2016 is shaping up to be a busy year. As usual for this time of year I am preparing for the American Craft Council shows in Baltimore (Feb 19-21) and in Atlanta (11-13). I'm making some interesting new designs as well as bringing back some favorites from last year. I'm almost moved out of the Bakersville studio and into the Asheville studio. SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) is holding a conference in Asheville in May and I, along with Anna Johnson, am working on making all of the evening events a fun taste of Asheville's personality. I will also be giving a short talk about doing collaborative work.
My most exciting project this year is a collaboration with accomplished ceramic sculptor, Lisa Clague. We will have an exhibition in May and June at one of Asheville's premier galleries, Blue Sprial 1. Many of these one of a kind collaborative works will have wearable elements. I'm eager to see how this collaboration will inspire each of us to move in new directions!
As if that weren't enough, my classes are already filling up. Bead and Button has added a second session of Drawing on Metal, there are still a few seats left in the Puerto Vallarta, Mexico class, and also in the Wild Acres, North Carolina class. There will also be some classes in my Asheville studio once I am fully situated here. In the fall I think I will be out on the west coast for a couple of classes so keep an eye on the workshops page of my website if you are in that part of the country.
Well, enough about me. I hope you all had lovely holiday and I wish you a happy and productive New Year. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about any of the classes.