“Splinters & Threads”
Sherry Studebaker & Mark Twigg
September 14 – October 21
Reception: September 19 | 2 – 4 PM
From weaver, Sherry Studebaker: My love of weaving came from my grandfather Ray when he gifted me his loom. The slow process of weaving textiles for the home and wearables brings me great joy. The items I weave are one of a kind. Starting with picking a weft and warp along with combining colors and textures the creative process begins.Seeing all of this come together as I am weaving natural fibers, upcycled blue jeans and other fibers is an artistic statement I enjoy making.
In 2016 I juried into the Indiana Artisan group. I have sold my weavings at several venues. Currently, my work is at Indiana Artisan stores in the Carmel, Indiana Art District and at French Lick Resort Hotel Promenade Shoppes. I am also a member of The Alcove Artist group in Portland Indiana.
Mark Twigg is a woodturner from Portland, Indiana. Where he lives with his wife and kids. He has been turning since 1997. He creates one-of-a-kind pieces and his staple of gift items. The primary materials that he uses are maple, cherry, walnut, and wood burls. He also uses exotic woods for his one of kind pieces. He finds great satisfaction in creating elegant objects from material that was destined to be burned or destroyed. The lathe allows much more freedom in shaping wood than any other hand tools. Manipulating the color and patterns in the wood to complement the form. Much of the wood that I use is from friends, strangers, construction sites etc.
This exhibit will be on display at the Blackford County Arts Center from September 14 – October 21. A reception will be held on September 19 from 2 PM – 4 PM.