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    A Walk In The Woods, Teapot 2008

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    Go Ask Alice, Teapot

    Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread

    8" x 8" x 8"

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    Go Ask Alice, Teapot

    Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread

    8" x 8" x 8"

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    Go Ask Alice, Teapot

    Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread

    8" x 8" x 8"

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    Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

    Vintage silver teapot, ribbon, woven glass beads

    8" x 6" x 9.5"

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    Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

    Vintage silver teapot, ribbon, woven glass beads

    8" x 6" x 9.5"

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    Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

    Vintage silver teapot, ribbon, woven glass beads

    8" x 6" x 9.5"

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A Walk In The Woods, Teapot 2008


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Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Al Krueger
Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

Vintage silver teapot, ribbon, woven glass beads


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Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

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A Walk In The Woods, Teapot 2008


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A Walk In The Woods, Teapot 2008


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A Walk In The Woods, Teapot 2008


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Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Al Krueger
Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Go Ask Alice, Teapot

Vintage teapot, nuno felt (hand-dyed silk and wool), seed beads, wire, plastic, Bakelite, acrylic and lucite beads, thread


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Mad Hatter Goes Scuba Diving, Teapot 2012

Vintage silver teapot, ribbon, woven glass beads


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Artist’s Statement

I have been utterly seduced by the visual and tactile qualities beads.  It’s surprising to me the power that these tiny points of light and color possess.  There is something very sensual in the look and feel of a heavily beaded object.

My work has two sides: one is very abstract and sculptural; the other is more formal and pictorial.  In the former, I use off loom bead weaving techniques to cover objects with a dense surface of beads.  This is then further embellished with additional weaving, ruffles, bridges and encrustations of larger beads, pearls and crystals.  These pieces evolve intuitively and often seem otherworldly.

My pictorial work uses computer manipulation of images (via Adobe Photoshop) and transfer of these images to fabric.  The fabric is then heavily beaded using bead embroidery and weaving to create a dense fabric of beads, sequins, crystals and pearls.  Silk ribbon is often tacked down and anchored by the embroidery, adding another layer of texture.  I primarily use backstitch with a few variations for the embroidery, along with traditional gourd and herringbone stitches for the bead weaving.

These two aspects of my work – the abstract and the figural have begun to merge.  I’ve begun to take household objects, most notably teapots, and modify their shapes with wire, paper Mache and found objects.  I then encase and encrust these forms with beads.  Lately I’ve been experimenting by layering over these encrusted pieces with acrylic paints and washes (removing some layers, adding more to others) to give the work a more primitive look which resembles ancient ritual objects.

So I’m continually evolving and adapting.  The only constant I see is my twisted sense of humor, which eventually comes shining through all of my work.

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