Category Archives: Old Salem

Give Credit, Where Credit is Due

Over the past few years, the gardens of our neighborhood have been getting my attention. Conversations with my neighbors have spurred me to reconsider the garden and its role in our culture. Those gardeners have been so generous with their … Continue reading

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Penland- ceramics work

Some of the work completed at Penland, while taking the ceramics class with Israel Davis. The silhouette portrait is of an Old Salem interpreter making paste paper. The cups include: a Jonah inspired cup with handle (fired in a soda … Continue reading

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Old Salem – maps

These two paintings were created out of research into the history of the Moravians settling in North Carolina. Christian Gottlieb Reuter, was the surveyor that made the original maps that inspired these paintings.   Made with casein paint on maple … Continue reading

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Old Salem – Landscapes

These two landscape paintings are created with watercolor and gouache and were completed in roughly the same time period.  The support is  a half a sheet of Arches paper. One was commissioned by Old Salem in honor of their annual … Continue reading

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Old Salem – Silhouettes

One of Old Salem’s strengths is its practicing craftspeople in areas including woodworking, joinery, period food preparation, horticulture, gunsmithing, blacksmithing, sewing, pottery, and leatherwork. These men and women faithfully demonstrate the historic crafts for visitors to see in person. Not … Continue reading

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