CraftForms 2021 Catalog

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CRAFT FORMS 2021 COMMITTEE 2021 Chair | Franz Rabauer

Meredith Setser (IN) Stratified handmade felt 40” x 55” x 12”

Jessica Walton (MD) Coiled Mask 2

Carol Snyder (OH) January Treeline Nancy Slagle (TX) Coral

thread, rope 22” x 18” x 13”

high fired porcelain 6.25” x 5.75” x 5.75”

Barbara Berry Charles Brodhead Patrick Burke Bob Campbell Nancy Campbell Jim Cobb

Chris Darway Alicia Eger Jane Gardner Patti Hallowell Christina Haas Eva Hozinez

Carol Klauss Bozena Korczak Laurie McGrath Ann McIlvain Jean McKinney Pam McLean-Parker

Julie Spahr Susan Teti Orysia Maria Trevisan Gerry and John Tuten Mary Webb Maria Wolf

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Carol Sauvion Executive Director and creator of Craft in America

December 3, 2021–January 29, 2022

A S PECIAL T HANK YO U TO O UR S PO NS O RS A N D PAT RO N S

It was an enlightening experience for me to jury CraftForms 2021 at the Wayne Art Center, just outside of Philadelphia, where I grew up. I want to thank the Wayne Art Center for the opportunity to view and choose the fine craft for this exciting exhibition. The entries, submitted by artists living in forty-five states and nine countries, were excellent examples of the contemporary craft renaissance. The materials used by these gifted artists included the five traditional craft materials of clay, glass, metal wood and fiber as well as new media. The task of choosing ninety pieces from this wealth of styles and artistic expressions was daunting. As I always do when jurying, I first reviewed the entire group of submissions. I was struck by the inventiveness and mastery of technique these excellent applications exhibited. Reading the artists statements is always an important part of my decision making and the artists who submitted applications were eloquent in their explanations of technique and poignant descriptions of their inspirations. I was especially struck by the influence of COVID on the artists, many of whom created works in response to the pandemic, placing it firmly in this moment of our craft history.

Will Van Dyke (IL) Fire Engine Red Grain Elevator

sterling silver, anti-tarnish cloth, embroidery 5.5” x 1.25” x 1”

terra cotta low fire clay 13” x 5.5” x 4”

Stuart White (ME) Cherry Jubilee

Nerney Family Foundation

cherry burk 3” x 18” x 18”

Terri Shinn (WA) Spotted Gum fiber 20.5” x 9” x 9”

Janell Morrison Joseph P. Ritz Josephine M. Schmidt Carolyn Seidle Sharon Sharpe Josephine Shea

J U R O R ’ S S TAT E M E N T

Joseph P. Ritz, D.M.D.

Mary Stafford (WA) Sea of Dreams

Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry

sterling, fine silver, enamel, mica, artist vinegaroon treated leather 4” x 4” x 1.25”

Deborah Smith (FL) Undercurrent

Jennifer Wolken (MO) ...in Anticipation of a Rare Event

reed, acrylic paint, driftwood 13” x 13” x 8.5”

Craft in Philadelphia fits the description of craft as crossspacial, cross-temporal and cross-cultural. Philadelphia was built into a world-class city by diverse groups of artisans. This indigenous, international and generational influence of the crafts on Philadelphia continues today, maintaining the value and importance of handwork.

paper, leather, thread, natural dye 3.5” x 3” x 72”

E. M.A. Opticians, Inc. Courtney Starrett & Susan Reiser (NY) Equal But Different steel 26.75” x 26.25” x 6.25”

Kathran Siegel (PA) What Can Happen linden & maple woods, acrylic paint 51” x 33” x 18”

Regina Vorgang (CA) Changes 8 Table Runner

Aric Snee (MD) Yellow Igneous Vase blown glass 16” x 7” x 7”

wool 45.75” x 13.5” x 0”

Sheryl Zacharia (NM) Sunset Groove ceramic 22” x 19.5” x 5”

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan (NY)

River Project: Water Squared

sterling silver, plastic, antitarnish cloth, embroidery 5.5” x 1.25” x .75”

Carol Snyder (OH) Soft Rime high fired porcelain 2.75” x 5.25” x 5.25”

Franz Rabauer and Brian Daggett

Charles and Sally Brodhead Bill and Laura Buck Jim and Phyllis Cobb

Norman and Suzanne Cohn Peter and Valerie Craig Ona Hamilton

Alan and Ann McIlvain Bob and Julie Spahr Marianne Tebbens

Rob Capone Davis Trachtenberg, Inc.

