Chris Van Dyke / Van Dyke Jewelry and Fine CraftWhen I put my energy into creating a piece of jewelry, I strive to find the balance between beauty and...
Surface Design Studios
My work celebrates nature in art-to-wear signed prints and colorfield paintings. The iridescent, translucent colors of my designs on silk come alive when worn, bringing dynamic grace and movement to the depictions of dragonflies, leaves and other natural wonders. The prints can also be enjoyed as art for the wall when not being worn. Cyanotype or blueprinting, marbling, screen printing, discharge and handpainting with interference colors are all techniques I use to create designs from nature as seen through eyes of a passionate gardener.
Click on "View Gallery" upper right to see examples of unique wearable art prints, and learn more about the process. Themes include ginkgo, skeletonized grape leaves, sumac and Japanese maples. Other designs inspired by the garden include moonflowers and dragonflies. ferny corydalis, pin oak, lacy sassafras and dogwood. While each print is unique, a similar print can be created for you if the one you choose is sold. Find my botanical scarves at Southern Highland Craft Gallery in Biltmore Village. Visit https://www.facebook.com/enid.adams.90 to see the collection. My marbled scarves can be found at Allanstand Craft Shop, SHCG's HQ on the parkway. Request additional images by e-mail, or call to discuss your custom order.
I have been a professional studio artist since 1981. I also make a line of leaf jewelry fro iridized glass and gemstones. Leaves used in the prints, and much inspiration, come from our organic garden which features many unique daylilies hybrids.
Exhibiting Juried Member
Southern Highland Craft Guild: Fiber 2002-present
ACV: Fiber inaugural jury 2000-present; Glass Jewelry 2010-present http://www.artisanscenterofvirginia.org/our_artisans/detail/adams_enid1
Selected past representation:
American Craft Museum NYC, Renwick Gallery Shop, Smithsonian, DC; Guild.com; Folk Art Center Main and Focus Galleries, Parkway Crafts, Green Hill, NC, Arrowcraft TN; Virginia Museum, ACV, Artisphere, Ellipse Craft Shop co-op gallery member, the Barnswallow & Artisans Studio Tour near Charlottesville, Rockefeller Museum & Colonial Williamsburg Lodge, VA.
Selected Teaching experience:
workshops in suminagashi & Turkish marbling, painting & printing on silk & paper for Smithsonian RAP, DC; Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, MD; VA Museum & affiliates, Visual Art Center of Richmond, Lee Art Center, VA; Brookfield Craft Center, Guilford Handcrafts, CT
BFA Crafts 1977 VA Commonwealth University, studies in clay, metal, fiber
Post Graduate studies in Surface design on Cloth & Paper: Parsons School of Design in Japan, Penland School of Crafts, NC, Arrowmont & Appalachian Center for Crafts, TN
Fused glass: Snow Farm, MA
Published Articles: Fiberarts and Grandiflora.