The artists of Art IN Hand Gallery wish you a happy new year!
May 2019 bring happiness and health to you and your whole family!
Art After Five happens every first Friday of the month, and Art IN Hand is open until 8pm. Bring your family and friends to explore the local art in our gallery. January's Student Art exhibit features the talented artists from Brownsburg High School.
Meet our Artists
Our January featured artists are Sally Phillips and Donna Hudson. We hope you enjoy reading about our local artists. Find out what inspires them, and their art work.
Sally Phillips: Jewelry
Sally has always loved to work with her hands, constructing and creating. About 10 years ago she discovered the art of wire wrapping jewelry. She was intrigued by the many techniques that can be used in constructing a piece of jewelry and has decided you can do just about anything with wire.
The success of her current style of wire wrapping is using heavy gauge half round and patterned wire of 14kt gold filled and sterling silver to create bracelets, rings, earrings, pendants and pins. The materials she uses in her work have become her trademark of this technique of wire wrapping.
Sally's work has been accepted in major art fairs and festivals across the country. She enjoys the full time commitment to her art. Along with creating her wire wrapped jewelry she teaches wire wrapping workshops and classes in enameling and glass fusing at the Indianapolis Art Center.
Donna Hudson: Weaving
My interest in weaving began many years ago watching a spinning demonstration and paired with an interest in old textiles. I soon learned to spin and that quickly led to wanting to learn to weave. I purchased my first loom in 1991. Since then I have been fortunate to attend many weaving classes with talented weavers who answered my questions, encouraged my attempts and fostered a desire to learn more. Like most weavers, I began with heavier yarns and simple structures. Now I weave mostly very traditional patterns with fine yarns in linen, cotton and silk.
I have had the good fortune to attend Vavstuga Weaving School in Massachusetts several times. Their emphasis on traditional patterns has influenced my weaving. It also gave me the opportunity to learn about drawlooms and to weave on a drawloom. As a result, one of my looms is now set for two harness weaving, and a drawloom will be moving in soon. Weaving with two harnesses simply means there is nearly unlimited ability to create patterns. So, my adventures with learning to weave are ongoing and exciting.