Saturday, June 28, 2008

Creative Metalsmiths Exhibition

Gallery shots before the opening.

The opening reception was fantastic, we had huge crowds and overwhelmingly positive response. Thank you to all who participated and shared in this exciting night with us.
Kathy, Dale, Connie, Lee, Nancy, Jennifer, Wendy,Pandy, Kim and Terri- Thank you- you all did an amazing job!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Hanging the show

The Creative Metalsmiths exhibition went up yesterday, it looks fantastic. The opening is tonight- I am excited, nervous all of the normal pre-show jitters- WOW! I love this life.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Creative Metalsmiths

Creative Metalsmiths
The Works of Erica Stankwytch Bailey and Students
June 27 -July 23, 2008
Opening Reception- Friday June 27th, 6:00-9:00
Cape Fear Studios
Maxwell Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Participating artists:
Erica Stankwytch Bailey, Kathy Moore, Nancy Tiska, Wendy Marsh, KIm Howell, Lee McMillan, Dale Parker, Pandy Autry, Jennifer Grocer, Connie Bennett, Terri Milliken

Pin Swap

Forge Pin Swap 2008
My Pins

Friday we held the 1st annual FORGE Pin Swap, it was fantastic! Twelve of us spent this last semester creating pins for the event, which was inspired by the SNAG conference pin swap. What was truly fantastic about the group that particiapted was the diversity, some students have been with me for several years while others were taking their first class. The results were exciting.

The great food, amazing friends and opportunity to see what they had all created combined to make a great night. I had a blast!! Thanks Girls.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I took these photgraphs in my backyard, it is nice to find such beautiful things so close to home.

Amazing things

Sanddollars, coral and corkscrew shells from my student Cathi- she found them 40 years ago and then shared them with me today. There was a basket full of amazing things.
Anomite?, Ammonite?, fossiled ocean creature- absolutely beautiful- Pandy picked these up at Metalliferous. Fossilized things really blow my mind- just the idea of something being intact for so long.
The coral peanut-New Class Mascot!-thanks Pandy
These are amazing-tumbled ceramic tile from the beach on a small island in Italy- My friend and student Nancy found these as she strolled down the beach- they are beautiful-textural, color and pattern.

Yesterday was like a feast of amazing things for me. I am obsessed with the ocean- what it creates, houses and yields. All of these gifts come from the same place- the sea- look how diverse, simple and beautiful they are.

Share with the people that you know the things that inspire you- it is amazing how much we have to share with each other.