I have some news! I've been chosen as a recipient of the 2011 Columbus Winterfair Scholarship for Emerging Artists! I. Am. So. Excited.
Winterfair is Columbus, Ohio's largest juried fine arts and craft fair. Over 400 artists from 32 states participated in 2010. Each year, emerging artists are awarded a scholarship to participate -- a complimentary booth for the 3-day show, along with an amazing support system (from the wonderful folks at Ohio Designer Craftsmen) to help new artists enter the large fair market.
I'm so honored to be chosen as a scholarship recipient for Winterfair, and charged up about what I'll be learning this year! I hope you'll visit me at the show December 2-4, 2011.
Now if I can just pull my head out of the clouds, I'll share what I've been working on this week in fold forming. The first piece on the slideshow is just a practice piece, not jewelry, but I was absolutely thrilled to have accomplished a good scored fold. This one is 3" long but I'll work on a smaller piece soon, for a pendant or pin.
I also took my friend Shirley's advice and trapped some turquoise in a pendant, similar to last week's trapped pearls. I do like the look of turquoise with copper. Thanks for the idea, Shirls (more ideas welcome!) The next two pieces are "chased on air," fold forming combined with chasing techniques. It's a lot of fun. I suppose it's a step toward sculpting, which I wouldn't mind trying out.
I've also continued working on wire wrapped hair combs and a couple new tree of life orders this week. Of course we found time for a couple of zoo trips in between, and pulled out some monster weeds in my yard that were starting to look hungrily at us... also made it to the pool, the Latino Festival, and a Sweetcorn festival... because you can't let these pretty summer days waste away to nothing, can you?
Sue Lacy Wired
This began as a hobbyist's blog.
Over time it became a quest to support & connect metalsmiths around the globe who use foldforming techniques in their work.
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