Dayton Lock ITEdge

Julian Sur, CPA Suburban Garden Club

Josephine M. and Calvin W. Schmidt

John and Gerry Tuten Don and Nancy Weaver Mary Webb

Listing as of print deadline. CraftForms sponsorships benefit Wayne Art Center’s exhibitions, educational and outreach programs.

stoneware 5.5” x 36” x 36”

Nancy Slagle (TX) Climate Change

Anonymous Barbara Berry Patrick and Patricia Burke Blanche Levitt and Ted Torphy

CraftForms, firmly rooted in the present, represents Philadelphia’s long history with the handmade. This would include the strong contemporary craft presence begun by Helen Drutt in the 1960s and made accessible to the public by the Works Gallery and later, the Snyderman Gallery. This creative field has been brought into the 21st Century by such prestigious organizations as the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, the Clay Studio, the Center for Art in Wood, the Fabric Workshop, the Wayne Art Center and CraftNow. Philadelphia universities, including Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Swarthmore College and the University of the Arts, have contributed to the robust craft presence in this great city. Sadly, the University of the Arts, with its famous crafts department and stellar group of professors, has made the tragic mistake of eliminating their crafts program, which is famous for having launched many careers in the arts.

Barbara J. Walker (OR) Paracas Family ply-splitting, artist-made 4-ply cotton, linen cords 9.5” x 6” x 6”

Mary Zicafoose (NE) Sandhill Crane Count, Week Number 7, Platte River Weft-Faced Ikat Tapestry 125” x 38” x 1”

Floor Kaspers Wings of the Fall

Wayne Art Center thanks Craft in America for their support of this exhibition.

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I’m proud to be a native Philadelphian and honored to have been chosen to jury this year’s CraftForms exhibition at the Wayne Art Center. I hope visitors to the exhibition will enjoy the thought-provoking array of talent on display. Carol Sauvion is the creator and director of Craft in America, the PBS documentary series celebrating American craft and craft artists. Sauvion is also the executive director of the non-profit organization Craft in America, which promotes original, handcrafted work through educational programming, through the book, Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects and through The Craft in America Center, a small museum, library and programmic space in Los Angeles where visitors engage directly with art and makers.

Nancy Campbell Executive Director Wayne Art Center Wayne, PA

Woven into the very fabric of our story at Wayne Art Center, CraftForms 2021 is truly a celebration of spirit. As we have all experienced the past 20 months as a time of limited activity and restricted exposure to a broader world, we are heartened to see how busy craft artists have been in that atmosphere of reduction. Apparent from the vast number of exquisite entries we received, reduced activities, restricted travel and limited socialization have sent artists and craft makers deep into their places of work, concentrating their creative impulses to explore and create. From that well of time and effort we can now share a magnificent show of works in all craft media, bearing witness to the intensity of life during a pandemic and the beauty that can result. CraftForms 2021 is a collection of interpretations from around the US and four countries by craft makers who have been moved by something in their world and inspired to distill it into a work of art. The exhibition includes an exhilarating mix of 88 functional and decorative objects, all one-of-a-kind, from artists working in the full gamut of materials and methods of construction. Guests will see work that exemplifies a keen understanding of material and an extraordinary ability to shape it. The works evoke reactions of surprise and delight, stretching the imagination in ways that are masterful and fanciful. With the guidance of a growing list of esteemed jurors, CraftForms has received much attention from the broader craft culture, both in the US and abroad. We are honored to engage the experience and wisdom of Carol Sauvion as the juror for CraftForms 2021. Ms. Sauvion is founder of Craft in America, a groundbreaking nonprofit organization to promote and advance original handcrafted work, and Executive Director of Craft in America, a Peabody award-winning PBS documentary series. She sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Craft Council and for more than 40 years has been director of Freehand, her Los Angeles gallery specializing in functional craft. Heartfelt thanks go out to all those who have helped shape CraftForms 2021. It is through the faithful guidance of the Board of Directors, generous gifts from sponsors and patrons, and the enthusiasm and dedication of the CraftForms Committee that we are able to present this extraordinary exhibition. A special note of appreciation to CraftForms Chair, Franz Rabauer, Exhibition Coordinator, Pam McLean-Parker and Patti Hallowell, Program and Event Coordinator, for their commitment and tireless efforts. We are delighted to welcome you to the season of CraftForms 2021 at Wayne Art Center. Thank you for joining us!


