2017 Artist of the Month Schedule

TBreezeVerdantEarrings May Artist of the Month:
T. Breeze Verdant

Creating beautiful designs with woods, Paua abalone and fine metals, T. Breeze Verdant’s work echoes the natural landscape with compelling colors and patterns. A self-taught marquetry artist, T. Breeze (the “T” stands for Tom) uses very thin veneers, creating elaborate images and landscapes on boxes, guitars, jewelry and small tabletops. Not one to continue producing the same item over and over again, T. Breeze works in cycles, with his designs constantly evolving. Marquetry is the art of applying pieces of veneer to a surface to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures. This process allows T. Breeze to work with rare woods without using much. "Little material travels through my studio doors," he says. "I like to work with veneers because there's no sawdust, no waste. They're sliced, not sawn. A piece of wood 1” thick produces 40 slices of veneer. I can create the greatest amount of beauty from the least amount of wood." T. Breeze’s aim has always been to create and share the beauty of wood while consuming very little of it. He started his woodworking experience by building a log cabin from his own trees and rocks and even built a second home using only materials from demolished buildings. This sentiment is carried on with T. Breeze’s art today as much of his work is made from scavenged and recycled woods. A jack of many trades, T. Breeze has been a full-time marquetry artist since 1988. A juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, his work can be found in fine craft galleries throughout the country.

DPOPPIEAOM June Artist of the Month:
David Poppie

Artist Visit Date: June 2nd, 2017 6— 8 p.m.

Exeter Fine Crafts is pleased to present David Poppie as our June Artist of the Month. Using disposable objects such as tea bags, matchbook strikes, plastic cutlery and more, David’s work transforms these disregarded items into extraordinary works of art. Through the gathering of the discards of contemporary culture, David asks the viewer to reconsider the function and value of these objects. He also reassigns their value by re-contextualizing them in an unique form of art. Preferring a Minimalist style, Davis also hopes his work serves as a commentary on the disposable nature of contemporary culture.

SDunholterWeekyDive July Artist of the Month:
Soosen Dunholter

Artist Visit Date: July 15th, 2017 12— 3 p.m.

Known for her minimalist style that focuses on the interplay between form, color, and line, Soosen Dunholter creates unique hand-pulled prints, encaustic and mixed media work. As an abstract artist working in many different mediums, Soosen enjoys the confluence of chance and experimentation. Her unique designs unify her love of color and pattern with her desire for storytelling. In love with the artistic process, Soosen focuses her attention initially on creating surface texture, then she continues to rework and add imagery with hand-pulled prints, scraps of antique papers, pencils, paint and/or direct transfer techniques. Soosen also creates whimsical encaustic pieces that feature her fanciful laundry line art. Soosen is a member of the Monotype Guild of New England, a Juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and Cambridge Arts Association, board member of Friends of the Dublin Art Colony and The Healing Arts Gallery at Monadnock community Hospital. An award winning artist, Soosen’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, in galleries and cultural centers throughout the country.

AMacMillanCloseUpGlaze August Artist of the Month:
Adam MacMillan

Artist Visit Date: August 19th, 2017 12— 3 p.m.

Adam MacMillan of Surfside Ceramic Studios works alongside his family creating stunning crystalline glazes on porcelain pottery. A high fire glaze process, crystalline glazes can be extremely difficult to produce, with only a few potters working in this technique. A combination of specific glaze formulation, application, and firing techniques, despite meticulous attention to detail, the results are often unpredictable. Firing the glazed work at about 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, the crystals that grow on the pottery are just like gems found in nature, with no two exactly alike. All of the pieces are hand thrown or slab formed and each is truly one of a kind. The crystals are permanent and will not fade or change over time, but due to the texture and porous nature of the surface, these pieces should not be used to store food. Adam, who studied mechanical engineering, is naturally drawn to working with clay. He enjoys the technical aspects of ceramics and has been making pots for 15 years. With a combined experience of over 90 years working in clay, the MacMillan family’s beautiful work can be found in galleries in Massachusetts and Exeter Fine Crafts.

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