Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Meet Tinsmith Walt Fleming


American Craftsmen Show Tinsmith Walt Fleming
Walt Fleming has been a tinsmith for over 30 years working in his mid-1840's tin shop. His specialty is rare early lighting, pierced lanterns, closet safe panels, whale oil, candle and folk art.  Most of his work is done with 100+ year old tinplate and replacing missing/broken parts on early tinware/lighting pieces so it is very difficult to detect the repairs. Walt Fleming is extremely proud of his service in the United States Marine Corps. 
Walt Fleming is from Ballston Lake, New York.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Meet Fraktur Artist Susan Daul

Susan Daul uses pen, ink and watercolor on parchment paper to create Fraktur, including House Blessings, Marriage Blessings and Birth Blessings.  Her butterflies are a combination of acrylic and water colors on rice paper.  After the paintings are completed, Susan Daul cuts out each butterfly and frays the edges to produce a more realistic appearance.  Her paintings are framed in hand grained frames or antique frames.  

Susan Daul is from Matthews, Massachusetts and is included in Early American Life Magazine’s Traditional American Crafts Directory Listing of artists. This is Susan’s first year participating in the American Craftsmen Show.  She is a member of the Early American Folk Art & Trades Facebook group.