|My wire knitted sculpture, my image of lichen on a |
twig, and my replication of the lichen in knitting.
|Charles Gandy's replication of a leaf.|
|My thread and wire project.|
My favorites from Adrienne's book list:
-The Culture of Knitting by Joanne Turney
-A Field Guide toe Hyperbolic Crochet by Margaret Wertheim
-In the Loop: Knitting Now by Jessica Hemmings
-Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr
-KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitter's New Wave by Sabrina Gschwandtner
-The Art of Knitting. Inspirational Stitches, Textures and Surfaces by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne
-Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting Exhibit Catolog byDavid McFadden
For a break we all walked down to Arrowcraft, a store near campus that showcases the work done at Arrowmont. There was a bunch of interesting locally made items. Woven coasters, knit shawls, loads of local hand spun and dyed yarn (even more that the Smoky Mountain Spinnery), unique metal jewelry, and wooden handicrafts are to name just some of the items you can find in Arrowcraft.
After a hard days work of knitting, I went to the auditorium for a presentation by the Bill Griffith Art Educators Fellowship recipient Eric Rempe, a very accomplished ceramicist who works mostly with black and teaches high school ceramics in California. Following the presentation it was time for STUDIO VISITS! All the students were able to walk around to all the classrooms and see what the other classes were up to. First stop was the glass studio. In this class the students were learning how to create life-like glass beads.
|Check out these ladies and their awesome shades while they make beads!|
|Some of Pauline Verbeek-Cowart's naturally dyed |
felted weavings. Beautiful!
|Some automatons including artist and teacher Michael Croft|
|Pretty spacious studio!|