We were pleasantly surprised to receive a request from The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden, ordering several scarves for the opening of their new museum store on January 14, 2015! After the busy holiday season, our inventory was woefully low, and with only a few days' notice we had to scramble. Scarves and paint had to be ordered, and we encountered a glitch in the studio when our paint started misbehaving on the water (yikes!), but we were able to send a small sampling in time for their opening day. Go to http://www.huntington.org/ for more information about the new store, or to arrange your next visit to The Huntington, one of the world's great cultural, research, and educational centers. We are unspeakably proud to be part of it all!
We are now looking to fill up our calendar for the rest of the winter and into the busy spring season. In addition to several private corporate events, we are putting together a Mayu Silk Art Experience for the residents at Laguna Woods Village, and making plans to set up our marbling tables at local art shows, street markets, and Art Walks around the southland, from L.A. to Orange County, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County. Come spring, we are looking forward to heading out to Arizona for the Pima County Fair. More details to come - check our events page often for updates and new opportunities to partake in the one-of-a-kind experience that makes Mayu Silk Art truly unique.
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"Gel-Git" is a Turkish phrase meaning "back and forth," and is the name of the basic chevron-like water marbling design formed by pulling the rake, comb or stylus back and forth through the paint.
We hope that this phrase will also describe our relationship with you and the many other folks with whom we have enjoyed sharing this beautiful art form.
Please feel free to contact us at any time with your photos, ideas, questions, event inquiries, or custom orders.
Star McCain and Philip Greenwood took a leap of faith, abandoning lucrative professional careers to follow their dream of working together to share the joy and beauty of water marbling on silk with others.