Mark Kobasz (PA) Mom’s Scissors

The 26th Annual CraftForms Exhibition at Wayne Art Center is dedicated to enhancing the public’s

Mark Abildgaard (CA) Fool’s Errand lost wax kiln cast glass, acid etched 24” x 14” x 6”

Stephanie Lael Barrick (DE) Knowing Evil

Beth Blankenship (AK) Virtuous Circle thread 7” x 5” x 5”

Arielle Brackett (OR) Environmental Destruction of the Tillamook Rainforest

Andrew DiPietro (NJ) Lines in the Sand wood 11” x 17” x 14”

brass, sterling silver, resin, flocking, steel 3” x 4”x 1.75”

Elizabeth Frank (AZ) Journey of the Hawk People–Migration Series

Kristina Glick (ID) Biology of the Strange III

sand cast glass, fired screen printed, painted wood 16” x 20.5” x 10”

electroformed copper 3” x 3” x .5”

carved aspen, bronze paint, wax, steel stand 16” x 19” x 24”

ceramics 9” x 9” x 8”

awareness of fine

Connie Lippert (SC) Blue Cascade

contemporary craft, provides a venue

wayne art center

and nationallyrecognized craft artists to share their creative endeavors

Aspen Golann Woven Brush

Alysse Einbender (PA) Mama’s Love

Ceramic, acrylic paint, waxes 10” x 14” x 11”

Miyako Asaba (Japan) Flare nylon monofilament with colorant 20” x 20” x 2”

Masha Gazumyan (MA) Salt Cellar Lucrezia Bieler (FL) Sheltered

single sheet of black paper cut with scissors 5” x 6” x .25”

with the Wayne Art Center community.

David Bohnhoff (VA) Draketail wood 25” x 23” x 30”

Lena Kaapke (GERMANY) Production Line

(NC)

artist booklet 9.5” x 12” x .5”

bleached & ebonized maple, yellow heart, tampico fibers 6” x 4” x 5.5”

low fire clay, glaze, cast glass 12” x 16” x 4”

Griffith Evans (NM) Grey Circles Necklace

Beth Blankenship (AK) Sea Life

steam bent wood with handbuilt porcelain beads 5.5” x 4” x 0.25”

bead embroidery 15” x 10”

Tamra Gentry (IL) Scepter of the ManApe

Gabrielle Gould (FL) Blue Symbiosis Necklace oxidized sterling silver, parakeet tail feathers 24” x 8” x 1”

Chris Irick (NY) Contemporary Mourning Brooch Series

Carolyn Kallenborn (WI) Maiz

nylon and stainless steel 3.5” x 2” x .75”

Kathy Knapp (OH) Peace In Turbulent Times

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thread, beads 5” x 3” x 5”

Beth Blankenship (AK) Underwater Village bead embroidery 6” x 36”

Kenny Pieper (NC) Teal Splash

ceramic, earthenware 6” x 3” x 14”

Jeffrey Lloyd Dever (MD) Woodland Whispers polymer clay, stainless steel cable map, quilt pins, sterling silver 17” x 6” x .8”

ceramics 4” x 18” x 8”

Teresa Faris (WI) CWaB: Lien #15

silver, wood altered by a bird, reclaimed comfy perch™ 4” x 4.5” x 1”

Dennis Gerwin (NC) Purple Grain Jar wood fired stoneware 16” x 16” x 16”

Jess Jones (GA) Weeping Quilt 2

made, found, collected, and purchased fabric yo-yos, wood 72” x 69” x 2”

Floor Kaspers (The Netherlands)

Wings of the Fall glass beads 1” x 40” x 10”

ceramic with underglaze, 3d printing 8” x 16.5” x 2”

Catherine Satterlee (DC) Green Dome

stoneware, plastic 17.5” x 11” x 10”

stoneware 15” x 16.5” x 8.75”

Richard Nolan (NY) Celebration wood 13.5” x 10” x 4”

