Maggie Maggio

Exploring Color in the 21st Century

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Teaching in Tucson

I will be teaching two fun one day workshops in Tucson, Arizona at the end of January,  just before the start of the Gem and Mineral Show. The workshops, combining color studies and the Watercolor technique, are $75 each – both for $125  – plus a $20 per student per day fee to cover the […]

Titles for New Work

Most of my new work has names that I easily associate with the piece.  For example, every time I show someone the photo on the left, they say it reminds them of octupuses so I called it “Octopi” – one of the three plural forms of octopus. The other day a friend asked about one of my […]

Reweaving the Solstice

On this shortest day of the year 2012, I celebrate the return of the light, and reflect on the interconnections that tie us all together. Its deeply comforting in these dark days to know that many of my treasured Christmas traditions are rewoven rites from the Roman Saturnalia, the Northern European Yule, and the Celtic […]

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 […]

The Complement of Blue is . . .

Orange?  Yellow?  It depends? There are two Holy Grails in color study. Perfect primaries and exact complements. After years of searching for both, I have come to the conclusion that perfect primaries do not exist and  exact complements do not matter. Expand the range of the traditional pairs and you have a good enough guide: […]

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

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