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Planning for the American Craft Exposition (ACE) 2014

Planning for the American Craft Exposition (ACE) 2014



I love the American Craft Exposition, because it gives me a local opportunity to connect with artists from all over the country. So much of a show is talking to other artists, getting ideas, feeling dynamic.

And the ACE show is also awesome, because proceeds support breast and ovarian cancer research and care at the NorthShore University HealthSystem. And doing anything to contribute to support a cause like that feels really important.

Though the show isn't for another few weeks -- August 22 to 24 -- I'm already preparing for...


Irwin, Einstein, and Me

Irwin, Einstein, and Me

The other day on our Facebook page, we quoted the fine Robert Irwin bio Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, by Lawrence Weschler. It's an endlessly giving book, and one that I highly recommend. 


"...color in nature is made up as much from texture as it is from the actual color itself. You have a color that’s made up of, say, fifty points of light, rather than on a painting, where it may be a single smear of color. Even in a...


New work by Gustav Reyes

New work by Gustav Reyes

Working hard in the shop for the Ingrained show at the Patina Gallery and LOOT at MAD. Check out these designs I did using wood and titanium. Woods are mixed between Cherry, Walnut and Hickory.





Curious New Brooch Design

Curious New Brooch Design




I've been in the shop preparing for some upcoming shows (see "On the Road Again" a few posts back for a list of shows). With these pieces I was exploring space and weight. They are pretty far from anything I've created before.

Materials used are Cherry, Walnut, Titanium and Stainless Steel. All handmade in Pilsen, Chicago at Gustav Reyes Studio.


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Signature Series Two Piece Bracelet

Signature Series Two Piece Bracelet

This new design is a shift from the continuous wood pieces I often do. It is made of two pieces that snap together. I also experimented with a rough texture.