Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fiercely Independent-A Rose of a Different Color

Yellow Splatter- Ceramic Bowl

Staci Rose of Staci Rose Designs has had an affinity for the arts since she was five years old. She has lived in San Francisco for the last 10 years while developing herself as a self-taught artist and musician.

The artist creates items in a number of mediums including jewelry, home d├ęcor, Judaica, oil painting, and ceramics, all of which are decidedly different. Among the styles of jewelry she makes are beaded designs, chain, and wire-wrapped, and also has some polymer clay pendants.

She uses some very idiosyncratic combinations of stones in her jewelry that many people wouldn’t know to try together, and the result is a depth and richness that almost make one feel as if they’d just had a satisfying meal.

Pagea Russian and Brazillian Amazonite Gemstone Earrings feature Russian Amazonite puff cylinders and Brazilian Amazonite faceted rounds. 1-1/3", and surgical steel ear hooks. These retail for $10.99, a very good price by the way. I believe only the hooks are base metal and the wire and head pins are sterling. (She uses surgical steel earwires because they're hypoallergenic, as she finds many of her customers have allergies to Nickel, Gold, and Sterling Silver especially when wearing earrings). The combination of the shapes and the two different shades of darker and lighter green really make these unique and exhilarating!

Chocolate Blush is a gorgeous double-strand combination of Zebra Jasper, Pink Opal, and Chrysanthemum stone. This necklace truly reminds me of a Neapolitan hot fudge sundae. Its creamy strawberry pinks, and shades of chocolate brown seem to mix and run into one another. This piece would be hard to pass up. I’m picky when it comes to jewelry, but in this one all the conditions are right! You won’t want to take it off at the end of the day. It’s just that luscious!

I saw this lovely, sunny, orange and yellow painting called Julie Amazon on page 5 of her Etsy store and I really like how she uses light and shadow. It measures 12 X 16” and is in oils on canvas paper, primed and mounted on “perfect mount” board.


Shown at top is Yellow Splatter, a large ceramic bowl that resembles a wonderful up-side-down hat with ruffled gathers, created with slab and slump methods, then edges were ruffled by hand. The whole piece has been glazed with Speckled Yellow and splattered with Blue Gloss Glazes. It is texture rich and can be used as a decorative or functional piece. The bowl measures approximately 5" high, 12" top diameter & 3-1/2" base diameter. It is oven, food and dishwasher safe but do not use this bowl in the microwave! Comes signed on the bottom.

Staci believes that each piece she creates is predestined for a particular individual.

She’s a Certified Member of EBSQ Self-Representing Artists, and a proud member of Worldwide Women Artists, an international collective of women artists showing and selling our work online.

Staci welcomes custom orders. Contact her with all special requests at stacirosedesigns@yahoo.com and be sure to tell her you heard about her through The 90 Day Challenge!

Her work is sold in galleries and boutiques in Canada and in the US in the San Francisco Bay area. To check out more of her online collection or to purchase these go to:
http://stacirose.etsy.com

To learn more about the artist go to her blog:
http://stacirose.blogspot.com

3 comments:

Phyllis said...

Very nice article - Phyllis

Staci Rose said...

Lovely post! Thank you very much - you did such a wonderful piece! I can't wait to post this on my blog! :D

Giftbearer said...

I hope you make more of those bowls. Do you have your own kiln?