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Caroline Cockrill: When Clay is Your Canvas

As a child, I was lucky be free to roam alone for hours in beautiful outdoor spaces. I explored the nature around me and became part of it. These experiences shaped my love of trees, the sky, and landscapes. As I grew up, I was inspired by Monet and other...

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Liz Hyde: Impressions of Nature in Pottery

I have always been entranced by the living world around me, the play of light through leaves, the glow of colors in a bed of flowers, and the feel and smell of earth between my fingers. My childhood in the Far East fostered a sense of animism, where everything in the...

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Links to the Past by Ruth Treitman

Here I am working on one of my “signature” loop-in-loop silver chains. The technique is at least 5000 years old. It’s a way of joining links without soldering them together. Try making a chain of elastic bands to get the idea.  Gold, silver and bronze chains made this...

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Snatches of Memory by Nan Burke

When I think of favorite places, I have snatches of memory to choose from: a sunset at a beach, several trees up on a ridge with a tinge of fall color, a mountain stream. As an artist, I abstract key elements, recreating and reinterpreting them in glass. When viewers...

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Jackie Mosher demonstrates bead crocheting

Jackie Mosher’s necklaces start as more than a thousand tiny beads, carefully strung in a precise sequence on nylon thread. The color and style of the beads that she selects will determine the pattern.

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Ann Schunior’s Animal Imagery

People ask me if my inspiration comes from Native American designs. Others assume the designs are primarily African. Actually, the animals come from ancient and indigenous designs from all over the world.

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