Decorative hand made pillow by Cherry Jones Harris
“Sewing is my passion, along with quilting and gardening. I have sewn for as long as I can remember, making doll clothes when in grade school in my hometown and my own clothes. My mother and maternal grandmother were great influences. In college at the University of Idaho, I took a tailoring course.” CJH
Decorative hand made pillow with embellished wool by Cherry Jones Harris.
“I have always enjoyed sewing and crafts and have made various items for bazaars and the Portland Quilter’s Market, of which I was a member for 20 years.” CJH
Poinsettia pillow hand made by Cherry Jones Harris.
Multi-medium layering and embroidery with wool insert.
Penny Bunny pillow in a unique color combination by Cherry Jones Harris.
Wildflower nine block quilt by Cherry Jones Harris.
A palette of nature-inspired colors in layers using fabrics and embellishments, radiate in a hand-appliquéd quilt.
Sue Spargo Folk-art ™ design featuring dimensional layering and embroidery by Cherry Jones Harris.
“A few years ago while taking a wool applique class from a well-known contemporary folk artist (Sue Spargo); the medium of working with felted wool sparked my interest.”
Close up showing the creative detail of hand embroidery by Cherry Harris Jones.
Cherry Jones Harris, textile artist
“After buying my first quality sewing machine (a Bernina), I did alterations for a dress shop and custom clothing projects. Over the years, I have made dozens of quilts and endless machine embroidery projects. Lately I have been doing what is called “bowl fillers”. Smaller pillows that go into one of my husband’s (Daniel Harris) beautiful wood turned bowls. With my sewing, embroidery machine and hand embroidery, my days are filled with both challenging and fun activities.”
Through November 24
MADE Art Show and Sale
Fairweather House and Gallery
“Made” an exhibition for the one-of-a-kind and the unexpected works made by Northwest hands. Alluring, distinctive and exquisite products, never-before-seen, with just the right dose of imperfection to suggest a human element in the creative process.
“This is the time of year, before the gift-giving season, the gallery digs a bit deeper into the subject of the handmade, with a reverence for artisans who are producing exclusive objects, artisans who have made craft cool and luxurious.”
Featuring harp maker Duane Bolster, calligrapher Penelope Culbertson, glass maker Christine Downs, paper crane maker Peggy Evans, quilt maker Cherry Jones Harris, maker of pottery Suzy Holland and mixed media maker JoAnn Pari-Mueller.
“Drawing from to the simplicity, naivety and quirkiness of Folk Art, Cherry Jones Harris is fascinated with how the added layers of fabric, then later the addition of embroidery, changes the image of hand craft.” D. Fairweather, gallerist.
Welcoming pine needle artisan Martha Denham and wood turner Tom Willing. Introducing metalsmith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.
Welcoming woven pine needle maker Martha H. Denham and wood turner Tom Willing.
Introducing metal smith Nikki Hall and potter Marcia Hudson.
For more info please visit http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com