My SCA Résumé

Current arts focus:

Fiber- tablet weaving, 4-harness weaving and fiber dyeing.

Ceramics– maiolica, wheel throwing

Music- soprano and tenor recorder

My fun list of classes taught, competitions, and job titles.

Currently a member of the Order of the Iris of Merit, Ansteorra’s grant level A&S order.

Current Steppes Artisan

This is listed reverse chronologically.

2017-

1/9 Played Music with Llewlyn and a small ensemble, all day at Steppes 12th Night

2/6 Played in the music pit for the ball at Candlemas in Bryn Gwlad, Austin

3/13-19 Taught at Gulf Wars, a weeklong event in Lumberton, MS

• “Natural Red dyes” Madder vs Grain

6/24 Taught at Bonwicke’s Artisan, in San Angelo, Tx.

• “Kitchen Dyeing: How to dye without corrupting your household pots”

8/19 Displayed a body of work at Steppes Artisan, set up to look like an Italian market. I also was in persona, touting wares and offering samples, trying to “sell” the dozens of silk and wool skeins, plus braided rovings.

• wheel-thrown maiolica, 6 commissioned pieces.
• hand-dyed roving, wool thread and silk,
• pearl jewelry, rings and necklaces in progress
• tablet woven insignia

Awarded Artisan Champion of the Barony of Steppes.

9/2 Taught how to dye with indigo, 3 different ways, during Mistress Willoc Mac Muiredaig’s Labor Day dyer’s workshop.

9/9 Displayed a body of work at Laurels Prize Tourney in Copperas Cove.

12/9 Competed in the Tournament of Champions A&S competition, displaying my dragon maiolica plate for their “bring your best” theme. I represented the Barony of Steppes.

12/30-31 Hosted a dyer’s workshop in Amarillo, going through the prep, mordant and dye stuffs process with 3 students.

2016-

1/9 Played Music with Llewlyn, Amata and a small ensemble, all day at Steppes 12th Night

2/6 Played in the music pit for the ball at Candlemas in Bryn Gwlad, Austin

2/13 Hosted charter painting and insignia table at Kingdom A&S, Ansteorra

3/11-20 Taught at Gulf Wars, a weeklong event in Lumberton, MS

• “Kitchen dyeing” how not to corrupt your kitchen pots
• “Natural Red dyes” Madder vs Grain

5/28 Taught at Steppes Warlord in Canton, Tx

• How to photograph your art, documentation and static entries
• How to card wool — a class for children

6/11 Played Music with Llewlyn and a small ensemble, all day at King’s College

7/2 Taught an all day dyeing track at Kingdom Fiber Arts Symposium

• Fiber prep- mordants
• Dyeing with Indigo Part 1 & 2
• Adjective dyes- (dyes that require a mordant)
• Give it the log- dyeing cloth yardage in period

2015-

6/13 Taught at King’s College, Ansteorra’s annual teaching collegium

• “How to Toot a Tune” introductory soprano recorder
• How to make a paintbrush

4/18 Taught at Stargate’s Collegium

• How to make a paintbrush

3/17,18,20 Taught at Gulf Wars XXIV.

• For Page school (the youth program) – The history of dyeing
•Kitchen Dyeing- Dyes that won’t corrupt your pots
Awarded the Iris of Merit, Ansteorra’s grant level A&S award during court.
2/28 Taught at Bjornsborg’s Weekend at the Tavern.
•How to toot a tune: beginner soprano recorder

1/31 Taught at Northkeep’s wInterkingdom.

•Maolica history; a survey
•How to make your own paint brush

2014-

12/6 Competition– entered “Howling at the Moon,” a 15th century maiolica plate at Stargate’s Ottoman Yule Revel.

Awarded Artisan Champion of the Barony of Stargate.

10/18 Cooked and served the nobles’ luncheon for Bjornsborg’s Tournament of the Smitten Heart II

8/23 Coordinated the A&S competition at Elfsea Baronial College to find my successor.

Created the tumblers given to the event’s coordinators, and a bowl and mug for both the artisan champion and the populace choice artisan.

8/16 Displayed a body of work at Steppes Artisan.

• wheel-thrown maiolica, a year’s worth of commissions & insignia.
• hand-dyed roving, wool thread and silk
• dye vat samples, including jar of in-progress Saxony blue
• tablet woven insignia and pattern examples
• rigid heddle weaving
• warped half herringbone, half tabby project on a 4-harness table loom.

6/14 Taught at Hellsgate’s King’s College:

• How to warp your inkle loom for tablet weaving
• Tablet weaving 101

5/24Taught at Steppes Warlord:

• How to photograph your art on a budget

4/26 Cooked and served the luncheon for Bjornsborg’s Academy of Defense 6.

3/16 Competition– entered “Howling at the Moon” in the open A&S (populace choice) competition at Gulf Wars 23.

3/15 Competition– Represented Ansteorra as one of her artisan champions in the Gulf Wars Inter-kingdom Arts & Science competition. I entered my 15 inch maiolica plate.

2/8 Competition– entered “Howling at the Moon,” a 15th century maiolica plate in Ansteorra’s Kingdom Arts & Sciences competition.

•Was chosen as one of Ansteorra’s 10 Gulf Wars artisans.

2/1 Competition– entered “Howling at the Moon,” a 15th century maiolica plate in Bryn Gwlad’s baronial champion competition at Candlemas.

1/18 Taught at Shadowland’s Runs with Scissors, Plays with Fire:

• Maiolica tips and tricks

2013-

8/24 Displayed maiolica and tablet weaving at Laurel’s Prize

8/17 Taught coil building and pinch pots at Elfsea Baronial College

Entered a 15th century Italian maiolica marriage plate in the Elfsea Artisan competition.

Awarded Artisan Champion of the Barony of Elfsea

7/20 Displayed hand-thrown maiolica at Steppes Artisan

Awarded Sable Thistle for Maiolica at Steppes Artisan

6/8 Taught at King’s College:

• Origins and History of Maiolica
• Tracing is Period!
• Maiolica Practicum

5/25 Taught wheel-throwing classes at Steppes Warlord

3/14 Competition– entered the 15th century Italian maiolica marriage plate in the open A&S competition at Gulf Wars

2/23 Competition- entered the 15th century Italian maiolica marriage plate in the “love” category for Bjornsborg’s “Love and Lust” spring event.

Awarded a banner as Love’s chosen artisan.

2/9 Competition– entered a 14th century Gothic style maiolica plate in Kingdom A&S.

2012-

FALL 2012 to present- I teach wheel throwing classes at Bjornsborg’s Arts & Sciences Sunday meetings, hosted by Haraldr Bassi and Oksana Goncharova.

2009-

11/20 Taught how to make a cup with coil building at Bordermarche Autumn Melees

06/13 Organized and stewarded King’s College

Spring Organized– Printed and bound the Arts and Sciences edition of the Black Star.

2/28 Awarded– Received my Award of Arms at Bjornsborg’s Soldier’s of Sherwood event.

2008-

Oct. 2008-April 2009 Kingdom Deputy– Deputy Kingdom Chronicler- newsletter production

Jan 2008-May 2009 Baronial Officer– Bjornsborg Chronicler

2007-

Sept 2007, I joined the SCA.

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