Sticks & Stones Joins HANDMADE – A Winter Artisan Showcase Project

I’m delighted to announce that my handmade necklaces for men and women made from trees and stones are now available for purchase at HANDMADE, a winter artisan showcase project on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn New York.

Tree Branch Necklace with Smokey Quartz, Carnelian, a Glow-in-the-Dark Beetle, Wire & Glass Leaf Beads; Model Wayne Tucker

HANDMADE gallery is located at 343 Smith Street Brooklyn NY 11231

The gallery will be open through mid January 2011.

HANDMADE is a workshop gallery artist foundation project showcasing artisan work for the winter 2010. Workshop Gallery Artist Foundation is a 501.c.3 non-profit corporation. The gallery is semi-collective artisan space dedicated to the celebration of cultural expressions, transparency in our processes, the sharing of our philosophies and a welcome to others with creative ideas. The foundation was founded in 2009 to promote and facilitate the process of keeping traditional craft alive and a vibrant in our world and to encourage the interpretation and expression of such through the individual artisan. CIE is a semi-cooperative venture sponsored by WGAF so that our affiliated artist may develop skills as they create marketable products. Sales directly support the artist and the special programs which bring art into the public sphere and our communities throughout the year.

Tree Branch Necklace with Sea Glass and Glass Leaf Beads

The project is made possible through the generosity of the owners of 343 Smith Street, donors and artists.
Photo by Judith Z. Miller

Tree Branch Necklaces with Glass Leaf Beads; Model Wayne Tucker

In addition to my work created from trees and stones, on display and available for purchase are absolutely exquisite pottery, an eclectic display of handmade jewelry, along with the work of a diverse group of talented artists in a variety of media. The collection is growing daily. I’ll update this post with images of that work as soon as it becomes available.

Tree Branch Necklace with Amethyst & Glass Leaf Bead

For more information contact Workshop Gallery Artist Foundation at or call 718-797-9428 for hours and more information.

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About artistsoulspeaks

Judith Z. Miller, aka "Zelda," lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe; she writes as a way of coping with its beauty, sensuality, frustrations and ecstasies. In NYC, she has read at events sponsored by organizations such as Nehirim, Zeek Magazine, Essentuality, and at venues such as Blue Stockings, The Jewish Community Center, Wow Café Theatre - and late at night to her girlfriends in bed. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Judith was trained as an actress in Washington DC, co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre, acted in numerous productions, created original performance material and was awarded an NEA Arts Management Fellowship in Theatre. Judith is a self-trained visual artist who is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition. She draws and creates primal sculpture and wearable art from trees, stones and found objects, which she fashions into ritual staffs, wearable amulets, and employs in healing rituals. She was profiled in The Daily News; the subject of feature articles in Mann About Town magazine, Home News Tribune, In Brooklyn, The Park Slope Paper, The Wave, and The Daily Sitka Sentinel, and featured on NY-1 Television. In 2008 her paper “Sometimes a Tree Isn’t Just a Tree,” was read at the First International LSP-and Translation Studies Oriented Textual Analysis conference at Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco. Judith was the founder and director of ZAMO! representing a multi-cultural mix of world-class GRAMMY® nominated and JUNO ® award-winning performing artists for over 20 years. She taught self-promotion for performers, presented by organizations such as The Field, The Red Tent Women’s Project and the Brooklyn Arts Counsel. She was the Chief Rhythm officer of Microfundo, a crowdfunding platform supporting musicians worldwide. She was a 2011 British Airways Face-to-Face Opportunity contest winner traveling to Thailand where she met with indigenous woodcarvers and shaman. A healing ritual artist, she created Zelda's Body Breathing Healing System (TM), and offers private sessions and workshops. Judith (Zelda) resides in Port Henry New York.
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