ColorworksandDesign

Colorworks and Design

Burt, New York On Etsy since 2008

ColorworksandDesign

Colorworks and Design

Burt, New York | 4 Sales

Announcement    UPCOMING SHOWS IN 2020
NOTE: As you might expect, the current health crisis has resulted in numerous changes to the 2020 show schedule (See below). My hope is that you and your family are well.

Our 2019 shows and gallery sales have all gone extremely well. Thank you to all of our clients for making this a terrific year. We hope to see you at one of our shows this year.
At the end of the 2019 season, the Crafts Alliance show at Chautauqua, and Hemlock Lake and East Aurora fiber fests were big successes. If you didn't have an opportunity to get to one of them, you hopefully made it to our last one of the year in December at the Burchfield Penny Holiday Show in Buffalo.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the events we are submitting applications to for the 2020 season. Check back often for updates as applications are finalized.
Check out our primary website at www.colorworksanddesign.com

2020 Shows (Applications underway)
** Spring, Burchfield Penny Spring Show (CANCELLED)
** August 14-16, Chautauqua Fine Arts Crafts Show (CANCELLED)
** Hemlock Lake Fiber Fest, September 19-20
** September 26, WNY Fiber Fest, East Aurora, NY
** October 10, Geneseo Hunt Races
** November, Rochester Weavers Guild
** Keenan Christmas Show, Lockport, NY
** December, Burchfield Penney Holiday Gift Show, Buffalo, NY

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Offering unique designs handcrafted in natural materials.
Custom orders available.

Announcement

Last updated on May 18, 2020

UPCOMING SHOWS IN 2020
NOTE: As you might expect, the current health crisis has resulted in numerous changes to the 2020 show schedule (See below). My hope is that you and your family are well.

Our 2019 shows and gallery sales have all gone extremely well. Thank you to all of our clients for making this a terrific year. We hope to see you at one of our shows this year.
At the end of the 2019 season, the Crafts Alliance show at Chautauqua, and Hemlock Lake and East Aurora fiber fests were big successes. If you didn't have an opportunity to get to one of them, you hopefully made it to our last one of the year in December at the Burchfield Penny Holiday Show in Buffalo.
I look forward to seeing you at one of the events we are submitting applications to for the 2020 season. Check back often for updates as applications are finalized.
Check out our primary website at www.colorworksanddesign.com

2020 Shows (Applications underway)
** Spring, Burchfield Penny Spring Show (CANCELLED)
** August 14-16, Chautauqua Fine Arts Crafts Show (CANCELLED)
** Hemlock Lake Fiber Fest, September 19-20
** September 26, WNY Fiber Fest, East Aurora, NY
** October 10, Geneseo Hunt Races
** November, Rochester Weavers Guild
** Keenan Christmas Show, Lockport, NY
** December, Burchfield Penney Holiday Gift Show, Buffalo, NY

** Indicates Juried

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>REQUEST SHIPPING QUOTE<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Offering unique designs handcrafted in natural materials.
Custom orders available.

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About ColorworksandDesign

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On Etsy since 2008

Beverly A. Speller
ColorWorks & Design Studio

As a student of Native American cultures (particularly Southwestern) I have always had an appreciation of Native American basketry and pottery. The traditional shapes are classic.
I wondered how I might be able to evoke the same look, but with fibers. In my studies of tribal crafts, I have learned that their clay vessels were built by rolling out long 'snakes' of clay and coiling the clay into the vessel shapes, smoothing down the coils with a flat stone. It occurred to me that I might be able to use the same coiling technique with fibers. After much trial and error, I think I have successfully formed the shapes they used in their pottery and baskets, but with my own perspective and new materials.
Once the basket has been built, I reinforce the shape to keep the finished look intact.

Awards
Third Place, Modern Works Installation, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Merit Award Winner Clothesline Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Clothesline Festival, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Judge’s Choice Award, Amherst Museum Guild, Amherst, NY
Small Works, Adams Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY
International Gift Exchange Project, Adams Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY
Affiliations
-Rochester Weaving Guild
-Western New York Artists Group
-Surface Design Association (Northeast Regional Rep 2004-06)
-Burchfield Penny Art Center Gallery Shop, Buffalo, NY
Juried Shows
2019 Finger Lakes Fiber Festival, Hemlock Lake, NY
2018 & 2019 Crafts Alliance Art Show, Chautauqua Institute, NY
2017 & 2018 Weaver's Guild of Rochester Holiday, Rochester, NY
2017, 2018, 2019 Western New York Fiber Arts Festival, East Aurora, NY
2017 American Craftsmen, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY
2017 Modern Works Installation, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
An Exhibition of works by 4 artists , WNY Artists Group, Art Dialogue
2016 Invitational Show, Knox Farm, East Aurora, NY
Emory Park Fiber Show, East Aurora, NY
2nd Annual ‘Black and White’ Market Street Gallery, Lockport, NY
Art Dialogue Member Exhibition– Abstract & Cutting Edge Works, Buffalo, NY
‘Fiberworks Soft Art’ Sept-Oct 2002, Rochester, NY
Artful Gifts’, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Quilt-Art-Quilt’ Show, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
100 American Craftsmen, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY
Chautauqua Art and Craft Show, Chautauqua, NY
ACC (American Craft Council), Springfield, MA
Memorial Art Gallery, Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY

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  • Beverly

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