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April & May Schedule

My schedule to date for April & May: 

Cleveland Hill Craft & Vendor Show    Friday, April 5  6-9 pm                                                105 Mapleview, Cheektowaga 14225 (HS Cafeteria)

Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars   Saturday, April 6  9-3                                                1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst 14228 (I will be in the cafeteria)

Mother’s Day Pop-up Shop @ Schofield Care  Friday, May 3  10-3                                  3333 Elmwood Kenmore 14217 (Lobby)

St. Mary’s School for the Deaf Craft & Vendor Show  Saturday, May 4   10-3                      2253 Main St. Buffalo 14214

Pending: Buffalovefest @ The Buffalo Zoo Friday May 31  5:30-9 pm  
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St. Andrew’s Spring Show

I will be a returning artist at St. Andrew’s Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Sunday 3/24 from 9-3. I have been working on a few new things including raku leaves and vintage sterling dragonfly wings…

wings

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Time to make the leaves…

Last November I gathered some of my favorite leaves (mostly hydrangea along with a few tulip leaves my twin sister picked up along the bike path) and placed them in my freezer.

So happy I did! I pulled them today to make another batch of raku-fired leaves. Here’s how they look so far…

leafprep

I fired these about a month ago…so happy with the colors!!

winterrakuleaves

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Horse Hair Pottery!

Just finished two pieces featuring the hair from my niece’s horses in Colorado. (Twister and Daisy kindly donated some of their hair after grooming!) Special thanks to their owner Jill!

These pots will be donated to a local charity fundraising event: The Lupus Alliance of Upstate New York (LAUNY) Diva’s Treat Raffle

horse hair pots

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Experimenting with new techniques!

My first scheduled show is in March so I am taking this time to design new jewelry and try out a few interesting techniques. Since I have been working with Sterling flatware in some of my designs, I have a bit of silver left over to play with.

I decided to try a version of reticulation, the process of creating a textured surface using a torch to bring the metals to a high temperature. 

Here are some of my first attempts!

reticulation

Stay tuned for my upcoming spring and early summer show schedule!