Thursday, December 04, 2008

Six Jewelry Artists Show - December 1-31



The Artists
Guild Gallery of Greenville announces
December Jewelry Show with Six Artists


Greenville, SC, December 1-31
Opening Reception with the artists, December 5, 6-9 pm
About the Artists:
Duffy Brown thinks of jewelry as small sculptures. Sterling silver,
copper, bronze, and found objects are the materials which she most
frequently uses. Duffy is drawn to the colors and textures of the earth.
Many of her designs are a mosaic of shells, woven copper, river rocks
and other found objects. Other materials include porcelain shards and
glass bead mosaic. These materials add more color to her work without
resorting to gems. Tile grout is often used in the mosaics to set the
objects off.

Patricia Stalb has been a metalsmith and jewelry designer since 1991.
She especially enjoys working with antique jeweler's tools and
traditional metal fabrication techniques. She has studied cloisonné
enamel formally and is self-taught in the area of intricate enamel.
Patricia has also attended the Penland School of Crafts and is a member
of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Barbara Green began making jewelry in 1994 as a way to fill her time.
She uses a variety of beads made from glass, pearl, gem stones, shell,
bone and wood. Barbara incorporates cabochons of stone and glass into
her work. She looks to nature for inspiration for the colors and flow of
the pieces. In the quest to make jewelry, Barbara took up
silversmithing, this, in turn, led to creating with other metals. At
present, she works with copper.

Creative by nature, Joanne Morash was introduced to silversmithing by a
friend nine years ago. Joanne fell in love with it! She ended up
apprenticing [for the teacher] (in the field) for four years. During
that time she proceeded to teach herself the art of lampworking. Now,
finding ways to combine metal and glass is her main challenge.
Joanne’s ideas just keep coming and are virtually endless.

Jennifer Henderson has been a metalsmith since 1991. Specializing in
sterling silver, she enjoys adding semi-precious stones and gems
creating unique and reasonably priced jewelry. Jennifer also works with
several other metals using a variety of techniques such as hollow
forming, patina on copper and brass, silver and bronze casting, roller
printing, marriage of metals, and anodizing.

Laura Dahl is a recent transplant from Spokane, Washington. Her primary
medium is non-ferrous metal, but also includes, stones, handmade felt,
wood, or leather. She creates hand-fabricated metal jewelry, boxes,
handbags, and other small metal objects.
Laura is passionate about marrying metals and etching. Her
award-winning work can be found in galleries in WA and SC, including the
Artists Guild Gallery. In December 2008, she is participating in two
invitational shows at the Brevard Museum of Art and Science and the
Pickens County Museum of Art and History.
About the show:

Six jewelry artists will be showing an exciting diversity of styles and
materials including: fabricated silver to mixed metals; precious stones
to organic materials; vitreous enamels and lampworked beads to woven
bead work. You don’t want to miss these wonderful sculptural pieces
that will grace your body and create a “Wow” factor everywhere you
go.

Jewelry making demonstrations are scheduled throughout the month with
each artist. Please come by or call (864-239-3882) the gallery for more
information regarding the dates and times of the jewelry making
demonstrations.





The Artists Guild Gallery of Greenville is a co-operative gallery
located in the heart of Greenville at 200 North Main Street in downtown
Greenville, SC. Over twenty local artists are represented in the gallery
along with various mediums including acrylic, mixed media, oil and
watercolor paintings, jewelry, glass, woodwork and sculpture. One or
more of the artists is in the gallery at all times, demonstrating
throughout the day and always ready to discuss their art with visitors.
The Artists Guild Gallery is open daily Mon-Sat 10-6, Sunday 1-5, the
first Friday of each month 10-9. Phone: 864-239-3882
www.artistsguildgalleryofgreenville.com

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