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Marcia Dean’s Opal Serendipity

Australian boulder opals are magical, with rich blues and greens and flashing surprises of every color of the rainbow. I had never seen such stones or even imagined that they existed. . A man showed up at my booth at a craft fair in Northampton back in 1981 (my first...

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Edie Allen – Alphabet Animals

I’ve been making my Alphabet Animals name signs for over 20 years. The concept has always been the same: each animal has something that illustrates a letter in a name. The animals have evolved, along with the tools and materials that I use to create them. This is one...

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Nancy Rich Photography – Art Afloat

My passion for photography took hold over 50 years ago while on a second-grade field trip to the Bronx Zoo. At that young age, I was fortunate to own a Brownie camera and have easy access to developing film at my father’s drug store. While most aspects of my life at...

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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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