Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Jeff Clark: Letting the (wood) chips fall where they may

Jeff at his lathe (see what I mean about the chips?)
Jeff Clark turns a little bit of everything. Lamps, bowls...
Lamp by Jeff Clark
Spalted Maple Bowl by Jeff Clark
beautiful kitchen tools...

Serving pieces by Jeff Clark

and gifts (for you or someone else).
Bottle Stoppers by Jeff Clark
Come by ArtBrake! and see what else Jeff has turned out. This year at one location with twelve artists. June 10 and 11.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Dick Seed: He is without catagory

Meet Dick Seed...
in his studio with a friend
This former microbiologist has traded his microscope for knives, woodfiles and paintbrushes.  His irreverent sense of humor and unconventional imagination, as well as his deft hands, have given way to a vast variety of not-too-serious artistic objects. 
The Duckess of Chatham...or maybe one of her offspring

Great for home, office or garden, Dick's creations are sure to entertain.  And some even come with their very own back story. 

See Dick and his (ahem) objets d'art at ArtBrake! on June 10 and 11.  This year there are 12 artists at one indoor/outdoor location: 360 Frosty Meadow Drive in northeast Chatham County (about 7 miles south of Chapel Hill). Click here for more info.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Featured Artist: Darren Powers (aka Johnny Glaze)

Where there's Johnny Glaze, there's danger!
Johnny Glaze (Darren Powers) at work
 There is nothing conventional, and everything smile-inducing, about Darren Powers' creations.
Johnny Glaze creations before firing...

and after firing.

Darren's raku fired ceramics are not to be missed. It's best to see them up close and even better with Darren there to tell you how he does what he does. 

Don't miss seeing him, and eleven other artists, at ArtBrake! 2017. June 10-11 from 10am to 5pm. All at one location: the beautiful studio and grounds of Bluebird Farm. Find more info here.

Monday, May 8, 2017

A Twist on Stained Glass...and other materials

Regina Bridgman 2017
Regina Bridgman has been creating some new pieces using her stained glass techniques but with a different twist. After having to give up her leaded work for health reasons, Regina cleverly began to make stepping stones and indoor/outdoor art pieces (think doorstops, decorative pieces for the garden) with the stained glass that she loves and working with.  Soon came other concrete pieces featuring words, phrases and symbols that are meant to inspire or just bring a smile to someone.

Come see Regina and the eleven other artists at ArtBrake! this June 10 and 11 at the beautiful Bluebird Farm studio and grounds in Chatham County.  See www.ArtBrake.net for more information or look for our postcards in local shops and eateries.

Sunday, April 30, 2017


We've been busy preparing for ArtBrake 2017.  Above is the front half of this year's postcard, which we'll begin distributing around the middle of May.  Be sure to look for them in local businesses and restaurants.  The back features a map showing this year's ONE STOP, and other details.  Looking forward to seeing you all.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

2017 ArtBrake! - Twelve Artists in One Location


Spalted Maple Bowl by Jeff Clark

2017 ArtBrake! is coming!  We're doing things a little differently this year in hopes that we'll have the weather in our favor.  So this year, ArtBrake! will be June 10 and 11.

We are also going to make it easy on those who want to see all of our artists but have a hard time getting to every stop.  This year we will all be at Linda Anderson's beautiful Bluebird Farm Studio.  Twelve artists (including Jeff and Jon Clark - new this year) will be in one location.

So start thinking about all the places and people in your life that need art.  There will be wood, jewelry, paintings, mobiles, garden art, sculpture, folk art, pottery...there will be a lot!
Looking forward to seeing your there!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Confluence of Eclectic Influences



ArtBrake! is honored to have among our artists, Dr. Richard (Dick) Seed.

The art of Dick Seed is a magical glimpse into the complexities of the man himself. 

Upon retirement, Dick transitioned from Scientist, Teacher, Professor, Researcher, School of Public Health Chair … 
to full time Artist. 

Using media ranging from pen and ink, watercolors, metal, and wood, Dick creates visual pictures of abstract themes. His unexpected art spans from to frolicking to reflective and wistful.

Initially interested in Cubism, his sight turned to interpretations of objects through the geometric form and structure of the triangle. He has thence been donned the father of the new art, “Trianglism.” 

Whether carved animals, fantasy beings, whimsical canes, intricate wood murals, or contemporary works from found objects, Dick’s genius shines through his artistic variations in all their forms. 

Make sure to allow yourself enough time to spend in his studio, laughing, touching, exploring and pondering the inspired diversity in his inventive world.

ArtBrake! 2015
  Save the Dates! 
April 25th and 26th

10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lush North Chatham County 
(South of Chapel Hill / Carrboro)
on Jones Ferry Road