Saturday, March 15, 2014

Snap Shots of Making & Using Murrine

Stripping a Gather 

Getting the Cane ready to roll up

Rolling up the Cane

Rolling Up the Cane

Pulling the Murrine

Murrine before its cut

Cutting the Murrine

Cutting the Murrine

The Murrine getting ready to heat and Roll up

Marvering the Murrine

Shaping the Glass after Marvering the Murrine 

Blowing out the Vessel 

Shaping the Vessel

Puntying the Vessel 

Opening the Vessel

Finished Vessel 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

And...The Love Affair with Murrine continues!!!

Murrine Cerchio Series
The best place to be during winter in Minnesota is in the Glass Studio! And its even better when I am designing and making murrine.  Every time I make murrine and use it in designing a vessel I fall more in love with it... 

Here are a few pieces from January~
Murrine Cerchio Series

Murrine Cerchio Series

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Exhibiting at the 2013 NEEMA Fall Fine Arts Show!

I am very excited to be exhibiting my work with other NEMAA artists including sculptors, photographers and painters in a joint exhibition.  More than 100 of us  are coming together at NEEMA's 2013 Fall Fine Arts Show. 

Opening reception is this Friday night, September 20th from 6-9 p.m. This show runs from September 20th- 29th 2013.

I have a 3 Piece Series entitled Lunares Trio that I      
created for this event which will be on display and for sale.

Dates and Location
The 2012 Fall Art Show will be held at
Solar Arts Building - 3rd Floor
711 15th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Exhibit Dates:  September 20-29, 2013 (open to the public during the weekends)
Opening Reception:  Friday, September 20, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Free

Gallery hours, September 20-22 & 27-29:
Friday, September 20, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (opening reception)
Saturday, September 21, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 22, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 27, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 29, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Pleased to Donate of Piece to Free Arts Minnesota

I'm very excited to donate a piece to Free Arts Minnesota for their event Art Incognito, scheduled on September 19, 2013, at 7 p.m. Free Arts Minnesota inspires hope and builds self-esteem for youth who have experienced poverty, homelessness, abuse and mental illness.  Using the healing powers of artistic expression and caring adult mentors. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Free Arts Program.

Life can be hard and anything I can do as an artist to help alleviate these struggles, even a little, I feel lucky to be able to do it.  I hope that you can attend the event and purchase some really great work.  It's for a great cause! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Featured Artist at The Walker Art Center Continues

I am thrilled that The Walker Art Center and The Walker Shop have asked me to extend my stay as a featured artist.  Originally, they asked me if they could exhibit and sell my work during March, April and May of this year.  It seems that things have gone quite well as they have requested that they continue to exhibit and sell my work there for June, July and August of this year.

If you haven't had a chance to stop by and see some of my latest work, including some work from my Penelope Polka-Dot series, I certainly hope you do.  Also, check out this world class museum. 
And, the Artist designed Mini Golf Course...Perfect for a summer time visit!
I'm truly honored to be a part of it and hope you enjoy it.