South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild Invites You to Next Meeting

After you “ooh” and “ahh” over some the amazing basketry designs or fabric art you’ve seen, do you ever think, “I could never do that, but I would love to try”?  The Rickie Report knows first hand that you CAN try and you CAN create your own baskets and other fiber artistry!  We are sharing an invitation to attend the next meeting of the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Meet other like-minded creatives and try something new!  This month’s meeting will feature renown fiber artist, Leora Klayner Stewart who will discuss Women and Fiber Art.  Here are the details.

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

 

Invites You

Monthly Meeting Featuring:

 

Fiber Artist, Leora Klayner Stewart

Wednesday, February 4th

 9 am – 1 pm

Armory Art Center

1700 Parker Avenue       W.Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776

 

 

The South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild was formed in January 2013 by a dozen enthusiastic fiber artists from Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Our purpose is to provide educational and promotional opportunities for members, both individually and as a group. We welcome all fiber artists who have a common interest in creating baskets, vessels and other woven creations to collaborate in an environment of camaraderie and fellowship. Our guild is open to weavers at all levels to share their art.  We are affiliated with the Florida Tropical Weavers Guild and the National Basketry Organization.

 

"Life Cycle" by Leora Stewart

“Life Cycle” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

We are fiber artists and enthusiasts from around South Florida who share diverse, but allied interests including basketry, weaving, knitting, crochet, needlework, felting and beading. By coming together as a guild, we hope to inspire interest and creativity in basketry and the fiber arts among both emerging and seasoned artists through networking, educational programs and exhibitions.

 

 

Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach. Informal meetings or weave-ins may be held during the summer months. Meeting details including topics/speakers and directions are listed in the news and events section, our newsletter and posted on our Facebook page.

 

"Virgin Bride" by Leora Klayner Stewart

“Virgin Bride” by Leora Klayner Stewart

 

Leora tells The Rickie Report, “These abstract constructions are based on my observations of forms and structures found in nature. Layers are the focus of my work in several ways: as components of physical structure, as elements of process, and as metaphor for constant change and growth. The materials are natural fibers, hand-made papers, bamboo reeds, metal wires, glass beads and other found objects. I manipulate these materials using a variety of techniques to construct the pieces, which I refer to as “Landscape Structures.”

 

Linen and Reed Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

Linen Thread Wall Hanging by Leora Klaymer Stewart

 

Meetings include guild business, show and share and a hands-on demonstration or guest speaker. In addition, one or two intensive workshops are planned during year. Check the news and events page or our newsletter for more information.

 

For more information about the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild  please visit:
southfloridabasketandfiberguild.org

 and

https://www.facebook.com/pages/South-Florida-Basket-and-Fiber-Guild/410080982419059

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Palms, Palms and More Palms! Use Palm Branches and Leaves to Create a One-of-a-Kind Basket!

The basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni  is awesome – but NOT impossible!   They will teach YOU techniques and designs that will bring branches and leaves to life again! Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December. The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

 

marycatelloimage001

 

 

EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

maryTropical Basket Art

 

 

 

The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary and Teri

Mary and Teri

 

Mary Catello

 

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 

 

"Lady" by Mary Catello

“Lady” by Mary Catello

In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

Collaboration by Mary and Teri

Collaboration by Mary and Teri

 

 

Teri Salomoni

 

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays. 
In 2002, she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 

 

Artwork by Terri Salmoni

Artwork by Teri Salomoni

In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique!

 

 

 

 

 

Currently their work is on permanent display at:

 

 

  • Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth,
  • Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg
  • The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale.
  • Annually at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event.

 

 

Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces. Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Mary Cotello Announces Special Basketry Workshop: Palm, Palms and More Palms!

When we look at the basket artistry of Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni, we are in awe – of their designs and abilities to bring branches and leaves to life again!  Mary is offering a special three-part workshop in December.  The Rickie Report shares the details here. This will make a great holiday gift – a class where they will learn how create their own designs!

 

 

 

marycatelloimage001

 

 

EarthArt Creative Baskets

 

 

 

maryTropical Basket Art

 

 

A mother and daughter team that collaborate on an art “unique” to Florida.
Creativity and an over-abundance of foliage results in endless possibilities.

 

 

Mary Catello and Teri Salamoni

Mary Catello and Teri Salomoni

Mary Catello

Mary has always enjoyed expressing her creativity. She was a trendsetting salon owner and stylist in New York City where creating masterpieces of tresses was her art form. Simultaneously, she opened The MaryGrace Institute; the first accredited Nail Technology School in New York. At MaryGrace students were taught, along with basic nail theory and practical lessons, award-winning techniques in airbrushing, 3-dimensional and multi-media nail art.

