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Rocklen Designs

 

GALLERIES

Each image represents a series of mobiles. Click on the image to see more examples of the mobiles in that series. Email me directly (rocklendesigns@gmail.com) for pricing and availability. Custom mobiles are available for listed price + %10. 

FIBONACCI LEAVES

DANCING FLOWER MOBILES

FLOWER CASCADE MOBILE

RAINDROP MOBILE

LOVEBIRDS AND OWLS IN THE MOON

CALLA LILY MOBiLE

Floating Fan Mobiles

WISTERIA MOBILE

Birds and Owls in the Moon

CHERRY BLOSSOM MOBILES

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2018 Show Schedule

 

April 20-22: New England Folk Festival, Mansfield, MA

May 5: Wake Up the Earth, Jamaica Plain, MA

May 19-20: Bruce Museum Annual Outdoor Crafts Festival, Greenwich, CT

June 3: Beacon Hill Art Walk, Boston, MA

June 9: Squam Art Fair, Holderness, NH

June 16: Arts Fest Beverly, Beverly, MA

June 17: SoWa Boston, Boston, MA

July 23: Open Studio, Jamaica Plain, MA

July 1: Arts at Harborfest, Boston, MA

July 7-8: Wickford Art Festival, Wickford Village, RI

July 13-15: Guilford Art Center Craft Expo, Guilford, CT

July 28-29: Art in the Courtyard @ Lowell Folk Fest, Lowell, MA

August 11-12: Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, Mystic CT

August 26: SoWa Boston, Boston, MA

September 8-9: Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA

September 14-16: Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, NY

September 22-23: Jamaica Plain Open Studios, Jamaica Plain, MA

October 6-8: Scituate Art Festival, Scituate, RI

October 13-14: Wellfleet OysterFest, Wellfleet, MA

October 20-21: American Craft Fair @ Tower Hill, Boylston, MA

November 17-18: form + function @ 3S, Portsmouth, NH

 

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Making Mobiles since 2011

 

Melissa grew up in a family of artists: her mother is a print-maker and her grandmother was a sculptor. These two women were her first art teachers. In college, Melissa studied painting and print-making at Wesleyan University. In 1999, she received a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study mask-making techniques and traditions internationally.  Her experience making masks fostered an interest in creating objects that people could wear and interact with. When she returned to the United States, Melissa began making jewelry.

Seven years ago, in the middle of a cold, Boston winter, Melissa turned her metal-working skills toward making mobiles. She wanted to create something that added color, light, and movement to the January bleakness. Mobiles have a unique capacity to change the ambience of a room, creating balance and harmony.  Melissa enjoys observing how people interact with mobiles and hopes to continue making sculptures that people can both look at and play with.

Melissa makes her mobiles Using hand tools and a torch. She shapes steel and copper to create the branches. Then, she adds flowers, buds, and leaves with glass and wire=wrapping techniques. Many designs feature sculptural elements, such as birds, owls, and flowers that she creates out of polymer clay. She creates each piece individually, so no two mobiles are exactly alike.

 

 

Interested in buying mobiles?  Visit my slowly growing online store. Don't see what you'd like? Please email me directly at rocklendesigns@gmail.com. Until the shop is complete, I will take most orders directly via email. 

* Click here to find out when RocklenDesigns will be at a show in your area.

* Click here to email me directly. Because each item is unique, emailing me directly is a great way to find the piece you love!

* Click here to visit my slowly growing online store! Currently, the Birds and Owls in the Moon are up. More to come!

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Check out photos of mobiles I'm working on and the nature that inspires them.

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