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I am very excited to be participating in the Lacombe Encore Art Sale & Celebration! A sneak peek of Spring Beads I will have for sale.
We hope you can join us to snack, shop and visit! Jodi will have delicious Chai products to sample, Candice and I have some unique jewellery and Helen has a small sampling of her beautiful Raku pottery.
I attended a four day multi-instructor class at the Terminal City Glass Co-op. Fabulous studio and a well organized event.
Four days of 9-9 instruction, bead demo and torch time as well as ancillary classes in the evening.
Each instructor had their own signature beads and openly shared their techniques and expertise.
Mike Frantz generously gifted all the students with a fresh glass stash. Thanks Mike!
A huge thank you to the organizers and sponsors, Ablaze was a success and I hope to attend next year!
Helen, Barbara and I hope you will join us for some festive cheer!
On November 22, 2016 I had the opportunity to take a class from Holly Cooper – visiting artist from Austin, Texas. Her beads are painstakingly detailed and absolutely stunning! She shared several of her self-discovered methods with us and we spent the day playing at the torch.
This new series of “Wave beads”, inspired by Hokusai’s wave prints. I revisited notes from a class I took six (6) years ago and began experimenting with new glass colors recently released. I’m really pleased with the results and will continue to play!
In October I was one of ten lucky students to take a class at Bedrock with Claudia Trimbur-Pagel from France. She is an amazingly talented artist and a fabulous instructor. She showed us every stage of the bead processes she uses and walked around giving each student personal time, attention and helpful tips. Her graphic designs and detailed stringer work, were definitely something to aspire too! A special thanks to Kathy at Bedrock for making all the arrangements that allowed us this opportunity.
Helen and I are finishing up the final details for our Winter Art Show and Sale. Please email me if you are interested in more info!
Some of my new favorites……..