Monday, January 18, 2010

guest artist 1-amy tavern

there are a few reasons i chose amy as the first artist to highlight. first, she has played a large role in my craft pursuits. we meet back in 2006 at penland school of craft in north carolina. she was an assistant in the metal smithing class while i was elbow deep in some wool in the textiles dept. she has been huge source of information, and never seems to mind giving advice. some artist i meet are real hush hush with their knowledge, but not amy. she is currently back at penland in her second year of their artist residency program.
i have always love amy's work. it's simple lines and shapes with a cheeky quark added through her design elements. have have a couple of her pieces and used her jewelry in my wedding.
another reason i chose amy right now is her production line will be disappearing at the end of january. so check out her work at her site and her etsy store. you can become a fan at her facebook page and follow her on twitter too. i'll be sad to her her production line go, but as she has stated this is the time to experiment and grow into new work.
thanks amy!

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