Couture fabric yardage at garage sale prices and lots of other fiber
related items: notions, patterns, books, embellishments, beads, yarn,
buttons, trim etc. etc.****
*BUT not just fiber!*
There will be lots of the usual as well as the unusual items for sale:
garments, shoes, some brand new, never worn! : dishes, tables, glassware,
figurines, jewelry, clocks, hats, some antique ones too!****
*SATURDAY, April 13th* ****
*JACK AND LINDA THOMPSON’S GARAGE*
*12502 VILLAGE CREST COURT, 77377*
*7:30 AM – 2:00 PM*
We are pleased to announce the finalized list of vendors who will be showing their wares at the upcoming conference. It’s a very talented list of artists with unique viewpoints. You’ll want to be sure and visit the vendor area at the conference Saturday!
- Jules Rushing ~ Hand dyed cottons and Misty Fuse
- Margaret King Stanley ~ Handmade one-of-a kind necklaces with an ethnic flair
- Monika Murphy ~ Handcrafted and hand-painted clothing & jewelry; original designs and patterns
- Sherry Tolar Berryhill ~ Ceramic jewelry, terra cotta sculptures -”Wild Women”:
- Renita G. Kuhn ~ Art to wear garments, vests, kimonos; art pillows, purses
- Carola Pfau ~ Antique and vintage fabrics, predominately kimono, Indigo; antique fabrics
from Europe and Africa
- Lynn Alle ~ Studio Art Quilt Associates- traveling trunk show
- Cat Brysch ~ Hand-woven yardage, This-n-That small pieces, Peggy Cat pincushions, handmade fabric flowers, wide variety of fabrics- cottons, rayon, Tencel, silk and more
- Darnell Mayers ~ Boutique representing Houston Area Fiber Artists (HAFA) work; painted glass, hand-painted silks, unique jewelry, felted work, fused glass and mixed media
- Diana Harwood ~ Wire crochet/wrapped jewelry
- Sue Corbett ~ Hand-woven tops, skirts, jackets, ruanas, shawls and scarves
- Nancy Diamond ~ Hand-knit shawls, scarves from handspun fiber and vintage fabrics
- Ginny Eckley ~ Silk screens, dyes, paints, silks
- Cheryl Elms ~ Sheepskin hats, braided leather vests, dresses and art shirts
Diana will share a presentation that explores the topic of creativity. Specifically, she believes and will present information that reveals that everyone has the capacity to be creative and that specific skills can be developed to increase creativity in one’s art practice and daily life.
Diana Kersey is a visual artist who works in clay, creating both studio pottery and architectural ceramics. She earned a MFA in ceramics from Washington State University in 1997, and a BFA in drawing from Texas Tech University in 1994. She has served as an instructor at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio College, and Palo Alto College and has lived and maintained a studio in San Antonio, TX since 1998.
Included with this article are images of Diana’s work demonstrating a raw, textural quality, with the clay encompassed in a translucent, earthy glaze. Birds, insects, fish, and flowers present in her work suggest a primordial narrative, while the underlying decorative grids and motifs capture the relentless energy, complexity, and contradictions that pulse through our contemporary society.
Her Process? Before Diana begins to create a vessel she first visualizes the form and surface design. “During this process I am paying careful attention to the diameter of the rim versus the height and shape of the form, balancing the proportions until they become harmonious.” Part of her process includes the application of sprigs to the pot by loading small plaster molds with soft clay and firmly pressing the molds against the side of the pot. I make my sprig molds in advance and currently have over 75 different designs in use.
Her Inspiration? “Ideas for sprigs come from hikes in nature, books, historical design references, birds that frequent my yard, and sometimes suggestions from friends and collectors. Design work continues on the vessel until the design becomes unified. This is my favorite and intellectually most challenging part of the process because it involves constantly making decisions and reevaluating the decisions after each element of design is added. It is through this process that creativity and inventiveness are rewarded. “