We’re pleased to announce the winner of a bundle of four beautiful Lark Jewelry & Beading Masters series books. The books are Masters: Gold, curated by Marthe Le Van; Masters: Beadweaving, curated by Carol Wilcox Wells; Masters: Gemstones, curated by Alan Revere; and Masters: Glass Beads, curated by Larry Scott. The books in the Masters series each feature approximately 40 artists, selected in conjunction with an expert curator. Photos of each artist’s work are showcased on four consecutive spreads–eight pages–with an introduction from the curator and enlightening quotes from the artists interspersed throughout. These inspiring books are precious keepsakes. This series embodies what the modern publishing world calls “book as object.”
Our thanks to everyone who left comments and suggested future books in this series–more than 100 people participated–and congratulations to winner Ann Rosier, whose randomly selected comment recommended future Masters books on metal clay and enameling.
In fact, metal clay was mentioned most frequently as a potential Masters topic, followed by wirework, fiber or textile art, mixed metals, and silver. The most frequently suggested topics were, ordered by number of “votes”:
10: metal clay
4: fiber art/textile art, mixed metals, silver
3: enamel, knitting, mixed media
2: bead crochet, book arts, cast glass, embroidery, lace, pewter
1: art glass, basketry, bronze, carving, copper, couture sewing, crochet, felting, flameworking, fold forming, handmade paper, hollowware, leather, mokume gane, mosaics, plastic/resin, recycled art, sculpture, steel, stitching, stone cutting, wearable art, weaving
*Don’t miss our new giveaway of SIX author-signed Lark Jewelry & Beading books: By 9 p.m. EST on Monday, August 16, leave a comment about the highlight of your summer here!