one of the oldest says of reproducing a picture many times. It requires a suitable piece of wood, a good set of sharp knives or gouges, ink and sturdy paper for printing the image carved into the wood. Woodblock prints are time consuming to make and include are a meticulous process, sometimes taking well over 50 hours to complete.
Maria Kenarova speaks about her work, " Decorative ceramics is my favorite media. I chose clay as a material for my contemporary creations based on my impression of the old petroglyphs. Ceramic by its nature is a material used by the ancient people. At the same time it still has a life and use today. It is also a material close to natural rock and stone. For connections between the ceramic panels I use raffia and wood or cinnamon sticks."