Phyllis Wire Work


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Phyllis Wire Work

  1. 1. wire work by phyllis
  2. 2. As a child I remember being fascinated by colors and movement. Seeing rainbows of color float along the walls all around me from the from stained glass window above me. In college I pursued art and design, design, which led to a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in graphic design, industrial design and photography and have been working as a graphic designer for over 30 years. Working to express clients wants and needs in a 2 dimensional printed expression. I have always felt my felt design work was like a treasure hunt—the pieces were hiding and I had hunt— to find them and put them together in a way that worked to create the create collateral material that would do the job for the client. I have continued with activities related to creating and making things — but always visual things never with the written word, only images, visuals, color, shapes using many different materials.
  3. 3. All wire is sterling silver or gold filled . All wire work is cold , there is no soldering. The only tools used are pliers, a hammer and my hands.
  4. 4. yellow jade
  5. 5. rhodocrosite
  6. 6. sea shells & stone
  7. 7. glass, raku, stone
  8. 8. kianite & bali
  9. 9. blue lace agate
  10. 10. karen ovington glass
  11. 11. sher berman glass
  12. 12. mother of pearl, shells & pearls
  13. 13. mop earrings & necklace
  14. 14. mop earrings & necklace
  15. 15. horn & sterling silver necklace
  16. 16. dichroic glass & swarovski
  17. 17. dichroic glass & swarovski
  18. 18. earthstone pendant
  19. 19. earthstone pendant & pearls
  20. 20. basket
  21. 21. tassel
  22. 22. changeable earrings
  23. 23. labradorite pendant
  24. 24. biographical information: Lynn Merchant, wireworking: 1998, Beads 1 & Chain of Events; wireworking: 1999, Pins; 2001, Findings; 2002 Baskets & Tassels Arline Fisch, Knitting and Crochet in Wire, 2002 Fisch, Stephanie Sersisich, Spiny-Knotted Bracelet, 2005 Sersisich, Spiny- Ati Johansen, The Joseph Albers Color Theory Workshop, 2000 Robin Atkins, finger woven treasure necklace, Tibetan technique, 1996 Atkins, The Longs, wireworking, 1995 Longs, wireworking, Kansas City Art Institute, 1967-1970, BFA Institute, 1967- Southern Illinois University, 1965-1967 University, 1965- Buckminster Fuller left a lasting influence Highland Park High School, 1961-1965 School, 1961- Harriet Drisieger, enamel and silver jewelry classes Drisieger,
  25. 25. gallery affiliation: Gallery 60035, Highland Park, IL, 2005 Frederick Prete Ltd., Highland Park, IL, 1982-1985 1982- selected group exhibits: BSGC, Chicago, IL, Art of Beadwork, 1998 thru 2003, spring & fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Gallery 60035, Highland Park, 2005 Art On The Lawn, Rockford, IL, 2000, 2001 Cuneo Museum, Libertyville, IL, Wearable Art and Jewelry, 1993, 1994 Temple Beth El, Northbrook, IL, Art Fest, 1985, 1993 Kemper Insurance, Summer Fest, 1985 Temple Judeha Mitzpah, Skokie, IL, 1985 Mitzpah,
  26. 26. technique: At this time I am working with sterling silver and gold filled wire to create intricate wirework components, jewelry and sculpture. I use pliers, mandrel and wire with my fingers to create beads of many forms. I do not solder my work, it is all cold worked to form and shape the various parts. I combine my wire work with glass and metal beads, semi-precious beads, natural materials (shells, wood, glass) and lamp worked glass beads.