Margaret Goodson's Profile
"Gritgoods" is a play on my real name, Margaret Goodson but refers to the combination of gunmetal (the Grit) and genuine stones (the goods).
I have a long-time appreciation for handmade Goods that started with getting handmade Christmas ornaments every year from my family. My Grandma painted canvases and gourdes, made ornaments, small baskets and even did some wood working. My Mom paints silk, my sister is a photographer and web designer, and my aunts make jewelry, hand painted tiles, baskets, and pen and ink drawings. I also admired the artwork I grew up with. Paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and drawings by M.C.Escher inspired me to blend linear and organic qualities in my work.
I studied ceramics at UNC Asheville and in 2002 earned my B.A. in Art then really fell in love with jewelry after a stint at the Gallery of the...
- Born on August 6
- Joined June 25, 2007