One hundred years ago craftsmen and women dedicated their skills to creating work by hand. The Arts and Crafts movement is alive today. As a lifestyle or during a piece of their time, artisans and arts organizations are presenting unique objects to reflect on in your personal environment. This was a long way of suggesting you BUY ART, buy from an artist you met or who’s story is communicated to you at a gallery, BUY LOCAL.
I am grateful for the support of clients who chose original pieces from the studio and through Tamarack in Beckley, WV. Those of you who are working up rug patterns or using our dyed wools from Ruckman Mill Farm, thank you. To the participants in workshops this year I look forward to seeing your personal designs.
We purchased these pieces for our collection. I am sure each artist has some more work if you are interested. Look up Lori LaBerge, Gail Becker, Marie Sugar or visit my work at Ruckman Mill Farm. One was purchased at an auction supporting ATHA, one through an art gallery during a hooked art exhibit, and one directly from the artist. I admired each of the individuals work before and was happy to be able to select tangible memories.