Original La Posada Harvey Girl Marie Lamar and I having a chat and negotiating a trade: a box of broken Mimbreno dishes for a custom piece from my Fred Harvey Line. Thank you, Ann-Mary for facilitating this meeting. I can’t stop doin’ the happy dance!
See below for the custom piece I’ve just finished for Marie Lamar. Click on image to view larger.
As I walk the railroad tracks searching for old bits of Fred Harvey and Santa Fe pottery, I have started documenting what these pieces look like before I transform them. Here are a few of those photos.
At the Rockport Center for the Arts, on May 4th I will be having a trunk show along with Kim Knife Chief. We will then give a two day workshop on beginning silversmithing. This is a sample of the work I will be showing.
I will be a featured artist in the upcoming Fred Harvey weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 20th-22nd, 2017. Click here to read the full September 2017 newsletter from La Fonda.
Excerpt from newsletter:
Detours at La Fonda – SPECIAL EVENT!
Welcome Fred Heads and Mary Jane Colter Fans! October 20th through October 22nd, 2017 is Fred Harvey Weekend in Santa Fe and Detours at La Fonda will be featuring all things Harvey. In store, on Friday October 20th from 10am-1pm and from 4-5:30 PM, artist Elise Renault will be on hand with unique, wearable sculpture-like jewelry made from very scarce, broken pieces of Fred Harvey dinnerware that she finds along the railroad tracks. The red and black Mimbreno pattern was introduced in the late 1930’s and used exclusively on the Santa Fe Chief until 1970. Each piece is hand-built and one-of-a kind and set in sterling silver. At the same time, Tom Whitson, one of La Fonda’s Art & History Docents, will be demonstrating traditional punched tinwork.
Click here to see more work from my Fred Harvey Line. Hope to see you there!