Showing posts from December, 2013

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Fun in the Snow by GoProvidenceRI

DSC_3308 by dadofliz

Los Caballitos del Roger Williams. by FMartinezS10

The Original [from Mr. Potato Head series] by ArtFan70

Merry Christmas from I {heart} Rhody!

The Lobster Pot Christmas Tree on Block Island via the Block Island Ferry's Facebook page

Artists ~ Catherine Bates ~ Wakefield

Artist's name: Catherine Bates
Shop Name: PorcelainGemstoneART
Location: Wakefield
Facebook:PorcelainGemstonesART and CatherineBates

Tell us about your work.
I sell handmade porcelain pendants, and crystal and semi precious stone earrings, bracelets and necklaces paired with sterling and porcelain stone. I also throw functional pottery.

How did you become a professional artist/crafter?
As an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts, I lived in China for 2 years from 1979-1981 as an exchange student. The experience of Chinese esthetics and language provide a basis to explore cultural icons from home and around the world. I carve Archaic Chinese Characters, Petroglyphs, Hindu Chakra symbols, Celtic knots and other icons into leather hard clay tablets and use the tablets after they are bisque fired as molds. I press porcelain into the molds and carefully shape, fire, and glaze the pendant images.

I became a clay artist and d…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

Merry Christmas by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

120313-009 by jwessel

Another Sunset | Watch Hill, RI by kylenolin

#flickr12days by appylovee

Artists ~ Maureen Seigart ~ Providence

Artist's name: Maureen Seigart
Shop name: Tricky Pony Arts

1. Tell us about your work
My work has evolved out of my love of animals, painting, and the decorative arts. For a long time I was working on project after project that left me feeling unfulfilled, and this work started out as something fun and wild that I could do in my free time. After doing a few pieces I fell in love with the process: finding old, unwanted and discarded objects and home decor, cleaning them up, and transforming them with new paint and palettes.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter?
I was always artistic, even as a very young child. As a teen I decided that pursuing art as a career maybe wasn't a bad idea after all, despite all the starving-artist warnings. I attended RISD and was transformed by the 4 years I spent there pursuing a BFA in Illustr…

From the I {heart} Rhody Flickr group

The Old "Framing" the New by Frank C. Grace (Trig Photography)

Christmas Tree in DePasquale Square by GoProvidenceRI

Bärenbrunnen by ArtFan70

Brenton Point State Park Sunrise - Mike Dooley by mike_dooley

San Miguel. by FMartinezS10

Artists ~ Weird Girl Creations ~ Barrington

Artist’s name: Meg Jones
Shop name: Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio & Gift Gallery

1. Tell us about your work: 
Our work consists of hand made ceramic as well as hand painted formed bisque and canvas painting.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer? 
After college I attempted dress design, interior design and mosaics. My focus since high school had been ceramics (BFA Ceramics) so I suppose the diversion was necessary to bring me back to the mud! I started a studio out of my garage with a kerosene heater, wheel, table and 1 kiln - which I still operate as a back up kiln to this day. I started creating and selling at art shows in New England. Our house number tiles, dinnerware and baby name wall plaques were picked up by major dis…

Events ~ Evening with Authors ~ Providence

Evening with Authors Providence Public Library 225 Washington St. Providence, Rhode Island December 10, 2013, 6:30 pm