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25 Year Handmade Book Series by Emily Eve Weinstein

This article provides you with a glimpse inside Volume IV of my 25-year Handmade Book Series. Every year I take a lot of the art I’ve done, write about it, and turn the adventure into a book. Within the following paragraphs is a snippet of how the fourth volume of the 25-year Handmade Book series is coming along. This is…

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Plop! Swish! Whirl! by Trudy Thomson

This spring I attended a class in marbling silk at Penland School of Crafts. It's something I had tried many years ago and wanted to swim back into again. I say swim because you start by mixing up a very specific gooey bath. You carefully dissolve methyl cellulose into the bath so that a viscous substance floats on the surface. After…

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An Artist’s Puzzle by Chris Graebner

A couple of years ago I had one of those “aha” moments. I was looking at a bunch of small 4” x 4” canvases from a project that I somehow had lost interest in, wondering what to do with them, when I started putting them into a grid pattern. I was reminded of those sliding number puzzles that were so…

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A Journey in Russia By Nerys Levy

When one is confronted with a prize to take a trip “anywhere”, it's a little daunting. As the recipient of a WUNC radio prize -- I had the unusual option to decide where I might want to travel. My decision was to take a river trip named Waterway of the Czars and travel down a major waterway from Moscow to St.…

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Cane, Murrini, Incalmo Oh MY! by Pringle Teetor

Making cane starts with picking up a piece of color bar that has been preheated to almost 1,000 degrees on the end of a steel rod, then heated and shaped. This is the center color of the cane. While one person is doing this, another is preparing a different chunk of color in the same way to cover the first color…

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2012 Tour Reflections by OCAG Artists

Most photography shot courtesy of OCAG artist, Barbara Tyroler! Sandra Milroy - The 2012 OCAG Open Studio Tour was an exhilarating, absorbing, and altogether enjoyable experience for me this time. I have a new studio, completed the night before the first Saturday. It's on the lower level of our house, with a private entrance and it felt like the best…

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