2017 has been a great year – I’ve sold nine glass works so far!!
Also been a time of change (not just for me). I’m no longer with a gallery in Charlotte.
Still applying for smaller public art opportunities – while working on some prototypes.
(More later… but, started a collaboration with electrical/lighting expert. He’s adding moving light to a freestanding glass pair of mine:)
At the moment, I’m mostly working in my studio creating new glass. (See new works below*)
And, finally getting around to a new Squarespace website!! (Setting it up now.)
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*New Glass: Mars & Venus (freestanding piece) plus five Whitewater Minis
Contact the artist for purchase inquiries.
August 2016, I spent two weeks learning glassblowing with the amazing Brian Corr at Penland School of Crafts.
Final Jarvi glass cylinder that was rolled up & blown by Brian Corr.
Jarvi blown glass, in process. Brian Corr (acting as gaffer) at Penland School of Crafts.
During 2 week glassblowing class in August 2016, the instructor was gaffer for one of my previously made glass panels. He worked it into a new form. Seen here, right out of furnace, shaping it on the marver.
New Moonlight Creative Group Glass Commission installed January 2017.
Moonlight Creative Group wall-mounted glass commission. (3.5′ x 7′ x varying widths from wall. Individual rounds vary from 3″ to 15″ in diameter.)
Moonlight Creative Group wall-mounted, glass commission. (Seen here with party food for January 2017 celebration of their 20th anniversary.)
Collect my glass (& art by other amazing McColl Center alumni) at upcoming McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s Studio Party 17 on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 7-11pm.
McColl Center always throw a mean party – it’s worth the admission price to get a spot at their annual festive fundraiser! All ticket proceeds and half of art sales go to support their extensive programming and artist residencies. (Anyone buying my glass by the end of event, I will add a short message on back of piece.)
Imperfect perfection – detail, 2016, 11”x7”x1”, kiln glass – wall mounted. $450
Vine (3) – detail, 2016, 16”x24”x2”, kiln glass – wall mounted. $550/triptych
2016: What a Year!
Most significant is my two week glass blowing experience with master glass artist Brian Corr
in August at Penland School of Crafts
. My very first time @ Penland & glassblowing…and what a first time it was!!
I am not set up for glassblowing in my own studio, but so many possibilities have opened up. (Recently visited STARworks
for hot glass, cold beer night. In 2017, I’ll be heading back to play.)
This fall, I’ve been working on a private glass commission for a local business celebrating 20 years!! And, I have a smaller exterior public art commission (in Charlotte) starting in January 2017! (More about these later.)
Where can you find my handmade art glass?
Anytime, my art glass is now at Coffey & Thompson Gallery, in Charlotte, NC. (Has a new owner, business direction, & new location at 1200 S Graham St.)
We’ll be part of South End Small Business Saturday
on November 26 from 10am to 2pm. Come out to get a gift for yourself or someone else… or some inspiration, maybe see what’s happening in South End area closest to the Panthers’ stadium. The following week will be the C&TG opening reception for our small works for the holidays show. That reception is Friday, December 2, from 6 to 9 PM.
Also coming in 2017:
1) NEW website is in the works!! (Basically, this WordPress site is not easy to maintain and still looks funky after working on layout:( I lost “Constant Contact” mailing list button awhile back with no notice… & it’s not an easy fix!! Also, way too many problems uploading my images to this site. Therefore, new website is coming soon:)
2) Finally, most of you know I love the business end of things too! I’m currently venturing into a big project that will solve some basic problems for artists. In a nutshell, it’s an artist’s digital assistant. Want to be on THAT mailing list to find out more? Email me & I’ll add you:)
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One of available glass works in June 2016. Cat eyes is table top pair of unique kiln glass bowls.
River run five, April 2016, kiln glass, 36”x18”x3” (wall space)
River run is series of cast glass pieces created from late 2015 into 2016. Created by multiple firings, culminating in a cast glass bowl mold. Solid glass bowl is fired into flattened circle.
Each is then wall mounted with glass epoxy and special hardware. “River run” composite pieces are positioned different distances from wall. There have been four different arrangements. (Sizes of individual pieces run 4” to 11” in diameter.)
The last of which (this one) is River run five. Was purchased in April 2016 by private glass collector in Colorado.
(These wall mounted composites are prototypes for larger interior public art. This is my second image – formatted like ArtPop billboards – for the curved digital display at Ballantyne Village. See below:)
Side view of curved digital display – part of Awedience Media’s campaign for Ballantyne Village in Charlotte, NC.
Excited River Run Five sold to sweet glass collecting couple from Colorado!