Seascapes Three Ways
Here's a special section for all our Felt-ers out there who love working in fabrics, as well as anyone out there who's looking to "make waves" by trying something new over the long holiday weekend.
Watch & Learn: Creating Water & Waves with Resin
With the ability to achieve translucent and high gloss effects, resin is a perfect material to think bout when pondering water and waves. We haven't talked a lot about this material in the past, so we thought it might be fun to showcase three different takes on a water theme before the month concluded.
Let's Define it: Hand Built Pottery
Here at Felt, we're always interested in expanding and refining our art vocabulary. As we researched a little bit more about the "slab method" mentioned above, we came across a new term.
Artist Inspiration: Nurit Ophir
We are pleased to introduce you to Nurit Ophir, a structural woven fiber artist from Sydney, Australia, as this week's featured artist. Nurit shared the following artist statement with us along with some incredible photos of her work a few weeks ago. We are particularly inspired by her process of collecting materials and her direct connection with nature. We hope you enjoy learning about her work as much as we have!
Artist Inspiration: Dean McRaine
This week we are featuring the work of Dean McRaine, a self-described "psychedelic colored clay artist" based in Kauai, Hawaii, with 35 years of experience making pottery and developing glazes. Dean owns Light Wave Pottery Studio, a fantastic place dedicated to the magic of creation and the alchemy of ceramics located in central Kapaa on the island of Kauai. He is known for his innovative process of using multi-colored slabs to create pieces with vivid color and intricate patterns that reflect his beautiful tropical home.
Let's Define it: Found Objects
According to this article from Tate Modern, a found object is "a natural or man-made object, or fragment of an object, that is found (or sometimes bought) by an artist and kept because of some intrinsic interest the artist sees in it".
Let's Define it: Collage
From the French, coller, meaning "to glue" or "to stick together", collage is an art technique that involves combining different materials such as photographs, paper, and fabric. The word is primarily associated with visual arts, but collage also occurs in music. Collage is closely linked with the concept of assemblage (which we talked about in last week's email) and is subtly different from pastiche, which is a form of "pasting" together.