Thank you so much for your support at the 2016 San Francisco American Crafts Council Show. The last time I did the ACC show was about 12 years ago– it had been so long, I did not know what to expect. I met lots of wonderful new people– made about 38 sales in all– and had nice visits from old friends. One highlight was the visit from the store manager of the Contemporary Jewish Museum– Kevin Grenon, who later placed a nice order for the store. Kevin and I got to talking about the work I’m doing on ‘Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness’. The new torah and crown were there, along with the letters of endorsement from the Dalai Lama and Pope Francis. Since our conversation, he has passed along the book about the art to the Curatorial Assistant at the Museum. I’ll keep you posted on any news there. Since my work has changed so much– even since my last big show– which was the Celebration of Craftswomen– last November, I realized my booth needed to change. So redesigning my booth fell into the category of ‘what I accomplished this summer.’ Here’s some pictures before and after:
Above: Celebration of Craftswomen 2014
Notice the tables are wooden and the Torah is in the back left. There won’t be a Celebration of Craftswomen Show this November– so I’m not completely sure when my next big show will be. In my next BLOG post I’ll soon share with you the exciting news that I am learning a new medium as I’ve been developing a Blacksmithing Department at the San Francisco Waldorf High School. I founded their metal arts program 12 years ago, and won a grant last year to create an amazing outdoor classroom. I am totally inspired by this process and am fully looking forward to applying what I’ve learned to my art.