Fresh out of the kiln. I think they look like chocolate bars!
4"x 10" dishes with facted dichroic ribbons
Raven Alert: Shiny Things! New jewelry
I've been on a break due to the pandemic and recovering from surgery. But I've started some small projects again.
Sometimes things come out beautifully. My latest, Hydrangea Platter is just that way. All 4 firings went well, all the chemical reactions and colors turned out exactly as I planned. Sometimes the kiln gods hear and answer our prayers. One of a kind, it will be going to all the Holiday Shows with me.
Artist Sylvia Morgan likes it hot! She paints beautiful nature scenes in enamels and I encase these in glass like this one of a bee on bluebonnets. She is a very accomplished artist who works in many media and specializes in watercolor. You can see more of Sylvia's work at https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/sylvia-morgan.html.
Often described as a "Ready, Fire, Aim" kinda gal, I thought I would make a 3D work of glass that reflected this aspect of my personality. Plus, I got to figure out how to make a see saw out of glass (yes, it really moves but the brain is definitely heavier). And I advanced my skills with LEDs as well. This little baby plugs into any USB charger.
Home of the Art League of Fort Bend, this welcoming and spacious non-profit gallery features over 30 artists, artist studios and classroom space. The theme of my case for spring is "Winners". Most of the contents of my case and additional pedestal items have won ribbons in various shows. The summer change out is coming soon. So stay tuned for a new display.
After over 20 years in the IT industry, I retired to do something less stressful: play with broken glass!
Photographed in the wild, without safety gear or power tools.
Sharing my passion for creating beautiful art glass and jewelry. Grab some wine gear for that bottle you've been saving or savor munchies from a one-of-a-kind bowl. Glass Wind chimes? Yes, I'm cracked, but they won't. Gift a Friendship or Remembrance bowl to someone special. Or indulge in some dangly chandeliearrings. (Ok, so that's a made-up word. But it works, right?)
I'm originally from Alaska and transplanted to Texas in 1999. There, Haida and Tlingit Indians have two main clans, the Eagles and the Ravens. Traditionally, members of the same clan cannot marry, so typical marriages are the joining of an eagle to a raven. Eagle and Raven, when linked together, are consequently known as the Lovebirds. So really the company is about love.
“Whatever you are physically...male or female, strong or weak, ill or healthy--all those things matter less than what your heart contains. If you have the soul of a warrior, you are a warrior. All those other things, they are the glass that contains the lamp, but you are the light inside.”
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
- T. E. Lawrence