Cleo and I were on our way home from her veterinary appointment Saturday when we were stopped by a passing train. My first reaction was to curse the waste if time as I quickly went through the mental checklist of what I had yet to accomplish. It wasn't long before I recognized I needed to change my perspective and enjoy the travelling exhibit before me for this brief window of time.
I was recently in Carmel, Indiana. While there I had the privilege of walking through the pleasant little art district on Main street. A combination of new and existing buildings house local restaurants, shops and galleries. Peeking through gallery windows I saw blown glass, raku pottery and encaustic paintings. It was a brief visit but I made a mental note to return if the opportunity presents.
Last weekend seven artists from around Texas came together at Wired Designs Studio for a 2 day casting workshop. They rolled up there sleves and got a little dirty working with clay, alginate, wax and plaster making molds to cast glass. I had a great time working with this group of ladies. We may have been working with the same materials yet everyone had such differnt results. Here are their peices just coming out of the kiln.
Some choose to work in the positive creating three dementional pieces like th...
Saturday, April 20 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm McAllister Auditiorium1300 San Pedro AvenueSan Antonio, TexasAFREE F family eventopen to the public. Join us for a day filled with live music,amazing performances by the Alamo City Dance Company and San Antonio School for the Peforming Arts dance companies.There will be plenty of food and artists displaying and selling their work. You don't want to miss this event!
It is a full day of workshops starting by assisting Nina "Sam" Hibler her vessels and stoppers class. What a great class. I really enjoyed see students blow their first vessels.
Then it was off to Gail Stouffer's explanation of electroforming glass. The class is full each year. I always enjoy hearing Gail describe the process and the Science (yea science!!!) involved.
And it's only day one...
Tonight is theculmination ofthe SAY SI Small Scale Work For a Larger Cause exhibit.The event includesa silent auction,live music and inspiring cuisine from some of San Antonio’s top chefs. More than 200 local, regional and national artist participant including yours truly. The event helps raise funds for SAY Sí’s tuition-free programs with 100% ofproceeds going to supporting student programming. It's a great cause. Check out the online catalog of work being auctioned tonight. The piece I exhibited at the...
Enjoying a beautiful day in the Texas Hill Country. I always love my visits to Artisans of Rocky Hill. Especially when I walk up to see one of my big bowls in the front Window. Today is particularly exciting with lots of traffic and artists bring new work.
After two kiln firings, a bit of cold work and an evening in front of the television with my puppy putting then all together a batch of two dozen new earrings are finally complete. No sooner were they complete that I delivered them to Artisans of Rocky Hill, my favorite Fredericksburg gallery.u
Step two: Cut, grind, clean and back in the kiln for a fire polish.
Step one: select, cut and clean glass. Here is a batch of glass getting ready for its' first firing on the way to becoming earrings.