Handmade Holidays 6 Opens Next Weekend

Untitled Necklace ©2015 WTEK brass, copper
Untitled Necklace ©2015 WTEK brass, copper

Once you’re done with the turkey and the madness of Black Friday is over, it’s time for Small Business Saturday. This where your localized holiday shopping should begin. Along with my work at JAM Gallery’s Holiday Show, you can find my jewelry at this year’s Handmade Holidays 6 boutique show at Some Things Looming in Reading, PA.

Along with my jewelry, you’ll find a variety of fine craft from a number of local and regional artists, many of whom are members of the PA Guild of Craftsmen.

The opening is on Small Business Saturday (November 28th) from 1-4pm and continues through the season with Special Holiday gallery hours beginning November 28th. Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4pm

Fall Into Fine Craft is Just Around the Corner

My last craft show of 2015 is just over a week away, will you be there?

Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass
Foldformed Bamboo Cuff ©2014 WTEK brass

This year I will have a full booth at Fall Into Fine Craft featuring both my jewelry & metalsmithing! Stop by BOOTH #59 – my first time at a corner.

There will be over 70 artist booths with at least 11 featured in the Yellow Breeches Chapter boutique section. Fall Into Fine Craft will also feature works by talented area high school students who participate in our Student Art Competition. I’m right next to them…

Scavenger ©2015 WTEK nickel, brass, painted wood 18.75"h x 8.75"w x 4.5"d
Scavenger ©2015 WTEK nickel, brass, painted wood 18.75″h x 8.75″w x 4.5″d

At the show you will find a wide range of fine art and craft including: jewelry, pottery, textiles, wood, glass, furniture, and much more. Whether you are an experienced collector, new to fine craft, or in search of a perfect gift for someone special – including yourself – you will find what you are looking for here. It’s never too early to finish up your holiday shopping!

You can also see this year’s YBC Puzzle Challenge pieces. Did you know that many of them (including Scavenger, hint, hint) are for sale? You seriously need to come out and see all of the hard work our chapter members put into their artworks.

Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Carlisle Expo Center 100 K St. Carlisle PA
Plenty of Free Parking!

This year there will be NO ADMISSION and did I mention – Free Parking?! Plus you get a beautiful drive through the Cumberland Valley – voted 6th in American Craft Week’s Top Towns for Craft Lovers 2015 contest

A Brand New Home(page)

websitescreengrabYou may have noticed something today, my website, Hammerstroke & Fire, has completely changed! The address is the same, but I’ve switched to FASO and have completed redone everything. Through them I am able to combine my website and newsletter (and blog, but I like it here where all of you know where I am.) AND I can sell directly from my website. How cool is that?

Please bear with me as I iron out the kinks and it will probably change a bit over the next few weeks as I tweak it. Let me know what you think!