Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It Isn't Always Black or White

Shades of Gray....with a bit of black and white

Come see me Sunday at the Celebration of Art '13
             Mittleman Jewish Community Center
                6651 SW Capitol Hwy- PDX
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Going Tribal- a new series

The background glass is dark but transparent, iridized PURPLE glass.
The decorative glass on top is the same glass!!!!!

Last week I was at Portland Center Stage to see their current production of Fiddler on the roof. The stage set was perfectly simple....staggered pieces of wood. I was inspired.

Lots of glass artists build squares on squares so I have no illusions of pure originality....but this arrangement called to me...and I answered.

I hope to make several more pieces in various shapes and size...and colors.

Come visit me at the Celebration of Art '13....
          SUNDAY  November 3rd at the MJCC
            6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

THE PREVIEW !!!!!!!!!!!!

Stop by the MJCC lobby anytime this week to see a few pieces of art....a little teaser for the show Sunday November 3rd .

The lobby is open to visitors during regular don't have to be a member to visit!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Batch of Tallit Clips

Getting readyfor the Celebration of Art 2013 at the MJCC

           NOVEMBER 3rd @ the MJCC
6651 SW Capitol Highway- Portland
            free admission, live music, 
                       deli food too!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Ready For the Kiln

Stage one was full fusing the base glasses. With the addition of glass shards, this is ready to go back in the kiln for a tack fuse.

First stage involved 15 hours in the kiln.
Stage 2 will be roughly 19 hours.
Stage 3 is slumping the disc into a seder plate mold- about 12 hours

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Shards of Wedding Glass

Broken shards from a wedding are transformed into a seder plate. 

The couple chose the colors....figs were their inspiration!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Broken Glass! It's a good thing!

You are looking at shards of glass....wrapped in silk. These shards are the remnants from a wedding this summer. Now they are being put to use in a wedding gift to the newlyweds! More coming!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Clips in the kiln

Just getting ready for the Celebration of Art '13.

Looking for a great and unique Bar or Bat Mitzvah gift?
These are some of the new Tallit clips just going into the kiln. After firing, they will will polished to achieve clean edges....they'll then have a 24 hour date with some glue and clips...and then I'll add some nice chains. The Torah shaped clips are quite sparkly featuring dichroic glass. 

The next batch will include magen davids, chamsahs, and pomegranates. My stock has been depleted...I'm looking forward to offering new and unique clips at the COA!

6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland. FREE ADMISSION! Over 25 artists!
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Wall Mounted Fused Glass

Floating tile mounted on sintra board and polished aluminum
Tile= 6x6
Aluminum= 11x11

I'm having a bit of fun with fused glass wall art. Years ago I had the opportunity to visit a private glass collection. Among the many pieces of art, I found some wall mounted work. I wrote to one of the talented artists to ask about her process. 

It took awhile to figure out how to do it without copying her. In the meantime, another local artist helped me locate a steelyard where I could pick up some scrap metals. I love using colored sintra board in my work as well.