A New Technique for a New Year!
I'm very much looking forward to moving ahead with this new technique using hand crushed glass and combining the crushed glass with reactive glasses. There are a few colours of glass within the Bullseye Glass palate that will react with each other giving unusual added colouring. There is always a plan for the the design, but the final outcome is a calculated surprise. This new technique leaves the glass on one side with quite a bit of texturing which made it feel like a precious artifact hidden away for years Hence the series name Artifakt. I hope to be bringing you many more pieces throughout the year.
Currently available for direct sale - $150 each for the smaller, $295 for the larger ( 12 inch diameter)
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The Summer Garden
I must apologize for not sharing my new work sooner with you. The beautiful sunshine is with us and I've been busy in the studio whenever I get a chance. Garden Glass and Birds have been my latest focus and I must extend great thanks to both Russell Nursery and Butchart Gardens for featuring my work. As there is nothing better than a photo to show off artwork - here's what's new and available through Russell Nursery, Butchart Gardens and here on Piers Island.
I am a lot more diligent posting to Instagram and Facebook, so please consider following to get the latest quickly!
Thank you for your interest in my work. Please feel free to call or email if you would like more information on any of my available pieces.
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While I had already started working with old glass and recycling it into new fused glass creations, my whole recycling mission kind of exploded on January 1st, 2020. My New Year's resolution of Ditch the Plastic was in full swing and quite frankly I was on a mission! Luckily, my husband was equally inspired...because you can't do this unless the family is IN! So January was dedicated to doing what it takes to Ditch the Plastic...which included building a website ditchtheplastic.ca and a new Twitter account twitter@plasticditch
I would be delighted if you had a look at them. I'm trying my best to share the journey and pass along tips and now that I'm feeling really good about those results - back to glass, which remains focused on creating pieces using old glass. This newest piece above - The Sentinels is currently gracing our front yard and undergoing stress testing with winds. Highest wind to date - 12 knots! I'll keep you posted, I'll be working on some unwieldy versions for sale soon. This piece stands 99 inches tall.
New works, collaborations and any exciting news. :)