Another Workshop Date Just Added!

I had a couple of ladies request a class date at my workshop in La Pine in May.  

So, since I can accommodate 4 people at my studio, I am listing this class with space available and can take 2 more lucky people!

If you are, in fact, interested in my Reverse Glass Enameling workshop and these dates in May will work for you, don't hesitate - email me today to get your name in there!

May 24-27, 2018
See here for more workshop dates and links for workshop descriptions and other important information.

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It's a Box!

I hope you all have been having a splendid New Year so far! 

I am a list maker.  I need lists to keep my ideas focused and even just to remember what I want to do since I tend to get a lot of ideas all at once sometimes.  So several weeks ago I downloaded an app called Todoist onto my phone and onto my computer.  It is basically a lists app and can be organized in a variety of ways and you can schedule each task to have a specific due date (or not).  I love this app!  It has really kept me going when I sometimes feel like I have so many ideas and not sure what to do next.  The lists remind me of what I intended and what I thought was more important as I dated/scheduled each item.  Oh- and the phone and computer versions are linked so when you update one, the other is automatically updated, too!

This all brings me to the idea I had many months ago and added to my list as soon as I got the app.  It has taken me several weeks to actually finish my prototype due to other projects, etc getting in the way, but I finally got it finished last night and I am so happy with it!

This is my prototype for a 5" round glass box.  It is entirely made of reverse enameled glass pieces except for the feet and the knob handle which were all hand made from polymer clay. 

There are a couple of things I might tweak in the final version, but overall I couldn't be happier and have lots of ideas for many more of these as well as other shapes.

Check it out.....

ROUND BOX GIRL AND DOG 8
ROUND BOX GIRL AND DOG 8
ROUND BOX GIRL AND DOG 8
ROUND BOX GIRL AND DOG 8
ROUND BOX GIRL AND DOG 8

 

 


Happy Holidays!

Hi Everyone,

I just felt the need to express my gratitude and warm feelings for all of you that have supported me throughout this crazy year of new beginnings!

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a happy, healthy and FUN New Year!!

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Put-Upon  8 x 8"

 


2018 Workshop Schedule

Hi Everyone!

I have been working on my Workshop Schedule for 2018 and have some exciting new studios in areas across the US that I'll be headed to! Please check it out and come learn this fun technique with me! 

I'm going to be teaching in my home studio as well starting in February.  My space is small, so seats are limited, but it will be a cozy, fun time for anyone that wants to see where it all happens!  

I'd love to see you at any of these wonderful locations -- Rhode Island, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Maryland, California, Oregon -- Here I come!!

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Reverse Enameling Workshop at AAE Glass

Hi Everyone!

I want to share this really great video that shows pictures of my work with the techniques I will be teaching in my workshop as well as the dates and details of the workshop at AAE Glass next February.

There will be two sessions, so please choose the dates that work for you and come on out to their amazing new shop/studio/classroom!

February 21-24, 2018

February 26- March 1, 2018

Contact AAE Glass for more information or to sign up TODAY!
www.aaeglass.com

 

 


Holiday Art Shows

I wanted to be sure to get you all the information for the upcoming art shows I have this holiday season.  I hope you can make it out to one or all of these shows in the Bend, OR area to pick up some wonderful holiday gifts - whether you buy from me or any one of my fellow artists, you are sure to score some wonderful handmade items at these great shows!

 

November 17-18, 2017
Wendy's Wish - The Christmas Goose Boutique
Bend, OR

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November  24-25, 2017
Sunriver Holiday Traditions Marketplace
Sunriver, OR

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December 8-10, 2017
Holiday Tails Art Fair
A benefit for the Humane Society of Central Oregon
Bend Factory Outlet Stores - Suite 130
Bend, OR
Friday night 4-8pm Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 11-4

I've even made ornaments!

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A Lot Going On

Hello, everyone!

I have had a lot going on and still so much more to come.  I'm going to start here with what I have been up to....

Teaching
    I have been getting around the country quite a bit teaching workshops of my Reverse Glass Enameling process.  It has been, at times, fun, rewarding and exhausting, but always an adventure!  I have met some amazing human beings and seen parts of the country I might not ordinarily get to in the course of my lifetime.


A montage of some student work from a workshop at Weisser Glass in Kensington, MD early this spring --

Making:
    I have set up booths at several art shows since the middle of July - in Salem, Sunriver, Bend, Tigard - and have three more coming up in the next few weeks.

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    I've also been working on some new designs as well as turning some of the new and some old designs into wall hanging tiles as an alternative to bowls.  I love the little spots of color these provide to any little corner or wall space.

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Playing:
    Somehow the husband and I have even found time to get out and do a little camping before the snow hit our area.  We did a little trip through Portland and over to the coast, down a bit and back through the Detroit Lake area heading home.  It was fun and the dogs just LOVED running on the beach.

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I really hope your summer and fall have been full of great things for you and your family, too.  I look forward to catching you all up on what is coming up for me real soon!
Cheers!

    


Sunriver Art Fair

Hi Everyone!

This weekend will be my second year with a booth at the Sunriver Art Fair in b-e-a-utiful Sunriver, Oregon!

I'm looking forward to this show and have several new pieces and designs to show you, so I hope you will stop by to say "Hi" and check it all out.

Sunriver Art Fair
The Village at Sunriver
August 11-13, 2017
Friday and Saturday 9:30am to 6pm
Sunday 9:30am to 4pm

 

Here's one of the latest pieces --
"Smelling the Flowers" 
Approx. 3  x 6" tile mounted for hanging on a wall

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For the Birds

Hello!

It is nice to see the beautiful weather come back to us each spring isn't it?  Two years ago when we moved in to our current home, I bought myself a beautiful sleek ceramic bird bath.  It was awesome and I loved it. 

I brought it into our storage building during that first winter because I know that ceramics don't do well in super cold freezes.  But, I forgot to do that this past winter.  Big mistake!

The bowl of the bird bath broke into many pieces, but the stand was just fine.  So what does a glass bowl maker do when a bowl breaks??  They make a new bowl! 

So here is my version - it is made with a clear glass scrap melt, black sgraffito and colored enamel background.  It is about 16" diameter and I used a rough octagon of kiln posts to slump it over for this fun ruffled edge effect.

I love it and so do the birds!

Bird Bath 2
Bird Bath 2
Bird Bath 2