bark residency 2017

cherry bark explorations


I decided I would create material residencies in my studio this year. I have lots of different materials I have been waiting to use. Usually the material is used for a one off piece and I wanted time to explore, experiment, and work with the material for an extended period of time, this allows me to really see what the material behaves like, what it can do and become.

cherry bark explorations

The first material to use is bark. I have cherry, willow, and cedar bark to work with. I have just finished a month with the cherry bark. A few pieces will be sold but most are just explorations. It has been really gratifying to experiment with the material and to use it up.

talisman, cherry bark, willow, bone + kelp bobbles

cherry bark purse

cherry bark cylinders













About melaniethompsonsaltspring

A free spirit that loves working with natural materials to create beautiful art.
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