Mark Guido

Timberstone Rustic Arts
166 Acadia Hwy
Montville, ME 04941
www.mainerockguy.com

Welcome to my page…. Timberstone Rustic Arts.

We are the original Maine maker of natural stone products and fine rustic twig furniture. The shapes and forms we saw on the beaches and in the forests of Maine inspired us to create our products.

Please visit our webpage : mainerockguy.com or our studio in Montville Maine to see our beautiful natural products.

Lisa A F Jones

Ember Grove
Freeport, Maine
207-761-0408
lisa@embergrove.com
www.embergrove.com

Growing up in Maine, with its abundant natural resources and beauty, has had a significant influence on my creativity. By making my own papers, I can convey a sensitivity and detail of nature that cannot be obtained by other methods. I hand harvest natural elements such as flowers and seeds to add texture, color, and design to my papers. I observe the aspects of the natural line formation in Maine’s coastline and plant life and bring my studies to the studio, where I create my voice of nature. Translating my inspirations into botanically inspired copper wire forms, I solder these structures together to use with my own handmade papers and often include wood as an accent. I then apply my handmade papers to each sculpture and then electrify it to create a cocoon of light, an ember glow. My creations take the outdoors in, enabling the enjoyment and interaction with nature on a daily basis. Every piece is one-of-a-kind; no batch of paper is ever alike, just as no form is ever the same. Custom work is always welcome.

Ron King

13 Faerie Kingdom Road
Penobscot , ME 04476
207 326-8287
ronking@gwi.net
ron-king-wwhj.squarespace.com/

I have been weaving all my adult life. I have come to believe that being a weaving is why I am here. I have always seen myself as a designer of functional textiles. I want to make products that people use in their daily lives as body adornment or other functional uses. I have always been interested in the complexities of woven textiles, the interplay of fibers and threads to create patterns, textures, and movement.

Paul Monfredo & Nancy McCormick

Monfredo McCormick
3 Barr Hill Way
PO Box 121
Seal Harbor, ME 04675
207 276-4239
monfredo.mccormick@gmail.com
www.gildedimagesofmaine.com

Paul Monfredo began learning the technique of water gilding more than twenty-five years ago. It is an ancient technique using the same materials and methods today as hundreds of years ago. First the wooden structure of the frame is built and carved, if required. Then gesso, which is made from animal skin glue and whiting (ground chalk), is gradually applied, producing a hard, evenly smooth layer. Red, black, blue, or yellow clay or bole is painted on the smoothed gesso surface. 23kt gold leaf is then applied with a gilder’s tip, a thin, flat brush. The gold may then be burnished with an agate stone, or rubbed and antiqued, depending on the desired finish. If the frame is to be painted, Nancy will have incised the design into the gesso surface before it is gilded. After the gilding process is complete, the egg tempera is painted on in many layers, one color over another, each layer adding to the next.

Gretchen Schaefer

Great Blue Mosaic
1709 Forest Avenue Portland, ME 04103
(207) 272-0519
greatbluemosaic@gmail.com
www.greatbluemosaic.com

An artist since childhood, exploring all manner of media from fiber to metalwork to painting, I turned to mosaic in 2000. Mosaic allows me to combine my love of texture, color and fine craftsmanship to create images inspired by the natural world.
My influences are diverse, from the patterns and stylized forms of Roman and Byzantine mosaic to the paintings of Gustav Klimt, with their juxtaposition of naturalistic portraiture against atomized, abstract fields.
I concentrate on natural images, notably wildlife found where land and water meet – fish, dragonflies and, in particular, herons, to which I have dedicated a series of mosaics.
The use of natural stone in combination with classic mosaic materials such as smalti, porcelain, marble and glass allows me to contrast color, texture and reflectivity in my work.
I do business as Great Blue Mosaic, and produce fine art wall pieces, a line of decorative vessels and a line of mosaic jewelry. I work with contractors and individuals on custom commissions.