Back in the Saddle Again

It was a year ago that we were feverishly preparing for our last Maui Open Studio event. We’ve been participants in MOS for 6 years, starting in the very beginning when Carolyn Quan introduced the event to Maui. MOS 2017 is going on right now… and we miss it, I must say. It was great fun and very satisfying to bring people through our studio and explaining the processes of glass fusion. But the good news is that we are starting to get some exposure here in our new hometown of Bend, Oregon. Hence, the title of this “What’s New”.

This last month, we have again been working in our glass studio almost non-stop. We will be displaying our glass art as the “Featured Artists” March and April at “ Natural Edge Furniture” in Bend. The folks there are true artisans in the organic designs of furniture pieces. Check out their website (www.naturaledgefurniture.com). We will be displaying over 30 pieces of our work with an “Art Opening” on March 3rd (4-6 pm) at their facility. In preparation for this show, we have been creating some wall hangings, bowls, platters, and clocks. A few of these are shown below.

In addition to Natural Edge Furniture, we have been invited to show some of our glass art at the Tumalo Art Company gallery in the Old Mill District of Bend starting March 1st. Tumalo Art Company is a Collective with some 35 contributing artists covering a wide range of media. Their artistic work is truly exceptional. Check out the gallery’s website (www.tumaloartco.com) as well. It is an honor for us to have been invited to be participating artists in this gallery.

The photos below show some of our recent work. Included are a wall-hanging, a platter, and a bowl by Sandy, followed by a bowl, a clock and a large platter by Bob. We’ve also created some new cheese plates and 6” dishes which can be seen on our website. So yes, we are back in the saddle again. Actually, Gene Autry’s song keeps going through my head… an “earworm” I think it’s called. I like being “back”, but the earworm is a little annoying. Any ideas on how to unplug it??

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