Thursday, April 11, 2013

UPDATE: Foodies Unite for a book signing! Caitlin Freeman's Modern Art Desserts ...

Caitlin Freeman and Leah Rosenberg inspired ooh's and ahh's from a full audience with a Powerpoint presentation of artworks that inspired their works in Modern Art Desserts.

We were grateful and fortunate Caitlin and Leah made time in their busy schedules to treat our guests - and US - to their sweet stories. Thank you!

Caitlin Freeman talks about crafting the perfect dessert!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Today! What is a 'basket?'



Good Enough to Eat  workshop
April 6, 2013 from 11-5pm at the Craft in America Study Center
Instructors: Cameron and Julia Taylor-Brown
Baskets for gathering and containing food are among the most prehistoric examples of craft.
Today, basket weaving has moved far beyond these functional origins
to become an expressive art on par with other sculptural mediums.

To create the basket, participants will then layer yarn, paper and cloth scraps onto a balloon template, creating a striking object that interprets their food inspiration through color, pattern and shape.
Once the project is dry, the balloon is popped, leaving the fiber intact.
The process itself is simple but results in a unique crafted basket that could be sculptural or functional, depending on the intent of the maker.
We'll be posting workshop photos after the class, so stay tuned ...