Carol Milne (WA) Daze

fiber 30” x 36”

Meredith Knight (AL) (Im)mutability

Maxwell Mustardo (NJ) Purple & Green Anthropophora

sterling and fine silver, 18k gold, steel, cherry, gems 14” x 7” x 7”

Niraja Lorenz (OR) Edge of Chaos Rachel Yan Gu (IL) Pillows

glass beads 25” x 12” x 12”

Taylor Mezo (IL) Twin Candelabras

Jake Martin (VA) Rain-Maker

cotton textiles, beads 18” x 16” x 13”

jewelry 22” x 4” x 1.5”

wool, camel, natural dyes 76” x 49” x 1”

handmade felt 25” x 25” x 3”

blown & hot sculpted glass 12” x 5” x 5”

gemstone beads, sterling silver,10k gold 2.25” x .75” x .75”

tapestry weaving, embroidery, paint, beadwork 80” x 52” x 1”

Michael Rohde (CA) Mysterious

Sharron Parker (NC) Chateau de Commarque Midnight Mitchell Noah (MD) Tooth-Chipper Trio

Julie Long Gallegos (CA) Carnelian Pendant in Oxidized Silver and Gold

pate deverre, kiln-cast, assembled lead crystal glass 12” x 4” x 4.25”

Linda Barlow (NM) Blue Wave

slip cast porcelain clay 5” x 9” x 9”

Kathy King (NC) Crown of Artemis

Anna Boothe (PA) Laurel Berry

December 3, 2021– January 29, 2022

hand dyed/painted 260/2 silk, 40 gauge copper 18.5” x 16.5”

John Albert Murphy (MI) Heaven

handwoven with glass beads 8” x 12” x 1.5”

Kristen Cliffel (OH) Groundwork

cherry, silver, acrylic, porcelain 2” x 1.75” x 1.75”

textile, art quilt 71.25” x 30.25” x .25”

high fired stoneware 8” x 8” x 8”

wearable silk wrap 76” x 18” x 0”

black porcelain 21” x 15” x 12”

Spirits Rising

Chie Hitchner (AL) Spring Breeze

Melissa Engler (NC) Narwhal Spoon

Molly Peacock (CO) Amour

(PA)

Anne Maraviglia (IL) Shino Glazed Jar

dark stoneware 13” x 5” x 5”

Copper, Cloisonné Enamel, Brass, Bronze 4.5” x 3.75” x 3.75”

Fiber, natural dyes 23” x 42” x .25”

stoneware with crushed granite 12” x 13.5” x 6”

Diana Chamberlain (PA) Green House

mixed media 99” x 57” x .50”

Molly McLaughlin (NH) Flowers

wood 2.5” x 11” x 2”

Adam Atkinson (NC) Out of the Blue

Patty Kennedy-Zafred

Clare Nicholls (MD) Ghost Ladder

handwoven lace, linen, silk, cotton, rayon 80” x 60”

Terrie Mangat (NM) Stork’s Nest

photogrammetry, 3d printing, fused & screened glass 7.5” x 7” x 3.5”

Mary Kay Palazzo (OH) All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

Kazuo Morita (Japan) Memory of Ocean

pressed glass fused with cast glass 38” x 10” x 2.25”

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sterling silver, argentium silver, silver plated wire 7” x 15.5” x 12”

Jennifer Halvorson (IN) Perseverance

fabric, vinyl, paper 9” x 60” x 60”

Lisa Beth Robinson & Kristin Thielking (NC) Wave–A Moment in Time

Jesse Mathes (CO) Spiral Knit Neckpiece

kiln cast lead crystal 5” x 9.25” x 9.25”

Phill Mason (Australia) Contact Cluster: A Stack of Five Rings 925 silver, 750 rose gold 2” x 1” x 1”

Bridget Parlato (MD) In Honor of Her Honor “Lace” Collar/Warrior Breastplate paper beads, hemp cord, cotton thread 37” x 17” x .25”

Mike Pugh (MD) COVID-19 Monument I wheelthrown stoneware, hand-drafted incising, iron oxide 21” x 11” x 10”

Scott Schuldt (CT) Trade Route

hand sewn beadwork 38” x 55”

Maxwell Mustardo (NJ) Blue & Pink Amphorae stoneware, plastic 16.75” x 10.5” x 10.5”

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