This project made possible by funding from The West Oxford Agricultural Society ~ presenter of The Fryeburg Fair

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Maine Reef Contributor to Show at Annual Smithsonian Craft Show 2013

Stephanie Crossman of Vinalhaven, Maine was a contributing artist to the Maine Reef Project. She describes her work on the Maine Crafts Guild website like this:

"I do traditional knotted netting, otherwise known as fishnetting. By using contemporary fibers, I have stretched the boundaries of netting, but still use antique tools passed to me by my husband’s great-grandmother. Each knot is put in by hand and many pieces are hand-dyed and sewn. I continue to connect the past with the present and have recently started doing sculpture with netting. I enjoy keeping this utilitarian craft alive in  traditional and original contemporary forms."

Stephanie's work has now been chosen to show at the Annual Smithsonian Craft Show; A juried Show and Sale of American Fine Craft which runs April 25th- 28th, 2013 at the National Building Museum. for more info about the show visit the Smithsonian site here. And visit Stephanie's write up about her work on the Smithsonian site here. This is her own website where you can see more photos of her work.

This lovely jelly is the piece that Stephanie created and donated for the Maine Reef Exhibition.

Congrats Stephanie & good luck!

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