Auction Description

Smithsonian Craft Show Artist Shops - Stephen & Tamberlaine Zeh by Stephen & Tamberlaine Zeh
We hand craft baskets beginning with finding the tree to the finished basket, using the tools and methods of the Maine woodsmen, Shakers, and Native American basketmakers. Our jewelry work began when we made tiny buckles for our miniature baskets. We hand crafted them by forging small pieces of brass. We then learned that we could draw gold and silver into fine strands to weave into tiny baskets of gold. Our work is influenced by the basket designs and craftsmanship of years gone by. The radiating weave of a round basket bottom became the sunburst series of earrings and necklaces. The twelve and six strand weaves are reminiscent of the braided reins Tamberlaine made for her horses. The hand forged facets from hammer blows recall her grandfather's forge at his farm in Maine. Every piece we create is hand fabricated. A basket starts with a search for the perfect brown ash tree. The log is pounded to release the strips, which are then hand scraped and cut to width in preparation for weaving. The handles and rims are hand split carved and green bent using an ax, froe, and drawknife. Our jewelry pieces begin with melting gold or platinum, pouring to form an ingot, then forging, rolling, and drawing it into fine wire. Intricate pieces are shaped and the edges bright cut to reflect light from within the piece. Fine, pliant strands of 22k gold or platinum are interwoven into a basket form. Forging 18k gold or platinum strengthens it as it is shaped into rims, backs and settings for gems. Together, we are the only ones who work on our baskets and jewelry. Each piece is made by hand - one at a time. - Custom Orders - Our jewelry pieces can be crafted in sizes to fit. You may request your favorite metals eg. gold, platinum, or combinations, and your favorite gemstones. Video courtesy of Martha Stewart Please call or email if you have questions about pieces in the auction, or would like a special piece hand crafted for you. Our websites: Jewelry - www.tamberlaine.com Baskets - www.stephenzeh.com email: Tamberlaine: tammy@tamberlaine.com Stephen: szeh@stephenzeh.com Phone: (207) 778-2351 Stephen and Tamberlaine are one of 100 artists selected to be part of the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show, hosted this year on Bidsquare. To learn more and see the full list of participating artists, click here. Read more
Stephen & Tamberlaine Zeh

szeh@stephenzeh.com

Phone:+12077782351

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After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason. Read more

Terms & Conditions

Artist, Bidsquare, and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (the “SWC”) have collaborated to promote and conduct this 2020 Storefront Sale (“Storefront Sale”). The items in Artist’s Storefront Sale are offered and sold by Artist at “Buy Now” prices under the following Rules and Conditions of Sale in addition to any other terms set forth by Bidsquare. Anyone registering to buy or buying an item in this Sale (a “Buyer” in the “Sale”) accepts these Rules and Conditions of Sale. These Rules and Conditions of Sale constitute the entire agreement between the Artist and Buyer. Additional terms and conditions required by Bidsquare and the Artist may apply to Buyer’s participation in the Storefront Sale. 1. Sales Prices of the items offered for sale are based on Artist’s current retail prices. All property is sold “as is” and all sales are final. 2. Billing and Payment Upon purchase and payment, the Buyer becomes the buyer and owner of the property. The Buyer is responsible for the amount of the successful bid, a 3% service charge, applicable taxes, and any other charges provided for in applicable Rules and Conditions of Sale and any required by Artist and Bidsquare. Payments shall be made in U.S. dollars. 3. Collection of Property After the sale and upon receipt and clearing of payment in full, Artist will contact the Buyer. Shipping and insurance will be arranged directly between the Buyer and Artist. The Buyer shall be responsible for any shipping and insurance charges. No refunds will be given for any reason. 4. Representations or Warranties Artist has made every effort to describe the property correctly and accurately and to provide an accurate image of each item. Artist represents and warrants that the property (i) will generally conform to the information provided; and (ii) is free and clear of all liens, claims and encumbrances. However, the Smithsonian Institution and the SWC make no representations or warranties of any kind or nature, express or implied, regarding the correctness of the description, physical condition, quality or importance of the property sold in the Storefront Sale or its fitness for any purpose. Artist and Bidsquare retain the rights to photographs, catalogue text, illustrations and other intellectual property contained in any Storefront Sale catalogue and on the websites related to the Storefront Sale. 5. Information Information, including Buyer's name, telephone number, e-mail address, and amounts of purchases, will be collected by Bidsquare and Buyer consents to such information being be made available to Artist and to the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, which may contact Buyer in accordance with the Smithsonian’s Privacy Statement as set forth at https://www.si.edu/privacy. 6. Time and Duration The sale begins at 9:00 a.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), October 13, 2020. The sale ends on October 25, 2020 at 11:55pm. For more information, contact Artist at szeh@stephenzeh.com, P.O. Box 381 Temple, ME 04984, (207) 778-2351.