Monday, July 30, 2012

Marvelous Monday

Sheila McDonald works wonders with enamel on 18ct gold and silver, paired with gold and silver leaf.  Her work is bold and her colors hit the spot.  If you've ever worked with gold or silver leaf, you'll be impressed with her intricate work.  I love how she uses the leaf to form shapes around color.  Hope you enjoy and have a marvelous Monday!






Monday, July 16, 2012

Marvelous Monday

After graduating college (with a BA in 3D design - silversmithing, jewelry & ceramics), Eric Moss went into graphic design as a career, while keeping his potting skills up sporadically at a local college.  It wasn't until 2005 when he decided to enter the commercial ceramics world - this was after a two week course in raku firing.  "My current forms are inspired by natural seeds and nuts, ringed planets, flower bracts and mechanical aero/spacecraft engine parts."  


The word that comes to mind when I look at his work is nestled.  Some of it brings back memories of the wooden Russian nestling dolls that my kids had when they were younger.  Just makes me want to play!  Hope you enjoy and have a marvelous Monday!




"Squid"

"Blue Orbalance"

"Seed Pods"






Saturday, July 7, 2012

A Trip to Burlington, VT

I've been away again at one of Lily's last summer basketball tournaments. This time, it was a drive up to the beautiful city of Burlington, VT. Burlington is bustling with energy as it sits amidst several colleges. We managed to enjoy a nice relaxing meal with some friends at Sweetwaters. Sweetwaters is located on Church Street which feels very much like Faneuil Hall here in Boston. No cars are allowed on this street, theres lot's of shops, restaurants and people watching. We ate outside, drank the local beer, and enjoyed the view. Ben, my physical therapist, insisted I try Magic Hat, or not come home. It didn't disappoint!

While perusing the internetI saw this beautiful polymer collaboration piece by Annie Pennington and Jillian Palone. There's so much I love about this piece. The texture, the patina, the colors and the shape. Sweet!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Marvelous Monday

Is it just a coincidence that this week's post is about another Sante Fe artist or, as I'd like to think, is a ticket to Sante Fe in my near future?  Tracy Page Smith is a metalsmith who uses combinations of sterling, resin and pigments in her jewelry.  I love the her choice of simple shapes and combinations of color.

"After trying enamels years ago, I realized how much color inspired my forms and gave life to the metal." 
   
I hope you enjoy and have a marvelous Monday!