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Philitha Stemplys-Cowdrey

Medium: Lithuanian Folk Art

Description:  Lithuanian Folk Art and handicrafts with a concentration on straw art

Philitha Stemplys-Cowdrey

Medium: Lithuanian Folk Art

Description:  Lithuanian Folk Art and handicrafts with a concentration on straw art


Straw Rue (Ruta) 3.75x4.75" wooden gold frame
with 2"x3" art created from natural rye straw
$25



Lithuanian Cross Greeting Card
linco cut print on card stock
4x5.5" @ $5



Butterscotch Amber Ring
Amber cabochon, sterling silver & serrated bezel
$38 custom sized



Little Bee II (Bitute II)
8x10" Black frame with 5x7" matted art
Custom - NFS


Go to the website for details and more of the jewelry collection 
Contact the artist for custom pieces

Various Pendants Larimar + Turquoise jewelry Custom Labradorite


Since childhood, under the tutelage of Master Artist, Aldona Saimininkas, Philitha Stemplys-Cowdrey has been learning the craft of Lithuanian Folk Art. In the winter of 2018, she and Aldona were accepted to the Southern New England Apprenticeship Program and furthered their work together as mentor and apprentice.  

"My work explores traditional Lithuanian folk arts and handicrafts, with a concentration on straw art. Over the years I have learned these crafts under the tutelage of Master Artist, Aldona Saimininkas, and I have honed and created my own style to add a modern twist to traditional works. Lithuanian folk art is greatly influenced by its people’s interpretation of the natural world around them. Much of the work I create utilizes mediums I have grown, cultivated, and processed in my own gardens and homestead. This includes various natural plant dyes (onions, beets, etc), eggs, beeswax, and most importantly: rye. I feel it is important my art not only mimics traditional ways, but to be created as close to how it was done originally."

Ferns I (Paparciai I)
8x10" Black frame
5x7" matted art
created from natural rye straw - Custom, NFS
Jurate ir Kastytis
8x10" Black frame
with 5x7" matted art
created from natural rye
straw - $85
Tulips and Thistle
12x12" Black frame
with 4x4" matted art
created from natural rye
straw - $65
Birch Forest II (Berzynas II) 8x10"
Black frame 
with 5x7" matted art 
created from natural rye straw - $75


 

For information and custom work, contact the artist at hello@welcometothecottage.com
or visit the website at www.welcometothecottage.com or on Facebook at /cottageofthethreecats 
Follow on Instagram @fernblossomwellness and @cottagecats

To see more of my process,
please visit www.welcometothecottage.com

 

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