After many years of working in a variety of crafts, I am presently creating Sailors Valentines. It is my intent to make original valentines that have the style and geometry of the antiques while using the wider variety of sizes and kinds of shells that are available today, to make more detailed 3D pieces. I find using high relief, often monochromatic, very intriguing and satisfying.
EDUCATION: BS in Ed Framingham State College concentration in Clothing and Textiles. Craft education: Jewelry I and II, RISD Summer Classes. Continuous art and craft classes throughout lifetime with concentration in most forms of embroidery including Japanese embroidery studied in Japan. Advanced classes, related to jewelry making, in beading, glass fusing, wire wrapping, and metal clay. Most recently, advanced classes in Sailors Valentine techniques.
AFFLILATIONS: Westport Art Group. Fall River Art Association, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Sanibel Shell Club, New Bedford Whaling Museum.
Sturgis Library, Cape Cod, Ma.
Imago Gallery, Warren R. I.
South Coast Artists, Open Studio Tours
Email Barbara at: BarbChad@Charter.net