Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Being A Guest At The Freeland Art Studios

Last weekend was the first weekend of our local studio tour.  I was a guest at the Freeland Art Studios.  It was great to participate at such a creative venue.  It is home to several sculptors, a painter, and a jeweler.  I shared space in Sue Taves' studio with another guest artist, Dan Freeman.  Despite a lower than normal turnout, we had a really good time.

Here's a pic of my booth and tiny work space.  If you are in the area, we are open Friday through Sunday for the second and last weekend of the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Art Tour.  I will be doing demos throughout the weekend - both torch fired and kiln fired enameling.  Hope to see you!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Studio Tour This Weekend and Next

I've been working my fingers to the bone this week getting ready for the studio tour this weekend (August 23-24) and next (August 29-31) - literally.  I cut my right index finger on Tuesday and my left middle finger yesterday.  Yikes!  Occupational hazards!

If you are in the area (Whidbey Island), please stop by and watch me demo torch fired enamels and kiln fired enamels at Studio #17.  It's not my studio, but it will be fun nonetheless.  You'll get to see my work and the work of two amazing sculptors - Sue Taves and Dan Freeman.

Hope to see you!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Studio Update

My move was completed Monday and work began on Tuesday.  It feels really great to be settled.  The space is so compact and feels quite efficient.  Less really is more!

After getting some special orders done, I started on an enamel series.  In hindsight, it looks like my color pallet was inspired by the space.  So cool!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Blue School Arts Studio Update

Moving into a new space is exhausting, especially when the space needs to be built.  It's even a bit further along than these photos show, but I ran out of time today - had to do a shift at Whidbey Art Gallery this afternoon.  We went down to the studio to put the trim on all of the counters and varnish on the desk.  I'm hoping to be all moved in and working on Monday...
Desk and jeweler's bench

Finally a sink in my space!  No more tired feet walking a mile to the sink.

Assembly line of cabinet drawers at my enameling station.