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Thursday, October 14, 2010

MORE of American Craft Week in Wilmington


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) 
On Sunday, we held an open house with door prizes and refreshments in conjunction with two other galleries in The Cotton Exchange: Crescent Moon and The Golden Gallery.

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.

On Saturday, I attended a hands-on workshop at Spectrum Art and Jewelry  in which Kristin Gibson demonstrated painting on silk with Sharpies and markers.  A fundraiser for the local Dreams of Wilmington, we each got to make and take a silk ornament!  FUN and a terrific cause for children.

Also on Saturday, we attended Art in the Arboretum, a show I did last year, but couldn't this time.  Perhaps next year!

3 comments:

Butterfly Works said...

These are wonderful...I love them....You continue to amaze me.....

Pam Kellogg said...

Louise, your work blows me away! Everything you do is so interesting and so beautiful!

Scarf It Up! said...

Thank you so much, Butteryfly and Pam! You are both amazing as well!

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