Ice Resin® is proud to present our 2012 Creative Team
of very talented Mixed Media & Jewelry Artists.
Click through their links to learn more about the wonderful work they create….
★ Kristen Robinson ★
Director of the Creative Team for ICE Resin®
Kristen Robinson is on the artistic journey of her life, one she compares to dancing through the pages of a history book. With a love of all things from the past and the stories locked within them she is drawn to many different forms of art from jewelry and textiles to painting and collage. Kristen is the author of Tales of Adornment – Techniques for Creating Romantic Resin jewelry and is currently penning her second book on Metal Etched Jewelry to be published with North Light Fall 2013.
Kristen is the Director of the ICE Resin® Design Teams, Designer of the Kristen Robinson Collection produced by ICE Resin®, Director’s Circle Artist for Somerset Studio Magazine as well as a Bonne Vivante for Somerset Life Magazine. Kristen’s art has appeared on the cover of an array of magazines, commercial art and stamp lines. As a nationally known instructor and Artist she is truly finding great joy in sharing her journey with others.
To learn more about Kristen visit www.kristenrobinson.net
★ Cindy Cima Edwards ★
With a BA in Fine Arts, Cindy has always sought artistic outlets. In 2002, she started scrapbooking with her daughter, then in 2007 discovered her passion for Jewelry design. Being fascinated with jewels and stones from an early age, this just felt right. Cindy’s first necklace creation was a gift to her mother Rita, shortly before she passed away. Rita loved jewelry and certainly would have reaped the benefits of Cindy’s new hobby. Her inspiration comes from many sources, including color, texture, nature, art beads, magazines, books, and her super creative daughter, April. Copper, brass, inks/colorants/patinas, and vintage elements are favorite mediums. Experimentation is the rule. Her newest passion is working with ICE Resin®. Cindy has been published multiple times in various magazines including: Bead Trends, Stringing, and Jewelry Affaire. Cindy lives in North Central Arkansas with her husband John and a small herd of animals.
To learn more about Cindy visit www.cindycima.com
★ Thespoena McLaughlin ★
Thespoena McLaughlin is a self taught mixed media artist, jewelry artisan, and teacher living in NW Arkansas with her husband and three kids. After a full day at work you can usually find her in her studio until the wee hours of the morning. Her work focuses on telling a story with found objects. She loves using rusted metals in her artwork, so much so that she started using a metal detector to find unique items long buried. You can find her work published in magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, CPS Pages, Somerset Studio Gallery, Art Doll Quarterly, and even on the cover of Sew Somerset summer 2011. Her jewelry was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 Cloth Paper Scissors Artisan of the Year competition. You can find her classes online and at Create Mixed Media Art Retreat.
To learn more about Thespoena visit www.vintiquitiesworkshop.blogspot.com
★ Lesley Venable ★
Lesley Venable is a self taught mixed media, collage, assemblage artist who lives in Roanoke, Virginia with her art husband and their family of fur babies. She has traveled across many states, near and far, to attend and teach at art retreats including Art Is You, Art & Soul, Artiscape, Art Unraveled, Lemoncholy’s Studio, Art Bliss, Private Studios, Paper Cowgirl and Paper Cowgirl’s Wicked Tea. Her artwork has been published in the Artitude Zine, Somerset Gallery, Somerset Weddings 4 and Sew Somerset. During down time you can find Lesley busy in her studio creating art, blogging or working with her online class site at “The Art of Altering”. Lesley loves sharing creative techniques in her classes and having wonderful artistic interactions with those that join her. She finds joy in seeing those “aha” moments and in watching someone touch a very tangible creation which just hours before had been an imagined piece.
To learn more about Lesley visit www.flatwoodsfolkart.typepad.com
★ Jen Crossley ★
Jen Crossley is an Australian mixed media artist and highly sought after instructor. Her art is truly unique, incorporating many a found object, vintage ephemera, metal she has herself etched, resin and much more. With a true eye for detail and the ability to see past a rusty bit of metal, Jen is able to create assemblage pieces, tiny books and jewellery from this assortment of pieces she collects. Jen’s career has now taken her abroad where she realised her dream of becoming an internationally recognised artist and began teaching at the Art n Soul retreats. Her work has been published in a number of Stampington’s magazine publications as well as Seth Apter’s book “The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed” as one of the 31 featured artists. Jen’s pieces conjure up images of times gone by …. which is the apt name of her blog, A Mark in Time. She lives in Miners Rest with her hubby mark and two children Nicole and Matthew.
To learn more about Jen visit http://amarkintime.blogspot.com
★ Lexi Grenzer ★
Lexi Grenzer is a teacher, jewelry designer and animal advocate in the Bay Area. She has a great love of all things Shabby Chic and Day of the Dead, which lead to the creation of her blog and business, The Shabby Calavera. Lexi’s days are spent creating in the studio, teaching classes, snuggling with her four fur babies and doting on her son and adoring husband. She attributes her love of art and hand crafted beauties to her Grandmother’s amazing influence. She feels blessed that she can contribute in any way to the creative community, and hopes to spend the rest of her life inspiring people to do the same.
