Friday, February 27, 2009

Fused Silver

Typically if I am fusing anything it's glass. However in response to last weeks Inspire Me Thursday Challenge I am, belatedly, posting these Fused Fine Silver earrings and pendent. The Fine Silver wire was fused and hammered. The pendent includes a small dichroic glass cabochon soldered in place. I had a great time making these with a good friend, who I must admit did the soldering part for me. Thanks Gail...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

San Antonio Glass Art Guild Meeting

San Antonio Glass Art Guild
will be meeting
Thursday, February 26, 2009
6:30PM Dinner 7:00 PM meeting
La Posada Del Rey
999 East Basse Road Suite 183
San Antonio, Texas 78209
in the
Lincoln Heights Shopping Center
at Broadway and Basse Road

One of SAGAG's very own talented members Hilal Hibri
will be presenting on Lost Wax Pate de Crystal Jewelry

Glass Lace

A piece of paper lace was used as a screen over which I sifted powdered glass to develop the floral pattern on this piece. Once the lace was removed images appeared on the dense white glass canvas. It can be just that simple.
From simple techniques like this one to others much more complex, glass powders offer flexibility not available with sheet glass alone, it’s the power of powders. I'm excited at the fast approaching opportunity to share techniques that can be use to create imagery, depth, and drama with the students at Wired Designs Studio. During a three part series students will learn to create Powder Wafers for small and large projects, and explore Intaglio carving through layers of powder. The class is just a couple of weeks away and filling fast. I can’t wait for this chance to explore further the power of powders.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Art from the Heart

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1000 Loop 332 in Liberty Hill, Texas 78642
Invites you to its' Third Annual Art from the Heart Show and Sale
Sunday, February 8 from 2:00 -4:00 PM
with chocolate desserts and refreshments for your enjoyment
15% of the proceeds will benefit the Make a Wish Foundation
Look for me to be there with more glass jewelry and art.

SAVA Gallery Opening - Urban Rodeo

Each year in February, San Antonio welcomes the Stock Show & Rodeo and all it's events. The SAVA Gallery turns its' attention to this tradition with the exhibit Urban Rodeo. The opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 5th from 5:30-8:00 PM. The show will continue on display for the remainder of the month. The SAVA Gallery is now open Monday-Friday from 1:00 - 7:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.

Asta de Toro Azul

A three piece set of kilnformed and coldworked plates