Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Home Again

Somewhat to my dismay I am back in snowy Philadelphia. After a fun filled and beautiful trip to the Orange County/ LA area.

Some fiber art greeted me at LAX:
Fishies in sweaters?!
I also found some inspiration at the LA Zoo. This giraffe had an amazing and unique pattern (as well as a great bum) :
 We stayed a short 5 or 6 blocks from this view:

Friday, 14 January 2011

Seal Beach

I will be in Seal Beach CA for the next five days. I have been assured that I will see no seals there but I am still keeping my fingers crossed.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Commemorating 2010 "Year of the Hats"

It all started with a family member in great need of a hat due to a medical condition. I found a pattern that I ended up liking so much that I made one for myself and another for Betty.
Example above (this one is Betty's)

I was then asked by a group of close friends to sew patches onto 100 hats for a winter tour (apparently custom embroidery is quite expensive)
The process:

I was provided with plain black knit beanies and large sheets of the screen printed logos which I then cut out with a rotary cutter.

finished product
  Then sewed the patch on with the hat inside out so when the brim is flipped up you can see the logo.
The hats sold out very quickly so I ended up making 150 more and shipping them across the country for the rest of the tour.

I am excited that fans enjoyed the hats but I am even more excited to have these hats out of my space and get working on some new pieces in 2011!

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

BoB continued...

As promised pictures of the finished piece/ surface. Not the greatest of pictures due to the fact that I took them when the piece was already in a cardboard box ready to be dropped off at the Art Alliance.
close up
On display at PAA alongside Shawn Spangler's submission

Also colleague Matthew Malesky's fabulous bowl on display (right)
More Photographs of the event can be found on PAA's facebook page here.

Saturday, 13 November 2010


I am participating in the second annual Battle of the Bowls (BoB) at the Philadephia Art Alliance. Each participant was given a plain ceramic bowl to transform.

Here is what mine looked like:
I first created a wire structure that replicates the bowl I received
    Close up:
I then spray painted the structure black
Close up:
I am now in the process of the turning the original bowl into a powdery pulp and attaching it to the wire structure with caulk. Pictures of that soon!

The finished pieces will be auctioned off to benefit the PAA's exhibitions and programs. For more info click here!