Monday, April 2, 2012

April First Friday

_Greetings from the Upstairs Studio

MEZ Alaskan Pottery
will be presenting all new work at the Upstairs Studio for April's First Friday. Rejuvenate your routine with a colorful handmade mug or unique butter dish. Marta has been producing her new work using a slip inlay technique to create colorful floral motifs on a crisp white background of large lidded containers. She has also produced flatware using the same colorful slips but etching away to reveal the silhouette of Alaska’s most celebrated bird, the raven. At Upstairs Studio there are also plenty of opportunities to see what other Anchorage area artists have to offer. Upstairs Studio is comprised of shared studio spaces with an adjacent Gallery/Classroom. There the artists work together to provide an affordable studio and show space in a creative and collaborative environment. MEZ Alaskan Pottery's work will be on display throughout the month, but come early on First Friday for the best selection.

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We are also featuring one of the Upstairs Studio's own, Dallas Wildeve and her elaborate maps and fine works. Dallas hand sews and embellishes these breathtaking pieces- maps of actual physical places, and also of the Heart, made using Tyvek. Dallas hand frames her pieces, and finishes them by hand sanding and painting these frames to fit the piece. Such amazing and detailed work, Dallas.


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