Yup, long time no new work. Neck surgery and shoulder rehab have given me back my art. Modern medicine and an amazing surgical and rehab team have performed a miracle. Blue bowl, green bowl. I'm not blue anymore, so I guess this bowl is more of a teal. No green eggs or ham. Part of a new series featuring kiln-carved dichroic interiors. Of course, I've alwys got to decorate the backs, so be sure to pick them up and take a look.
Holiday Trees have landed! I do a different ornament each holiday season and I just can't keep this year's decor in stock. 6, 8 or 10" tall fully decorated glass trees with wine cork trunks and 3" wood bases (2nd generation are cedar and smell wonderful!) Commissions for these filled the entire coffin kiln at Albert's! Confetti, transparency tricks, mica and other methods were used to decorate these mini-trees.
No needles were shed during the creation of these trees. They won't add any inches to your waistline. They are showing at Art League Fort Bend, Fulshear Farmer's Market and Hospice Brazos Valley's Christmas Market. Get 'em while they last because I don't think I have the energy to cut glass for another kilnload of these cutie pies. Thanks to Kevin Hromas for the cedar. It was originally intended for fence posts.
Sometimes things come out beautifully. Hydrangea Platter is just that way. All 4 firings went well, all the chemical reactions and colors turned out exactly as I planned. Yes, I planned. I'm usually more of a Ready-Fire-Aim girl. But occasionally I plan and this one was worth the extra work. Sometimes the kiln gods hear and answer our prayers. One of a kind, it will be going to all the Holiday Shows with me.
Teaming up with friend and fellow glass artist Cheryl Sedivec (check out her work at Laughing Dog Glassworks) for this show. The FFM is there every Saturday. We will be at the market most Saturdays in October through Christmas. Fresh air, a way to get out and see and eat cool stuff while still social distancing. Plus, you know (shameless plug): gift glass.
All proceeds will benefit Hospice Brazos Valley patients and families. Hospice Brazos Valley is the only non-profit hospice provider serving 17 central Texas counties since 1989. They provide award-winning hospice care and grief support for families, friends, and neighbors across central Texas.
Home of the Art League of Fort Bend, this welcoming and spacious non-profit gallery run by volunteers features over 30 artists, artist studios and classroom space. Since our spring displays were so rudely interrupted by COVID, I went in and freshened up my displays for our fall re-opening.
I work at Albert Goldreich Pottery and have access to some really fun tools! I'll keep you posted on what amazing things are happening as I explore the new possiblities this partnership offers me. This photo shows the kiln room, one of 3 rooms in the studio! The glass kiln is in the back and it runs cooler than the small ones I have in my garage. Every kiln is unique like finger prints!
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.
My first glass teacher called us "kiln monkeys". My helpers aren't monkeys, but they do love to monkey around when they aren't "helping" me make, polish, or sell glass art. Left to Right: Louie, Jethro and Caffrey, photographed on one of their (many) breaks.