Updated Traditional


Still prowling the ACC site, I came across Karin Noyes. It's her thoughtful color palette and the attention to cane detail that makes these traditional bowls so stunning.

There's not much other web info on Karin…her web site's under construction. Can you viewers fill me in? Or did I not Google her properly?

Thanks to Corinne Appleton for finding Karin's site! 

Ephemera

Prowling through ACC site, I came upon this dynamite transfer work by North Carolina’s Lauren Van Hemert, her "Ephemera Collection".

Lauren’s work feels completely different from most transfers I’ve seen. Perhaps it’s her heartfelt connection to the luggage labels and stamps plus her family’s immigration story that makes the work so powerful.

ACC Marvels

I’ll be rummaging through the American Craft Council site for the next week or so. There are two reasons for this. One, it’s full of the most mouth-watering, eye-popping new work you could want. And two, I’ll be out in Seattle playing with longtime polymer friends so I’ll need to dip into my reservoir of web tips and rely on my dear daughter to do the daily post.

Only touching polymer clay via Photoshop has left me with a bit of ennui. I know I’ll feel better when I get my hands dirty and act on some of the ideas generated by all this web surfing. Enjoying morning coffees in the hot tub with good friends will help immensely as well.

The work at left is from Deborah Banyas from the ACC show. There’s some more of her recent work here but it looks like her personal site is still under construction.

Wild Horses


Luann Udell writes about her photoshoot for the upcoming issue of American Style magazine. Her story is a fun read and her work is a treat to peruse.

Luann’s web site is dense with info and up-to-date (my bugaboo this week). The magazine will be on newsstands at the end of this month. Don’t miss it.

Nostalgic


My tidbit cupboard was looking mighty bare so I was thrilled I received a link to Z Kripke. I knew Z’s work from years ago and she’s a master caner.

How disappointed was I when I found the link dated 1999 and the email bounced back? Sigh. I don’t know what’s become of Z.

Z’s work is still fun to look at.

I encourage all of you to take down the old work, put up new. We need to keep this art fresh and keep those web sites dusted and up-to-date.

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