Friday, October 16, 2009
Today was an awesome day of blowing glass! I hope I still feel that way when I open the annealers on Monday. A big part of me wants to find a reason to go to the studio over the weekend so I can get a look earlier, but our weekend is packed with kids activities and one last long training walk before the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer next weekend. The first piece set the tone for the day and reminded me how much I love to blow glass. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it when I open the annealer. I'm not even really sure what they look like because I layered a lot of colors and used combinations I haven't put together before. I'm crossing my fingers that they look as good as I am imagining them!
We had a wonderful two weekends at the Fall Pottery and Glass Festival at Cedar Creek. It was great to see so many familiar faces and lots of new ones too. It was nonstop glass blowing for us in the studio.
Seeing all the people in the studio, around the grounds and in the gallery really made me realize how much support we have had over the years. I wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who buys American craft, mine or otherwise. I feel so privileged to be able to blow glass for a living and I know that I wouldn't be able to do it without all the people who buy my work. So thank you, from me and all craftspeople. It's a hard, but very rewarding way to make a living, and you help make that possible. Thanks.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Join me in my studio for glass blowing demonstrations this Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th. I will show how I make my beads, pulling a hot glass "taffy" more than thirty feet long down the porch. As well we will make vases and bowls. In all there will be seven glass blowers working in two studios so you will have the opportunity to see different styles and pieces made. Also there will be pottery demonstrations, live music, kiln openings and more. Check the schedule of events for specific days and times. http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/events/festival/fall09/Schedule.html
For directions to the Cedar Creek Gallery and my studio: http://www.cedarcreekgallery.com/directions.html
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I've resisted as long as I possibly can. Now I am officially a member of the blogging world. At one time I thought I would be the last person who didn't have email - a sort of historian who could explain how to cope if it all crashed. Now I don't know what I would do if I couldn't communicate via email.
The requests kept coming from people who wanted to know what I was working on, what was new, what I was excited about. So here it is. Once I figure out how to post some pictures we will be in business. Now if I don't answer my emails be patient, I'm using my emailing time to figure all this out!