Friday, 28 May 2010

Loukia Richards: A Sampler of Greek Embroidery Motifs

'OXI (No) - A Sampler of Greek Embroidery Motifs'.
Loukia Richards, 2010.

Cotton, wool, acrylic and silk threads on old cotton Greek flag.
Work in progress.
Photo credit: Studio Kominis, Athens.

"(Some historians claim that Greek history is but a long row of 'Nos' to enemies. Greek junk refers to the S&P description of Greek state bonds as 'junk' last week)

The united cosmos is present in the beautiful compositions of Greek embroidery.
Animals, mythological monsters, humans, plants are all mixed together, are part of a world where all have their place, all belong together.
Motifs sketched and embroidered by me after the Greek Embroidery Collection at The Textile Museum, Washington DC (2008).
I am thankful to the Fulbright Foundation for funding this study, the results of which dominate my present work."

Loukia Richards: Stitchers Meeting in Greek countryside

My friend and fellow jeweller Loukia Richards organised a stitchers meeting in a castle tower built in 1808 in the village of Peloponnese, in Greece. Wish I could have gone!

Have added some images just to make all of us in the UK and other colder climates jealous! Loukia adds updates about her work and workshops on her facebook page here I hope there will be more workshops in the future...

You can see Loukia's jewellery work here

Ela Bauer: I Care A Lot

I Care A Lot - a portable discussion on the Middle East present a collection of Jewelry artworks in a group exhibition dealing with a variety of complicated themes associated with the Middle East.

Ela Bauer has been selected to show her work in the exhibition. Soon there will be an online exhibition showcasing the work of makers involved. A difficult subject to respond to, am looking forward to seeing how people have interpreted the theme.

You can read more about the project/exhibition here

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Alison Swan: New Works

Ceramic artist, Alison Swan is showing new work in an exhibition at The Claremont (Venue 4 on the Hove Art trail) open to the public each weekend in May.

Fabrizio Tridenti: COLLECT 2010‏

Fabrizio Tridenti is showing works at Collect this month, with Alternatives Gallery. I always look forward to and enjoy Collect, a chance to see works from makers you don't always get to see in the UK...and all in one show.

Flow Gallery also show a selection of their makers work and always a very interesting selection.

Alternatives Gallery at Collect 2010 Saacthi Gallery, London

Public Opening Times

Friday 14th May - Monday 17th May 2010
Friday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday - Monday 11am - 6pm

Relaunched at the Saatchi Gallery in May 2009, COLLECT has an enviable reputation as a premier, annual fair for contemporary craft. Through its presentation of work from the best international applied artists, COLLECT has become a prestigious event in the international cultural calendar gaining the respect and support of many private collectors, museum curators and galleries.

Congratulations Paula!

My good friend and fellow Jeweller Paula Lindblom is showing new works at an exhibition in her hometown of Sunsvall. I wish I could be there to see it in real life! Paula's work is smart, funny and always made with integrity, shown in her ideas and materials.

Paula is also a fellow blogger so you will be able to read and see more about the exhibition and her works here

Andrea Wagner

Jewelry made of porcelain and more...
7 May - 5 June 2010
Vernissage on Tuesday 6 May, 18:00 h

Read more about Andrea's work on her website

Leonor Hipólito: New Works and New Exhibitions

Read More about Leonor's new works here.