Maggie Maggio

Smashing Color for the 21st Century

Category: Inspirations (page 3 of 7)

Corbieres Creatives IV

As soon as Synergy III ends on March 17th, I will be flying off to southern France for a wonderful four day polymer event hosted by Kylee Milner and her husband, Andy. I will be teaching a workshop on Dynamic Color: Combining Instinct with Intention. Sarah Shriver is teaching her Big Beads workshops and Sandra […]

Polymer Pamper Play III

Polymer Pamper Play is a premier polymer event organized for the past three years by Debbie Carlton and Rebecca Thickbroom at the Cotswold Conference Center near the picturesque town of Broadway, England. I’ve heard wonderful things about PPP every year – everyone always talks about it in superlatives! I am thrilled and honored to be teaching […]

Mosaic – Helen Shirk, Metalsmith

New Website is Live

Its been almost a year since the Racine Art Museum’s Terra Nova Exhibition and Symposium. One of the challenges I came away with from that weekend was to take my work up a notch. During the year before RAM, I was playing with how to use polymer to make jewelry without any other materials or […]

Craftcast Class Tonight!

Join Allison Lee and me this evening for a 90 minute class on Striped Split Ring Chain. I will be covering a little bit about color, a little bit about colorwashing with polymer,  and a lot about making fun split rings in a variety of techniques and palettes. Click on the photo for more information […]

Introducing VIA Artistica

I want to introduce you to my latest adventure, VIA Artistica! I’m collaborating with three friends –  Laurel Swetnam, Kirsten Carpentier, and Pam Jacobs – to create a teaching studio in a former Sunday School classroom in Portland, Oregon. We will be part of the grassroots TaborSpace community sharing space with Mount Tabor Presbyterian Church. […]

NanoColor & Lena

The scientists at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore have successfully encoded color information into nano-sized structures and in the process inadvertently broke the record for printing at the highest color resolution ever: 100,000 dots per inch. The image shown above is a greatly enlarged version of the actual print. The scale […]

Garden Color Wheel

Kym Pokorny is a garden writer for the Oregonian newspaper here in Portland, and a member of the board for the Hardy Plant Society of Oregon. Her writing is always inspiring and the photos luscious. In this morning’s issue of Home and Garden magazine, Pokorny begins by sharing how “The color wheel makes my head […]

Mosaic – Jan Myers-Newberry, Fiber

Color Retreat 2012

Finding Your Color Voice Five-Day Personal Color Retreat in Portland, OR August 6 – 10, 2012  $350 more information . . .

Mosaic – Shana Kroiz, Enamal

Academic Regalia

Its that time of year again. The strains of Pomp and Circumstance fill the air as commencement ceremonies all over the country open with the faculty filing into the field, or gymnasium, or stadium, or convention center. Tradition calls for the faculty and students to be dressed in academic regalia. Academic regalia, or academicals, refer to […]

Teaching in Victoria

Last month I spent a week in beautiful Victoria, B.C. teaching a Smashing Color retreat with a small group of friends from the Vancouver Island Polymer Clay Artists Guild. It was a new experience for me in many ways. First – I was able to walk around a little bit of the Victoria Harbor the […]

Worldwide Pasta Machine Survey

Last week Sage Bray, the editor of The Polymer Arts magazine, and I had a guest post on Polymer Clay Daily about measuring thicknesses on pasta machines. We asked the polymer community to follow measuring instructions and fill out a short survey.  We’ve heard from artists all over the world and so far we’ve collected more […]

Rothko’s Red

Portland Center Stage just finished a run of the play “RED” about Mark Rothko. Originally staged in London, the play opened on Broadway two years ago and won the 2010 Tony for Best Play. This two-person play by John Logan is set in Rothko’s studio in the late 1950’s.  He is working on paintings for the […]

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