Ushering in spring at Artisan Forge Studios

Several Eau Claire-based artists who call Artisan Forge Studios home, are taking a vibrant approach to spring this March.
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 5:16 AM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -March in the Chippewa Valley means two thing: getting to enjoy spring and spring-inspired art.

Artisan Forge Studios, home to over 30 vendors practicing all art forms, is showcasing a brand new exhibit where you can find both.

Jim Kasmarek of Wood Duck Nation as well as AFS ‘Dancing Forward: Bringing Spring to Life’ featured artists Kelly Speros and Metalsmith Liz join Hello Wisconsin Tuesday morning.

“I worked about 6 months trying to get my collection put together and we decided to focus on spring as our theme because we knew in March everybody would be itching for some good weather,” laughs Speros.

“Kelly’s work, she does more 2D, so flat 2-dimensional and then I cover the 3D with my birch bark jewelry,” explains Liz. “So its just a neat pairing of different perspectives on nature itself.”


Wood Duck Nation


Kelly Speros Art

Metalsmith Liz


The Artisan Forge Studios gallery is open Tuesday - Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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