The Artists

Louise Grant & Walter Bell

Polymer, paper, boxes

12976 Roe Rd. NE, BI 98110
206-714-7402
www.metrobilia.com

Metrobilia
A partnership of Louise Grant & Walter Bell

Louise Grant:
As a weaver, my 30 year experience with the intricacies of interwoven colored fibers led me to investigate color relationships in polymer clay. This medium allows me to blend, juxtapose and interlay hues and values in a simple, yet dynamic manner in practical and playful items. Assembling bracelets of my handmade buttons and forming handles on letter openers is the fun part.

Button bracelets: vibrantly colored polymer and collectible buttons form unique wearable art. ca 6 1/2" - 7 1/2" L X 1" - 1 3/4" W

Letter openers: softly blended or boldly colored polymer handles with stainless steel blades. 9 1/4" X 3/4"

Walter Bell:
I am a painter, designer & colorist with a desire to give meaning & content through color to the world of paper and objects. I work from drawings, paintings, and the textures around me to layer, manipulate and create images with deep and vibrant palettes. The designs are created and printed in our studio on a variety of papers for the books and flat paper sheets we offer. These paper designs are incorporated in the box designs.

Printed papers with vibrant original designs for craft work, wrapping paper and decorative prints. Sizes: 11x14 prints to 30x40 sheets.

Boxes are wood construction, laminated with paper. They are pencil box size approx. 9.9"x4.25"x2.25".

Books are accordion folded on archival paper and hard-bound front and back covers. Offered in editions and individual copies. 24" to 36" flat with a folded size approx. 8"x6".