Jewelry Artists


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Minty, pink, amber and marine blue  sea glass earrings accented by hammered sterling silver designed by Debra Beard.

Q: What is sea glass, you ask?

A: Sea glass is physically and chemically weathered glass found on beaches along bodies of salt water.  Sea glass takes 20 to 30 years, and sometimes as much as 50 years, to acquire its characteristic texture and shape.  Genuine sea glass, originates as pieces of glass from broken bottles, or even shipwrecks, have tumbled in the ocean for years.

Hues of new goodies in minty, calming green and ocean blues.

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Sea glass is often called “Mermaid Tears.”

The legend of the mermaid tears:
One storm-ravaged night, a schooner fought to find safety in the San Juans. The ship was familiar to the mermaid who swam along its side. As the ship heeled in the violent wind, the captain lost his hold on the wheel, tumbling perilously close to the raging sea. In an instant, the mermaid calmed the wind and tamed the waves, changing the course of nature and saving the life of a man she had grown to love from afar.
For her impetuous act, Neptune banished the sobbing mermaid to the oceans depths, condemning her for eternity never to surface or swim with the ships again. To this day, her gleaming tears wash up on the beaches as sea glass, an eternal reminder of true love.

Featuring  art by regional artists:  floral and grasses  by Susan Curington,  landscapes by Jan Shield,  pastels by Joanne Donaca, wood cut birds and blooms by Gregory Graham, mouth blown glass by Cindy DuVall, watercolor butterflies by Denise Joy McFadden, textiles by Linda Ballard  and rice paper florals by Zifen Qian.  

For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com … artists.

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BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s through April. “It’s like living inside a garden, the gallery is layered  with colorful accessories, beautiful artworks, and gorgeous garden books.”

So lovely.  So perfect.  So right.  

Photo layout  by Fairweather artist and Seaside Art Walk photographer, Linda Fenton-Mendenhall featuring  the April  2017 salon-style display of art.

Selected BLOOM artists in salon style gallery display, left to right:   floral oil on linen art by Michael Muldoon,  still life oil on linen by Melissa Jander,  landscape pastels by Gretha Lindwood, encaustic (painting in beeswax) by emerging artist Rebecca Gore, abstract floral pastels by Gretha Lindwood, emerging artist mermaids in sea florals by emerging artist Ashley Howarth, and “Garden Party” tulips and hyacinths  original oil by Melissa Jander.

A round of applause for BLOOM, an exhibition at Fairweather’s throughout the month of April! You  introduced an imaginative way of displaying many diverse  NW artists.  The artwork brings together design drama in extraordinary intimacy and charm that creates a feeling of a springtime garden stroll. Thank you!” — Bonnie W.

Q: What is salon style display in the context of a gallery exhibition, you ask?

A:  Hanging art salon-style can be a dramatic and brave  way to decorate a wall, placing a range of art with unusual dimensions to create an interesting effect.   Neutral walls are considered a perfect way to cleanse the palette for the eye in  salon-style display.

 

For more info about the gallery and the artists, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com …artists

Front display table at Fairweather’s  featuring calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson and ‘Irish Vista’, oil on linen,  by Michael Muldoon.

Please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com  …artists tab/  Penelope Culbertson/  Michael Muldoon for more information about the artists.

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Grace Note:

To Fairweather  artists, guests and cultural art patrons:

“Thank you for the sharing of your time at the opening reception of Irish Lands on March 4th, 2017.  The exhibition, which continues through March 28th,  all about the telling of Irish people who dance to the tune of their own muse and in doing so offer prose and art that reaches back to the beginning of time.” –Denise Fairweather

And, too, just in from Celtic jewelry designer Mary Hurst.

Braided Welsh pewter and amethyst quartz necklace.

 

For more info about the Mary Hurst please go to https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/tis-celtic-jewelry-by-mary-hurst-…

’tis Celtic jewelry by Mary Ryan Hurst for IRISH LANDS, an exhibition …Feb. 26, 2017

Pearls, sterling and crystal by Mary Hurst Ryan, Celtic jewelry designer. “I enjoy the blog and see how busy and involved you are in the art …

For more images  from the March 4th events in the historic Gilbert District of downtown Seaside please visit http://www.facebook.com/ Seaside First Saturday Art Walk.

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Triskel, or Triquetra, symbolizing the ancient concept of eternal renewal, adopted by Christianity as a way to explain the Trinity. Pearls, sterling and crystal by Mary Hurst Ryan, Celtic jewelry designer.

