It wouldn’t be Halloween at Blackbird of Calistoga without the stunning art of Sequoia Buck’s witches hats opening the season. For the fifth consecutive year, Sequoia has produced a distinctive, original wearable art in the form of inspired Halloween witches hats.
Meet Sequoia and be part of the Blackbird party on Oct. 5 when Halloween begins at Blackbird, 1347 Lincoln Ave., from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The annual event is always open to all.
A year of searching for materials in all of Sequoia’s favorite haunts has resulted in a collection of 25 unique creations. Silks and satins, tulle and trims all find their way to inspire Sequoia as her witches hats become a collection. Each singular hat is signed and numbered and stands alone as a piece of art.
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“It’s important to me that no one confuse my hats with something made commercially in China,” Sequoia says as she relates her process in creating her work, “I found a huge bag of handmade vintage lace this year — so exciting.”
Following her resolve to never repeat an earlier design she says, “I’m not duplicating anything from prior years ... I even made my own glass spiders, dragonflies, and skulls this year.”