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Michael Doerr

doerr3Michael Doerr

What we perceive and do with our hands will echo in time. As one studies craft and design turning their ideas into finished products; they start to reach through history to commune with craftspeople that have gone before.

I had the great experience of working for and learning from master shipwright Ferdinand (Red) Nimphius, who helped me understand the value of passing on information to the next generation; those who are willing to work and become part of the craft tradition. Not only are we expressing ourselves through craft, but the artifacts we create and leave for others to study and understand is our legacy for the future, and our connection to the past.

doerr2Because the tree once lived, every cutting of new wood is dynamic, a challenge to combine the best flow of grain with design and so honor the beauty and life of the tree.… Read the rest

Meghan Patrice Riley

Meghan Patrice Riley

Emeghanrileyach MPR Jewelry by Meghan Patrice Riley piece is fabricated by hand in the MPR Atelier in Brooklyn, New York by trained artists and metalsmiths. Mixing metals with textile techniques, MPR experiments with classic, elementary materials like miniature bridge cabling, industrial ball chain, electrical wire, safety pins, and findings mixed with fine metals and semi-precious stones to reinterpret them to create industrial jewelry that is feminine, luxurious, and alluring.

The MPR collections bridge design, fashion, and art fields using innovations on traditional fabrication to design beautiful and functional, sculptural collections that find the fashion in art and the art in fashion. MPR has held solo art gallery shows nationally and internationally as well as winning the prestigious Raphael Founder Prize for innovation in small metals from the Society for Contemporary Craft. The fashion meghanriley2collections have been presented at NY Fashion Week and China Chengdu Fashion week resulting in a semi-finalist position for the Ecco Domani Fashion Fund and finalist in the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Design Entrepreneur Program.… Read the rest