Sunday, April 25, 2010

Latest Commissioned Work

I was commissioned to create a wedding gift- a 15" bowl . Colors: Black, red, blue.
That was the extent of the directions I had.

The groom is the son of my customer's dearest friend. It had to be special.
I thought about what kind of metaphor could influence the design.

I titled this piece On A Path... Together. The path is filled with dichroic gem nuggets tacked to the surface. It's a fairly firm tack so it is smoother than bumpy. i don't want to wish the couple a bumpy journey....! I hope they like it.
The colors are much brighter in real life.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

They'll make you cry!

Rose Schnitzer Manor writers are vibrant and young at heart. 
Won't you join us as they present some of their favorite poems and stories.

They will provoke tears of laughter and they will touch your hearts with the more somber tales they will tell.

Music by jazz pianist George Fendel begins at 6:45 and the reading will begin "Jewish Standard Time" @ 7pm-ish!

The Older But Wiser Cafe is jointly sponsored by Cedar Sinai Park and Jewish Arts Month.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


With amazing assistance from my friends Laurie Fendel and Diane Solomon, I have been privileged to teach a  writing class once a week at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM- an independent and assisted living facility here in PDX!)

Book artist Shu-Ju Wang helped us assemble these books!

My love of stories has only grown because of the rich lives members of this group have lived.

We have compiled a book of their stories and poems. Thursday, April 22nd RSM will host the OLDER BUT WISER CAFE at 7pm. Just come through the front door and ask for directions!

There will be a variety of snacks, beer and wine.....and most importantly: great stories!
Come hear the voices of these writers, learn their stories....laugh and cry..... I can hardly wait!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Wendy Westerwelle is stellar in her role as ROSE in play ROSE @ Coho Theater.
I just saw it this evening and it is "must see theater." It will only be in town for one more week and tickets are going fast.

I am picky about books, film and theater with HOLOCAUST themes. This play is about a survivor. Some may say that her life isn't plausible....those people don't know true survivors.

Yes, there is sadness...but there is also humor and wit.

Don Horn is the Director of Triangle Productions and this play. He has wisely allowed Wendy to "channel" this character in her kishkes.....and she does it well.

Go see the play. You'll be glad you did. If you go on a Saturday or Sunday you can enjoy a "talk back" session with local survivors.

Location:CoHo Theatre
2257 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, Oregon 97210  
or call 503-239-5919

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Glass Has A Language of its Own

       by  Eddy Shuldman

Glass has a language
with subtleties sandwiched  between
pounds of silica
heated,  melted,  then rolled
off the tongue
into poetry
within my lexicon of glass

What began as play
became a journey of metaphorical archeology.

Stuck to a shelf, exposed to the elements
The journey goes deeper
where Inclusions are cast,
bubbles form
pockets of air that failed to escape
are suspended, frozen in space

Hard, soft,
liquid, solid,
transparent, opaque…..
draping , fusing,
slumping, melting,
hot, warm,
There are meanings 
layered on top of meanings,
a language of love ,
frustration, and hate.
heat spikes that puncture skin
and fractures,
that grow
like spider veins and 
bleed to the surface
frit, powder,
a score,
breaking , shattering, exploding
and then
a search for some compatibility
a weaving together

Friday, April 2, 2010

New Tallit Clips

Taking photos of dichroic glass is always a challenge.
This is one set of dichroic tallit clips- doves of peace.  A gold chain is strung between them.
This set is sold but can be replicated in other glass by commission.
Lots of  designs are available...prices vary according to the complexity    
of the design and style of glass.