Tagged with Patricia Sullivan

Crafting Narratives: Philadelphia Emerges as a “Craft Capital” City

Crafting Narratives: Philadelphia Emerges as a “Craft Capital” City

Last Thursday evening, Creative Philadelphia opened Crafting Narratives at the Art Gallery in City Hall – a group exhibition juried by noted gallerist/curator Bruce Hoffmann, depicting handmade works that demonstrate a narrative approach to making. Thirty-four Philadelphia metro-area artists are exhibiting one-of-a-kind pieces that use narrative to capture/interpret events and processes that explore interconnectedness and … Continue reading

Reimagining a Gemstone: Both Virtual and Real

Reimagining a Gemstone: Both Virtual and Real

Quirky humor — that’s often how others interpret my newest Upcycled body of work. Originally when I was told this about a different piece in an informal critique years ago, I was naturally taken aback. I thought that if work was to be deemed humorous, no one would take it seriously. Jump to current times … Continue reading

New Upcycled Artworks: a Peak Inside my Studio

New Upcycled Artworks: a Peak Inside my Studio

Ever since I began metalsmithing and making artwork, I’ve enjoyed spending every summer experimenting in my studio with new materials or ideas. As with other artists who share via the Instagram app what we are creating in our studios, I post work-in-progress shots of my latest pieces regularly. Of my summer experiments, the upcycled materials that … Continue reading

Art Deco Widget: Homage to New Beginnings, Or…

Art Deco Widget: Homage to New Beginnings, Or…

Walking through the neighborhoods of essentially any of the larger-populated east-coast U.S. cities, one may notice how much real estate developers are altering these local neighborhoods. Over the past few years, I’ve traveled mostly between New York City and Upstate NY, from Connecticut through New Jersey into Philadelphia, PA, winding from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. … Continue reading