Archive for the ‘Artist Profile Sketches’ Category

Thea Tenenbaum was a long time member of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery. → Read more

You know you can’t resist taking home a psychedelic keepsake from your visit to Boulder for the return of The Dead & Company to Folsom Field this weekend!

We’ve chosen some Phil Lewis fan faves to help you decide, but be sure to stop in the Gallery to see them all! This is a fraction of what we carry. We have all sizes large and small, including cards and coloring books for grown ups!

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Artist Potter

Alongside his great devotion to clay, Steve Briggs is motivated by his desire to be not locked in by any situation, position, or even what he writes down when asked his profession. Ceramist is cold, Artist is pretentious, Potter is appealingly grit-ty but not enough of the rest for him, so he has finally landed on Artist-Potter as an acceptable amount of each.

He has been a poet, an English teacher, and a filmmaker, always with his potter wife working on the wheel in his basement, until one day he walked into Betty Woodmans Boulder, Colorado studio and announced he wanted to make pots. Generous as always, she sent him to study at Boulder’s Firehouse Pottery Program which she had started. → Read more

Dancing Forms

Nancy has two great loves in her life—making jewelry and dancing traditional Swedish folk dances. The jewelry she creates, which is very sculptural and concerned with negative space, has the same sense of motion that her Swedish folk dancing does—a rounded, rolling movement. The forms created in the dances are as elegant as her jewelry and the awareness of the spaces in between is surely why the dancers don’t step on each other. She was the most surprised when she realized she was incorporating the same flowing motion into her work as in her dancing! She has always drawn and moved in squiggly curly shapes but form, not ornamentation is her trademark. → Read more

Hands with Gemstone Soul

Marguerite Specht’s hands are both gentle and strong. They are hands that have bathed many babies, cooked many meals, and strung many gemstone necklaces. Marguerite describes her hands as soul-imbued, revealing, and wise and says that they both stimulate her by showing her things and save her by calming her down. She touches everything, be it a swatch of linen, a basil leaf or a cut amethyst as though she is feeling it for the first time, exploring it for its truth. → Read more