Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Spring ~!

(No...Not Lady Gaga!)

Just a little Easter Spring Greeting!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wedding Topper Project ~

A co-worker, of a metal arts friend, asked me about making a
custom glass cake topper for her daughter's wedding this summer. 
follow all that? either but anyway...

I've never made a cake topper per say but there are lots of
glass processes, shapes & styles that might work well for a cake topper. 
 It could hold water for flowers or be translucent to hold a lit candle? 
It could be modern or traditional.
The possibilities.

Here's what I came up with after chatting a bit.
The bride's colors & flowers are lilac.

A two piece sort of abstract Monet' like
glass piece that could be used for either flowers or candles.

Glass layout in the kiln with a powdered glass base
(jade green, neo-lavender, white)
 & then various frit & stringers on top with some
adventurine green fractures for sparkle.

Post firing at full fuse.

Post slump firing & mounted on a fire polished clear base.

Finished piece lit!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Perfect Daughter ~

I had my child watch this & his response was...

"oh, it could have been an accordion."


He knows how to push my buttons.

(Get it??  "Push my buttons?"  It's an accordion joke!!)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Don't Forget Your Accordion!!

Oooo, La, La!!

Grab your accordion & join us for the
Anchorage Accordion Club tonight!

We meet at ASE on Brayton Drive from 6 to 8pm!
See you there.

(ps ~ this is an old postcard from France that my friend LaVonne shared with me. 
Thanks, LaVonne!  )

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Thanks Finnskimo!

One of the blogs that I read regularly is Finnskimo.

It's written by Maija who lives in  Kotzebue, Alaska.
She's a talented woman who writes about her life & art in the bush ~

She writes & shares about her creations & loves to sew.  She casually chats  & shows the things she whips up ~ it's amazing!  She recently showed a few sheared beaver hats that she had made & was selling so I thought that William needed one ~

one can never have too many hats when living in Alaska.

Here he is wearing his new hat! 

So warm & stylish!

So perfect to wear while working with clay in the studio!

My happy boy.
 No front teeth but a warm & beautiful hat custom made by Maija!

Thanks Maija ~ we love it!!