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Cass Schorsch – Basketry/Jewelry

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk

Cass Schorsch – Basketry/Jewelry

Cass has been weaving bark baskets since 1981 and teaching since 1985. The unique aspect of Cass’ basketry is that she gathers and prepares all of the materials she weaves and teaches with. Being formerly from Michigan, her materials were Birch Bark, Eastern White Cedar, and numerous pine barks. Her gratification is creating legacies to these trees.

Cass co-authored the book “Natural Baskets” in 1992. She has been published in the Crafts Report and Fiberarts Magazines. Her work is featured in “Baskets Now, 2002”, and “500 Baskets”, 2006. In 2005 she was chosen for a solo exhibit at the Boston Arts and Crafts Society, where some of her work went on to Switzerland. Just recently she was published in “Plaited Basketry in Birch Bark” released in 2009, and this year, 2012, she is featured in “New & Different Materials for Weaving & Coiling”. Her work has been represented by the Gingrass Gallery at the SOFA Show in Chicago, and three of her baskets are in the permanent collection at the Michigan State University Museum.

After 30 years of teaching bark basketry, Cass has turned to fine woven jewelry. All those weaving skills are now being created in silver and copper. Her chainmaille is all made with Silver Rings she cuts herself. Her work can also be seen at Pura Vida Gallery in Jerome, AZ.

 

Please join us for the opening of this this new show on 4th Friday Art Walk, Sept 28th, from 5-8pm.

Sept 28 – Oct 24, 2018

Artist Reception Opening Night from 5-8pm with snacks and drinks!

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Karen Livingston – Jeweler

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk

Karen Livingston – Jeweler

Karen Livingston, a native Nevadan, moved to Sedona, AZ when she was 10 years old and attended high school in Jerome, AZ.  She has bounced back and forth living in Arizona and Nevada ever since, and she presently maintains residences in both Jerome, AZ and Las Vegas, NV.  Karen received a BS from Arizona State University and a MS in counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.   She has a varied career background ranging from Financial Advisor, Bank trust officer, school counselor and metalsmith.  After retiring from school counseling 12 years ago Karen took her first metalsmithing class at Yavapai College.  That is when she knew she had finally found her passion.  Over the years Karen has taken numerous workshops from master jewelry artists in order to develop new techniques and to hone her skills.   The inspiration for Karen’s art jewelry comes not only from the natural beauty of Arizona but also from the beauty she encountered while traveling the world.   She now works to create art jewelry that pays tribute to the natural beauty of Arizona and to the many countries she has visited.

 

Please join us for the opening of this this new show on 4th Friday Art Walk, August 24th, from 5-8pm.

August 24 – September 26, 2018

Artist Reception Opening Night from 5-8pm with snacks and drinks!

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Joyce Ash – Beader

4th Friday Prescott Art Walk

Joyce Ash – Beader

I am a native Oregonian growing up on the beautiful Oregon Coast, but now living full time in Arizona, and fortunate enough to spend our summers in Prescott.

I am primarily a self-taught beader, but have taken some classes along the way.  I have always done some sort of hand craft since I was five years old, when my grandmother taught me to quilt.  Over the last 67 years since then, I have learned knitting, crochet, cross stitch, stained glass, pastel, and oil painting, and for the last 8 years…beading.

My beading has been shown in several art shown in the valley.  I have won first places at the Glendale Fine Art Show and at the Wickenburg Gold Rush Days.  I was also represented at the Red Raven Fine Art Gallery in Salem, Oregon for four years.

There are many types of beading, but my favorite is bead embroidery.  You are actually designing original pieces around found objects, such as semi-precious gemstones, fused glass focals, and silk fabrics.  The designs are limited only by your own imagination.

This particular piece, featured here, was designed specifically for Prescott.

www.jbluchina.com
to view my jewelry

 

Please join us for the opening of this this new show on 4th Friday Art Walk, July 27th, from 5-8pm.

July 27 – August 23, 2018

Artist Reception Opening Night from 5-8pm with snacks and drinks!