“I enjoy the blog and see how busy and involved you are in the art world. I know your Irish event will be a great success. Thank you for all the years you’ve carried my work, I appreciate you so much.” Cheers, Mary

 

 

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Gold plated Celtic swirl with emerald crystals by Mary Hurst Ryan, jewelry designer.

The spiral is one of the most common symbols of the Celtic culture. This symbol stood for the radiation of ethereal energy. There are however many different meanings of the single spiral. Some of the most prominent ones are growth, or expansion of the consciousness, its perseverance and knowledge.

 

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“I’ve sent you Celtic Torcs, an original design inspired by Celtic jewelry I saw in The National Museum in Ireland.” –Mary

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Q: What is a Torc design, in Celtic art, you ask?

A: As ancient Celtic jewelry goes, the Torc is the most unusual. It’s completely different to anything worn today, and it has a long and varied history. It’s not just limited to Ireland either – torcs have been found from Celtic societies but also from the Bronze Age of the Vikings, too.
The word, torc, comes from the Latin ‘torquis’, meaning ‘to twist’, is large ring made out of precious metal, most often made of gold or bronze, but torcs of silver, copper and other metals have been found too

For the ancient Celts, jewelry was a highly important symbol of a person’s status in society. It was the clearest possible sign of wealth and high rank. The torc was reserved for the nobility of Celtic societies during various rituals.
Torcs highlight several ancient Irish stories. Morann the Arbiter allegedly had a magical torc that tightened around his neck any time he made a false judgement. One King of Tara, Dermot MacCerrbheoil, dreamt that angels took his torc from his neck and gave it to a stranger, who turned out to be St. Brendan of Clonfert. When they bumped into each other sometime later and the King recognized him as the man who was gifted the torc, he relinquished his kingdom to him.

Real ancient torcs can be found in almost every historical museum in Ireland and the UK, and throughout mainland Europe. The best examples are right here in Ireland – and we’re not just saying that. The National Museum of Ireland in Dublin has a sparkling collection along with various other magnificent Celtic jewelry pieces. It includes the Broighter Hoard and other famous artefacts such as the Ardagh Chalice, Tara Brooch and Derrynaflan Hoard.

For more info about the artifacts in the National Museum of Ireland please visit www. http://www.museum.ie

 

Q:  Want to learn more about the Celtic artist, Mary Ryan Hurst, you ask?

A:  Mary Ryan Hurst was born and raised in County Tipperary, Ireland. Although she has lived in the United States for years, Mary returns to Ireland every year to visit her family and to get inspiration for her jewelry designs.

Mary studied dress design and incorporates her love of fashion into each piece of jewelry she creates. Her collection consists of one-of-a-kind and limited editions.

Mary’s Celtic Jewelry harks back to ancient traditions but is designed for today. Since each necklace is original, each one takes on a distinct personality and the naming process is almost mystical. According to the artist, “The names I choose for my jewelry becomes an integral part of each piece and the spirit of the name becomes a part of the wearing experience. I send a piece of my culture, my heart and my soul out with each piece of jewelry.”

Fun facts:

Mary lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a bossy cat!

Mary was born and raise in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Necklaces, bracelets and earrings created from antique components, each one-of-a-kind and often engraved with the initials.

Ancient Celtic designs are combined with gemstones and pearls with contemporary flair.

Celtic and Couture jewelry in limited editions or one-of-a-kind designs.

The designer is available for trunk shows and special events.

 

 

Please visit https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…May 16, 2014  under Mary Hurst tags: … the creative creations within the walls of…

 

Grace note received:

“Thank you for your lovely note, it meant a great deal to me.  I love your spirit and am honored to be in your lovely gallery.  Of all the owners I deal with, you are the best!” Sincerely Mary Hurst

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From artist Susan Curington, ‘I LOVE YOU’ original art. 30″ x 40″

Did you know that  Susan always shares a grace note when she writes?  Her latest:  “I would like to paint the way a bird sings” ~Claude Monet

For more about the artist, please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com/artists/ Susan Curingotn.

Silk scarves by Susan

And, too, beautiful silk scarves at Faiweather’s  by Susan: Joyful Grasses, Nasturtium, Grapes and Cosmos.

 

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From artist Kathryn Delany ‘HEART SAVER’

“One of my strengths is the ability to match my style of art to the requests and dreams of clients. I developed a style in decorative finishes that was unique and reflects a love of layered finishes. I love to use a lot of metallics in my work too. The metallics reflect light and creates a sense of luxury.”–Kathryn Delany

To read more about Kathyrn Delany, the artist, at Fairweather’s please visit:
 From Mary Hurst, Celtic couture jewelry designer.

