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2017 GemWorld Demonstrators

by Web Master last modified Jun 18, 2017 08:54 PM
Artisans Display Their Skill and Craft. These folks generously give of their time to demonstrate different aspects of our hobby

Each artisan has a booth on the main floor and will be demonstrating both days of the show.

Linda Boronczyk – Booth 102D – Whimsical Wire Design
Linda is a GMSS Club member. She will demonstrate wire wrapping, which is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry. Wire wrapped components (stones, beads, etc.) are connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Her designs have won several awards at the New York State Fair.

Sandy Cline – Booth 611D - Soapstone Carving
Sandy comes to us from Ontario, Canada. His soapstone carvings are collected worldwide. He draws inspiration from his lifelong experience of closeness to nature and imbues his subjects with the life force he observes. For more information: www.soapstonesculpture.com

Tom Huff – Booth 613D - Stone Carving
Tom, a member of the Seneca-Cayuga tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy, is a well-known stone sculptor working in a variety of stones, styles and themes – both traditional and contemporary. He also creates mixed media/found object sculpture. He addresses the current situation of Native Americans mixing cultural, stereotypical, political and autobiographical elements. For more information:
http://www.nativerootsartistsguild.com/Carving/Tom-Huff.aspx

Dana Klein – Booth 605D - Flint Knapping
Dana is a flintknapper (one who makes stone tools, knives, arrowheads, spear heads). Transport yourself back to one of the earliest times of man in his quest for self-sufficiency. For more information:gvknappers.tripod.com

Jim Redden – Booth 601D - Glass Bead Artist
Jim will be “playing with fire” and demonstrating glass bead making. It is fascinating to watch the technique which hints at the metamorphic processes of evolution for basic elements in the earth’s crust.

John Sweeney – Booth 603D - Lapidary Artist & Instructor
John is a professional lapidary practitioner who cuts and polishes stone, as well as a teacher of lapidary skills. He will be demonstrating this art on technical equipment specific to the trade.