An oil painting and some clay bead sculptures from ’97

April 26, 2009

Time to share some old art;

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The Painting is of a childhod memory of the water Rapids in Michigan’s Upper Pinninsula; 1994 oil on canvas; the photo was taken Spring 2009.

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These are Old clay sculptures of gigantic beads. 1997

Totems;

The left one is hand built oxide fired red and white clay bodies.

The right is wheel thrown high fire vitreous clay with high fire glaze.

photographs were taken Spring 2009 by, me.


Royal Oak, Michigan~April is GLASS ART Month~Ariana Gallery

April 17, 2009

Celebrating glass art!

It is Glass month in Michigan!

(Every year!!)

The Ariana Gallery (in Royal oak, Michigan) represents many talented 
glass Artist's from 
Michigan, and other places. 
The entire Gallery is beautifully set up, in such a way that it 
really highlights each piece well.    
My work will be available for sale the Entire month at 
the Ariana Gallery.

The name of the show~Playing with Fire!”

April 24-May 24, 2009

The gallery had a Opening reception

WITH DEMONSTRATIONS!!

 ~Friday April 24th; 6-9pm

Glass demonstrations!! By the Southeast Michigan glass bead makers guild

 

So fun to watch!

April 24th from 6 to 9 pm –

April 25th from 1 to 6 pm

April 26th from 1 to 6 pm

I  demonstrated a mandrel implosion, and a raw figurative bead…. Sunday from 1 pm to 2 pm…

A wonderfully inspirational environment to torch in!


Look what I got! Thank you, Ms. Booger! LOOK WHAT I MADE!

March 29, 2009

 

sherylboogermoonwebI organized my first event for the guild (GLASSACT). 

Sheryll Hubbard-Anspach and Jim Anspach (that link there is a nice interview); They came out for a demonstration before the bead bonanza (big bead show in Metro Detroit area every Spring, and every Fall) .

One of the GLASSACT goals is to learn, and support other Artist’s that teach; and make education less expensive for our members. Keep the flow flowin’! So, we invited Ms. Booger out for a demo!

Sheryll (Ms. Booger) did a great demonstration on her Mask beads.  She made a bug too!  And then! To top it off we got Jim (Mr. Booger) to make us a flame bead, and a beautiful rose.  (that was a bonus!) So much patience to make those flames!

Just as I went to leave Sheryll gave me this crescent moon face bead. I really love it. The blue is gorgeous, and those fluffy cheaks are so pinchable!

As soon as I got home, I was so inspired to get to my torch. I had to make a Comedy mask. The skills Sheryll shared were kind of a new perspective, and I really wanted to try it out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sheiamorley-inspired-by-sheryl-boogerCobalt and silver. A favorite combination of many glass flame workers. The fuming is beautiful.

I was happy with my first approach.  I can see where I want to add more detail as I go. These techniques are so imediate, and require very little tooling. I was really amazed that she could wait for the glass to land right where it needs to be. Slowly sculpting the form by adding the glass one step at a time.

 

 

Right now I am working a lot of hours for the science schools and hospitals that need shop drawings of the future labs, and classrooms. BAM! Is that off subject? Not really. It turns out many of these mad scientists are making glass on a regular basis.  Some of them are even running the departments! lol!

It is a small world after all.

…;-)


New post at WMC! Some custom work.

March 10, 2009

soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4" dia by me.

 

 All about some custom thoughts!

Go read my new post at WMC!

This here marble is sitting in front of me right now.  I Love red and blue. The colors really make me happy.  And, I need some happy right now. I would normally put this at ebay, but, really? What’s the point? Hits are down, and sales are down, and my advertisement budget is $0.  So, I think I will just keep it here in front of me, until the next show. 

 The sales rep. in me is gone for a while, off in that “real life” world…I am choosing creation time over selling time…for today, and for the next little while.

I really do not know what I am doing? I do know that the next Gallery I am considering selling at shows one of my favorite glass Artist’s work too (HERE! In Michigan!). And, really that would be flattering; to have my work next to his. I’ll keep you posted on that.  After these last few years 70% of my sales were in California, about 8% in Michigan, and the rest all over the world.  So, I am not sure where the art should be (other than California!). I just know that I should be creating it, not spending my time trying to sell it.

So, I’m off in the real world, drawing auto cad drawings this week, and still writing my tutorial/book/tutorial (I can not decide if it is a book or a tutorial?), and I will be creating art at some point! And, my super secret enamel project is almost ready to show…If I didn’t have the other job, it might be done this week….and, so, I will probably stretch it out…So many projects, so little time…

thanks for checking in! ~~~~~;)

 

Go read that post! at WMC! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4″ dia by me.

Michigan glass SHOWS! DEMONSTRATIONS~mandrell implosions

November 30, 2008
Soft glass mandrell implosion by Sheila Morley

Soft glass mandrell implosion by Sheila Morley

I have been wrapping my beads with sterling silver wire. This is it! Neat wrap. Very little tool mark. Still polished!  In no way do I claim the title as “jeweler”…. I definetly am getting these how I like. (A couple hundred beads later)

This is available at my Etsy shop for a holiday affordable price. 

Holiday’s!! ONE WEEK AWAY is one of my yearly Holiday show. AT THE DEARBORN GLASS ACADEMY!!

December 6 (Santa from 2 to 4) Open 10 am to 4 pm.

December 7 Open 10 am to 4 pm

 (My 2nd year, and I plan to be back next year!!)  My work is going to be beside some of the most very talented in my town! I am proud to be there! AT THE DEARBORN GLASS ACADEMY!! (They just updated some pictures on the HOME page! You can see Chris and Michelle! Super hip people that make art as a product line, and an element inside numerous corporate head quarters! Um…hello! These two are a success. Come check it out!) Dearborn, Michigan is right outside Detroit. Saturday and Sunday! Art, glass melting, demonstrations, craft classes!

It is a big building with lots to see!

Another show going on the same weekend. (My work is not there…) Friday, December 5-and throughout the weekend  Epiphany studio is open. April and Jay. April from up north (Interlochen, MI.) and Jay from Lahser high school (Bloomfield hills, MI) They met at the Center for Creative studies, graduating in/around 1997 with Fine art glass sculpting as the specialty. 

They are very talented. April has a sculpture line that I admire Very much!! (I just know I would love to talk back to one of her sculptures with a sculpture. Yeah, really! I share the content desire she has. Except I am a little bit more illustrational, and she is a bit more “essential”…Or “the essence” of a form.  I hope to be at that level some day.

I am really hoping to make it to Epiphany studio! I will be setting up for my show at Dearborn on Friday….not sure I will make it…; If not, I want to go there  and see the work they have been making all year. I bet a bunch of new EXTREEMLY AWESOME pieces are for sale. They open by appointment.

I can tell already it is going to be a VERY busy week.

Happy holiday’s! hope you can find the perfect gifts!

Many New designs for Christmas…….


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