To learn more about Lexi, visit www.lexigrenzer.blogspot.com
Susan has been involved in arts and crafts ever since she was little. She was sewing by the time she was 6, painting wildlife scenes soon after that, and has created countless handmade gifts for friends all her life. During college she took a left turn into the restaurant business and stayed there for the better part of 20 years but her dream of living a more creative life won out in the end. Now, years later with a husband and 2 children, “Charming Trinkets” thematic jewelry is the main focus of Susan’s attention. Susan is a one woman show, designing and hand creating each jewelry piece herself. She says: “My motto is to never create anything too serious, that life is short, and each day is precious. If I can make you smile or touch you emotionally I know I’ve done my job!”
You can discover more about Susan at: www.susansartcircus.com
★ Josephine Jones ”JoMama”
Jo is a self-taught mixed media artist who’s been creating her entire life. Her recent pieces include soldering, enameling and cold connections using recycled cans. Crazy about color and texture, she is drawn to discarded items radiating patina.
Her one of a kind works include items made from found, repurposed and salvaged stuff, with an organic bohemian vibe. She also crafts personal family heirlooms into wearable memories.
She teaches locally, is on the ICE Resin® Creative Team, was an ambassador for Bernina, and is teaching at Into the heArt art retreat in 2014. Also featured in Daily Candy, Celebrate Green Eco blog, Antisteez, OM times and is being published in Jewelry Affaire magazine in January 2014.
You can discover more about JoMama at: www.shopjomama.com
Pamela Huntington is a mixed media artist with a background in fiber arts. As her interests grew, her New England studio expanded to encompass many of the rooms in her home. Encaustics on one side of the kitchen, art journals and custom book making papers on a big table in the living room, fiber arts in a sewing room where the light is good, transformed photographs and websites via laptop. She collects antiques, loves to try new techniques and incorporate them into her designs with fabric, paper, resin, found objects and paints. Her publication credits include Belle Armoire, Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studio and Somerset Gallery. She teaches at Art Fest, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Artful Gathering, and Paper Cowgirl. Her artwork is showcased in Autumn Light Studio and Dehn Gallery. When Pamela is not busy creating or teaching, she’s likely outside taking care of and being inspired by fifteen acres of woodland and grass.
Discover more about Pamela at: http://www.pamelahuntington.typepad.com
Sandy Martin has been working in mixed media for the past twenty-two years. She started her artistic career painting with oils and acrylics. She was quickly drawn to recycled works and began incorporating that style into her mixed media art. As a lover and admirer of handmade jewelry, she started Sweet Pea Jewelry – this allows her to create mini pieces of functional recycled/mixed media art that can also be worn as personal adornment.
Growing up in the Southwest has afforded Sandy an opportunity to draw inspiration from her unique environment. She is am best known for her use of color and unexpected combinations of materials. The bond created between creator and wearer is priceless.
Find out more about Sandy at: www.sweetpeajewelry1.blogspot.com
★ Joanna Pierotti ★
JoAnna Pierotti is a full time working mixed media artist who finds joy in creating art dolls, assemblage, working with metal and vintage tattered fibers and lace. She has a passion for teaching. Joanna is a down-to-earth kind of gal, who enjoys the classroom energy.
Her work has been published in numerous publications including Art Making, Collections and Obsessions, Exhibition 36 , A Charming Exchange and The Pulse of Mixed Media: Secrets and Passions of 100 Artists Revealed. Her work has been collected all over the world.
Joanna grew up in New England, transplanted to Southern California in 1973 and presently lives in Arizona with her husband, Ron, of 22 years and their new pup, Willow.
To learn more about Joanna visit www.mosshill.blogs.com
“Dare to Be Different” is Cindy Bisson’s motto, and her busy studio is proof. Cindi is a delightful person and a talented mixed media and jewelry artist. But that is far from all… Home decor? Yes. Upcycle? Of course! Paper crafts? You bet. Rubber stamps? Her own line premiered through Stampington in ’06. Teacher? Yes. You may have enjoyed her classes online, When Creativity Knocks, at CHA, Maker Fairs, Scrapper’s Dream Vacations and many others. Writer? Check her out in Bella Crafts Quarterly, Scrap n Art, and The Polymer Arts Magazine. Cindi’s blog is Behind These Eyes. She was our Superstar Saturday guest when this blog was not quite new, she also hopped with Industrial Chic earlier in 2012, you can find technique videos and beautiful projects she made by searching this blog.
Cat Kerr ★ www.inthelightofthemoon.blogspot.com
Joanna Pierotti ★ www.mosshill.blogs.com
Andrea Ring ★ www.amuckdesign.blogspot.com
Kathy Thompson ★ www.katalinajewelry.blogspot.com
Tina Schiefer ★ www.patinamarie.blogspot.com