|Houston Glass News|
||We have come through the storm grateful. 11 days without power at home have renewed our appreciation for the simplest of things. By week's end we will have a newly shingled roof and spotless refrigerator/freezer stocked with fresh provisions. |
The studio weathered the assault with NO structural damage...didn't even loose power. No matter. The furnace is scheduled to be down through October anyway.
Our hearts and prayers are with those who have suffered the brunt of Ike's fury. For them the road to recovery is just beginning.
|We kept our furnace hot late into the spring of 2008. March and April were busy with demonstrations. Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen & Jasen Johnsen, and Alex Gabriel Bernstein when they were in town showing at Hooks Epstein Galleries. Andrew Noga & Alexis Silk spent a day working after the Bayou City Arts Festival. HCCC brought Caleb Siemon to town for a trunk show at Asher Gallery. His demonstration, which coincided with the Inner Art Corridor weekend was a real crowd pleaser.
||This summer's quest for knowledge took us to Corning NY. The Studio, adjacent to the Corning Museum of Glass and around the corner from the Rakow Library, world renown repository for all manner of glass related documentation, was our home for 2 weeks in July. Dick explored sandblasting and vitreous painting with Denise Stillwaggon Leone. Kathy served as the teaching assistant for Claire Kelly and Anthony Schafermeyer's class experimenting with cane and murrine to create pattern in blown glass.|
|The Glass Art Society annual conference was in Portland OR in June. The event filled weekend provided a grand opportunity for attending lectures, demonstrations, touring the Bullseye factory, roaming thru the technical displays, and catching up with glass practitioners from around the world. The site committee did an outstanding job. Portland was the perfect host city.
||Cold working projects occupy our summer mornings. After the next photo session images of the new work will be added to the web site.
Check later in the month.
|We are excited about our new paperweights. The designs incorporate complex twisted canes of colored glass. Be sure to check them out in December.|
||Next Studio Open House -- December 5 - 7, 2008
Mark Your Calendars!!!!
|Houston Center for Contemporary Craft|
December 13, 2008 - March 15, 2009
|Hot Glass, Cool Collections|
Showcases glass art from the homes of Houston Collectors
|1) Dale Chihuly,Dough Bowl; 2) Lino Tagliapietra, Foemina; 3)Toots Zinsky,Jealous Chaos Photos by Matt Smith|
||Environments: Form + Space
Installations by 3 emerging glass artists
The Whitewashing of Corporate Greed,
Image Courtesy of the Artist
Quilt Drop (Plums & Lemons),
Photo by Ian Raymond
| Trunk Show featuring stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry
Sunday, September 28, 2008
1pm - 6pm
Hosted by Booker-Lowe Gallery
4623 Feagan Street
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bering Omega Community Services.
||Houston sculptor, Michael Crowder, will teach a Pate de Verre workshop at
Urban Glass, Brooklyn NY, |
October 24 - 26, 2008.
Don't miss his show at Wade Wilson Art, Houston TX in the spring of 2009.
|Glass Classes ----- In Houston ----- 2008|
||Houston Center for Contemporary Craft|
Glass Casting with Gene Hester -- November 1,4,6, 2008
Glass Mosaic with Karen Bobetic -- November 3,5,8, 2008
||Sand-n-Fire Studio |
Rick Clark - Glassblowing, Flameworking, Fusing
||Art Glass Experience|
Karen Bobetic - Fusing, Kiln working, etching, & more.
|2009 promises to be another exciting year for glass in Houston!!!|
||MFAH - An exhibition of contemporary glass from a major Texas collection.
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft -more glass related events in the spring.
Wade Wilson Art
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