Last Saturday, the Cape Ann Museum had an event where several local artists demonstrated their work. Due to parish commitments, I arrived late and missed Michael Foley’s demonstration of his stonework. You can find an interview with him here, and see his website here. Michael is both a skilled stoneworker and a talented musician. He will be giving another demonstration towards the end of this month, and I hope not to miss that one!
A few other artists were still doing their demonstrations when I arrived. It was great to talk with them and see their work!
Beth Williams works with glass, and has a studio and gallery practically next door to the museum:
Pamela Stratton, whose studio is in Rockport, creates beautiful mosaics:
Leslie Wind makes jewelry, as well as knitting and crocheting (even spinning her own yarn from wool):
Leslie’s demonstration was interactive, helping visitors to make things like jewelry, bookmarks, and coffee stirrers out of thick wire (subsequently beaten flat). I tried my hand at it and came up with this… I’m not sure if it is a drink stirring stick or a bookmark, or something altogether different, but it was fun!
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Many thanks for posting these wonderful pictures. Cape Ann Artisans will have more demonstrations on April 27th and May 18th at the museum..
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