Throw Back Thursday, at The Show

Of course I love it when customers come to shows dressed in Toshiki & Maryszka,

especially, when the pieces are years old, well worn and loved, one of a kinds & limited collections.

This woman came to Craft Morristown in one of our leather pieces from 10-15 years ago, along with a one of a kind Toshiki handbag from a small collection done also in that time frame.

Do you have a piece of ours?

We would love to see you in it, and give you your 15 seconds of fame on our At The Show segment!

So come wearing it, or email a pic of you on the street in it!

Happy Spring!

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Shearlings at the Shore

I will be waiting for you to come have a feel good moment trying on some of our super soft shearlings!

This Weekend

The Academy Art Museum Craft Show

on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Buy off the rack, or get measured for your perfect shearling, be part of the design process!

Here’s to a really feel good winter

Second floor, booth 35

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Here are some recent customers enjoying the moment

 

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Leather, Shearling, Fall!

Fashion Week, Fall in the air, always inspiring, refreshing………doesn’t it feel so good to get something fresh to wear to brave the harsh weather to come?

Last week I went to the leather show, to choose some new skins, and just be inspired!

Now it’s your turn to be inspired!

I will be bringing our new work this weekend to Tarrytown NY, along with many other fine artisans in all media

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Click for Info & admission Coupon

What colors do you like?  See you this weekend!

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From our Suffolk County studio, to The Berkshires, & Back Home for The Hampton Classic

Focus:

Design; Walks on the Beach, Design; taking a Swim, Design; Creating for Winter, Design; Making New Patterns, Design; Stitching Shearling & Leather

Replenishing our imaginations of what we can bring to you in our Upcoming Season.
It’s here!

We would like to Cordially Invite You to be among the first to see our New Work @

The Berkshire Craft Fair
Great Barrington, Ma.
August 8-10

The Boutique Garden @ The Hampton Classic Horse Show
Bridgehampton, NY
August 24-31

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For future shows, click on Upcoming Show Schedule
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Leather + Texture

I am excited about some of our new work in lambskin we are fusing and creating TEXTURE !

Looking forward to a productive spring + summer, to debut more new work August-December.

I will be posting some teasers, so follow us!

And then come to, to name a few,

The Berkshire Craft Show

The Hampton Classic

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show

to see it LIVE!

Until then, have a great kick off to summer, and know we’ve got you covered for fall

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See full show schedule here, as jury results come in and decisions are made

April 1=Show Applications Deadline

Many of you see us again and again at the same shows, and may think its a given that we will be there, but that is far from how it works, or how lucky we could be. Every year we create new work that we must photograph and submit with an application and jury fee to be judged once again, and either accepted or rejected from shows………I guess its like your boss reviewing how you are doing on the job, but in our case even if we are doing consistently better work, we may not be able to keep the “job” next year as we have a handful of “bosses”, or jurors, that constantly change, in an effort to keep a show “fresh” with new sets of eyes picking the work.

As you can imagine, this has its ups and downs. Are all jurors knowledgeable in all media, and able to objectively select good work? Are they able to determine from an image on a computer screen what the actual piece of glass, wood, jewelry or wearable item is?

We have often thought that jurors should walk the show “live” with their ballots to rethink their scores as to what they actually see, and be able to make comments. Inconsistencies could be recorded in a national juror database to make artists more accountable to exhibit work consistent with their images, not camouflaged by fancy photos, and to weed out derivative work.

We jury into the Leather Wearable category.

We happen to take our own images, because we can.

We shoot on a mannequin, rather than a model, to keep the focus on our work, on the details we stitch, which sets us apart from mass produced items.

Models are expensive, and really, with a great model, what are the jurors eyes focused on?

What do you think? For the jury process, use of models, a distraction?

4 applications done, about 3 more to do! Wish us luck!

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Blue is for Baltimore

Winter is…………………………….shoveling snow

  dealing with things like the polar vortex,

bundling up, scarves, boots, double hat days…….

slush     slush     slush

feeling frumpy most of the time

Need a refresher?

We have been hunkering down in the studio, working on B L U E  shearling for ACC Baltimore

Come see us, in Booth 2308

Feb. 21-23
Baltimore Convention Center
It’s a three-day celebration of all things handmade! Please join us as more than 650 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft like you’ve never seen before! This is the American Craft Council’s flagship show – a must-attend for craft lovers.

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Love craft? art? design?

Definitely the IT place to shop this weekend, always a place for a feel good creative vibe, the Paradise City Show of Fine Art & Functional
Design in Marlborough Ma. Come see us in booth 151!

www.paradisecityarts.com

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Booths From left to right, Mark Del Guidice, Toshiki & Maryszka, Nathan Macomber

Women of Color

Set up day, ACC Baltimore

Artists reunite on the floor of the convention center

So much fun to reconnect with so much creativity under one roof

You can never accuse rugmakers

Claudia Mills

or

Meg Little

of being blank palettes in their lives or work!

If you didn’t catch them here, check their websites for where you can see their wonderful work

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