 

 
In 1994, after selling her salon and school, Mary relocated to South Florida and began taking classes in sketching, acrylics and water colors. But her true passion began when she met a basket weaver in Sedona, Arizona. Mary was inspired and a fiber artist was born!

 

 
Mary took only two basket weaving classes with internationally-known weavers, Flo Hoppe and Mary Hetts. She was introduced to palm inflorescence by Judy Briscoe, another basket weaver. On her own she began to experiment with size and materials determined to transform the traditional basket into art, and art it is! Her work is unique and identifiable.

 

 

 

Teri Salomoni

Teri has experienced both commercial and community recognition. She worked with Saks Fifth Avenue designing and decorating their floor and window displays at the Boca Raton, Worth Avenue and Palm Beach Gardens locations. She designed windows at the Nicole Miller boutiques in South Beach and Boca Raton. At sea, she was commissioned by Princess Cruise Lines to decorate their fleet for the holidays.

 

 
In 2002 she partnered in a public art project “Flamingos in the Gables” and, in 2003, Teri assisted a local ceramic artist with an installation to beautify parks in urban areas. Also, that year, Teri was commissioned by the Broward County Art Teacher Association to make metal sculptures for their annual conferences.

 

 
In recent years, Teri found her passion in wood turning. To learn this art, Teri, studied with three local masters — Tim Rowe, Gerhard Schwenke and Lee Sky. She also studied with national masters, Bonnie Klien and Mark St. Ledger, and international master Marilyn Cambell. Teri’s mom taught her the basics of weaving but Teri took that to a new level by adding her love of wood. This mixed medium, wood and palm inflorescence, combined with the skills of weaving and wood turning, makes each one of Teri’s vessels truly unique.

 

 

 

Artist Statement

The featured weaving material is queen palm inflorescence that has been carefully selected, then cleaned and dried over several weeks. The woods used for turning can be found curbside or purchased from an exotic collection. Each and every sculpture starts with the gathering and preparation of material, always mindful not to bruise or harm any trees or plants. The artistic workmanship is a combination of weaving and turning and the process may take weeks based on the complexity of the design.

 

 

 
Currently their work is on permanent display at Artisans on the Ave. in Lake Worth, Florida Craftsmen Gallery. St Petersburg and The Stranahan House in Ft Lauderdale. Annually they are featured at The Barn Gallery for the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation event. Their work has been selected to be displayed at The Fairchild Garden and the Miami Botanical Gardens Art Shows, both in Miami, and the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach. In February 2013, they received the Elizabeth Geisler Award for Excellence and a First Place ribbon by the Venetian Basket Weavers Guild in Venice Florida for 2 pieces.  Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly. It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.

 

 

 

For private commission work, customizations, exhibition requests or price inquiries, contact

 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

http://www.earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

EarthArt Creative Baskets – Classes, Demos, Techniques!

The newest basket designs from Mary Catello are sure to fascinate – and make everyone wonder if they can create one themselves!  Mary assures The Rickie Report that you CAN!  (We have heard from previous students that Mary’s classes are not only informative and helpful, but something to look forward to each week).  If you are a beginner or an accomplished weaver, stop by and see Mary.  She is always interested in bringing new people into the South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild.  Check out her new classes detailed in this article!

 

EarthArt Creative Baskets

All classes taught by

Mary Catello

 

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Demonstrations and critiques along with student interaction will make this workshop experience fun-filled and educational.

 

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Dates:   Every Monday October 21st to December 9th

Class time: 10 am to 3pm (flexible ending)

Class fee: $200 (full payment in advance)

Class size: 6 students per class

Location:  Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery  15  S. Jay Street  Lake Worth  33460

 

Week 1  The Vase or Open Weave  

$13 w/class       $15 kit

This 10” tall vase shaped vessel combines color and technique for a big “wow”.

 

Week 2  Open Weave- work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project

 

Week 3  Maderia or Open Weave

$10 w/class   $12 kit

A triangular bread basket with an open weave base and a detailed rim. 

 

Week 4 Open Weave – work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project.  

 

Week 5 Victoria’s Gift Basket  or Open Weave

$27 w/class  $30 kit

Rolled rim and 3D curls makes this a real pleaser. 

 

Week 6 Open Weave – work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project.  

 

Week 7  Small Rib basket w/naturals or Open Weave

$12 w/class  No kits available 

Rib baskets are so versatile and this can be whatever the artist wants it to be.

 

Week 8 Open Weave – work on any incomplete baskets. 

 

If you have, please bring with you a spray bottle, basin, awl, packer, scissors, bath towel

 

A brown bag lunch and carefree clothing is recommended.

