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Ken Salem: Living on the Edge

Ken Salem: Living on the Edge > Issue Home Ken Salem’s education in traditional furniture-making began in his childhood home in the heart of New England. Home was the historic Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, where Salem grew up surrounded by the best examples of traditional woodworking. It was an atmosphere which fostered a deep respect for both

Don Reed: The Illusion of Light

Don Reed: The Illusion of Light > Issue Home Sometimes an artist is so articulate that it’s best to present his story in his own words. Painter Don Reed tells us about his creative journey in a beautiful and compelling narrative. “As young boy, I always loved to draw and sketch, but my real introduction to art started at the

Barbara Packer: Spheres of Influence

Barbara Packer: Spheres of Influence > Issue Home Barbara Packer’s journey to jewelry making was quite a long and circular road. After first studying color and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and the School of Visual Arts she became an internationally acclaimed quilt maker. As much as she loved creating quilts, over time she became disillusioned as she

Keith Lewis: Kinetic Cool

Keith Lewis: Kinetic Cool > Issue Home Paradise City steps outside the box in Keith Lewis’ Art Buzz feature, to present this interview in a question-and-answer format. Lewis’ kinetic jewelry in mica, gems and a range of colors is popular not just for its beauty. These earrings, pins, bangles and pendants are great fun, swing while you walk, and also

Peiliang Jin: The Fine Points of Serenity

Peiliang Jin: The Fine Points of Serenity > Issue Home Landscape painter Peiliang Jin looks for harmony in the natural world. He communicates his vision via the medium of watercolor painting on paper; he narrates his journey by leading us through luminous visionary landscapes, with rolling rivers and meadows and fanciful trees that seem to be dancing in a celestial

Alexandra Geller: Setting a Splendid Table

Alexandra Geller: Setting a Splendid Table > Issue Home It was in fifth grade that Alexandra Geller made her first clay pot. “It was really fun – I just loved it!” she exclaimed. “I learned how to use a potter’s wheel and I hand-built pieces with coils of clay. And it’s so crazy, I actually still have those pots.” Geller

Patricia Daunis-Dunning and William Dunning: The Maine Attraction

Patricia Daunis-Dunning and William Dunning: The Maine Attraction > Issue Home Daunis Jewelry’s tagline, “Made in Maine, Worn Around the World”, was actually inspired by a story related by one of their clients. Her daughter had just climbed to the top of Mt. Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy and noticed another couple up there as well. She walked up to the

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