Saturday, December 19, 2009

Intro-Art and Fashion Competition Part II

I have been selected as one of the top three finalists for Intro! My solo show in LA, titled "Crocheted Cavalcade", is set for March 5th, 2010 and my bag, titled Hooked, will be released that day and be available for purchase online and in stores the following day. Thank you to everyone that voted!!! Watch this section of the Harveys site for further developments.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Intro Opening

My sister, my boyfriend, and I were able to fly out for the opening for the "Intro Art and Fashion Competition" at Harvey's this past friday. Above is a shot of my displayed work and tote. The gallery looked awesome! Everything was displayed nicely, and while all the artists' work was very different from the others, all the different styles meshed together really well when they were hung.
Close up of my designed tote above. We were asked to make a button design to go with the campaign theme the competition has. A fellow grad student helped me make this since I don't own photoshop or know how to use it as awesomely as she does.

Finally shot of the gallery and shop space. The turn out was amazing! There were so many people it was kind of difficult to move around and it remained a full house right up until the end.

If you would like to vote for a tote, please go here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Intro-Art and Fashion Competition

I've been selected as a one of the 10 semi-finalists for "Harvey's Intro Competition". My art and designed tote bag have been sent and are in California, and the show is Friday, Nov. 6th. If my bag is one of the top three as voted for by the public, my tote goes into production and I get to have a solo show of my work at Harvey's gallery on Melrose Ave in LA. Voting online begins Saturday, Nov. 7th here. Please support me and vote!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

“L'art de la Joaillerie” at Thomas Moore

I have gotten four pieces into a jewelry and small scale metal work exhibit at Thomas Moore's Eva G. Farris Art Gallery. The pieces are Domes Neckpiece, A Touch of Henna, Doily Vessel, and Pineapple Vessel, and all can be seen on my flickr page. The exhibition card is below and the show is up until November 14th.

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 1 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More Summer Work-Fused Glass and Glass Beads

They're low quality, but finally some images of work from two other workshops taken over the summer. I had the opportunity to learn how to make glass beads and fuse glass. With the fused glass, I was able to experiment with crocheting fine silver wire (black piece on left side) and copper and foil (white piece on top right) as inclusions in the glass. The glass beads will most likely be used in some crochet bracelets and the fused glass cabs for production pendants and rings.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer Work-Enamel

As the end of summer looms near, looking back at it, I'm pretty sure this is probably the most hectic one I've had since entering higher education.  Between a required summer class, three workshops, moving to a new apartment and a couple of weeks in Japan,  at the very least, I'd say it was busy.  Below are some images of enamel panels I created for a summer class.  They range in size from one triptych that is comprised of 4x4 inch squares to diptychs and triptychs that are assembled from 8x10 inch and 10x10 inch panels.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ohio State Fair

For my first post, I'm happy to write that my piece Pineapple Vessel has been excepted into the Ohio State Fair.  The piece  is pictured above and other shots of it can be found at my Flickr page (click the badge to the right of the blog posts).  Pineapple Vessel was created with crocheted fine silver wire and enamel.  The enamel is suspended within the openings of the crocheted wire in an enameling technique referred to as plique-a-jour, which causes the enamel to appear transparent, mimicking stained glass on a much smaller scale.