Truckee artist Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk returns to American Craft Council Show in San Francisco | SierraSun.com

Truckee artist Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk returns to American Craft Council Show in San Francisco

the American Craft Council
Special to the Sun
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TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Truckee resident Barbara Glynn Prodaniuk has been handcrafting ceramic sculptures, wall art and housewares since 1981. And even after all these years, she still finds her greatest inspiration right outside her window. and#8220;Iand#8217;m inspired by the physical beauty of the space I live in and the stage of life Iand#8217;m in,and#8221; said Prodaniuk, speaking by phone from her comfortable live-work space.

She and her ceramics are well-known throughout the Tahoe region, but in August Prodaniuk will step onto the national stage as she returns to the American Craft Council Show in San Francisco Aug. 12-14 at Fort Mason Center.

Returning for her second consecutive year, Prodaniuk is among the 230 artists selected for the largest juried craft show in the West. American Craft Council show artists are the most skillful in the nation and Prodaniuk is proud to be counted among them. and#8220;As a craft person, being able to show on a national level is extremely valuable,and#8221; she said. and#8220;It makes you want to create the best work you can. Itand#8217;s great to be showing alongside other dedicated artists whose work and careers I respect so much.and#8221;

Prodaniukand#8217;s work is created with wheel-thrown and slab construction techniques, fired at a variety of temperatures to achieve unique textures and surfaces. Incorporating birds, twigs and intimate landscapes inspired by her surroundings, her housewares and wall art creations are interpretations of nature crafted into functional pieces for the home.

The American Craft Council celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2011, and to mark the occasion, Bay Area confectionary artisans will create show-inspired cake designs for public display. The American Craft Council show includes artwork in a vast array of mediums and genres by artists from the Bay Area and beyond. Prodaniuk will be showcasing artwork in two of the 2011 highlighted categories, the popular and#8220;Handmade Under $100and#8221; that showcases artists who create work for sale at $100 or less and the and#8220;Green Craftand#8221; category that features work sourced and crafted from sustainable and recycled materials. The popular $5 After 5 Friday night event offers $5 admission after 5 p.m. and features and#8220;Hot Glass and Cold Beerand#8221; with locally produced craft beer from Lagunitas Brewery poured into unique glassware created onsite by artisans from San Franciscoand#8217;s Public Glass, http://www.publicglass.org and Half Moon Bay Art Glass, http://www.custommade.com/by/HMBArtGlass.

and#8220;I love to meet and talk to the craft enthusiasts at the show,and#8221; said Prodaniuk. and#8220;Getting the chance to hear first-hand what they like about my work is very inspirational.and#8221; Prodaniukand#8217;s work will be on view at booth 517 during the American Craft Council Show.

Tickets cost $14 for a one day pass or $20 for a three day pass. Purchase advance tickets online and save $2.

For tickets and more information on the American Craft Council Show in San Francisco, please visit http://www.craftcouncil.org/sf.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com