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Galeria Gitana – A Nod to Nouveau – January 26 – March 15 2013

I am honored to announce that several sculptural glass pieces, including works from the absinth collection, have been included in this spectacular show.  Please feel free to join me at the artist reception January 26th from 6 – 10 pm    

SOPA Show – curated group show – 10/27/2012

This is the opportunity to see the Desert Scape Plain Air Collection in one place.  Saturday October 27th 2012 South Pasadena’s Art Walk will have SOPA’s featured Wax Works as well as the Artist collective. Curating a group show is a challenging experience.  This show is a cohesive view of what goes on in our… read more

Linus Gallery – Life: Real and Imagined – August 24

This August Love Grows will be on display at Linus Gallery.   Opening reception will be held August 24th from 5:30 – 9:00      Life: Real and Imagined interprets the perception and the manipulation of everyday life.  It is the real juxtaposed with the unreal; the imagined with the perceived; what is and what… read more

Featured – Cut Works SOPA – 7/14/2012

 Great Show, check out the photo’s Sculptural Sandblasted pieces   New as well as Oil painted sandblasted   glass works will be featured at this upcoming SOPA Show CutWork.    

SOPA Show & Eclectic Music Festival – 5/5/2012

Wine, Sone & Art! “Birds Flying High” & other selected work will be on view at SOPA Studio’s during the annual South Pasadena Eclectic Music Festival May 5th from 5 -9   Stop in to enjoy Live Performances in studio and of course  SOPA Gallery Exhibit of Fine Art by SOPA Artists as always:  Raffle… read more

5th Blasting:

Sandblasting is done in layers. Starting with the areas that will be blasted the most, peal the resist away, then blast to the desired depth.        peal & blast     peal & blast     When the piece requires deep carving sandblast away the areas that are being removed first.    … read more

4th Cutting:

Cutting is essentially redrawing with a knife, xacto knife. These are the drawn lines that matter.  There is no erasing or redrawing, cuts are made exact. Technically one must consider how each line connects with another line.  These connections create separate areas that can be revealed and blasted.  Each area needs to be distinguished from… read more

3rd Layout:

Once the glass is wrapped in a blanket of resist I usually draw on it with a sharpie.  I lay out the basic drawing.  This is where I start to think in technical terms.  Considering the depth of each sandblasted area.  and how I will maintain the integrity of the line. So I often redraw… read more

2nd Protecting The Glass

Glass scratches.  However, the areas that are supposed to be clear, cannot get scratched.  And working with sand, at high pressure can scratch glass, that’s really the whole point.So using a resist, I cover all the glass, (inside and out if it is a 3D object, such as a bottle) So I like to use… read more

1st Inspiration:

Finding a glass that inspires.  Glass is not a white page.  Sometimes the shape or color of a piece of glass just strikes a nerve and I know this is speaking to me.  Working with the glass to determine can take time. I can have a bottle around, sitting on the window sill for weeks. … read more