Glow in the Dark Show

From April 12, to May 1, 2013, Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn, New York, is curating an exhibit called “When the Lights Go Out.” It is a glow in the dark themed art show where the gallery will be illuminated by black lights! Super fun! Bottleneck is ran by Joseph Bouganim and if you are in the Brooklyn area around then, you should go check out the show and tell him I say hi!

Recently, I experimented with some glow in the dark glass frit, so when I heard about this exhibit I jumped on the chance to use it some more! Here are pictures of my fused glass triptych entitled “Trichromatic Triptych” in natural light, under blacklight, and under no lighting conditions.

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(Note: I accidently flipped the blue and yellow tiles in the natural lighting one. The blue one is in the middle in the other photos. So the blue tile is the one that glows the most.) This fused glass triptych will be fore sale at the gallery, the whole set is $650.00, or $250.00/ea. Each tile is approximately 6″X14.” Displaying them all together takes up about 20″X14″ of space, that is including an inch spacing in between each one.

Here is the flyer for the show:

"When the Lights Go Out" flyer

“When the Lights Go Out” flyer

Here’s the gallery’s page on the event: http://www.bottleneckgallery.com/blogs/news/7597397-when-the-lights-go-out-opening-reception-april-12th-7pm

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“Weapon of Choice” Show

"The Half-Breed" March 2011. Some of you guys might remember this piece!

It was in the “Quentin VS Coen” Exhibit that toured New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in 2011. I made this piece of fiber art based on Gogo Yubari’s ball and chain weapon in Kill Bill using a combination of knitting, sewing, wet felting, and crochet. It’s going to be in another show coming up January 11-13, 2013 in L.A. at Design Matters. The show is called “Weapon of Choice”, and is themed around weapons in pop culture. If you happen to be in L.A. in January, check out the show!

Click here for the Facebook event. You can also check out the gallery’s site with list of exhibitions here.

Fused Glass Latticework

I sat in on a glass fusing class at Helios on Anderson Mill and we were making what they have coined “glass latticework.” It’s a non-traditional technique using strips of glass fused together with large spaces in between. This technique has a more overall organic shape after it is fired than what I generally lean towards with my jewelry and glass art designs, but I figure it’s good to try everything.

Piece prior to fusing.

I forgot to take a picture of the second step before slumping it. So the the pictures on here are the first and third steps of the process: pre-firing and post-slumping. After it slumps it will look like a glass basket of sorts.

It seems that one of my corners came undone during firing, so it didn’t do what I expected. So now I have a glass basket with a long hoop for hanging. Which is a neat accident, as far as accidents go.

One side looks like a human ribcage, complete with upside down xiphoid process.

If you’re interested in learning to make fused glass, check out Helios.com’s Beginners class schedule.

2nd Annual Iron Fuser Submission

This large glass “handkerchief” was my submission for the Second Annual Iron Fuser II Competition, its an national competition put on by the glass studio I work at. There was a first place and several different categories of awards (which were made of glass). There were 39 entries submitted this past year. Besides some rules on dimension limits and having to use the contents of a glass pack, we were given free reign on what we could submit.

Photo courtesy of Paul & Karen Tarlow

It sold to a customer based in North Carolina. Pretty excited to do the Iron Fuser again this year. Wonder what the first place award will look like…?

Primary Colour Tapestry Cup

I finished working on this fused glass piece two days ago. Its called a tapestry cup. I was busy Wednesday night adding the final touches. I’ve been told I need to see about getting this into Dwell magazine.

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I’m not really looking to do any custom orders yet, maybe sometime in the near future when I have my own kiln big enough to do work like this.

I love this color scheme. I made this piece to match a set of dishes and cups I have from the 1970s by Studio Nova.

“Bad Dads II” Exhibit Submission

My first Word Press post! Hizzah!

I’m going to San Francisco next weekend for the second annual Bad Dads Exhibit, which is an art show tribute to Wes Anderson’s films. Here is a link to some footage from last year’s show! http://vimeo.com/16387278

For this show I’ve entered some marionettes of Margot Tennenbaum and Mordecai.

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