Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fantastic Fibers 2011, The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY

Don't miss Fantastic Fibers 2011, at the The Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, KY!
April 2-April 30, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2011 5:00-7:00pm

The lineup looks fabulous, and it is exciting to have been selected to participate again. I believe this is my third time in this wonderful show! Check their website for the list of accepted works and artists.

Three of my works have been accepted for this show, from my "Catching the Moon" series,
"Catching the Pale, Pale, Moon,"
"Catching the Moon: Celebration!"
and "Catching the Purple Moon."

For more information on this exhibition, please see my Facebook Fan Page.

Winners have been posted for this exhibition! Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011

It is an honor to have been selected to participate in the
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011
Wichita Center for the Arts
Wichita, KS
March 25 - May 8, 2011
Opening Reception March 25, 2011, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

The piece chosen for exhibition is titled "Hairy Clayfoot Girl," from my clayfoot girl series.

Her feet and face are hand-sculpted stoneware clay, and her body is free-form twining, paper wire and waxed linen with fashion fiber accents.

Please see my Facebook Fan Page for address and other information if you plan to attend!

Winners have been posted for this exhibition! Congratulations!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Figuratively Fiber: Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

Figuratively Fiber: Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

March 11 - April 16

This is, as the name implies, an exhibition of Art Dolls.

Joan Mondale Gallery
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Telephone 612-436-0464
Gallery & Shop Hours are
Mon-Thu 10-7,
Fri & Sat 10-5

I love their promotional postcard, don't you?!!?!?

My piece in this show is "Naturally Endowed," the largest of my clayfoot girls. Her face and feet are hand-sculpted of stoneware clay and have a unique "separating glaze" on them that has a sharply "crackled" texture. Her body is completely woven, and is comprised of over 500 stakes. She required over 100 hours to weave; that is, after hand forming the face, feet and armature. Woven of wire, waxed linen, and fashion (acrylic) yarns. I particularly love her scaly skin, and her cellulite.

Please see my facebook fan page or the Textile Center's Facebook Page for more information about the exhibition!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NCBA Convention Nears

The NCBA Convention is almost here!
It runs March 17-20, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC

My random weave garden basket class is on Sunday (sorry the class is full, but i have already received requests for the pattern and kit, so they will both be available.)

This year, I will also be vending, together with my good friend, Lynn Hoyt. Lynn and I have attended convention together, taking classes and teaching them, for 10 years now! But we have never vended before, and are looking forward to this new adventure.

Join us, in the "Sleeping Rooms" Vending area, accessible off the main lobby of the hotel, in room 112. We will be the last vendors on the left side of the hallway.

Look in your goodie bag for a coupon for a free giveaway Lynn and I will be having! We will have a drawing for one "Fantasy Coilers' Kit!" The kit will have a little metal "fantasy" toolbox filled with tools and supplies any coiler would love...FREE! Just drop in your entry (one per attendee, please) and we will have a drawing, not necessary to be present to win. Winner will be announced Saturday evening, and can be collected either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Baskets by RUTH ANNE DANGER!

Here are some great new baskets by Ruth Anne Danger. I love it when you all share your baskets with me. Please remember if you have a basket that you have coiled using a pottery base from my shop, i will publish it in this blog, you don't have to be an Award-winning coiler and teacher, like Ruth Anne is!

Here's what Ruth Anne said about her fabulous creations: (remember, you can click on any of these images to get a closer peek!)

"I love using your basses because what I put in the bottom of the basket often is the inspiration for the basket itself. I set on my couch every morning and have my oatmeal then pick up my basket to coil. I then go thru my supplies for inspiration by sorting thru my stash of your basses.

When one picks me I then back it with contact cork both to protect the pottery and what it is placed on. I then sew thru both the cork and the pottery. I have found the customer really like this.

I just love the flowers with the dyed purple pine needles and the sweet grass really sets it off. This is a Easter basket that can be used all year long. The other basket is all pine needles and sliced walnuts.
The stitch in the bottom of the flower basket was done to reinforce the bottom. 2 stenches on the inside and 2 on the bottom around. With the single stitch it needed reinforcement.

Thanks for making the basses available to us.

Ruth Anne Danger
Zephyrhills Fl

i just love them both! Your stitching and wrapped rows are gorgeous, Ruth! Thanks for continuing to share your talents & creations with us!