2018 Artist Profiles #1

Bird on A Wire – Mary K. Matthews 


Twitter: @CraftyBirdsx3 

Insta: bird_ona_wire 

With the philosophy that “one man’s trash is the start of something beautiful”, Bird on A Wire reaches into the depths of Grandma’s china cabinet and up-cycles that dusty, tarnished flatware into jewelry and accessories that wil be cherished for generations to come.

Mary K. Matthews, artisan/owner of Bird on A Wire, credits her family and friends with inspiriting her push forward and share her designs.  She comes from a family with a long history of creating art from “found” objects, and there’s nothing that she lines more than stumbling across an item that inspires creativity.

Bird on A Wire… because every once upon a time deserves a happy ever after. 


Michele’s Garden 



Stained glass and cement merge to create long lasting artistic and fun creations to add and enhance any garden, walkway or entryway.  Unusual combinations inspired by gardening and nature.



Ryan Wood 


Twitter: @ryanwood22 

Insta: ryanwood13

Ryan Wood is an artistically driven designer based in Syracuse, NY. Experienced with a wide range of graphic and digital design projects while also working as a more traditional fine artist. Currently working as a Graphic Designer for the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, co-chair of Adapt CNY’s Public Arts Task Force.



Lily Tsay Jewelry 


Lily Tsay makes porcelain beads and mixes  them with different material such as glass, pearls and silver beads.  One of a kind, unique and elegant every day jewelry.

“I have been making my own jewelry and love having, unique, simple and elegant jewelry for my daily work wear. I come from a design field. My creative side has always been inspired by architecture and art. I like to create one of a kind jewelry with a fun approach. When I work, shape, proportion, texture and color are very important to me.

I make hand made porcelain beads and mix them with different materials such as glass, pearl, wood beads, silver and stainless steel wire. I enjoy making jewelry as it is a creative outlet for my daily life.”


Beckie’s Pottery – Rebekah Bortel 



Handmade Pottery: Cups, Bowls, Mugs and Vases.

Recycled records: Bowls and flowers (for the garden)

Stepping Stones made with broken pottery and glass.

Beckie has been making pottery since her years at Corcoran High School, where she is a member of the class of 1995.  She went on to Mohawk Valley CC, there she was able to learn so much more about ceramics, from there she went on to Alfred University where she graduated from in 1999.  For the past 8 years she has maintained a small studio in her home.  Beckie started making stepping stones with all the broken pottery she had accumulated over the years establishing a reuse/recycle ethos into her work.

By | 2018-06-12T13:35:55+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

About the Author: