Some images from last weekend’s show at Majestical Roof in Old Town Pasadena…
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.
I don’t remember every other vendor, and for that I’m sorry.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Next to Lena’s Legacy, an excellent woodworker! JTP Originals. Strong Asian and Arts&Crafts influences here.
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.
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!