Sep
02
2015
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Crafts Section :: Page 3

  • Spoons become art at new store

    Jose and Connie Soto recently opened Artistic Silver on Dayton Street at the site of the former Sugar Cubes. The store sells Jose’s original jewelry, along with other offerings. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    A new jewelry store downtown has its origins in Jose Soto’s desire, 38 years ago, to capture the attention of a woman who would later become his wife.

  • Local pottery features new work

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    Miami Valley Pottery completed the most recent firing of functional ceramic pots in the pottery’s large wood kiln last week.

  • Macbeth offers up the Oten for sale

    After several decades of creating art with the bricks and mortar at his Xenia Avenue Oten Gallery, Alan Macbeth is putting his building on the market. The Yellow Springs Arts Council resides in part of the building, and the Asian Collection rents another space. MacBeth lives in a basement apartment.

    The brick archways of the Oten Gallery have been a labor of love and obsession for Alan Macbeth, the owner and creator of the distinctive structure on Xenia Avenue. But after several years testing the sound of his voice saying he feels ready to sell, he is sure that he is no longer in a position to steward his master work.

  • Weavers thread custom crafts

    Ruth Flory, right, weaves gift bags from used plastic grocery bags while Cindy Carbone, center, and Debbie Hogue, left, work their looms. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Weavers darted their shuttles through looms, spun dog hair into thread and taught their craft to newcomers as part of the Yellow Springs Experience on Tuesday.

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