• Society of Arts + Crafts: Now Open in the Seaport District

    Society of Arts + Crafts: Now Open in the Seaport District

Exhibition Announcement: 
Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational—Sophie Drouin

The Societies of Arts + Crafts and American Mosaic Artists are proud to present Mosaic Arts International 2018 Invitational—Sophie Druoin. Beginning February 15, Druoin's mosaic collection will be on view at the Society, ahead of the Mosaic Society's 2018 conference. Sophie Druoin is a second-generation, clasically trained mosaic artist. Residing in Canada, she has studied, practiced, and exhibited in Italy, France, and beyond. In addition to Sophie’s career as a mosaic artist and teacher, she is also a violinist in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. We are excited to work with Sophie and SAMA.

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"Handmade objects are soulful in a way machine made things are not. Frequently I 'read' them by holding them in my hand,and enjoying what is tactile." -Terrill Waldman









"Everyone has the ability to appreciate the work of a master craftsperson." -Richard Oedel











All my pieces at the Society are based on New England becoming my home and the history behind metal and craft" -Tanya Crane


Workshop: Bakelite Ring Making / Saturday, March 3 / 100 Pier 4

Workshop: Bakelite Ring Making / Saturday, March 3 / 100 Pier 4

This class will be about upcycling old Bakelite into finished, wearable jewelry—most likely in the form of a ring. Students will cut, file, sand, and polish found Bakelite and gain a kinesthetic understanding of what the tolerances of this material are. In addition to this, workshop will cover the historical context of this material in the form of a short lecture, as it is a very important plastic. Instructor will discuss how to identify and buy real Bakelite.

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Artist Talk + Demo: Lily Fein / Friday, March 9 / @ 100 Pier 4

Artist Talk + Demo: Lily Fein / Friday, March 9 / @ 100 Pier 4

Join Society of Arts + Crafts' Artist in Residence Lily Fein for a talk and demo of her ceramic work. Lily works in porcelain clay with a coil-and-pinch method to create undulating and ethereal vessels. Her technique lends movement and lightness to her ceramics and inspires us to think about body and touch. Lily will be speaking about and demonstrating her work in the Artist in Residency Studio at the Society of Arts + Crafts. Her demo will offer a unique opportunity to connect with the process that is so essential to the work’s impact. Lily is from Newton, Massachusetts.

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Artist Demo: Pam Stratton / Saturday, March 10 / @ 100 Pier 4

Artist Demo: Pam Stratton / Saturday, March 10 / @ 100 Pier 4

Explore mosaic arts with Pam Stratton (Rockport, MA) as she demonstrates process and technique at the Society of Arts and Crafts. She will be in the Galleries from 11 am to 4 pm working on a project to show us the many materials and techniques of mosaics. Pam will be with us for the day, come as you wish. Ask questions, be nosy, and see a work-in-process.

“Creating a mosaic is a deeply focusing activity like a meditation. I enjoy the solid permanence of the materials, their weight, their texture and their history. I often work with stone and glass together as it reflects my surroundings — the granite coast and ever changing sea.” - Pam Stratton

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition Mosaic Arts International 2018 - Sophie Drouin, free and open to the public.

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