Mary Hamby is a full time artist working out of her studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. She will be setting up a booth at Hippie Fest on April 22 to showcase her business Twenty Two West. Here are some words from Mary :)
"The name of my business, Twenty Two West, comes from a place that inspires me - the address of the home where I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. My goal is to use traditional crafts combined in new ways in each of my pieces. I use the classic techniques of weaving, ceramics, and woodworking to create wearable art and to build approachable sculptures that suit the modern home.
My art has been a way to connect with other craftspeople for sourcing handspun, naturally dyed fibers, sustainably sourced wood, and community driven ceramics. My passion is to connect people with beautiful and attainable art.
My loom blocks are a step toward the goal of creating beautiful and attainable art. Each loom block begins by sanding through reclaimed wood to expose the unique figure. Once the loom is built, I begin shaping the clay, firing it, and gilding each piece by hand, and finally layering in colors and textures using responsibly sourced fibers. Every loom block I create shows the process of weaving encased in a finished piece. No two of these sculptures are ever the same - each one has its own personality that comes to life throughout the handmade process."
Meet Mary, and check out her beautiful work, at Hodges Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch on Earth Day - April 22, 2017 :D Interested in participating as a vendor at Hippie Fest - Charlotte, NC? Space is running out! Register today at HippieFest.org/Vendor-Registration