Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
As our Holiday Craftacular fast approaches, I've been spending a great deal of time thinking about why going to shows like these are important.
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art". - Leonardo Da Vinci
Cary Oliva is an artist who loves dabbling in lots of different media. She loves polaroids, paper, watercolors, waste not paper colors, good design, cards, and textiles. She has always loved creating things, and after studying art in Pennsylvania, Italy and New York, Cary moved to Charlottesville where she has been living and creating various media for a little over eight years. Her love of doodling turned into creating a line of whimsical, hand-drawn and embellished greeting cards, which has since evolved into other types of floral and other fun designs that take the form of cards, invitations, custom stationery, coasters, journals and prints. A love of photography inspired her to learn some alternative techniques, specifically with Polaroid photography. Cary enjoys working with clients to create custom creations whether it is in the form of a hand-made invitation, a special coaster or a vintage looking photograph.
You can contact Cary at:
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Silver Muse Studio
sterling silver & beaded jewelry
distinct jewelry in sterling, gold and titanium
Personal Adornment in Metals
cards, coasters, photographs and other gift items
Oh So Smitten
illustration & graphic art prints, cards, calendars, mobiles
Victoria Horner Creative Handbags
Structured Fabric Bags
Handmade Columbian Jewelry
Functional salt fired ceramics
Pottery Studio Karematsu
Hand-built and wood-fired functional ceramics
Naturally graceful sterling silver jewelry
Nature inspired textile art
Rosalba Valentino Designs
Unique Fashion & Accessories Handcrafted with Vintage, Upcycled and New Elements.
Queen of Puddings
boutique bakery specializing in gourmet scone mixes
Stylish handknits for wee ones
A Mystery in Common
Hand printed organic clothing
Get into little worlds for big people!
handbound books from upcycled materials & hand-stitched leather bags
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Each firing is a little different. Each time I learn a little more. Each unloading stokes the fire to keep working and looking for that balance.
jarvis ceramics recieved best in show for ceramics at "an occasion for the arts" in williamsburg virginia 10/1/11
1203 afton mountain road
afton VA 22920
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|photo by Rayzor Bachand|
In the lead-up to the C-ville Craft Attack's Holiday Craftacular on Dec. 10th & 11th, we will be making sure you know who we are and what we're offering as a superb artisan collective.
|photo by Rayzor Bachand|
Details are being hammered out; we'll pass them on so everyone can plan on coming out to enjoy the festivities and support local craftwork. In the meantime, we'll introduce--or re-introduce--those in the collective and give you a taste of their creativity.