Sunday, February 01, 2009

Unearthed

rock, thistle, glass & stone
fused slumped bronze ice bowl
25"d x 10"h
2009

I have been interested in placing my 
work back into the environments that
brought them to my awareness.  Rugged 
earth rich and diverse.  Mountain creek,
train tracks, shady trail, sand and wave. 
My fused glass bowls blend within 
my southern landscape and become
a part of the textures.



water vessel unearthed cracked and worn


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Have a Green Holiday!



    'Tis the season' once again.  The holidays create a lot of conflicting feelings for me.  I find myself wanting to analyze my life, slow down and make meaningful connections.   All of this while participating in our fast paced Capitalistic 'reason for the season'.  Which can leave me depleted.  I am use to this juggling of conflicts being an artist and a small business owner and those conflicts seem to be a universal struggle for all at this time.  Whether it is the family that is balancing the long list of items to buy for family and friends, with a desire not to turn the holidays into a meaningless commercial spending spree.  Or the conscientious consumer who wishes to find gifts that excite while not just filling the coffers of the big chain stores.  We are all defining what this time of year is and should be with our conflicting choices.  

So here is a pitch for buying handmade and supporting artist and your local economy.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Very Warm Glass



With the cooling temperatures of Autumn I have been spending more time by the warmth of the kiln. Art is about process and about learning to follow your inner voice. Being in the flow of working is at times more beautiful than the results.






I go into the process with a  goal or desire.  I've learned to let go and allow the kiln 
(the other)
 to play its role. 

This is my dance with God.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Angels and Jellys and Squid; Oh my!

The studio is a bit underwater these days and not because of all the rain from tropical storms. I am currently preparing for an installation at this years High Point furniture market. The installation is for Lee Industries and will be a 20 foot wall of glass sea life. The installation will be a backdrop for Lee's line of Green (earth friendly) furniture.

Here are a few of the latest.





Monday, September 15, 2008