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CRAFTWORKERS: A world of crafts greets visitors at the guild’s Harvest Fair
Friday, October 11, 2013
Robin Levine, of Merrimack, a paraeducator at Mastricola Upper Elementary School, displayed a tray of her polymer clay jewelry. The round and rectangular pendants, along with a number of irregularly shaped pendants reminiscent of chunks of matrix rock encrusted with gems, were displayed on a black velvet cloth. Each had its own allure. Some resembled landscapes. Others could be interpreted as waves breaking seaside. Turquoise and amber and gold tones were dappled with tiny streaks of vivid greens and darker blues. Levine’s daughter, Keylee, a senior at Merrimack High, often accompanies Robin to craft shows throughout the region. Robin acknowledges Keylee’s marketing acumen and has deemed the teen the business manager of the pair’s craft enterprise. Both oftentimes contribute their time and wares to charity events, especially those related to finding a cure for autism. Robin Levine, a resident of Merrimack for some 20 years, formerly was active as a potter in Philadelphia. Her artistic works of clay, many formed into vessels, required intense firing in a kiln. She eventually found the number of permits required and the municipal rules attached to the operation of a kiln cumbersome. She yearned for another medium easier to manage. She found in polymer clay a substance that was pleasing in color and texture. The plastic-like material lends itself to shaping and takes kindly to manipulations that include blending various colors. Levine kneads colors together and when she sees a configuration that is reminiscent of a scene in nature – a mountain with a small rivulet resembling a waterfall, a set of waves sliding onto a sandy beach or any landscape imaginable – she knows another of her works of art is nearing completion. A silky cord is added from which the pendant is suspended, ready to be worn.“There are a lot of colors and patterns and shapes in nature,” Levine said. “I look at my clay and when I see an image I like, I say, ‘Yes – that’s the image I want.’”She will counsel shoppers who say, “I could never do anything like this,” with advice applicable to any craft. She recommends reading art books, learning about color and experimenting with shapes.“Look at nature and get your inspiration from it,” Levine said. “There are colors and patterns and shapes in nature, even in how the leaves fall and stack up on top of each other.”
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