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Monkey Pod, vessel, carved, $345
Shannon McClurgAfter years of unsuccessful painting on 8 x 10, I soon realized that miniature was my forte. Be it the border of a newspaper, shell, rock or other item, that dimension was the way my artistic eye saw things. It expanded my options to anything smooth enough to be painted. I love using the piece’s makeup as the actual background such as sandstone or the rust of a sawblade. Using small items worked it’s way into mosaics and bead painting, creating dimensional “paintings” from other stuff. I love the result of overlaying onto a skull or non-traditional art item and seeing how it changes. Since I was 10, beading and making jewelry has always been a default for my creativity. Designing and creating unique one of a kind pieces to wear is extremely satisfying. As long as my hands and mind are creating, I feel I am fulfilling my life’s destiny.
As a wood worker most of my life, wood turning was always something back in my mind as a hidden passion. Once I bought my first lathe, it was clear to me that this was within me all along. I let a piece of wood talk to me, to tell me what it needs to become. As I turn, the conversation continues, and the results are a magic blend of creativity and technical ability. Experimenting with different woods and products to reveal refreshing images is always on my mind. Whether it’s making a pepper grinder, a simple bowl or using my Rose Engine lathe, it is a pleasing challenge, knowing that each time I create something, it will have it’s own personality. At that it is usable is just a bonus.
11" Turned Maple bowl, Basket weave pattern, $510
Cliff Palace on Alabaster, $200
"Starry Night" Bead painting, 8" x 10", $729
Blue Pronghorn: Amazonite, Mex Opal,
Rose Engine turned Walnut Box with
Copper finial, $450
3 Set Salt, Pepper Grinders,
Turquoise Charms. Sterling Chain, $285
Golden Gate bridge, Fort Pt.
on 8" board, $95
10" Burl bowl w/Turquoise, $345
MARCH ~ JUDY & STEVE DILLON (Watercolor/Photography)
APRIL ~ GIA MCNUTT (Acrylic/Mixed Media)
MAY ~ LINDA NUNES (Encaustic)
JUNE ~ SHOSHANA BILUNOS (Ceramics/Potter)
JULY ~ MICHAEL ROSS (Acrylic/Watercolor/Oil/Photog)
AUGUST ~ SUSAN BERG (Watercolor)