Local Arts Council

Chatham Arts Council came to visit me in my studio. Here is a Meet the Artist blog post capturing our time in the studio together: 

http://www.chathamartscouncil.org/3849-2/#

Weaving Work

This July I spent a week in Shelburne Falls MA at Vavstuga Swedish Weaving School. Often I think of warping the loom as work, but at Vavstuga it was a joy. Becky had us warp all the looms together. We were able to chat, take turns, and help each other. It was really pleasant!  And that is usually the last word that comes to mind when I think of warping a loom. This usually arduous and monotonous task was transformed into a relaxing social hour. For me this was a great lesson in how community can really add to the artistic process. I hope to never warp a loom alone again!

Weidman Class

My woodturning club GAW/Atlanta had a wonderful demonstrator month. I was happy to make it into his class on multi axis turning. I made a little face that has been riding around in my car with me since the class. This is it how the process starts. 

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Derek Weidman makes amazing work.  The lion, pictured below, he brought with him to Atlanta was out of this world. I love his disregard for established turning techniques and I am amazed at what he has come up with. Every demo is great fun since he takes audience suggestions for the piece he will make on the spot.