I have lived in the Valley for 35 years. I recently retired from a 30 year career with the public library, and I love having the time now to follow my passion of creating, and spending time with my grandchildren. For years I have made jewelry, but have found a new direction for my creative outlet.
I search second hand and antique stores for bells that I think are beautiful, mostly brass and vintage. I collect all different sizes and shapes of bells, many with a story of their own. I then assemble them with crystal clear glass spheres, ranging in size from 1 - 4 inches in diameter. I hang them from solid brass chain. They are beautiful hanging in a window, or outside from a porch, or even from the branches of a tree. The reflected view through the globe is upside down. It is really quite beautiful! They are all unique, and make wonderful gifts.
I also love to garden, so my Reflection Globes are a perfect addition to reflect my surroundings. I am having so much fun learning about the bells, that I have just joined the American Bell Society
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Marjorie has been working leather for more than 35 years. She is fascinated by its texture and malleability, even its scent. The images emerge from the surface, interacting with the character of each piece of leather, using modern and medieval tooling techniques. She prefers to control the entire surface, and of thousands that make up a finished piece, each mark is placed one at a time. She has transitioned from tooling as decoration of practical objects, to the presentation of images that may be enjoyed on their own.
Sharing Marjorie’s interest in letterforms, Eugene actively researches museum and library collections for beautiful illuminations and artifacts. Our special area of interest is Hiberno -Saxon illuminated manuscripts from the 7th through 9th centuries. He drafts the artwork for Marjorie to carve, and completes the work with handmade wooden frames. As much as we love the calligraphy and illumination produced in the British Isles, we have found inspiration in artifacts dating from as much as 5000 years ago. While Celts and Vikings are widely known people, they were proceeded by a fascinating Iron Age culture called La Tène, who were also nice enough to leave some beautiful objects for us to appreciate. There exist very interesting neolithic artifacts that form the basis of relatively modern Celtic symbols.
Our work has been exhibited in galleries and nationally recognized juried art fairs in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming
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