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New Growth 2022

Valerie McCaffrey

I've branched out a bit and created a new body of work that is on display now, till the end of the month, at Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress Street Portland Maine. The work is funky and elegant, profound and playful. I hope you get a chance to check it out.  Shown here is the "Bubble Up" series.   A sculptural wall piece that would enhance any minimalist, modern or mid century modern decor. They can be hung vertically or horizontally.    Each piece consist of 3 individual wooden panels weighing apporx 12lbs, and  hung flush with a wooden frame mounted over...

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New 2021 Mix

Valerie McCaffrey

      Hey all.Its been a while since my last newsletter and I just wanted to say hi and tell you about the new batch of Garden Guardians I just dropped off at the Maine Craft Association in Portland.  You may notice some changes in the 2021 Guardians. 1st off, I’ve change the concrete mix.  It is now heavier and stronger and definitely more durable.  Also, I am using the color more sparingly.  I want the pieces to breath and the natural color of the concrete to be part of the color palette.  Just know that, like most color,...

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Sneak Peek into the Studio November 2017

Valerie McCaffrey

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I am working on this new planter.  Surprise! It doesn’t has a face.  It is an organic shape that invokes the sprit of growth.  I will be working on it this winter I will be working the form and making it more dramatic.  It will look great with long tall plants. 



I love tiles and now I am making then.  These tiles are almost ready to be cast. This series is about flow.  Each tile is 6x6 inches and there are 9 tile in the series.  I think they are going to look great as a series on a wall.


Recently I went to Rowe Mass and took a Touch Drawing Workshop with Washington based artist, Deborah Kopp Chapin.


Touch Drawing is a simple yet profound method of drawing.  You use your fingers as drawing tools.  It is designed to enable you to dive deep into the creative source and create a large amount of drawings.  Some of these drawings may have a special meaning or message for you.


You can then choose a few of the drawings to further refine the image.  I resonated with this method and I appreciated how it deconstructs the creative process and make it accessible to everyone.  I will be teaching a few workshops in December and possibility more in the future.  So stay tune.


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Concrete Carving Workshop

Valerie McCaffrey

When: September 15th 5 to 8 pm and September 16th 10 to 2 pm.

Where: 15 Ballard Street South Portland Maine @ The the Studio

I have been wanting to teach a concrete carving class for years.  I started working with concrete about 10 years ago and I was instantly hooked. I was really excited ( and  a little nervous) when I taught my first concrete carving class at  Sanctuary Arts  in Elliot Maine earlier this summer.  The class was a lot of fun and booked up really quickly so I decided to go ahead and teach another 2 day class in my studio in September.  

Join me for a creative, experimental workshop, where we will be rolling up our sleeves and get into some serious fun.   A perfect time to make something special for the holidays. 

Day One:

When you get to the studio I will have some concrete forms ready to carve,  As you are carving the concrete I will go over the different methods of making simple moulds.  You will have the opportunity to prep one or two moulds and we will measure, mix and pour the concrete.  Yahoo.

Day Two:

The next Morning- You will take your concrete out of the mould and get carving.   I have plenty of carving materials. I will be their for assistance.  The time flies by. You will leave this class with all the info and experience necessary to get carving on your own!

135.00 for Class

25.00 for Materials


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April is Here

Valerie McCaffrey April Concrete Carving Class Gardenguardians Mother's Day New Planter Sanctuary Arts Workshop

Order now and get it at the introductory price of $125.00 Save on shipping and pick it up at the studio- Order ends Monday, May 8th.  BUY NOW

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