ColorworksandDesign

Colorworks and Design

Burt, New York

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2021 Shows Scheduled
** 7/10-7/11/21; Kenan 50th Year Show, Lockport, NY
** 9/18/21; WNY Fiber Festival (one day only), East Aurora, NY
** 11/20-11/21/21; Kenan 50th Anniversary American Craftsmen Show, Lockport, NY
** Indicates Juried

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Last updated on Jul 11, 2021

Check out our primary website at www.colorworksanddesign.com
2021 Shows Scheduled
** 7/10-7/11/21; Kenan 50th Year Show, Lockport, NY
** 9/18/21; WNY Fiber Festival (one day only), East Aurora, NY
** 11/20-11/21/21; Kenan 50th Anniversary American Craftsmen Show, Lockport, NY
** Indicates Juried

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Beverly Speller

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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
First Place, Master Craftsperson, Kenan 50th American Craftsman, Lockport, NY
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
-Stroh Gallery, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY
Juried Shows
2021 50th American Craftsmen, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY
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

    Owner And Designer

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