SPRINGTIME MARKET : ARTIST FEATURE : Jane

We are so excited to have Jane a part of our first ever Springtime Craft Market! Join us Sunday, April 21st, from from 11am to 4pm, in front of the Fort Collins Food Coop on Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins. Here’s a little bit about the work Jane does and a sneak peek of what she’ll be showing:

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Blame it on the Rabbit. A little pierced silhouette of a rabbit I dug out of an old jewellry box. I discovered it one evening at home, after a long  day at my desk job for a jewelry designer, and I knew it was time to get up from the desk and back in the studio.  So I took a metalsmithing class, quit the job, and went on down to the Renegade Craft Fair.

What started with a small jewelry collection of hand-pierced animal silhouettes in mixed metals, wood, and leather, has continued and grown to include a modern wood and aluminum series, antique-y etched accessories, stone pieces, and assembled pieces from repurposed vintage findings. As a Nature Girl and Literary Geek, I like to say I am inspired  equally by both the beautiful and the terrifying things in nature and literature. A little sour makes the sweet taste better, and we can only know the light from also knowing the dark.  All pieces are made  in my Fort Collins studio, using mostly hand tools. To keep the noise down so I can listen to the radio.

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