 

Call for more information 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

 

Learn “The Vase”, “Maderia” or “Victoria’s Gift Basket” – Mary Catello’s Classes Begin!

Mary Catello’s baskets are true artistic creations.  Beside showing and selling her own designs, Mary is a wonderful teacher. (Trust us – we know).  The Rickie Report is pleased to announce Mary’s line-up of classes. If you are a beginner or intermediate weaver, these are perfect for you!  Mary also presides over the newly- formed South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild which meets monthly.  It is a great opportunity to network with other people interested in fiber arts and basketry.  Details about classes and how to reach Mary are in this article.

Mary 1-1

EarthArt Creative Baskets

All classes taught by

Mary Catello

 

 

Demonstrations and critiques along with student interaction will make this workshop experience fun-filled and educational.

 

Skill level: Beginner to Intermediate

Dates:   Every Monday October 21st to December 9th

Class time: 10 am to 3pm (flexible ending)

Class fee: $200 (full payment in advance)

Class size: 6 students per class

Location:  Clay Glass metal Stone Cooperative Gallery  15  S. Jay Street  Lake Worth  33460

 

Week 1  The Vase or Open Weave  

$13 w/class       $15 kit

This 10” tall vase shaped vessel combines color and technique for a big “wow”.

 

Week 2  Open Weave- work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project

 

Week 3  Maderia or Open Weave

$10 w/class   $12 kit

A triangular bread basket with an open weave base and a detailed rim. 

 

Week 4 Open Weave – work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project.  

 

Week 5 Victoria’s Gift Basket  or Open Weave

$27 w/class  $30 kit

Rolled rim and 3D curls makes this a real pleaser. 

 

Week 6 Open Weave – work on any incomplete basket or get a head start on the next project.  

 

Week 7  Small Rib basket w/naturals or Open Weave

$12 w/class  No kits available 

Rib baskets are so versatile and this can be whatever the artist wants it to be.

 

Week 8 Open Weave – work on any incomplete baskets. 

 

If you have, please bring with you a spray bottle, basin, awl, packer, scissors, bath towel

 

A brown bag lunch and carefree clothing is recommended.

 

Call for more information 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Basket Weavers, Knitters Welcome New South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild!

There is now a guild specifically for fiber artists right here in Palm Beach County called “South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild”. The guild is in its infancy and looking for members with a love for hand work with fibers of all kinds. The Rickie Report is pleased to be part of this new endeavor by sharing  Calls to Artists, news, and events.

 

 

South Florida Basket and Fiber Guild

Next Meeting

Saturday, February 2, 2013

10:00 – 2:00

at

Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery

605 Lake Avenue

Lake Worth

Basket weavers, knitters ——– you know who you are. The goals of the organization is to bring education and promotional opportunities to each member and the group as a unit in a spirit of camaraderie and true friendship.

Membership is open to all levels of experience and also to those with no experience but a desire to learn and share.

Guild Members Organize

Guild Members Organize

Meetings  are the first Saturday of the month, 10am – 2pm, at the Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery at 605 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth.

The annual membership is $40 but all are welcome to come as a guest ($10) and meet your fellow weavers. For more information: Mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Using Painted Paper to Weave Baskets!

Using hand painted paper to weave and form baskets is a new technique which promises to take basketry to a higher level of artistry, with no previous experience necessary.  The Rickie Report is eager to share Mary Catello’s newest class offering!  Mary sent us an example, which you can see in this post.  We can’t wait to get a glimpse of her students’ creations!

 

EarthArt Creative Baskets

Introduction to Painted Paper Baskets

All classes taught by Mary Catello

 

Express yourself!!!! Paint, weave, and enjoy!!!! 

 

Each student will produce 3-4 baskets with a new exciting medium “hand painted paper”. A beginner bias pattern will be introduced. Color theory and painting techniques will be discussed. As always emphasis is on color and individual creativity. 

 

Painted Paper Basket

Painted Paper Basket

Demonstrations and critiques along with student interaction will make this workshop experience fun-filled and educational. 

 

No previous experience required

Dates for the 4 week session:   February 4, 11, 18, 25

Class time:   10 am to 3pm (flexible ending)

Class fee:   $100 (full payment required to register)

Material fee:   $30

 

Personal projects with supplies $25 per class

Personal project without supplies $15 per class          

If you have, please bring:

Spray bottle, paint brushes, sponge, tissue paper, medium size trash bag, and any painting tools

All classes will take place at  The Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery  located at     605 Lake Avenue     Lake Worth

Cancelled class: If a class is cancelled it will be rescheduled immediately

Make up class: If a class is missed it can be rescheduled in next session

A brown bag lunch and carefree clothing is recommended.   Call for more information 561 665 0092 or email mary@earthartbymaryandteri.com