Author Archives: melaniethompsonsaltspring

About melaniethompsonsaltspring

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

new show, new work

These pieces plus others will be at KiZmit galeria and cafe on Salt Spring for the month of October. I am showing with a photographer. There is also the 20th anniversary show of the basketry guild in October. My piece … Continue reading

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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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