Amy Lassman

Fine textile handbags,scarves & Judaica

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Spring 2017 Exhibit Location #28  Wheelchair Accessible

First Baptist Church  
848 Beacon Street
Newton Centre
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In designing the initial pattern structure, I call on classic styles, current fashion trends and whimsical inspiration to create handbags, scarves and Judaica.

Adar bags for everyday are designed from leathers, and rugged fabrics with practicality and aesthetics in mind, while purses for special occasions range from simple elegance to dramatic glamour, using a combination fine fabrics, vintage jewelry and natural elements. Dupioni silks, chunky chains, natural gemstones and woven sisel strands are but a few of my favorite things! After scouring London antique markets, New York's Garment District, Brimfield and suppliers around New England, I allow the designs to emerge from the materials themselves.

Adar Judaica includes pieces for both women and men, and include yamulkas (head coverings), tallises (prayer shawls) and chuppot (wedding canopies). These pieces are inspired by joy, nature and the stories of the recipients themselves while respecting all of the requirements of tradition. They are sold on line, in fine stores and at select craft shows.
Opportunities to create commissions for clients seeking to integrate meaningful textiles into new work have informed the direction of my craft. My current pieces reflect this fresh and exciting approach as each piece has a past, present and future to tell.

Amy Rosenstein Lassman graduated from Washington University in St Louis with her B.A. in Dance & Psychology then received her M.A. from New York University in Dance/Movement Therapy. Her career path began by providing Expressive Therapies to elders in Pittsburgh and Boston and inspiring creative movement programs for all ages. In 2010 Ms Lassman collaborated to establish AKDesign with a focus on textile handbags and purses. In 2012 Amy founded Adar Design and expanded her artistic exploration to include Judaica textiles.


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