2018 September General Membership Meeting

Member Demonstration Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 7-9 PM (doors open at 6 PM)
Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

Sara Blumenstein: Copper Engraving with Chemicals
Ferric chloride is a fairly benign chemical compound used to etch designs in copper and brass. Rubber stamps or permanent ink pens are used as a resist. Participants will be able to etch a small copper pendant.
Linda Brandwein: Crocheting a Bead Necklace
Learn how to bead crochet a bracelet. Prior knowledge of the chain stitch is required.
Barbara Karyo: Creative Recycling
Learn how to make a strong, attractive tote bag using plastic grocery bags.
Julianna Kirk: Glass Cloisonne Pendants
The process of fabricating a glass cloisonne pendant will be explained through visuals. Some complete examples will be available to view and handle.
Gail Neuman: Playing with Metal
Gail will be demonstrating metal working techniques such as texturing, dapping, wire wrap and a rivet or two. Come try your hand at it and take away a unique pendant.
Sally ShoreEco(logical) Printing on Silk with Botanical Materials
The process will be demonstrated start to finish.
Anna Tsontakis: Clay Carving Exploration
Participants will be given a small piece of leather hard clay to carve a stamp or a miniature sculpture. You can choose to take it home as is or have it bisque fired.

2018 Exhibits

6th Annual Juried Fine Craft Fair
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10 AM to 4 PM
Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island
38 Old Country Road, Garden City
Deadline for entry: September 7, 2018

Sale of original work by Long Island Craft Guild members in clay, fiber, glass, paper, metal and wood.

Click here for prospectus.

2018 Workshops

Paper Media Group Presents
Solarplate Workshop
Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
Instructor: Stephanie Jacobson

Saturday, October 13
Details to come

Learn this easy, user-friendly printmaking technique that looks like an etching when printed, but is actually a photographic method using a light box . Water is the etching agent (no acid is used). No experience necessary, just enthusiasm to try something new!

WORKSHOP FEE: Will be under $100.

2019 Exhibits

LICG 60th Anniversary Exhibit
March 9 to April 7, 2019
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
(Prospectus to come.)

About the exhibit:
You can commemorate the 
echo of a great love, or any other personal experience–a major event in your own life or in the life of the world–with a souvenir, a tracing, a vestige, remnant, ghost, shadow, recollection, remembrance, reminder, or any kind of sign. But you can also signify it abstractly, using the colors that recall the feeling of it, and/or maybe even an accompanying sound recording, or a scent.

An ECHO can be interpreted by our members in so many ways: a quilt, a gnome garden ornament, a necklace, a sculpture, a collage that might include a photograph printed on fabric, or even a mixed media  installation. The only restriction is that it contains the materials we work with: clay, fiber, metal, glass, paper, or wood.

An ECHO can be a “ripple effect“–the many ripples produced by a pebble pitched out onto the still surface of a lake are echoes of the original pebble dropping;

An ECHO can be inspiration gleaned from a great pioneer in your field of endeavor, or any of your heroes, re-defined;

An ECHO can be a re-interpretation of an antique or ancient form, such as a tulipiere, a crazy quilt, a torchiere, a voodoo doll, or a reliquary;

An ECHO can be a character in a play, movie, novel, myth, or history, reborn as someone or something else–such as Ulysses–the historical original, and the Ulysses re-imagined by James Joyce in his literary masterpiece.

An ECHO can be a work of art redone in your own style, the way Picasso reimagined so many of the great paintings that had been done before him.

“. . . Footsteps on the sands of time. . .” are echoes.

About the 60th Anniversary of the Long Island Craft Guild:
Our big LICG 60th anniversary exhibition will be held from March 9 to April 7, 2019 at the beautiful Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island in Dix Hills. What better name for our theme could there be to celebrate the past 60 years of camaraderie and the creation of fine crafts by our illustrious members!

The fine craft movement on Long Island came together in 1959 with the issue of a charter for the Long Island Craft Guild and a small announcement in a South Shore newspaper seeking people interested in the art of craft. The passion to create and our active curiosity about new ways to express that passion motivate us now just as it did that first generation of members. We are a powerful community united in using the elements of the earth–both what lies below and grows above–to make art. In so doing, we find meaning and purpose in our common experiences. 

Those who came before us were not just friends and mentors, but also our link to the history of fine craft. Using the methods of our ancestors–honed over thousands of years of exploring and manipulating what the earth offers us–we bring our art into the present. The 60th Anniversary celebrates all this history as well as all our personal connections. It also looks to the future, as we share the excitement of finding ways to use new technologies to enhance our art.

All our work is in one way or another the “ECHO” of those who taught us, those whose art we studied, and the art and mentorship of our fellow LICG members. We encourage you to start thinking and creating. While the exhibit is almost a year away, great art takes time!

2018 General Membership Meetings

Syosset Public Library, 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY

The Long Island Craft Guild invites the public to attend its bimonthly membership meetings, held on a Thursday in September, November, January, March, and May. We feature speakers from a variety of fine craft media who offer slide presentations and demonstrate a wide range of techniques. At some of our meetings, the audience is invited to participate in hands-on activities. Join us for refreshments and good conversation before and after the program. We welcome all craftspeople and lovers of fine craft.

For directions, see the map below or call the library at 516-921-7161. Meetings begin at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6 pm at the Syosset Public Library 225 South Oyster Bay Road, Syosset, NY, just north of the LIE. Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced here and on the LICG Facebook page; members will be notified via email.

Note to Members

While we invite anyone to bring a door prize or snack to any of our meetings, the list below is the media group responsible for refreshments/door prizes for each meeting:

January: Paper
March: Glass
May: Fiber
September: Metal
November: Clay