I was electrified by the Minoan and other early ceramics. That thrilling dynamic of the fullness of form enriched by culturally significant decoration became my own measure. The enduring satisfaction that I find in my vigorous design inventions is firmly connected to the idea that I am augmenting this body of work, this eternal concern, with the freshness of my particular experience and cultural background.
My inspiration is all around me in the Vermont landscape. I enjoy the reflective time between conception, drawing, plate development, printing and painting. I always liked printmaking because there is the visual aspect, but it is also quite physical.
I am committed to creating jewelry that has an enduring appeal which can be worn with pleasure for many years. Inspired by my ancient Irish roots, by the great classical periods, and by everything around me.
I get a thrill out of working with extremely beautiful woods. To paint with woods means that you not only deal with color, but the individual properties of the wood itself. Some woods are extremely dull and flat-looking, with who knows what kind of grain, while others may be slick, shiny, bright and demanding on your eyes. Sounds like people!
My silver, gold, and gemstone jewelry carries the joy and the intention of the passion I bring to my work.
By re-purposing found objects that most people would throw out, Stacie turns them into beautiful and unexpected jewelry and crafts. In doing this, she can help to promote the idea that recycling is ‘cool’. Hopefully it will get people to think about how much they consume and where it all goes when they dispose of it. We can all do small things right now to help save the Earth which will add up to make a larger impact in the future.
My most recent work represents a culmination of ideas formed by my impressions of nature and geometric abstractions.
I love to make glass, anything, anytime, anyway possible. I make work that has secrets and surprises, almost hidden details that require the viewer to interact with the piece, turning it over in their hands then finding something beautiful.
Some of my earliest memories are of heading out into the woods and fields with a magnifying glass and a sack lunch. I spent days fascinated by discoveries of the micro world. Today I’m drawn into my work in a similar way. I love the challenge of creating a piece that 'works' from a distance as well as up close; ideally rewarding the viewer who takes a closer look. My medium of choice is polymer clay. With its wide color palate and ability to create fine detail, I believe we are well matched.
I am Lochlin. I am a very lucky man.