Friday, June 29, 2012


This is one of my newest designs in my collection of Shabbat/Challah trays. The patterned iridized glass shifts in the light as do the letters which are cut from dichroic glass. 

The glass letters are all cut from the same glass but you can see the color shift in this photo......tilt the plate slightly and the letters all shift color again!

Look closely because the picture doesn't clearly show the six dichro dots of glass that point to Shabbat. 

Like the tray but not wild about the colors? Just contact me and commission what you want!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

I love Portland! I love the rain! Sometimes it is really nice to have a little sunshine!
Of course, today is a beautiful sunny day and I am in my studio ! The blessing is the view I have...and I sometimes get to do some of my work scraping kiln shelves. And did I mention the sweet songs of birds that serenade me? I usually listen to music or chant....but today, the birds are in glorious concert and I can't imagine anything more beautiful!

With a view like this....I don't mind at all. I am making new items for the National Cantor's conference which take place here in Portland in about 10 days!

That conference just happens to coincide with the first of week of classes...and I am contracted to teach at the U of O for a 4 week intensive summer term. The solution? A lot of driving between Portland and Eugene.  

I will post pix of some of my new work next week (along with some of the mezuzot I have already made.