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Elmwood Park, IL
I make material from second-hand clothing. I deconstruct the clothing, wash or felt it to make material in a washing machine. I then hand or machine sew into functional or wearable objects.
Hubler Furniture Co.
The cutting boards, iPad stands, and tables I make are from recycled city trees from the Madison/Dane County, Wisconsin area. My birdhouses are made from wood cutoffs, glued together.
My acrylic paintings incorporate added textured gel mediums and various painting surfaces to create dimensional effects within the scene, giving the viewer a sense of involvement.
Amy Ikenn Glasswork
I am focused on sharing my love of color through unique glasswork. Inspired by impressionists and modern artists I begins with sheets of glass and ground glass in many different colors.
Erez Ancient Coin Jewelry
We create handmade pieces of wearable art by combining ancient Greek and Roman coins with hand designed and hand made jewelry in sterling silver and gold using soldering and fabrication techniques.
Mount Prospect, IL
I adore creating “one of a kind pieces” but the most of all, I love creating my own fabrics using reusable materials like: silk, wool, leather, cotton, velvet, yarn, etc.
Hand and Spirit Jewelry
Mt. Carroll, IL
Sterling, 18 and 22kt gold, precious stones, rare jaspers. Fused and etched metals. Reticulation, forming. Stones are bezel, prong or tube set with some inlay. All pieces start with sheet and wire.
I am inspired by nature and like to translate them into clay. I hand make each piece out of thin slab/sheets of clay and hand mix all of my glazes for unique finishes.
I draw my original characters from scratch w/ ink, scan and then paint the creature using a water color technique in Photoshop. Once complete, the characters are collaged into my original photography.
I use recycled paint chips to create pixilated artwork of nostalgic images. When viewed at a distance or thru a cell phone, it changes from indiscernible color blocks into clear, recognizable images.
David Mayhew Photography
Fort Collins, CO
Skyscapes, chasing the perfect storm for the ideal light to capture the emotions of the sky. Infused Aluminum, framed. Archival & UV protected. Editions to 30.