Monday, November 16, 2009

New photos and new work posted!

New photos have been taken, and new work is currently being posted to our shop!  Here's a preview of some new work from Elaine, and a link to Alison's blog where she has posted updates and photos of her new work!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another update from Alison...

I've got yet another update on what I've been up to at my blog, along with a preview of what I'm going to be working on next!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Friday's pendant, now with stones set!

Part two of "What Alison's Doing Now" at my blog here.  If you want to see it in person, come to the Art Bazaar in Westville, New Haven on Sunday.  We'll be there!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What Alison is working on now

I have posted an update on my current project at my personal blog, Whatever It Needs To Be.  Check back on Tuesday for the finished pendant - assuming nothing goes drastically wrong  :)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

First post of September on Alison's blog

I've posed a new entry On Perfectionism on my personal blog.  Sometimes doing it "right" is too much of a good thing!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Alison's Artist's Statement

I'm a very process-oriented person. What I do is very much about the journey rather than the destination. While I love color, and I often look to the natural world when I want to include representative imagery in my art, the ideas that drive me are much more likely to revolve around technique. I look at a new technique and think about the different shapes I might make using that technique, or how those shapes would fit with the lines of a technique I already know.
I love playing with the plasticity of metal. It fascinates me how something so hard can be transformed into such fluid shapes with the correct application of force in just the right places. I need to actually change the shape of what I'm working with for me to feel like I've really created something. All my metalwork starts with plain sheet, wire and tubing. I avoid using mass-produced components in my metalwork as much as possible, preferring to make my own clasps, earwires, etc.
The more “from scratch” a piece is the more “mine” it feels. I am still exploring various techniques to see which ones will speak to me. It is definitely a work in progress, and I expect my work to evolve accordingly, as I refine my style.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Westville Art Bazaar

Alison and I participated in the new Westville Art Bazaar on Saturday, and it was a blast. The Farmer's Market in the park across the street was fabulous. Ironically, my favorite vendor was the bakery - I bought myself an awesome tomato 'tart' for lunch, and some chocolate cherry bread to bring home Yummy! They also had vendors with fresh herbs, corn on the cob, zucchini and summer squash, and lots more, some of which I'd never even heard of before! There were only 3 vendors participating in the Art Bazaar, but they were really great. One was another jeweler, like us, although her jewelry was very different from ours, so there wasn't really any competition. There was also and artist doing caricatures. And of course, the art galleries were both open, Jennifer Lane and Hungry Eye. The day started out a little muggy, but in the afternoon, the sun came out and it was absolutely gorgeous! It was a great day. We plan to go back and exhibit again on August 9th. I'm looking forward to it!