Archive for the ‘Blow Torch Babe and Other Fun with Glass’ Category

She’s been framed!

June 4, 2008

Another of Genece’s paintings in one of my glass frames – Kerry

and another…

dichroic necklace

June 4, 2008

by Kerry

seahorse necklace

June 4, 2008

sea horse necklace by Kerry

Muse Times Two

May 13, 2008

Cactus Flower

Changing Colors

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Here are two of Genece’s digital paintings that I framed in stained glass.   Kerry

April 30 – Last Glass Class

April 30, 2008

Yeah, I admit it, I am indeed a pyromaniac at play, a blow torch babe, a flame dame – nothing relieves work day stress like firing up my HotHead blow torch and burning some glass, making lampworked beads, twisting rods, rolling hot glass in frit, applying millifiori slices, adding stripes and dots and my strange designs…

Or maybe laying down some slick stained glass, scoring it to cut it, making the glass cry, breaking it apart, grinding it down, foiling it, fluxing it, soldering the seams, cleaning & polishing it off…I’ve even blown a little glass, I’d like to try fusing dichroic glass next, and I’d love to work in a hot shop like Chihully’s Pilchuk Studio someday…

For now, I enjoy this medium of opposites, cold and hot, fluid and solid, clear and opalescent, flat and 3-D, streaky and textured, this mysterious miracle that lets the light shine through, takes the heat, but survives like a Phoenix!

Despite the occupational hazards, the cuts, the burns, the breakages, I am proud to be a Glass Geek/Glass Goddess!

 

April 28 – Glass Class

April 29, 2008

glass frame

Again – art saves the day!

See something you like at a gallery?  If you can afford it – buy it – you never regret purchasing art!

I found the card that is framed in glass above at the Jacoby Arts Center last fall.  I didn’t know what I’d do with it – I just liked it, and, honestly, it was a bit of a “guilt purchase” – I try to support the arts locally when I can, I had just seen a free gallery show – and a card was all I could afford that day.

These several months later, one of my co-workers announced she is leaving to pursue her dream of a career in nursing.  I remembered the card – and thought it would be perfect for someone going into the “helping hands” profession.  So I made a stained glass frame for it – and I have a one-of-a-kind gift ready to share.

Often I don’t buy paintings I like because “I have no place to put it” – my walls are already crowded.    But being able to give it away, or merge it with another art form (like my stained glass frames) – gives me an excuse to listen to my heart & artist’s spirit – and support a local gallery/artist – and give something memorable – all rolled into one!  Again, art saves the day!

April 27 – Glass Class

April 27, 2008

Genece\'s painting, Kerry\'s frame

Another collaboration – Genece’s digital painting, my glass frame

Shhh – It’s a surprise for my daughter’s birthday!

Kerry

 

 

April 26 – Glass Class

April 26, 2008

Stained glass frame by Kerry, print by Amy Brown

Merged muses – I made the stained glass frame,

Amy Brown painted the Forget Me Not II fairy print.

 

April 24 – Glass Class

April 24, 2008

frame by Kerry, painting by Genece

When we work together, we can create wonderful things!

This work is a collaboration between artists – I made the glass frame, but the painting was done by Genece Hamby.

Together, they make a lovely gift (which I gave to a co-worker for her 50th birthday today.)

April 23 – Glass Class

April 23, 2008

Steuben glass penguin

Clear fluid form

cooler than Antarctica

embracing pure light