Monday, March 31, 2014

"Hollyhocks 3" Studio Art Quilt by Sue Holdaway-Heys

Sue Holdaway-Heys is a professional quilt artist from Ann Arbor MI. Her work has been shown in AQS, IQA, Visions: The Art Of the Quilt (1992), Visions: Quilt Expressions (1998) and many other prestigious shows. She has won many awards including the American Quilt Society Show, The Ella Sharpe Museum, and The Ann Arbor Art Center. Her work is represented in many public and private collections including a doll in the White House collection. Sue's work has been published many times.  Sue has donated the above art quilt, "Hollyhocks 3", to the Academy auction.

LeSueur ClayWork

Local potter Kathleen LeSueur is widely recognized for the flair and craftsmanship of her work.  She has applied a variety of glazes and finishes to achieve the effect you see in this piece, available at our auction this year.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hand-knit Silk/Wool Blend Scarf

Among the many hand-made items at the auction is this scarf knitted in a soft brown silk-wool blend.  It's fixed with a dashing gold-tone hand-crafted shawl pin. Comes with a presentation box.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Hand Made Whimsical Fairy House

This fairy house, created by Cynthia Karageanes of Fairy Trails, is a one of a kind sculpture. It’s to be presented to fairies as a special gift. When a child or adult places a fairy house in their room, it becomes a magical location where they can exchange notes and gifts with the fey they wish to attract!  This home is adorned with many beautiful pieces of handmade furniture. miniature items such as vanities, stoves, potion bottles, crystal balls, shells, dishes and so much more! The materials used in my fairy houses are mostly natural and found right here on walks in our beautiful Michigan forestry. They are heat-sterilized to prevent unwelcome tenants! Accessorized with How to attract a fairy book, refillable fairy dust wand & fairy welcome packet.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Hand-blown Calcedonia glass vase

Calcedonia glass is a special recipe that uses metal oxides for a truly one-of-a-kind piece. This exquisite vase is from Pyro Art Glass Studio in Mt. Clemens.