Lucy Webber has been making cotton batting ornaments since 1992. She has always been a craft person and has worked in many mediums. She wanted to expand on her talent, so she offered her first ornaments to a small local shop, and was offered criticism and acceptance.
Webber is self-taught and her ornaments are based on the study of antique German ornaments and literature. One of her strongest inspirations was joining the "Golden Glow of Christmas Past" because it enabled her to view and study old Christmas ornaments.
Webber uses traditional materials, incorporating as much original material as is still available. She also hand dyes the cotton as was past practice. Truly Victorian Mercantile awarded Lucy first place in their 1992 Christmas ornament contest. In 2002, Webber was featured on Martha Stewart Living's Christmas show.
Webber wishes to continue making quality Christmas ornaments and when ready, would love to pass this dying craft on to future generations.
You can meet the artist at the following shows:
July 20, 2013 to July 21, 2013: American Heritage Craftsman & Artisan Show in Lebanon, OH
August 3, 2013 to August 4, 2013: Shaker Village Craft Fair in Harrodsburg, KY
September 7, 2013: American Folk Art Festival in Napa, CA
September 21, 2013 to September 22, 2013: The Old Deerfield Fall Craft Fair in Old Deerfield, MA
November 15, 2013 to November 17, 2013: The Old Deerfield Christmas Sampler Craft Fair in West Springfield, MA
September 21, 2013 to September 22, 2013: Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show in Bedminster, PA
June 15, 2013: Antiques & Primitive Goods Show in Brookfield, MA
July 5, 2013 to July 7, 2013: French and Indian War Encampment in Youngstown, NY
August 3, 2013 to August 4, 2013: Soldiers of the Revolution in Youngstown, NY
October 25, 2013 to October 27, 2013: The Folk Art Festival of New England in Marlborough, MA
June 18, 2013 to June 21, 2013: 57th Annual Summer Institute in Lancaster, PA
September 20, 2013 to September 22, 2013: Country Folk Art Festival in St. Charles, IL
July 27, 2013 to July 28, 2013: 8th Annual Early American Life Magazine Directory of Traditional Crafts Reception, Show and Sale in Louisiana, MO
November 2, 2013 to November 3, 2013: A Gathering of Craftsmen in Wilton, CT
October 4, 2013 to October 6, 2013: Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit in Waterford, VA
November 2, 2013 to November 3, 2013: The American Artisan Show in Wilton, CT
September 3, 2013 to September 8, 2013: Brimfield Antique and Collectibles Show in Brimfield, MA
June 22, 2013 to June 23, 2013: Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour in Loudoun County, VA
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