Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sneak Peek #1

Introducing several of the 2013 Crafty Chicks Show and Sale artists! In the next couple of weeks, please check back often as work from other participating artists will be featured. Make sure to plan on coming to the show where you will be able to see a full selection of work from each artist and get some holiday shopping done!

{Amy Cecil ~ Apple Scraps}

Amy Cecil makes hand-soldered pendants with a fun, earthy vibe. Most are made with found, natural and recycled materials from game pieces to peacock feathers.

{Allison Shaw-Thompson ~ Shaw Girl Studio}

Allison Shaw-Thompson is a mixed media artist who enjoys collage, paint, paper and ephemera.  She uses a variety of materials and mediums to create whimsical one-of-a-kind pieces.  She sells locally at the Red Apron and Peyton's Closet, and also enjoys creating commissioned work.  This is her second year exhibiting at Crafty Chicks!

{Cheryl Holtman ~ Holtman Haus Studios}

Meet Cheryl Holtman ~ she loves clay and the many forms it takes in her hands. Cheryl uses earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays. She began by handbuilding pieces over thirty years ago, then progressed to wheel-throwing ~ sitting at the wheel creating pieces of pottery is like meditation for her ~ calming, soothing and totally relaxing.

Pottery ranges in size from spoon rests to serving trays with patterns, textures and designs making each unique.  Cheryl's pieces are either functional in nature in bright, modern colors or raku fired decorative pieces. Raku firing is a traditional Japanese process, but is not used in this country for pieces intended for use with foods. Raku firing is also the technique used with horse hair pottery ~ pieces with little glazing, but with carbonized designs made with horse hair.

Additional designs can be viewed on instagram as Rakupotterkc13. Contact Cheryl with any questions or inquiries at rakupotterkc@gmail.com

1 comment:

Amy Estelle said...

All beautiful work! I can't wait to see all the wonderful handmade items in person and meet the makers too! Thanks for having this show!