I create hand built and wheel thrown functional ceramic ware. Porcelain is used for wheel thrown pieces and stoneware for hand built pieces. Some forms are altered after thrown, creating unique interactive shapes. All of the glazes used, I personally formulate and fire to cone 10 which is 2350 degrees F. Some glazes and clay include materials I personally source locally from Utah. I seek to incorporate materials I use in multiple ways. I create hand formed and fitted copper lids that give each piece its own unique feeling. I also use copper carbonate as a colorant in my glaze. The furniture I made for my booth is wood and multiple of my glazes incorporate wood ash as a material. In these ways I can connect the seen and unseen. I incorporate copper lids not only for function but as a contrast in materials. The copper ages with the piece and continues to interact with the environment it is in while the clay surface remains the same.
Over 26 square yards of fabric in the largest Throw and Cocoon creates a "naturally weighted" feeling. The elastic thread stitching patterns create a unique puckering stretchable fabric which "hugs" the user, traps air for warmth, and results in an extremely warm, soft, soothing, luxurious throw or cocoon with a beautiful rich texture for your home decor. One of the goals of the artists is achieved by helping the user decrease stress and anxiety by calming themselves in a simple and natural way. 10-12 square yards of this same soft fabric with elastic thread stitched throughout is sewn into an elegant, warm stole/wrap that actually gives you a bit of a hug while wearing. We also make infinity scarves from this same one-of-a-kind fabric that we sew. Both our puckering stretchable fabric and our cocoons are patent pending. All of our works are handmade (though we do use sewing machines, not needle and thread) and are designed and created by a mother-daughter team.
Illustration has always been an important basis in my work. I love using paint markers in my work, because it allows me to "draw" with paint. I use spray paint for large areas, backgrounds, and to create movement and energy. I also love to paint on strange surfaces, including reclaimed wood.
I have been a landscape photographer for 20 years. But recently I have turned my passion for orchids into the creation of stunning orchid photographs. By taking numerous pictures at different focal lengths with a macro lens, then stacking them together, I have created images which have incredible detail. Having a greenhouse with over 400 orchids, I have an abundance of subjects waiting to be eternalized in print. I print on matte paper but I specialize in producing gallery wrapped canvas prints. They range in size from 12x18 inch gallery wrap canvas, 20x30 inch gallery wrap canvas and even a 25x40 inch gallery wrap triptych canvas.
Batik is an ancient and unique art form. It can be both primitive and modern, bold and detailed. It has a flexibility and a brilliance that few other media can claim. The technique is a difficult one and takes many years to master. The picture, with its various colors, must be planned in its entirety before the process is begun. Unlike other media, any mistakes made in batik cannot be corrected, thus the need for a very skilled hand and eye. Particular care must also be taken in the choice of fabric, wax and dye. There are several steps in the creation of a batik. Each color achieved requires a double process—waxing and dying. The artist works from light to dark, with the wax and dye process repeated until the batik is completed. The challenge for the artist is to create fine and clean details.
This Texas-based artist paints the stunning beauty of the natural world using romantic realism in direct plein air and studio landscapes. Harmonic jewel tone oil colors on canvas and panel allow patrons to appreciate pristine outdoor locations indoors. Favorite subject themes include the Colorado Rockies, the Gulf Coast, and the National Parks. The landscapes are available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate varied tastes and budgets with prices ranging from $400 to $4000. This landscape art evangelist is a member of the Oil Painters of America, a Fulbright Fellow, and an outreach artist for Winsor & Newton and Liquitex artists' materials.
The artist tells stories in multiple layers; starting by preparing the canvas with an intricate collage. Vintage show posters, sheet music, maps and book pages are used. The collage is white-washed, tea-stained and sealed before the painting can begin. At this point, the artist starts the sketching process, using soft-lead pencils and watercolor pastels. When the line work is complete, the artist begins to choose the perfect line from his sketch work, by outlining it in a heavy-body ink using pen quills and Chinese lettering brushes. When the line work is complete, the extraneous sketch lines are erased and rubbed into the surface of the painting to create a shadow. The depth and shading of the work is created, using loose graphite and an ink wash. If a piece benefits from color, the artist will finish the painting with pigments, oils or acrylics, depending on the impact needed.
Our company creates truly unique, one of a kind, pieces that make a statement. We draw inspiration from our natural surroundings, and the clean, sleek lines of modern architecture and translate those concepts into simple, yet intriguing pieces of wearable art. Combining several types of woods from light, airy maple, to dark, dense ebony with various metals such as matte finished aluminum and classic sterling silver, the pieces are lightweight and eye catching. Each block of wood is carved before being combined with metal and slowly sanded together to produce one flawless piece.
