Monday, September 20, 2010

Beautiful Vermont!

By guest bloggers Marly and Angie from Studio 28.

We are here in Vermont, to take another course from a wonderful teacher and mentor, Celie Fago, and take in the beauty of this breathtaking part of the planet. Call it rejuvenation/inspiration for the soul.
A key part of our metal clay journey began here a mere two years ago when we took a lentil/Keum-boo workshop from Celie. Angie then had a further opportunity to learn with Celie at the PMC Conference later that year, when bronze was introduced to the market. It was all very exciting!
Below are some of the pieces made at Celie's courses.

Angie's lentils with Keum-boo

Marly's lentil front view

Marly's lentil back view

Angie's bronze pendant

Vermont is a beautiful place to visit. There is such commitment and pride in supporting artisans and their unique forms of expression, as well as the local farming community. It is a "foodie's" delight! There are amazing fruits and vegetables, mouthwatering cheeses, breads, crackers, chutneys, jams, maple syrup...shall we go on?! We managed to visit the Grafton Cheese Factory which began creating cheese in 1892. Talk about a sense of history! We also discovered that we were in the land of covered wooden bridges-there was even one at the cheese factory. We visited one of the longest covered wooden bridges in the United States, the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge as well as the Dummerston Covered Bridge.

Such beautiful country...stunning vistas, fascinating architecture...breathtaking and inspiring...

Now for the jewelry you read this, we will be in the middle of our learning with Celie. Stay tuned for our next post to find out what we created.

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