Sunday, December 21, 2008

Handmade Holiday Gifts

My favorite gifts to give each year are those I make myself or purchase as handmade gifts. This year isn't much different. It began for me at the San Antonio Glass Art Guild (SAGAG) Holiday Party were we had our annual gift exchange. This year I took one of the clocks I have begun making as my contribution for the exchange.

6" glass frame with 3" clock face

For some of my dearest friends at Wired Designs Studio I made gifts which I hoped they would like based on the comments they had made as they saw my working throughout the year. Some of these gifts included small vessels or jewelry made from recycled glass.

And for my annual ornament exchange with friends I made copper foiled ornaments using the techniques I learned from Natalie in her stained glass jewelry workshop. My only disappointment is that my holiday gift making has been cut short (no pun intended) due to a freak accident that cut my right index finger. That means no last minuet crocheted gifts (you are so lucky Sue) or Christmas cards as I spend the next 1-2 weeks healing.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

New work at Wired Designs Studio


Over the past few weeks some of my more recent work has found its' way to Wired Designs Studio just in time for last minute holiday shopping. Some of this work includes larger framed pieces the first of a series I am working on, so look for more of this type of work to come. There are also elegant glass clocks perfect for an office or study and new functional plate lines.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

You are Invited to a Holiday Open House

Please feel free to contact me for
directions and specific location information.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Red - SAVA show opening

Red the San Antonio Visual Artists (SAVA) gallery's new show opens Thursday, December 4th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The exhibit includes three of my pieces, the two functional pieces below and one 8x10" framed work. The show is scheduled to run from December through February of 2009. The SAVA Gallery hours are from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The gallery is located inside Rivercenter mall at 849 E. Commerce Street in San Antonio, Texas. It is easily accessed from the Commerce Street level entrance.

Above - 6x6" kiln formed and cold worked glass sushi

Below - 6" cast glass bowl


Monday, December 1, 2008

Art in Our Parks - Saturday December 6th

This Saturday, December 6th I will be participating in, The Office of Cultural Affairs, Art in Our Parks event at Woodlawn Lake. This is designed to be a series of art events held in San Antonio City parks. The December 6th event will feature performances by local arts groups, activities for the kids and a holiday market with local artists and crafts people. The event is scheduled from 10:30-3:00pm and admission is free. What a nice way to spend a few hours with the familia on a Saturday afternoon. If you do, please stop by and say hello.
Art in Our Parks is sponsered by