Saturday, September 3, 2011

Portland Saturday Market 9/3/11

Portland Saturday Market has a wide variety of art to offer, yet 60% of the market is made up of jewelry artisans.  The really cool thing is each jewelry artisan  creates unique designs and works with unique components.  So while having something for everyone, there is very little duplication between artisans.

Pterylae Designs owner Adam
Pterylae Designs owner Adam
Meet Adam of Pterylae Designs.  Creating both jewelry and wall art Adam's designs have a wide appeal, though the most surprising is the huge draw his art has from architects.  Adam has been a member of Portland Saturday Market for 8 years and is a reserved member.

Geometric designs created with thread
Geometric designs created with thread
Working with very fine thread to create unique geometric pieces.
Wall art in blues and lavenders.
Wall art in blues and lavenders.
The blues and lavenders in this piece of wall art appealed to me, my pictures do not do justice to the detail work that goes into each of his designs.

Earrings and necklaces in red and black.
Earrings and necklaces in red and black.
Each piece is wrapped around of piece of cut acrylic that has been beveled.

Black and white geometric wall art design
Black and white geometric wall art design
I get lost looking at this piece the black and white design is so mesmerizing.

Black and white necklace and earrings.
Black and white necklace and earrings.
It is a layering process, with knots on the backside of the piece.  Once the design is complete he then seals them to withstand daily wear.

Cityscape wall hanging
Cityscape wall hanging
Apparently I have a thing for black and white, because I like this one too.

Square brooches, bag decoration or use them for hat decorations.
Square brooches, bag decoration or use them for hat decorations.
These lovely squares can be worn as lapel pins, hat decorations, hang them on the strap of a bag or anything your imagination can come up with.

Stop in and see Adam or any of the other talented artisans at Portland Saturday Market.


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