First Corporate Glass Commission – 2015

First Corporate Glass Commission – 2015

  Thanks to Sozo Gallery, I have recently installed my first corporate glass commission at PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ Hearst Tower location. Commissions are a longer process, both exciting and challenging. They had a section of custom made cabinets – their entire office was beautifully renovated not that long ago – that were screaming for something custom. (The PwC collection of local artists is stunning. Really, a who’s who of the art world… and I am thrilled to be a part.) Other than learning the technical science behind warm glass, is the huge problem of trying to capture my work on film! I knew for this job I needed to hire out. Mitchell Kearney was on the very short list. (I can get decent enough images of my glass in process – before it is slumped or draped in final form.) Check out some in-process pics HERE on my facebook page… that I update a LOT more often than my website!!     ALL PricewaterhouseCoopers’ images by Mitchell Kearney Photography.   Share...

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First glass commission – 2014

First glass commission – 2014

    Where does the time go?? Through other connections (Packard Place), I first met Jason Fararooei. He’s an amazing entrepreneur AND a big supporter of the local arts in Charlotte, NC. I think originally I met him at a presentation about utilizing social media. He made quite an impression on me. (Yes, I am actually an artist that loves business!) Fast forward a little bit… and we met again when he was a CSA (Community Supported Art) shareholder and I was one of nine local artists. We continue to hit it off. In early 2014, his life partner secretly commissioned me to create a new glass work to commemorate Jason’s Yellow Cape Communications fifth anniversary! (They had BOTH invested in my Hatchfund Dream kiln campaign! Little did they know the dream kiln would be necessary to complete this commission.)   Enjoy this personal video that Kim made documenting the process. (Side note: the relationships I have with art supporters are what get me up some days. Being a full-time artist is not easy, but nine years later, I would not trade it for anything else!)   Share...

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Catch New Glass @Sozo!

Catch New Glass @Sozo!

Last night was a fun one. Haven’t updated this site in some time… because I have been MAKING the work. New glass, arranged beautifully, and paired with other Sozo artist, Liz Barber set the scene. Add adult beverages, artisan chocolates and a lot of folks who love art, and you have one fine Friday evening! Artists love their family and friends, but having collectors at an opening is really awesome! (Evening ended with a lovely couple taking home their second “Carmella Jarvi” piece of glass and talk of a commission.) I’ve been making my warm (or kiln formed) glass for four years now, and can honestly say, I have rounded a corner!!   CHECK OUT THIS HAPPENINGSCLT LINK FOR AN INSIDE THE STUDIO SNEAK PEEK! (Special thanks to writer, LISA RUBENSON & photographer, LINDSAY WYNNE HESS.) Share...

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