Another day, another show at the Majestical Roof

Some images from last weekend’s show at Majestical Roof in Old Town Pasadena…

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I’ve gone on and on about my metal clay teacher, Delia Marsellos Traister of Phoenyx Magyk. Her work continues to grow and it always astounds me. That’s a fine silver coffee go-cup, y’all. She, like, built that. It’s not molded.

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Oh yeah. Taking metal clay to places metal clay has not gone before, yep, that’s Delia. SHouldn’t every coffee lover have a solid fine silver coffee go cup?

I don’t remember every other vendor, and for that I’m sorry.

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I really liked this display. You’ll be seeing something very similar to these pillars down at my Port shop this summer, we talked out the construction and I asked her if she minded me stealing her idea and she said no, by all means, it’s a great way to use limited space!

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She had a great Euro-flea-market aesthetic to her booth and transformed an awkward corner of the MR courtyard into a charming and colorful space.

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She was there with another gal whose company, Hephzi Creations, just rocked my socks off. Both had great vintage and resin elements to their work and Delia and I spent a long time trying to entice them to come to the CRAFTED side of the Force.

Another artist I was totally smitten by was Chloe Ching. Chloe was charming and had this fantastic modern vibe to her work, done in traditional metalsmithing style.

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There’s just something so clean and appealing to her work.

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I sort of fell in love with half the stuff on her table. That often happens at art shows. I’m a sucker for jewelry and I have to admit, my collection has grown a bit since I began doing so many. What appealed to me the most about Chloe’s work, was just how impeccably it was crafted and finished. Every piece showed this meticulous attention to detail and her blog is great if you’re interested in artist’s process type stuff, which I am! I look forward to seeing Chloe get hugely famous!

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There was another traditional metalsmith there as well. Bug Wearable Designs. Elegant and sleek and they carry a bunch of her stuff at the Roof.

Other wonderful artisans:
Lena’s Legacy – jewelry made with vintage beads from the golden days of Hollywood.

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This artist’s great aunt Lena did beading for many Hollywood stars, the academy awards and the fashion industry. Upon inheriting the ginormous vintage bead stash, her niece set about immortalizing Lena’s legacy by incorporating some of her beads in each piece of jewelry she makes.

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Next to Lena’s Legacy, an excellent woodworker! JTP Originals. Strong Asian and Arts&Crafts influences here.

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My dad is a woodworker so I know from wood, and this is some amazingly well crafted wood! Exotic hardwoods, inlay, carving, I was seriously in awe of some of the stuff on this table.

And then of course, there was me:
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My gal Rachel, from Hearts of Stone, was there too! For whatever reason, I just couldn’t get any shots of her work that were decent (mostly a lighting problem, her area of the courtyard was dark and it was overcast) so here’s a shot from the last show we did in February. simple chokers - Hearts of Stone
Love me some Hearts of Stone!

Pasadena’s Majestical Roof Gallery rocks, and I’m really grateful to have the opportunity to sell my wares in the company of such nifty, talented artisans!

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About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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3 Responses to Another day, another show at the Majestical Roof

  1. I really enjoyed this post Rain. What a lovely group of talented artists. I was especially intrigued by the Lena’s Legacy. I love how she is incorporating one of her beads in each piece she makes…so cool. I would LOVE to run my fingers through that ginormous stash of vintage beads her great aunt Lena left. Thank you for such a delightful read with my coffee this morning. ~ Patti

  2. The Lab Rat says:

    Really cool, fabulous stuff there at the MR! Thank you very much for taking us with you, Rainy! (wish I could have been there in person for real-and-all!) I imagine it must have been absolutely wonderful and chi-filling to be there with all those other gifted artists. I bet you went home and ran your hands through your own stash of beads, ideas flicking through your head like fire lizards in the sunshine. I can’t wait to see what you have to show us next!

  3. Hephzi Creations says:

    Thank you for the shout out! You are such lovely sweetheart! So happy I met you.

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