Time for a Post...

Living in our new reality has been interesting. In fact, interesting is my word of the year. Creating art is one of the most interesting and important things we can all do now...maybe not all of us, but some. Creating is good for the brain. I think it can help most of us living in complete horror and shock at what is happening in our country. We create groups and art and resistance and hope and whatever we need to do to keep our freedoms. And it helps keep everything interesting.

So what have I been up to since the last post? Of course making glass and teaching classes. We've been working on All That Remains Glass and getting the word out. Making new samples (thanks Frank, Spencer and Vinnie) to put into the world. Check out a few of them.

Fresh memorial glass paperweights - All That Remains Glass

Fresh memorial glass paperweights - All That Remains Glass

I recently produced a show of glass pieces that recruited some of my artist friends, and had them trying out Colorline Glass Paints. I love them, by the way. The show comes down in two days...so much for my promotion machine, hahaha...and it's at the Last Bookstore, downtown. Actually it's at the Spring Arts Gallery upstairs. Andrea Bogdan, one of the talented artists that is part of the Spring Arts Collective hosted the show, as well as painted four pieces. Other artists in the show include, Zoe Topsfield, Gwen Freeman, Kelly Thompson, Baha Danesh, Mary Jean Mallman, Stuart Rapeport, Manny Montion Sr., Brian Mallman, Ted Meyer, Anna Stump, Jenny Loi, Jaime Englebrecht, Calvin Mallman, Dash Mallman, Tiffanie Taylor, Ester Pescher, and me. I can't wait to produce more of these shows.

Art glass by Stuart Rapport and Gwen Freeman.

Art glass by Stuart Rapport and Gwen Freeman.

Check my classes page for new and exciting classes. We're adding Beginning Glass Blowing II for those who have taken the first class and are interested in expanding your skills. Look for the first one in March.

Take a class!

Take a class!

Shows and stuff...

This weekend I'll be showing my jewelry and beads at the Contemporary Craft Market in Pasadena. Print out this flyer for free admission for two. It's a lovely show. Right now it's important to surround yourself with beautiful things.

I'm also going to be at the Museum of Neon Art on November 19 for Meet the Masters. I'll demonstrate bead making and have goodies for sale. Soon I will teach bead making at the museum.

The following day is the Arroyo Arts Collective's 24th annual Discovery Tour, which is a self guided artist studio tour. I will be at my store and will have glass blowing demonstrations in the back. Good times and more goodies to buy!

Good times...I've added some classes to my web site so check those out so you can learn about glass...


And one of my newest adventures in glass involves myself and my glass blowing partner, Zoe Topsfield, called All That Remain • Memorial Art Glass. We take cremation remains from your loved one, pet or person, and create beautiful memorials that you can wear or have on a shelf or table. Check out our web site to learn more...allthatremainsglass.com

These are two paperweights for a customer. Each one has a little bit from all of her 5 dogs.

These are two paperweights for a customer. Each one has a little bit from all of her 5 dogs.

This is a pendant with Gala in it.

This is a pendant with Gala in it.

Each of the beads has one of her dogs and the pink with a bit of blue has all 5.

Each of the beads has one of her dogs and the pink with a bit of blue has all 5.


So this is a little update on the goings on around The Glass Studio. Check back for more updates...