Friday, May 13, 2011

Guest Star #80...Stacey Lane

I have known Stacey Lane since 1999 when I met her here at Penland and I have admired her work ever since. Last weekend I attended an exhibition opening for Stacey and her husband, clay artist, Michael Kline, at the wonderful local gallery Crimson Laurel. I loved seeing so much Stacey Lane jewelry at one time! Stacey works with wax to sculpt and cast tiny pieces in the form of animals and various decorative motifs. The delicate and often humorous work reminds me of medieval/antique jewelry, yet also has a modern feel. Stacey also uses lots of gorgeous gemstones and the occasional shrinky-dink (see the Queen Anne's Lace Brooch below).

See the exhibition "Rubies and Vines" here.

Thanks for reading.

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