Each ridge meets the sky in a grounding mysticism, Each jagged imperfect line connecting to the mysteries of beyond, Every shadow and dance of light are almost reached, Here in my mountain home But for now, a brush stroke and some Prussian blue. . Thank you for considering my work. I work in acrylic and watercolor mediums. What quickly became my signature works of 2019 are my acrylic mountainscapes. Deep blue skies - heavy white textured peaks. It is that everlasting blue/white combo so many of us love. Always take time to gaze at the horizon.
Photographs taken in natural lighting and adverse conditions in an effort to isolate my subjects and create a peacefulness that the viewer can instantly feel. Most recently focusing on shooting in the snow, fog, or overcast conditions to achieve the end vision.
I am a metalsmith from Salt Lake City and create handmade jewelry to celebrate life and the world around us. I work primarily in sterling silver and take inspiration in everything from nature to literature to pop culture. Each piece is hand made using precious metal/stones and metalsmithing techniques: stamping, soldering, hammering, sawing, wire wrapping, precious metal clay, etching, etc. Products range from everyday earrings to bolo ties to statement piece necklaces.
These are zero-waste, ethically made garments with an equal emphasis on design, comfort and utility. I source most of my fabrics from design house ends, past season high quality fabrics that are discarded and deemed unusable. Obtaining fabrics in this way results in limited quantities and one of a kind garments. The challenge of designing within these restraints really pushes the creative process and supports my personal philosophy of sustainable and ethical practices. At a time when fast fashion, wasteful consumption and short-term trends are the norm, I am a proponent of Slow Fashion, a sustainable movement that values well-made garments with a timeless design. These environmentally conscious principles guide my production, where the end result is an intentional, utilitarian and sophisticated garment with a minimal and modern aesthetic.
We design and make handbags of stainless steel mesh. It is most beautiful material, highly industrial and rarely seen, always hidden deep down in the filtering systems or inside of all kind of machinery. We are very proud to bring it to daylight so everyone can see and appreciate it.
Wildlife bronze sculptures created by a wood and wire armature covered in clay and finished with a multi-colored, stone-looking patina. Some sculptures are mounted on granite bases while others have a bronze base or are free-standing without a base. Sculptures intentionally have smooth surfaces for pleasantly feeling the curves and lines of the sculpture. The compositions help create a story for the viewer.
4x5" and 4x10" large format film, and Ultra HD digital, waiting days for the right light. An award winning, prominent landscape photographer of the American West. After my BA I became a master printer for a National Geographic photographer and his two galleries. I now and for the past 10 years, print all of my own work. I create custom printer to paper profiles for my limited edition, archival pigment prints, on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin Fine Art Paper. Museum grade acrylic, face-mounted metallic prints are also available, utilizing archival pigment inks. I typically display the Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin at outdoor art shows. While the acrylic prints look spectacular with controlled overhead lighting indoors, I find them too reflective outdoors and distract the viewer from observing the art. I owe much of my printmaking and show success to knowing what sheen will accentuate my images best for their intended viewing location. Editions range: 10 to 250 dependent on image profoundness.
"The medium I work with is found wood. It is wood I find on the forest floor, river beds, lakes and coastlines. I sculpt in an interpretive style, relying more on my and the viewer's imagination instead of the exact replication of the details of the subject. My most sculpted subjects are stringed instruments, (in an interpretive non-playing style), wildlife, and stationary objects that promote flow and graceful , soft lines. I try to leave a place for the viewer to get involved, whether it be by the simple sight and enjoyment of the beauty and movement of the grain, or emotionally by relating to, or creating a story of their own. Each piece of wood is first meticulously studied for shape and graceful lines of moving grain. I use a combination of hand tools and power tools such as grinders and cutters. Most of my work is completed in a natural finish to enhance the beauty and movement of the wood."
I am a landscape and wildlife photographer. My images are printed either on archival paper, aluminum or canvas, depending upon which fits the image best. In my wildlife photography I try to capture an emotional connection with the animals. In my landscape photography, I try to use light and angles to add magical or mystical perspectives to my images.
Sculptural jewelry fabricated using micro-tig welded stainless steel with layers of fired resin enamel. A propriety enamel patina technique utilizes distressed and manipulated layers to express and interpret the effects of time on metal. Price range $50-$850.
Multilayered abstract artwork. Oils, powders, turpentine, resin and lacquers over aluminum panel. Oil and charcoal marks are being created and then wiped out again with a rag drenched in solvent to give a new picture in which a generated grid have to stand their own against smeared surfaces. Resin is applied in-between each layer of paint. Buffing between layers. Fired-over with the use of a torch. A high velocity-low pressure spray gun is used to apply latest layer of automotive lacquer. Then polished.