Showing posts from December, 2014

Artists ~ Amanda McCorkle ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Amanda McCorkle
Shop name: ColorQuarry
Instagram: colorquarry

1. Tell us about your work
I create custom illustrated & designed letterpress printed paper products. From enchanted forests to pirate robots & underwater seascapes, I create customized one-of-a-kind birth announcements & wedding invitations fit for the avant-garde.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I went to Rhode Island School of Design from 1994-98. I majored in graphic design, but also did extensive work in hand drawn and cell-painted animation. I started my freelance design business, ColorQuarry, after graduating. Several years later, after the birth of my daughter, i started ColorQuarry Letterpress, working exclusively in letterpress paper products.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
Much of my inspiration comes from vintage children's book illu…

Events ~ Artist Appreciation Night at Craftland ~ December 18, 2014, 5-8 pm ~ Providence

Artist Appreciation Night
212 Westminster St.
Providence, Rhode Island
December 18, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 pm

Artists ~ Analiese Stinson ~ Providence

Artist’s name: Analiese Stinson 

Shop name: Skyward Designs

Instagram: - Skyward_ _ _ 

1. Tell us about your work
Well, I make limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using traditional metalsmithing techniques. I like giving a modern aesthetic to these ancient processes. 

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
I’ve been following my creative side for my whole life, from drawing to painting, to photography and mixed media projects. My passion for creating led me to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where I discovered metalsmithing. I never regret choosing a career path that many might consider impractical, as it continually opens doors for me and makes me very excited for the future! Right now I work as a diamond setter in addition to creating my own jewelry. I am enjoying this balance between structured bench work and creative play. 

3. Where d…

Rhody for the Holidays

Holiday activities have kept us pretty busy these past few weeks, so we haven't done much posting.

Thanks to the nice folks at Providence Media for this little gem.

Artists ~ Susan Novich ~ Providence

Artist’s Name: Susan Novich
Shop Name: Susabean Studios
Twitter: susan.novich

1. Tell us about your work.
As a cut-paper artist, photographer, and calligrapher, I spend a lot of time in my third floor studio where I draw and create surrounded by piles of paper, boxes of ExActo blades, and plenty of ink, glitter, and glue. I usually begin by sketching out my idea, and once I’m satisfied with the characters and design I’ll choose my color palette, do the calligraphy for any text I’ve decided to incorporate, and then carefully deconstruct each element of the drawing. Once that process is complete, I break out my ExActo knife and cut out the individual components, finally reassembling them in a whole new way. Once the piece is finished, I take photographs, paying close attention to lighting and shadows to ensure the piece will continue to look 3…

Events ~ Hope St. Holiday Stroll ~ December 4, 2014

Hope Street Holiday Stroll
Thursday, December 4, 2014
4:00 - 8:00 pm