Le Puppet Regime and Creative Reuse

Le Puppet Regime and Creative Reuse

 Kensington-based artist Genevieve Geer has a  production line of one of a kind “articulated stained glass sculpture” that goes under the name Le Puppet Regime.  She uses “old timey” techniques of painting with glass powder that’s then kiln fired on the glass, combined with some engineering and articulation that allows all the figures to move and pose.

le puppet regime

Her main contact with customers and collectors is through art shows and craft fairs, so she needs to be able to set up a tiny little store front, that fits in a 10 x 10 space, is sturdy enough for winds and rain, but also collapsble and easy to move around. When Genevieve recently decided she needed to rework the booth she was using, she found just the materials she was looking for at the Resource Exchange.  She wanted to build full walls that looked like livingroom walls with striped wallpaper. She found 4′ x 8′ ready made frames here, so all that remained was to nail on some lauan, and paint them. She says “It saved us a ton of time, a ton of money, some 2×4’s from the trash, and if I decide to retire them, they are sturdy enough to work them into our bathroom walls in the second bathroom we are building out!”

genevieve geer

genevieve geer

These pictures are from Crafty Bastards craft show in Washington DC in September, but you can visit her booth TODAY, Oct 11, at the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair in Rittenhouse Square!

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