Tuesday, May 28, 2013

San Antonio Glass Art Guild Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 30, 2013 6:30 - 9:00 PM

This meeting will take place at Val's barn. The address and a map were included in the SAGAG News & Announcement email. If you did not receive this email or need assistance, please contact info@saglassguild.com.

WHAT Head out to Val's barn for some real horsing around. The meeting is full of excitement including:
• Margaritas and snacks, yum.
• Annual Election - Put the right people in the right jobs to help SAGAG.
• Yearly Membership Renewal - Members paying by cash or check at this meeting will be eligible for a drawing for a free membership.
• Volunteer of the Year Award - We have members that do so much for this organization. Let's take time to acknowledge a few of them.
• Door Prizes - Yes, you have a chance to win cool prizes just by showing up.
• Raffle - Increase your odds of walking away with a prize by participating in the raffle. Proceeds benefit SAGAG.
Art281 - Sign up for the SAGAG's fall event.
• Get the low-down on a new juried Art Show.
• There will be a presentation by SAGAG scholarship recipient Anne Burtt.
·       Find out what programs the SAGAG has in store for the rest of 2013.
• AND a surprise gift for all attending members!

Monday, May 27, 2013

My May Visit to Artisans

20" Transparent Glass Bowl with Weave
I learned Saturday this bowl had sold. A bit of sunshine in an otherwise gray and rainy day. Warm yellows, orange and reds in a patchwork of color centered around a glass weave would brighten just about any ones day. This piece is tactile and decorative. An enjoyable piece to make and hopefully own.

After stretching myself to work in bright colors for a little while I am returning to a color pallet that comes more natural to me. I think this series suits the world around me at present; wet rainy days, morning commutes to work and ever expanding urban sprawl. 

Tiles in the Kiln Ready to be Slumped
I was still hard at work on these pieces during the heavy rains  this weekend that lead to a minor flood in my home studio. An opportunity to clean and organize I kept telling myself. Other then a bag of plaster there was very little lost.  Despite the craziness, I was still able to complete this series in time for my trip to Fredricksburg.
A beautiful Memorial Day Monday made for a great visit to Artisans of Rocky Hill. The town was full of visitors enjoying the Nimitz Museum in honor of the Holiday.

Morning Commute - Flameworked and Kilnformed Soda Lime Glass

Monday, May 20, 2013

A matter of perspective...

Cleo and I were on our way home from her veterinary appointment Saturday when we were stopped by a passing train. My first reaction was to curse the waste if time as I quickly went through the mental checklist of what I had yet to accomplish. It wasn't long before I recognized I needed to change my perspective and enjoy the travelling exhibit before me for  this brief window of time.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

If the opportunity presents...

I was recently in Carmel, Indiana. While there I had the privilege of walking through the pleasant little art district on Main street. A combination of new and existing buildings house local restaurants, shops and galleries. Peeking through gallery windows I saw blown glass, raku pottery and encaustic paintings. It was a brief visit but I made a mental note to return if the opportunity presents.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013

    Casting Class

    Last weekend seven artists from around Texas came together at Wired Designs Studio for a 2 day casting workshop. They rolled up there sleves and got a little dirty working with clay, alginate, wax and plaster making molds to cast glass. I had a great time working with this group of ladies. We may have been working with the same materials yet everyone had such differnt results. Here are their peices just coming out of the kiln.

    Some choose to work in the positive creating three dementional pieces like this releif Louise created. It's still covered in paster and I already think it is beautiful evoking the feel of an ancient roman remain. Others used the molds they created to cast negative images in the glass, like this ghostly image Jan created.