Author Archives: melaniethompsonsaltspring

About melaniethompsonsaltspring

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

bark residency continued

The wrapped rocks are with cane not bark. I am still working with my bark supply. Having finished with the cherry and birch bark I have been using my supply of willow bark. It is such a lovely material, smells … Continue reading

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blog post of note

Janine Vangool who is the editor, publisher, and chief cook and bottlewasher of this fabulous magazine, uppercase, posted this in her blog-thank you Janine. http://uppercasemagazine.com/blog/2017/6/26/mrswilliams

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poster

Just came out, excited to see all the work installed.

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some other completed works

These are some weavings I made for an upcoming basketry guild show. Also hanging isĀ kelp, sweet grass, cordage, and raffia plus some lovely seed pods. While I have been working on the bark residency I have also finished some other … Continue reading

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bark residency 2017

  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 … Continue reading

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winter

big winter snows this last week, home bound, roads unplowed, in the studio working on a prototype for a bigger piece, not very happy with the result but through trial and error I now know how I want to proceed. … Continue reading

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Yeah, we did it!

unabashed bragging, so happy to get this email the other day. Dear Melanie and Judith, Thank you for your proposal for a showcase in 2017. The jury were very taken with your plan, the inspiration behind it, and the many … Continue reading

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