Posted by C Scheftic on 2013/04/27
Yep, once again, the last weekend in April brings the wonderful event known as Art All Night. As ever, it’ll be in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This year, it’s going to be held in the same location as it was last year: just east of the 40th Street Bridge, down next to the Allegheny River.
Details are at the event’s website: artallnight.org
Or, if you prefer, here: http://www.facebook.com/artallnight
I’ve got to dash down to register the piece I am entering (I’ll write about that later), then make several quick stops (including one at Society for Contemporary Craft), then dash over to the Edible Teaching Garden that is being initiated this year by the Penn State Master Gardeners of Allegheny County (I’m head of the photo-team for that project, as well as being involved in the actual gardening tasks), then head back down to meet up with some metal clay guild mates and visitors for the actual opening of Art All Night (do let me know if I should look out for YOU there!)… and I still don’t have my studio set up for the two-day workshop I’ll be leading, starting tomorrow morning, on working with Hadar’s Clays. So I’ll update this post with some more links when I have a moment, and add some notes about the events once I catch my breath.
Spring is here, and it’s wonderful, but it still amazes me how much life seems to speed up as soon as it arrives!
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Posted by C Scheftic on 2013/04/06
Now that the shop known as Zelda’s Bead Kit company has closed, I don’t have going down that way to teach (or even just to shop) as an excuse to visit with Trish Morris. But I headed down her way t’other day for several reasons, and stopped by her new digs for a few hours.
We both worked on some of our own projects for part of the time; then we helped each other out with a few tasks; and we ended up exchanging a few pieces too.
The photo with Trish herself in it shows her wearing one of my butterfly pendants, a three-metal version, that she hung on some copper rolo chain she had left. Most of my pollinator pendants involve two metals. Sometimes, however, I’ll use just one and, occasionally, three or more. This is one of the three-metal ones: on one side, the wings are made from yellow bronze; on the other, from rose bronze; and the butterfly “body” segments are copper. Trish is also wearing a three-strand copper bracelet with pearls that she was inspired to make that afternoon. Two strands had copper beads (two different styles), and the third used up the remainder of her rolo chain.
She made me one of those bracelets too, and I just love it. Mine also has three strands (two with those copper beads and, since she’d run out of chain, the third has black beads), plus the coiled wire and pearl dangles. The second photo with this post shows it next to another copper bracelet I have. That one was a hand-made gift to me from another art-jewelry friend, Barbara Kaczor, several years ago. They just happen fit very well together. How lucky is that!?
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