Monthly Archives: February 2013

Weekend Sale at Sawbridge Studios

Hey, Craft Lovers, if you’re looking for fabulous furniture and hand-made art and accessories by some of the finest artisians in the country, then look no further than Sawbridge Studios during the weekend of March 2! Sawbridge will be opening its doors to celebrate its 20th anniversary, highlighting the craft movement in America with special appearances and trunk shows by some of the studio’s most popular artists, including Marie Roth of Long Grove who makes historical American flags from reclaimed barn wood; Dennis O’Malley of Wilmette who makes water-colored etchings of Chicago points of interest; and Zachary Harms of Cicero who makes live-edge furniture from rescued Chicago-area trees.

Throughout the entire weekend, Sawbridge Studios will be donating 15 percent of the weekend’s sales, including website orders, to the American Craft Exposition (ACE), which raises funds for breast and ovarian cancer research and care at NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore).

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An American flag by Marie Roth, via Long Grove Artist’s Guild, http://www.lgamc.org

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The River at Wolf Point no. 126 by Dennis O’Malley

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Console table by Zachary Harms

Sawbridge Studios is located at 897 Green Bay Road & 1015 Tower Court in Winnetka. The free trunk show will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you can’t make it to Sawbridge Studios in person during the weekend, or would like to make a donation to the pioneering research being conducted at NorthShore, which is already showing promising results in preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women, please go here: foundation.northshore.org/ace.

 

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Artist Profile: Terri Logan

A long time children’s art therapist, Terri Logan, encountered a love for her craft when she first enrolled in jewelry class. She was then drawn to working with torches as it made her feel connected with her late father. Her artistic path first led her to co-major in sculpture and child psychology, but when the economy took a down turn, she decided to graduate early with a BA in Sculpture. Later, she was reunited with her passion for art and psychology in her clinical graduate degree, a MAT, Master of Art Therapy. As she says, “Becoming a metal smith was less than a direct path for me.”

Terri Logan

Each piece of Terri’s artwork is made from metal and river stones that she hand picks herself. The jewelry itself can be summarized into four categories: organic, industrial, tribal and reduction, each of which has a post modern and abstract influence that the material dictates above all. By nature, working with river stones and metal is both organic, the stones, and industrial, the metal.

Her artwork employs an innate force of life and energy that’s found in the material. In this sense, her jewelry pieces are great therapy for those having lost a loved one or for those battling illnesses like breast or ovarian cancer.

Terri Logan black stone earrings and ring

Terri Logan has appeared at numerous art shows across the county, including The American Craft Exposition (ACE) and recently spoke at the kick-off event to ACE. Gus Rodriguez, MD, also spoke about his incredible research in ovarian cancer research where he seeks to develop an effective pharmacologic approach to preventing ovarian cancer. Funds raised at ACE benefit Dr. Rodriguez’s ground-breaking research.