Karen Stanford's Profile

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I live in the wholesome hamlet of Virginville, in Dutch Country Pennsylvania - lots of horse & buggies and monster trucks, but also some artists, wandering yoga types and organic farmers.

Each Skylark Studio piece starts from one of my original drawings and is then hand cut out of sterling silver sheet. I am constantly inspired by patterns in nature, architecture, and fabrics – I’m currently obsessing over PA Dutch stencils and paper cutting (scherenshnitte).

I’m always aiming to get to the essence of a pattern – simplifying it down to the basic strong shapes that are so classically attractive. While hand cutting each piece is time consuming and painstaking, it’s a zen like process for me. I can zone out for hours, thoroughly enjoying slicing through large sheets of silver while listening to some awesome music mix. I love turning those rough edged dull piece…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 31
  • Joined January 31, 2008

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About

I live in the wholesome hamlet of Virginville, in Dutch Country Pennsylvania - lots of horse & buggies and monster trucks, but also some artists, wandering yoga types and organic farmers.

Each Skylark Studio piece starts from one of my original drawings and is then hand cut out of sterling silver sheet. I am constantly inspired by patterns in nature, architecture, and fabrics – I’m currently obsessing over PA Dutch stencils and paper cutting (scherenshnitte).

I’m always aiming to get to the essence of a pattern – simplifying it down to the basic strong shapes that are so classically attractive. While hand cutting each piece is time consuming and painstaking, it’s a zen like process for me. I can zone out for hours, thoroughly enjoying slicing through large sheets of silver while listening to some awesome music mix. I love turning those rough edged dull pieces of metal into pieces that will be worn for years.

Otherwise, I'm the gallery director at small university, married to a woodworker, mom to a sassy cat. When I'm not making silver dust you can find me riding my bike along country paths or watching underdog sports movies from the 80’s.

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