Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A New Studio Photography Tool!

Although I've always been pretty happy with the images of my polymer jewelry, I finally took the plunge and purchased a small studio set up that will hopefully lead to more professional photographs of my pieces. I'm in the mist of learning the basic setup techniques and working through some reflection issues. The next step after finalizing which setup I prefer is then uploading them into various galleries and then an Etsy shop!

Back to work now!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For the Holiday Season!

LARAC juries a select number of artists who create everything from paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, handmade soaps, textiles and more. Those artists selected set up a display area in the LARAC gallery for the holiday season. The gallery is open to the public as another shop to buy handmade unique gifts. Kind of cool, I've shopped there for the past few Christmases and found neat things for some of the people in my family that are hard to buy for. So now this year I'm one of the artists and will have my jewelry in one of the cases!!!

Please support local artist & businesses by shopping in downtown Glens Falls, New York.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

So close!

A few postcards are about to go out in the mail, if I have your address from a past exhibition I'll be sending one along. Otherwise I'm relying on this page & my blog to get the word out!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Along the Canal: Press Release

Fall Along the Canal
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe,
19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
October 9 - November 5, 2011

Reception: October 20, 2011, 5-7 p.m.

Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in downtown, Glens Falls, NY will present an exhibition of photographs, large format altered digital prints, and polymer clay jewelry by Queensbury artist Sara Pearsall entitled, Fall Along the Canal. The exhibition will open on October 9 and continue through November 5, 2011. A reception will be held at the cafe as part of the Third Thursday Art Walk on October 20, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Fall Along the Canal will feature ten photographs, four large format altered digital prints and six polymer clay jewelry sets inspired by the Feeder Canal trail from the Feeder Dam to Haviland’s Cove. All of the artwork incorporates the autumn colors, textures and beauty seen along the path. The photographs and large format altered digital prints are a variety of landscape and macro images. Each of the polymer clay jewelry sets is designed using different polymer clay beads that intrepret the textures and colors of the waterway. This section of the canal has played an important role in the artist’s daily life and this exhibit captures the autumn beauty along the water. A portion of the sales from the exhibit will be donated to the Feeder Canal Alliance, a local not-for-profit that preserves, promotes and maintains the canal.

Sara Pearsall works with three distinct artistic pursuits; photography, printing inks & polymer clay. The photographs & prints are vibrant images of the Adirondacks & the outdoors. The jewelry features handmade polymer clay beads incorporating the colors & textures found in nature. Sara has been working with photography and digital imagery for over 14 years and has balanced her studio work with polymer clay jewelry since 2002. The prints and polymer clay designs are often linked, sometimes the connections between the mediums are as obvious as an image transfer or as simple as a color. Sara has had numerous group and solo shows in the greater Glens Falls region and recently had an altered digital photograph included in a national juried exhibit in Blue Mountain Lake, NY.

Further information about Sara Pearsall can be found on the web at www.polymerandprints.blogspot.com or on Facebook, Sara Pearsall Polymer & Prints. For Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe hours of operation call 518-615-0777 or online at www.rockhillbakehouse.com.

Reflective Walk, Altered digital print, 25x19", 2011
On the Edge, Photograph, 8x10", 2011
Leaf Mokume, Polymer Clay Jewelry, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Still working!!!

With an upcoming show at Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe in October, I've been working on both new altered digital prints, photographs and polymer clay pieces.

Fall Along the Canal will open on October 9, 2011!

Photographs have been sent to be printed, three of the four digital prints are finished and the first set of beads are waiting to be sanded. Some sneak peaks coming up soon!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New show schedule for August!

It looks like August plans have changed a bit. I won't be up at the Lake George arts & crafts show. I'll be in Saratoga, Tuesday August 23rd from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for the Art in the Park Festival that is part of Travers week. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

A fabulous day in the park!

What an absolute gorgeous day! Saratoga's Art in the Park was a great festival, I so enjoyed meeting new people and talking about my artwork. Thank you everyone who stopped by. I hope that the jewelry pieces that were purchased garner many, many compliments for the wearers!!!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Saratoga on Saturday!

Two new pieces that will be added to the booth for the arts & crafts show in Saratoga Springs this Saturday. The Art in the Park is sponsored by the Saratoga Arts Council and will be held in Congress Park on Saturday, July 9th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you are in the area, stop by I will have my jewelry, prints and photographs in the booth. Hope to see you there & keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

It's all about the space!

Our local paper, The Post Star just published an article about my artwork, the studio and what is inspiring about the space where you create. It was quite fun to talk about organization and the process of my printing, polymer clay and photography working together all in one studio. The interview and subsequent photo shoot also proved to me how much of a family space my studio is becoming with my little one running in and out and 'doodling' picures as the reporter, photographer and I talked! Such fun!

Here's the link to the Saturday, June 25th article.
Queensbury artist keeps a space for creativity.

And now it's back to work for the Saratoga Art in the Park show coming up on July 9th.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I just received word that my altered digital print, Trillium II was accepted into the national juried photography show, Diversity Through Many Lenses. I based the print on the original photograph I took for the Tannery Pond exhibit in 2010, but worked through many, many more layers and effects for this print. I'm so excited!

The exhibit will be shown August 26th thru September 24th, 2011 at the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake, NY. The gallery reception will be held in Blue Mountain Lake on September 24th, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A great LARAC Festival weekend.

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by my LARAC booth this rainy weekend. I enjoyed meeting and greeting everyone. I hope the jewelry that went home is worn with a smile and garners many compliments for the wearer.

Back to the studio, up next... an interview in the Post Star June 25th and Saratoga Art in the Park Festival July 9th.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Yes that's right, I'm in a national magazine that is sitting on shelves right now!!! Studios Magazine: Summer 2011, a national niche magazine, is featuring my studio in their "Vignette" section of the magazine which explores studios around the country and world and allows artists such as myself an opportunity to share our creative spaces and what makes them special. I've scanned in the cover and two 'cropped' images of the pages as a sneak peek. If you get a chance to head out to the store, pick up a copy and check me out on pages 128-129!

It was such a great opportunity to share some of the organizational ideas that I use as I work in the studio. Also the issue features some fantastic mother-daughter teams and their creative spaces, making it especially meaningful to me as Mckenna is spending more and more time in my art room.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In the midst.

The title of this post pretty much says it all. I'm in the middle of working on several series of beads for the upcoming LARAC June Festival. Some of them are fired and ready to be strung, others are at the cane stage waiting to be formed into beads. I promise photographs soon, for now there are two new photographs under Jewelry that are finished with more to come.

Also I've been busy organizing and reorganizing photographs and prints. I've added some pages to the blog that will be continuously updated with new images: Jewelry, Prints, Floral Photography, & Landscape Photography. I have another group of images in different Photoshop stages of color correction and retouches that will soon be ready to post.

Keep creating... Happy Spring!

Monday, March 21, 2011


One of the color combinations slowly turning into various flower petal, kaleidoscope, and mokume gane polymer clay canes. The peonies in the garden last year were bursting with magenta...

I have more beautiful floral photographs that I'm working from. A series of colors and canes based on foxglove, a plethora of pansies, an iris and a lily are next.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Studio Images on a new tabbed page.

Having just finished the winter cleaning and reorganization of the studio I've made a page that has a tour of the studio. I worked my way through the room, pointing out some of the new spaces that have been created to store materials and tools. The tile was finished, walls touched up, new images pinned on the wall for inspiration and drawers and shelves pulled out, cleaned out and put back together again. It's such an inspiring feeling to walk into the studio now and have everything cleaned and ready to go!