Artist Spotlights

Artist Spotlight: Danielle Craven-Slaski

On any given weekday, Danielle Craven-Slaski spends her professional time at Mark Supik & Company where she paints, finishes, sculpts and casts beer taps for the family run Highlandtown company. Most notably, she sculpted the Edgar Allen Poe bust handle for local brewery Raven Beer. Danielle begun working for the company almost right after highschool, and in her time there has dabbled in woodturning. This has led her to combine her work and knitting hobby by teaching classes for creating handmade fiber art tools. She has also sculpted a miniature replica of the Frank Zappa statue for the Highlandtown Train Garden.

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Danielle’s personal work is on a different scale. Literally! Her passionate dedication towards Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls has resulted in spending much of her own time creating all manner of miniature accoutrement for her growing assortment of these handmade collectibles. Her personal collection of the ⅓ to 1/12 scale resin figures don handmade sweaters, silk-screened t-shirts, wrist warmers, hats, as well as other clothing and accessories. Her attention to scale makes her focus land more squarely on making real looking clothing for dolls than just simply making doll clothes.

Her fascination with Japanese culture led to a near obsession with creating tiny hand-crocheted animals and dolls, known in Japan as ‘amigurumi’ (directly translated as “knitted animal”). This spawned a collaboration with her husband resulting in an experimental photo webcomic featuring these crocheted figures.

Danielle ‘s work can be seen in various large and small scale Anime conventions along the East Coast, as well as the Creative Alliance’s Merry Mart show. She will have an assortment of handmade fiber art tools with Mark Supik & Company at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Her next anime convention will be this year’s Otakon at the Baltimore Convention Center from July 27-29 where she will have on display her dolls, the clothes she makes for them, and a menagerie of other miniature crafts.

 

For more information visit: Danielle Craven-Slaski's

Personal blog: www.amubleu.com

Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/poisonbleu

Web comic (amu's world): www.heyninja.com

Flickr portfolio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/amubleu/

Doll blog: www.poisonbleu.com

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ha! Art Venues & Resources

Anthony's Park Mobile Arts and Recycle Center
401 S. Conkling Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
email: njagelka@gmail.com

Baltimore Threadquarters
318 S. Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD  21224      
bmorethreads@gmail.com
www.BmoreThreadquarters.com

Creative Alliance at the Patterson
3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-276-1651
www.CreativeAlliance.org

Crown Cork & Seal
4401 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-327-4141
www.crowncork.com

Highlandtown Gallery
401 S. Conkling Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
301-370-0115
www.magnoliadesignsllc.com

Laughing Pint
3531 Gough St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-342-6544
www.laughingpint.com 

Mark Supik & Company
1 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-732-8414
www.marksupikco.com

Pinebox Art Center 
101 N. Haven Street
Baltimore, MD 21224
www.pineboxartcenter.com

Schiavone Fine Art
244 S Highland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-534-2212
www.SchiavoneFineArt.com

Skyloft Gallery & Studios
3703 Bank Street
Baltimore MD 21224
410-276-1193
www.skylofts.net 

The Bank Gallery
3210 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
443-240-5733

Veteran Artist Program
www.veteranartistprogram.org

Highlandtown Community Association
Meeting Address:
3407 Gough Street
3rd Monday of the month
at 7pm
www.highlandtown.com

Southeast Community Development Corp.
3323 Eastern Ave,
Baltimore, MD  21224
www.southeastcdc.org


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