There goes your absolute favorite, timeless, one-of-a-kind ceramic dish that has been passed down in your family for ages. What can you do with it now that it can no longer serve it’s function as a dish, but you love it so and still wish to keep it for sentimental reasons? Why not take a page from jewelry artist, Holli Brown’s book?
Based in Austin, Texas, “Holli Brown is inspired by old and forgotten ceramic items; anything that has faded or broken.
Everything she makes in the studio incorporates vintage, found, or re-purposed ceramicware. DISHES!
She loves re-purposing things that have outlived their first purposes. She hopes that her work will be loved by people who imagine the adventures all these plates, vases, cups and bowls had before they reached their hands and that they might take them on some of their own adventures! Holli hand cuts and sands each necklace. Creating a very soft and smooth edge.
Holli hopes that the pieces feel like they have a personal history, secrets and stories from the time before they became yours.” ( Holli Brown: Dish It Out website )
How Creative and Beautiful! with one plate she can create multiple pieces of jewelry that have a style all their own, no one piece can be exactly alike!
This picture was taken in Downtown Austin, TX where Holli sells some of her art at Creatures Boutique .
Yard Dog Art, located in Austin is a store with upcycled and sculptures made with reuse materials. – The husband and wife team combine wire, vintage ceiling tin, watch parts, vintage fabrics, and architectural salvage to create their unique sculptures. They also feature works from various artists who follow similar lines of creating magic from materials that can be reused. Yard Dog is also known for its contemporary , fine, funky and pop art, they feature various pieces from artists like Eddie Arning, Deborah Baker, Lisa Brawn etc. They are open from Mon-Fri 11-5, Sat 11-6, Sun noon – 5 and are located at 1510 S. Congress. For more information about their gallery exhibits visit their website at www.yarddog.com.
Our Summer Yard Sale on July 13th was a major success! We had 175 visitors and raised over $1,000 for Austin Creative Reuse. Even more importantly for Rebecca, we were able to clear out a bunch of material in her garage.
July 9, 2013 at 7pm
Directors Present: Rebecca, Harley, Angela, Kaci, Katy, Cindy
East Austin Studio Tour – Coordinator Volunteer Needed
EAST is just around the corner and we’d love to participate this year! We need a coordinator (that’s you!) to plan and organize our craft and volunteers. Think you might be interested? Get more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 13 – Summer Yard Sale
August 24 – Fabric Sale at Fabriker
October (TBD) – Educators Material Drive