Jane Mormino is an artist with many mediums: metal, glass, paper, beads, and mixed media. Her business, Ergane, features Lilliputian charm canisters, cufflinks, lockets, pendants, and switchplate covers.
What inspires you?
Words, movies, and images of lovely things inspires me most. My latest fascination is the movie ???????Tekkon Kinkreet???????, an anime film that I recently watched with my daughter. A little boy in the film, White, states that his brother, Black, needs him because he has the screws to his heart. An amazing thought, really. I especially love the representation of good and evil in movies and art.
What vendor are you looking forward to seeing at The Handmade Market?
I can’t wait to see the lovely handwoven art of Anna Bae Weavers — her patterns and colors are enchanting. I always linger at the Robinson Studio booth (if I can get near it) and also Metamorphosis ?????? I love her dark jewelry. And of course — The Handmaidens! They make every vendor feel welcome, and that is no easy task!
What is your favorite spot or thing to do in Raleigh?
I honestly don???????t get out much, but when I do it’s shopping at the flea market, grubbing Neomonde Deli and Bakery, picnicking in the big field behind Dorthea Dix mental hospital, and watching movies at the Galaxy Theater in Cary.
How do you take your coffee?
I like my coffee black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love — with some cream thrown in!
Be sure to visit the Ergane table on Sunday May 3rd and ask Jane if she’s spotted any especially lovely things at the Market.