Sunday, December 28, 2014

I'm an Indiana Artisan

After several tries, I can finally say that I'm an Indiana Artisan.

 December 11, 2014 
Congratulations! The Indiana Artisan art jury panel thought your work was exceptional, which probably is no surprise to you. It is now part of the Indiana Artisan brand, and we will use it to demonstrate the fine art and foods coming from Indiana today. At the same time, you can use the Indiana Artisan brand to demonstrate that you have been recognized for being at the top of your craft. This organization was created by the Indiana State Legislature to expand the businesses of individual Hoosier artisans and at the same time leverage their exceptional work in art and food to create a brand that supports it, and is supported by it. 

Indiana Artisan admits an artisan’s work, not the artisan, and this confirms your jewelry from your lampwork glass beads may carry the Indiana Artisan logo. 
Again, thank you for your interest in this growing statewide family of artisans. I’m looking forward to working with you. 
Best regards, Happy Holidays and congratulations! 
Eric Freeman 

I joined the Artisans Thanksgiving weekend at the Ft. Wayne Grand Wayne Center for the first Holiday Artisan show and am excited to be joining them again Mar. 28-29 at the State Fairgrounds in Indian  But before that you will find me February 13 and 14 at the Indiana State Museum for the Indiana Art Fair, to which I have been invited back for the sixth or seventh year:-)

In the meantime, I am enjoying the holidays and some time off from the studio.  Early January will find me straightening up the studio and playing again with glass.  Here's hoping your holidays have been joyous!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

June 18, 201:
    The 2014 show schedule has been updated and is live on my Events page.  There are a few changes this year as I am trying some new shows and dropping a few old friends to mix things up.  I also will be leaving my beloved CCA gallery in Zionsville at the end of July, so the only way to find my jewelry after that time is by email, phone, finding me at a show,  OR, if you are going through Concourse B at the Indianapolis International Airport, you can find a small display of pendants and earrings at the Broadripple Book and Gift shop.

Here's new design I've been playing with, full of filigrana discs and silver coils.  It sold  to my booth neighbor, Cindy Cradler, even before the Talbot Street Art Fair began this year, and I'm playing with more color combos :-)

And here is a dogwood bracelet made with the same interlocking silver coil techniques:

Of course there are still more floral leis on hand:

And some floral clusters:

And some funky drops:

And yes, I'm still making critters too:-)

I will be taking the summer off from shows, but will be back at it with a vengeance starting the weekend after Labor Day, here in Pendleton at the Heritage Fair in Falls Park.  And new shows that I'm really excited to be part of  are the Carmel International Art Fair on the 27th and 28th of September and Studio Showcase at Kate Van Sciver's lovely home at 5914 Stafford Way, Indy.