ART MART 2016 has ConCluded!
the artisians thank you for your suppOrt & wish you Joyous holiday
About Us / Find Us
G. Hamlin: Glass is a fascinating medium: very flowing, sometimes surprising and always mesmerizing to work with. At HamlinGlassWorks Studio I work with many different glass techniques. Flat glass is cut and layered and fused into unique pendants and earrings as well as plates, bowls and tiles. Bits of glass are hand-ground into powders that are mixed and cast into elements that are then combined with glass beads that I create from molten glass to produce beautiful one-of-a-kind jewelry. I select high-quality, unusual findings to add more variety to the finished product; sterling silver and gold-filled beads highlight the sparkling properties of the glass, anodized niobium enhances the whimsy of each piece, while leather gives each piece a contemporary vibe.
D. Laun: Jewelry design has been a natural outgrowth of my passion for form and color, nature and natural materials, and my desire to create objects that are unique as well as useful. I look for stones and forms that are unusual and build the silver around them to express the uniqueness of object and transform it into wearable art. Often the backs of pendants have designs that include animals. I also make bead crochet ropes which become bracelets and necklaces for the pendants I create. This technique is time consuming and looks delicate, but is actually very strong and durable, and gives me another way to explore colors and patterns.
C. Brown: Cheryl has been beading since 2005. After retiring from teaching Technology at a local high school, she went to work in a bead store where she taught others the art of beading. She is primarily self-taught, learning new stitches and techniques from beading books and magazines. Her love of bead weaving has expanded to include bead embroidery and bead crochet. She also joined the local gem and mineral club and has begun collecting, cutting and polishing her own cabochons. Cheryl founded and is president of the Bead Society of Central New York, and is the current secretary of the Gem and Mineral Club of Syracuse.
J. Wall: Johanna Wall is a local artist who has been making unique woven jewelry for more than 10 years. She has won many first place awards from the New York State Fair and has won an Honorable Mention in an international contest where her piece was published in the Beadworks magazine. Besides beading she is an elementary school teacher at the West Genesee School district.
M. Matthews: With the philosophy that “one man’s trash is the start of something beautiful”, Bird on A Wire reaches into the depths of Grandma’s china cabinet and up-cycles that dusty, tarnished flatware into jewelry and accessories that will be cherished for generations to come. Mary K Matthews (wife, mom, teaching assistant, and all-around crazy woman), owner of Bird on A Wire, credits her family and friends with inspiring her to push forward and share her designs. Turning forgotten or rediscovered objects into something that makes people smile is her passion.
J. Witkin: Judi Witkin is an artist and beadweaver behind The Beader’s Hand. Her collection (involves) wearable art jewelry, beaded boxes and vessels and other multi-media pices. Her craft is always growing and expanding into new ideas.
J. Lieblen: I have been making my ceramic jewelry and ornaments for many years now in addition to my work as a sculptor. I make my ceramic jewelry and ornaments from low fire white earthenware clay and the pieces are painted with under glazes, glazes and oxides. The work is fired in a ceramic kiln and often multiple firings are required. The themes of my work deal with colorful representations of nature and the arts, and with wishes for peace and kindness in our world.
All images are considered Copywrite protected by the individual Artist. They may not be used in any fashion without express written permission
About Us / Find Us