ART HAPPY HOUR: Cork Trivets (RE:Create)

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Making Cork Trivets

During this Tuesday Art Happy Hour, Mary Baker provides instruction on the creation of cork trivets. FREE!

Do you need to do something with all those corks left from your libations? Let’s make something fun and useful. If you have a favorite wine, then bring the corks along. Mary will instruct participants on how to make some handy kitchen trivets that are decorative only. As these will be assembled with corks and glue, they are not heat resistant. They may be used for use under plants or other decorative functions.

Each trivet requires approximately 50 corks. Please feel free to bring your stash of favorite corks to use in your project or make use of the variety of corks available in the RE:Create makerspace.

This is a FREE event presented by ArtCentral SpearfishRecommended for ages 15 and up. Younger children may attend but must be accompanied by an adult. *Some of these events will have wine and beer for sale. IDs will be checked. 

The workshop takes place in the ArtCentral RE:create makerspace in The Matthews’ art gallery.

Sign-up is preferred

Even though the workshop is free, sign-up would be preferred in order for the instructor to be prepared with the correct amount of materials and supplies. Either call the art gallery at 605.642.7973 ext.0 — OR email [email protected] to add your name to the class list. If emailing, be sure to provide a phone number. 

About Mary Baker

Mary Baker was born and raised 20 minutes north of San Francisco. She was raised by a family immersed in the liberal arts. Her mother was an art appreciator and her father was a lover of art and history.

At the time Mary went to school, as a baby boomer, many new schools were built and there was great stock set in schooling children well and fully. Mary always enjoyed the many field trips to museums, zoos, historical sites, and beaches.

Even as a young child Mary immersed herself in trying many different fields of arts and crafts. She especially, to the frustration of her mother, loved picking up objects and using them in “found object art.” At that time she received a rock tumbler as a gift, which sparked a focused interest in rocks.
In a brand new high school, in an art department stocked with anything and everything, Mary was introduced to ceramics, printmaking, spinning fiber, painting, and weaving. This was where she developed the sense that three-dimensional arts and crafts were her forte.

Since school, Mary and her husband have raised two men in Spearfish. Once the children were old enough to fend more for themselves Mary was able to continue her dabbling in whatever crafts found their way to her. At this time she focuses on fiber, spinning, and knitting, and polishing local rocks to use in jewelry and home decoration.

Mary can be found most Saturday mornings in the summer at the Spearfish Farmers Market where she sells her polished rocks and jewelry.



Date and Time:


Tuesday, March 20, 2018


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


612 Main Street
Spearfish, 57783 United States
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