"Jewelry fresh off the bench in the PA Wilds "
Juried Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan Creating Fresh Daily
I am an autodidact or self taught. I describe myself as an artisan coming from PA Wilds Roots with Rural Organic style. The working studio is housed in our home and focuses on ‘made by these hands’ designs, inspired by nature These pieces carry with them a sense of place. digging in the garden, hiking in the PA Wilds, shopping for fresh produce at the local farmers’ market, enjoying an IPA at a craft brewery or antiquing on Main Street. These designs are reminders of our downtime.
Coming from a family of ‘makers’ including woodworkers, fiber artisans, cooks, and gardeners, I have chosen precious metals over wood shavings. The working studio allows for metalwork, mixed media, fiber art, displays, workshops, PA Wilds events, and other artistic endeavor.
"Over the years my jewelry and mixed media techniques have continually drawn inspiration from those rural traditions that were once everyday life for our ancestors. A more tactile life or being a part of the process of just living, has become a need in this age of technology for me and so many others. The act of making with our hands utilitarian wares or more refined artistic works, from beginning to end, has become a way of living."
-- recent and past shows:
Pittsburgh: HandMade Arcade http://www.handmadearcade.com/ , Three Rivers Arts Fest http://www.3riversartsfest.org/
Philadelphia: Manayunk Arts Festival http://manayunk.com/signature-events/manayunk-arts-festival/
Wilkes-Barre: Fine Arts Fiesta http://fineartsfiesta.org/.
-- PA Wilds shows:
Pennsylvania Wilds ArtsFest, PA Wilds Conservation Shop Buyer's Market, PA Wilds Virtual Makers Market, LH JAMS JAZZ & ART ON MAIN STREET FESTIVAL, Stars in the Arts, Crary Art Gallery Holiday Marketplace, PA Wilds Pop-up Shops, PA Wilds Art Invitational at Lynn Hall, Art in the Wilds and Taste of the Arts.
-2006 Recipient of the 'Champion of the Pa Wilds' award for community work and part played in ownership of then Flemish House Art Gallery, Elk County 2006 to 2012
-2016 Recipient of 'Best Brand Ambassador' award given for championing the Pennsylvania Wilds brand and pushing the envelope on how private-sector partners could leverage it in the marketplace
Find more of her work at: Elk County Council on the Arts in Ridgway and The PA Wilds Conservation Shops at Kinzua Bridge and Leonard Harrison State Park.
Pennsylvania Wilds initiative 2006, Elk County Council on the Arts board treasurer, Johnsonburg Community Trust president and co-founder of the Johnsonburg Farmers' and Artisans' Market.Read more... Read less
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