“Crafted with Hearts and Hands”
February is here and it’s time to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Charleston Crafts Gallery represents jury-selected artisans, all from South Carolina, creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art such as jewelry, wood puzzles, apparel and accessories, mixed media colleges, fiber art, along with functional and decorative objects in wood, ceramics, and glass.
Four of our jewelry artists will be featured the entire month of February and Open House will be held on Second Sunday, February 12, 2:00-5:00 to showcase their work.
Sharon Wilson creates limited edition one-of-a-kind jewelry, often incorporating natural gemstones, pearls, vintage elements and metalwork. She recently added freeform electro-etching on sterling. Sharon strives for a pleasant balance between manmade elements and the restrained elegance of nature’s beauty.
Valerie Lamott is a jewelry artist that handcrafts beautiful necklaces, rings and earrings inspired by her travels through America’s State and National Parks. Each unique item is formed drawing design inspiration from a specific place. Working from her own photos, Valerie recreates the image in metal and uses crushed gemstones to “paint” the details.
Kasey Briggs’ original jewelry created from 2 different mediums, polymer clay and woven beads, are distinctive and unique. The clay-like material lets her create colorful clay blends and marbled effects. The woven beads incorporate glass seed beads in multiple colors, shapes and sizes to create necklaces, earrings, bracelets and lariats.
Laurie Prophater creates diverse styles of necklaces, earrings and bracelets ranging from primitive to playful. She enjoys translating designs from other mediums into jewelry, combining polymer clay with a variety of supporting materials. Laurie’s innovative designs earned her a spot as a contributing artist in Bell Armoire Jewelry magazine.
Charleston’s destination for Fine Craft since 1989, the gallery is located at 84 Society Street, just steps from King Street, in the city’s shopping, cultural and dining hub. The gallery is open daily, 11:00-6:00 and staffed by it friendly and knowledgeable member-artisans. Charleston Crafts Gallery is the only exclusively craft gallery, in the Charleston area. For more information: 843.501.7522 or www.shopcharlestoncrafts.com