a division of
Spire Artworks diversified
designs and interpretations by kate
This site will temporarily act as a gallery of kate's art but if you see something you really want, you are welcome to contact us through the link at the bottom of the page. We will see if it is possible to make a similar item at this time. Everything you see here was destroyed in a fire, as well as most of the raw materials, many of which were handmade or prepared, which are necessary for a lot of these products to be produced.
Thank you for you patience and for visiting the site !
Collectible art with Native American inspiration + primitive and aboriginal technique + eclectic contemporary approach = an online display of unique gift ideas from mask weaving to turtle mojo.
Each creation, whether rawhide rattle, Lewis and Clark souvenir, leather medicine bag, rendezvous buckskin pouch, totem painted purse, or petroglyph adorned accessory is an exclusive one-of-a-kind handmade design.
A lifelong passion for painting and drawing, fascination with North American Indian lore, committment to primitive technology,and intense study of historical collections and museum pieces culminates in wearable fiber artwork or wall hangings.
Detailed custom finishing includes painted by hand or burned in motifs in many genres - petroglyph, pictograph, quill and pen, totemic, and more. The biggest challenge here is showing all the choices possible, but we're working on it.
Primitive replica, boutique accessory, or artist's interpretation, all work is characterized by: kate's aboriginal style and
Quality craftsmanship and natural materials of top grade.
Original designs and interpretations.
Hand-made accoutrements: beads and buttons (clay, bone, antler, wood, leather), cordage, findings, rawhide lacing, home-tanned hide and fur accents, hand painted feathers and bones.
Embellishments: prim scrim (primitive scrimshandy), burned-in art, beadwork, embroidery, herb dying and painting on fabrics, rawhide, buckskin, and leather.
Method: small buckskin items hand stitched, pieced fabric, mixed media, knit and/or crochet (unusual fiber blends from silk boucle' to wool and wire), weaving, beading or plaiting, or whittled and burned bear claw.
A preference for preserving the Old Ways and keeping tradition alive over the use of machines when possible.
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|Ab-originals by kate||
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on-line since 2001
This page was last updated on 04/06/2016