Sunday, June 8, 2014

Talented Artist Appearing At The Finger Lakes Lavender Festival 2014

The next couple of weeks we will be highlighting just some of our wonderful and talented artists who will appearing at the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival this year. 

Check out Betsy Sio from East Street Tins, Skaneateles. Her video will give you an idea of her fabulous jewelry.

Terry Askey-Cole brings her love of nature to all her creations. A resident of Skaneateles for over thirty years, she finds inspiration in the beauty all around her.
She specializes in hand built ceramic leaves, leaf plates and platters, hand-painted functional ware, mosaics and sculpture, that can be wonderful accents to any home or garden. Terry is Co-owner of Gallery 54 in Skaneateles, which features the art of over fifty local artists.

Karen Pardee from Serendipity Saori Studio has a Bachelor of Arts in Fiber Arts and teach adult and children's classes at local art and community centers. Looking at just some of her work she will offering.  You can learn more about her here:

Master Craftsman, William Bullard has more than 40+ years’ experience in woodworking from homebuilding to finish carpentry. All of his bowls are hand turned from one solid piece of wood. No two bowls are identical in grain, thus giving each bowl its own special characteristics.

Take a look at Don Walker's stunning handwoven wool rugs, properly made rag rugs and table runners.

Heather Bivens of Baldwinsville, NY is the artist and creator of Weathered Heather. Heather creates one of a kind, kiln formed art glass jewelry. Heather is just one of many new artist to the Finger Lakes Lavender Festival.

Amy Brand, is the artist behind Sweet Pea Felts. Her whimsical soft sculptures are created through the art of needle felting. In addition to creating needle felted sculptures and wall hangings , Amy also teaches felting classes and provides demos locally.
In the spring of 2012, her work was exhibited at The Strong, national museum of play as part of their Whimsical Art Trail. On most days you can find her in the studio, needle felting a tiny world filled with whimsy and nostalgia.

New to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival is Jacques Schickel. Jacques has earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture from Boston University in 1985. And worked as a portrait sculptor for a monument company in Barre Vermont and as a designer for the MacKenzie-Childs pottery company in Aurora NY.

We welcome back Chris Murray to this years Finger Lakes Lavender Festival. He has been practicing landscape photography for over fifteen years. His work has appeared in several magazines including Nature Photographer, Shutterbug, Life in the Finger Lakes, and New York State Conservationist.

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