Posts with tag: "Jewelry"

 

 

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS
04/07/2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

APRIL | ARTIST OF THE MONTH | JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS Above left: Jennie, photo credit: Paul Church | Above right:GreenHill's very own Laura Maruzzella wearing Jennie's Peachbloom earrings, photo credit: Toni Tronu TURNING MUD INTO GEMSTONESJennie Lorette Keatts has been displaying with GreenHill since 2009 and there is something extra special that sets her apart from the rest of our jewelry artists- she hand makes her stones. How, you ask? She makes pottery cabochons by layering glazes and creating one of kind stones that mimic natural stones. Sometimes it is very hard to distinguish which stones are made by Jennie and which are naturally occurring, COOL!  "My ...

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: SARAH TECTOR
03/05/2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

MARCH| ARTIST OF THE MONTH | SARAH TECTORDiffused sunlight floods the work surface and metalsmithing tools are scattered about purposefully. Sketches of jewelry concepts and silly buttons cover the corkboards that line the walls, and tiny drawers are filled with trinkets upon trinkets. This is a place where magic happens. This is the studio of Sarah Tector.Sarah’s design philosophy is simple: less is more.“I prefer to let one element in a piece stand out creating mainly in sterling silver, gold, platinum and other mixed media. I specialize in custom made, one-of-a-kind, limited edition, and production pieces of jewelry and small sculptural objects.” -Sarah TectorSarah ...

POP-UP JEWELRY IN THE SHOP
02/05/2016
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

FEBRUARY | POP-UP JEWELRY IN THE SHOP| <3 <3This month I am featuring Ashley Buchanan, Geoffrey D. Giles, and Matthew Smith- three artists whose jewelry will be in The Shop from February 3rd- 15th. I chose these artists because of their noteworthy craftsmanship and unique style. Read about the artists and join us for a Sip and Shop event this Wednesday from 5-7 (additional details below).   ASHLEY BUCHANAN Ashley Buchanan (b. 1986, Atlanta, Georgia) is a jewelry artist who received her BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the University of Georgia and is currently making her living as a studio jeweler in Johnson City, Tennessee. She has exhibited nationally and ...

WINTER SHOW PICKUP IN ASHEVILLE, A BEHIND THE SCENES
10/26/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

Each year Greenhill does a fall pickup in Asheville to collect art for Winter Show (on exhibit from December 6, 2015 -January 15, 2016). Not only does this take a load off of artists during a busy season, but it also gives Greenhill a chance to stay abreast of what galleries in the area are doing. Communicating through emails and phones calls is efficient, but there is no comparison to meeting an artist in person. It is so nice to finally put a face to the artists that many of us at Greenhill spend hours researching. On left: artist Grant Penny On right: artist Heather Spontak and Laura Way at Odyssey Center for Ceramic ArtsDoing a pickup is a lot of fun, but it is also ...

PRETTY COOL GIFTS FOR PRETTY COOL MOMS
05/05/2015
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: JENNIE LORETTE KEATTS

It is so hard to find an adequate gift for my mom on Mother’s Day. What could possibly be bought that communicates the amount of appreciation I am trying to relay? I recognize you are probably going through this too, so I have worked very hard to acquire a unique selection of hand crafted gifts that can accompany you on your Mother’s Day journey.Starting out with a card…This is where you can say….“Hey mom thanks for taking care of Jeankeys, our dog that I promised I would take care of, but really youuuuu took care of him."Rhianna Wurman of ElloLovely in Asheville, Mom, I Love You card, $4.50 Jayme Hennel of Hennel Paper Co. in Charlotte, Nicely ...