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Life and Design…A Journey

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in Artists & Their Work, Janice Cramer | Comments Off on Life and Design…A Journey

Among the many talented artists belonging to the Charleston Crafts Co-Op is Metalsmith and Lapidary, Janice Cramer.  Janice compares the design process to life’s experiences. It is all about the journey. “The process of cutting rough rock, polishing, finishing and making something beautiful reminds me that our lives are not only refined by our trials, but made richer for them.” Like most artists, Janice finds inspiration in the materials.  She uses sterling silver, fine silver and 14k gold filled metals....

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Pattern-Shape-Line

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Artists & Their Work, Keller Lee | Comments Off on Pattern-Shape-Line

  Fused Glass-Charleston Crafts Online Glass artist, Keller Lee, has always been fascinated by the world around him. His work is informed by the line of a building, the pattern in a quilt or a shape found in nature. Living and working in the historic district of Charleston provides Keller with a myriad of design inspiration. The vivid colors of glass, allow him to create functional items, often with a pop of whimsy! His bow tie designs are an example of form-following function-following FUN!!!  You will find many of...

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Charleston Crafts ~ Our Stories

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in Artists & Their Work | Comments Off on Charleston Crafts ~ Our Stories

Charleston Crafts Online From our humble beginnings in a garage on Calhoun Street to our present gallery in the historic district at 161 Church Street, Charleston Crafts has always focused on artists from South Carolina and their work.  Starting in December, the Charleston Crafts Blog will continue this tradition and highlight an artist and their designs. In addition, we we look behind the curtain to see how they approach their craft and what  informs their...

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