HOW HAVE YOU CELEBRATED AMERICAN CRAFT WEEK IN YOUR TOWN?
I'd love to hear other ideas for this celebration, which I hope will become an annual event.
At my main venue, Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts, we honored American craft by hosting daily demonstrations from a variety of our artists:
- Melanie Walter (pine needle basketry)
- Dianne Masi and Dory Maier (gourd art and pine needles)
- Mary Holden-Hall (clay)
- Louise Giordano (felting)
- Sara Westermark (metalsmithing)
- Pat Hart (clay), Dick Heiser (clay)
- Iris Simmons (quilting)
During my demo day, I produced a number of felted and nuno felted samples.
From these I created clip/brooches backed with an alligator clip and a pin for a variety of wearable ideas (on a bag or purse, clipped onto a neckline or lapel, in your hair. etc.) And here are the results!
The remainder will form felted buttons for use on bags or Angel Scarflettes.
Also on Saturday, we attended Art in the Arboretum, a show I did last year, but couldn't this time. Perhaps next year!