Come shop our collection at this wonderful shop, just as we turn the corner into winter!
7 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY 11963
7 Main St. Sag Harbor, NY 11963
OOAK Chicago Dec 3-6 booth 6052
Craft Morristown Dec 11-13
Add Sag Harbor Dec 18-20
Many of you see us again and again at the same shows, and may think its a given that we will be there, but that is far from how it works, or how lucky we could be. Every year we create new work that we must photograph and submit with an application and jury fee to be judged once again, and either accepted or rejected from shows………I guess its like your boss reviewing how you are doing on the job, but in our case even if we are doing consistently better work, we may not be able to keep the “job” next year as we have a handful of “bosses”, or jurors, that constantly change, in an effort to keep a show “fresh” with new sets of eyes picking the work.
As you can imagine, this has its ups and downs. Are all jurors knowledgeable in all media, and able to objectively select good work? Are they able to determine from an image on a computer screen what the actual piece of glass, wood, jewelry or wearable item is?
We have often thought that jurors should walk the show “live” with their ballots to rethink their scores as to what they actually see, and be able to make comments. Inconsistencies could be recorded in a national juror database to make artists more accountable to exhibit work consistent with their images, not camouflaged by fancy photos, and to weed out derivative work.
We jury into the Leather Wearable category.
We happen to take our own images, because we can.
We shoot on a mannequin, rather than a model, to keep the focus on our work, on the details we stitch, which sets us apart from mass produced items.
Models are expensive, and really, with a great model, what are the jurors eyes focused on?
What do you think? For the jury process, use of models, a distraction?
4 applications done, about 3 more to do! Wish us luck!
I know you are the face of Dior, but why not support American Craft too? In your downtime, come shopping! This beautiful dress by Patricia Palson made from handwoven fabric would look great on you!
And we have a cobalt blue peplum shearling that would be perfect with it if you have to accept an award in a chilly location!
Paradisecityarts.com/Marlborough This weekend!
craftboston.org In 2 weeks
I got this great testimonial from a gentleman who purchased a coat for his wife at the Preview Opening wednesday nite.
They come to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show to celebrate craft, to celebrate each other, to celebrate life.
True connoisseurs! Thank you so much for supporting the arts and helping to keep America creative!
Hi, Toshiki & Maryszka!
Loved meeting you both at the preview, and Joyce loves the very special jacket
which Toshiki picked out just for her..I hope you are having as wonderful a time in Philadelphia at the Craft Show as we had; this was our 30th Philadelphia Craft Show Preview as visitors, as well as our 39th Wedding Anniversary “date night”..
If you have an opportunity, I hope you can drop by Meghan Patrice Riley’s booth;
she is a young, very talented designer & maker of jewelry, who now lives in Greenwich Village, NYC, not all that far from you…. Meghan has a wonderful, contagious kind of energy, and an abiding love of design. Joyce bought some everyday earrings from her this year, which will also go with the three tiny, yellow diamond eternity rings we ordered from Namu Cho, and the amazing suede & fleece jacket from both of you…
Thanks for making the evening, and the event, very special for us!
Peace, Love, Et Joie De Vivre!
David and Joyce Randolph
Some things racing thru our minds as time draws near to pack up for
Are we doing our very best?
Can we squeeze in one more piece?
What color? What trim?
Do we really need to sleep much between now and when we leave tuesday morning?