Sunday, February 15, 2009

My green Friend

This is my Covington glass engraving/cutting lathe. I love it.

When Lincoln and I were in California this past December, we had an opportunity to visit the Covington Shop. They were so nice! We had a tour and I did some shopping- which is a big deal to us Alaskan people who buy everything on line. It is nice to see and touch things before you buy them.
I use diamond wheels of varying sizes and grits. This is how one carves in glass. The glass and wheels are water cooled, this keeps the glass from cracking.
The carving is of the pump house on Sandy Beach,which is a beach near our home. One of my favorite places in the world. My dogs and I go there almost everyday.
This piece sold to a friend. I am happy it will have a home.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

what an Alaskan winter

Well our group show opened this Friday with a nice reception. We had 300 people show up on a super slippy slimy night in Juneau. The ladies at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC) were so helpful and kind. Nothing like the last few pushes to get the baby out!
The show has 4 different glass studios from Juneau and Little Port Walter. I think people will enjoy stopping by. Lincoln and I have a cool collaborative encaustic and recycled glass piece and my new glass carvings are up.
We are going to try to have the room open during the Wearable Arts show on the 14-15th and maybe for the Ktoo disco party on Friday the 13th. We shall see.
Now....lets see taxes, prepping for summer and our next show in May at the Ruby Room!