 

 

To read more about Mary Hurst,  Celtic jewelry designer,  at Fairweather’s please go to:

https://fairweatherhouseandgallery.wordpress.com/…/mary-hurst-jewelry-arti…

 

 

 

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“As a true native Oregonian, my journey began being surrounded by rocks in Boring Oregon. I have ended up in Sandy Oregon, in the foothills of the Cascades, now surrounded by quite a few more of those rocks. I am a rock hound that has been collecting stones since I was young. Growing up, through school I started college but soon lost interest. My path then turned to construction where I learned that I was very good at building and repairing almost anything. Through my journey the love of rocks was always  present.

I then met my wife who was also an avid rock hound. Her grandfather and my father had been friends for decades and had collected rocks together. After years of collecting different types of rocks, we wanted to do more than just collect. It has always been about the rock. So we started slicing and polishing different pieces from our collection. That was good for a while but I wanted to do something more to highlight the stone.

At that point, I decided it would be great to be able to set the stones in silver. Then with no formal training, only a desire, I purchased the equipment necessary to be a silversmith. I learned by trial and much error how to highlight the stones in each piece.

That was a few short years ago and I am still learning along the way. Now the pieces I make are each signed with the initials of my wife and I, and numbered. They are truly one of a kind.”–Alan Stockam

Handmade, one of a kind silver jewelry with stones from the Northwest and beyond. Each silver piece is signed & numbered.

 

Images featuring:
Magical looking moonstone pendant with a twisting silver bail at the top. Moonstone rings. Oregon Petrified wood pendants. Dinosaur Bone in a ring. Calligraphy stone, a fossilized plant/shell inside.

 

“Here are some photos of the process and Alan working on pieces in the studio, in addition to an image featuring the raw materials. It is a messy process getting from the rock to the final piece in silver.

The rock is put in the rock saw then the slice is taken to the trim saw where it is shaped down to a size that can be worked on the next machine which is the cabochon machine. Then the stone is ready for the silver.” –Heather Reider

Questions and answers:

Q:  What is calligraphy stone, you ask?

A:  Calligraphy stone, also known as Shu- Fa stone, is a spectacular part of the fluorite family, amazing swirls and shapes, often resembling ancient writing. Calligraphy Stone is a  white fluorite that drapes over a hard sandstone matrix. Each piece has a unique geometric pattern and coloring.

Q:  What is Petrified Wood, you ask?

A:  Petrified wood is a fossil. It forms when plant material is buried by sediment and protected from decay by oxygen and organisms. Then, groundwater rich in dissolved solids flows through the sediment replacing the original plant material with silica, calcite, pyrite or another inorganic material such as opal. For more information about petrified wood go to: geology.com › Fossils…

Q:  Are dinosaur bone stones really bones, you ask?

A:  Agatized Dinosaur Bone or “dino bone” is the result of fossilized bone from dinosaurs in which the cellular structure has been replaced with quartz, leaving the bone structure intact.   http://www.bernardine.com/gemstones/dinobone.htm…

Q:  What is moonstone, you ask?

A:  Moonstone is a variety of the minerals orthoclase and albite.. During formation, orthoclase and albite separate into alternating layers. When light falls between these thin layers it is scattered producing the phenomenon called adularescence (glow or inner light). Adularescence is the light that appears to billow across a gem. http://www.gia.edu/moonstone

 

Must see! 

Jewelry by stone master/ silversmith Alan Stockam!

Please visit soon.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway
Seaside

For more information about the gallery go to: http://www.fairweatherhouseangallery.com

And, too, new work arriving for spring.

Cuffs!!! The first is a large leopard jasper and the second is a large moonstone. They are both in sterling silver.

Top ten 2016 smile times.
 Laughter has a magnetic quality.
Laughter is contagious and uncontrollable.
Laughter can create unique bonds between people.

Indeed.

The ability to have a good laugh — especially at our own expense — may be essential for survival.

TIME magazine reported: Ursula Beermann of the University of California, Berkeley, and Willibald Ruch of the University of Zurich studied 70 psychology students to gauge their ability to laugh at themselves. The findings support what has long been believed: that being able to laugh at oneself is not only a distinct trait, but is also linked with having an upbeat personality and good mood and may be the foundation for a good sense of humor.

And, so, we move forward to 2017!!!

A blank canvas.

Please visit us at http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com to read more about our work.

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