The Carpenter's Wife RI crafts upcycled, OOAK art and functional pieces from various media. The woman behind the magic, Jerilyn Spaziano, tells us that her inspiration often comes from taking walks in the woods and stumbling upon unique and unusual pieces of wood or piles of oversized acorns. She's also been known to use pallets found behind abandoned warehouses. Each time, she tells us she thinks, "Free wood! I'm going to take this home and make something out of it."
Jerilyn began working with wood in 1975 when she made history as the first woman in her high school to take wood shop classes. She later married master carpenter, David Spaziano, and continued developing her woodworking skills and learning from him. But wood isn't Jerilyn's only talent. She holds a master seamstress certificate and enjoys taking classes in jewelry-making and metal working, too. This carpenter's wife is truly a 'Jill' of all trades and a master of many.
"I feel proud to be part of Providence Flea, which represents an eclectic mix of artists and crafts people from the state of Rhode Island. The vendors are like a family who help each other, while independently hoping to sell their wares." Welcome to the family, Jerilyn!
See the latest from The Carpenter's Wife RI at the Flea on Sunday, June 14 from 10 am - 4 pm!
Jaclyn Trudel is a budding jewelry maker from Riverside, RI. Jackie practices the ancient art of decoupage, using vintage papers affixed to hand-cut aluminum bases to create earrings in an array of colors, textures and patterns. Her work reminds us of 17th century-style, Venetian cut-out paper decorations that are thought to have made their way into Europe through trade links between Italy and the Far East. Jackie is currently working towards a Bachelor's degree in jewelry design and metal smithing. We look forward to seeing more creations from this aspiring decopeur this summer at The Flea!
See Jackie at The Flea on July 14.