Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016 Gift Shows

I'm madly preparing for the January Wholesale Markets.

In Anchorage ~ The Alaska Gift Show
at the Denaina' Convention Center.

January 7th ~ 3pm to 7 pm
January 8th ~ 9 to 5 pm
January 10th ~ 9 to 4 pm

In Seattle ~ The Seattle Gift Show
at the Seattle Convention Center.

January 22 ~ 9 to 5 pm
January 23 ~ 9 to 5 pm
January 24th ~ 9 to 5 pm
January 25th ~ 9 to 3 pm

If you're a retail buyer I'll look forward to seeing you soon!
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Studio Finds

Sometimes cleaning out the studio leads to some interesting finds.
Pulling out a box, deep inside a cabinet,  I found a stack of
painted tiles that I made ohhhhh......
probably 10 or more years ago!

When my son was little I painted & glazed a number
of tiles & inset them in furniture.

Here's the salmon stool that we still use in the bathroom.
Maybe I'll fix up the glazes in a some of these, re-fire, &
inset in furniture.  My son has moved pass "Bugs & Kisses"
but I haven't ~ I miss the baby days ~!

Monday, November 23, 2015

New Work for Holiday Shows ~!

Join me for a holiday sale at the
Saturday, December 5th from 10 to 5pm.
UAA Student Union
University of Alaskan, Anchorage
I'll have some new embossed glass pieces including Green Man,
Dragonflies, Leaves, & other patterns.
These are available in platters, coasters & window / wall art. 

See you there ~!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Honey Bee Tiles ~

Being a beekeeper is a passion.
It's a blend of science & art.

I'm contemplating a few new venues in 2016 so it's time to work on some new designs.
Often, new designs start with a sketch or a drawing.
Sometimes I paint but lately I've returned to my clay roots. 
Clay is nice because I can work 3 dimensionally & if I'm successful I'll be able to use the clay as a mold or cast it in plaster for future casting.
Here's a beginning clay tile taking shape.

Bisque (post firing),
Wet glaze ~ Pre firing.

6X6" tile post firing.  Transparent green glaze.
The transparents are cool as they pool into the textures & add another dimension.