The Co-op Gallery continues it’s summer exhibit through August with the theme “Songs of Summer”. Featured artist for August is Gay Tucker with the show opening First Friday, August 3, from 5:30 – 8:00pm.
July 1st – August 21, 2011
Free and open to the public.
Jewelry making has always held a fascination for me. I had a “table” at a number of early Greenwich Village Art Shows when I was a teenager, selling enameled copper jewelry. More recently, in 2006 I learned how to make flamework (or lampwork) beads. The magic of melting glass in a flame and creating a bead with that molten mass was intense and I haven’t stopped since.
I also have a passion for weaving and learned to pin-weave beautiful neckpieces, always finding a way to add colorful and/or silver beads to the pieces. Most recently I discovered another kind of weaving called ply split braiding. More and more this has become my big challenge not only to learn the various techniques, but put those skills into the creation of even more unusual jewelry. I have been living and working at Riverviews since January, 2008.