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Port Ludlow artworks on display

Winter group show features jeweler, scenery

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The works of several Port Ludlow artists will be on display this month in the lobby of the Port Ludlow Sound Community Bank as part of the “Artist of the Month — Winter Group Show” organized by the Port Ludlow Art League (PLAL).

The bank and gallery are located at the corner of Oak Bay Road and Osprey Ridge Drive.

The featured artists will be present to meet the public during PLAL’s Second Wednesday Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 12.

For more information, contact League President Claudia Wicks at 206-351-2414 or by email at claudiawicks@msn.com.

Jeweler of the Month

Ginny Ford, PLAL jeweler of the month, creates fine artisan jewelry at Heavenly Mountain Studios. She works primarily with sterling silver, silver, copper and brass, and she enhances the metals by creating textures and patinas using hammering, pressing, heating and chemicals.

Silver reticulation, Ford’s favorite technique, is a process by which metal is made to draw itself into ridges and valleys, creating a unique texture, a press release stated. Unusual and colorful stones add depth and drama to her work.

Many pieces feature clasps and ear wires that are either hand-forged or made in Bali, Indonesia. Ford recently has been experimenting with transparent enamels over fine silver and stencils with enamels on copper.

Port Ludlow Bay Club Exhibition

The work of Steven H. Hammond will be on display this month at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Place in Port Ludlow. Hammond’s work features quintessential scenes from Puget Sound.

Hammond has been involved with art all his life, from drawing and sculpture to home design and commercial giftware. Hammond said he strives to create artwork that captures a viewer’s memories, emotions and curiosity.

His work has been displayed at shows in Arizona, Panama and Washington state.

After he graduated  from the University of Oregon, Hammond served as an Air Force fighter pilot before he entered a career in corporate marketing. In 2013, he and his wife moved to Panama to experience small village living. Two years later, they moved to Port Ludlow.

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