Wednesday, June 8, 2016
7 Artists show
Well, it was a fun weekend and we had a good turnout despite the weather which held off, raining only a little in the morning and then again at the end of the day. Saturday was never what I would call crowded but there did seem to be a fairly steady stream of people coming in. Sunday, not so much. Everyone had some sales except for us which was what I expected since the least expensive thing we had was still almost $200. I did have a couple of people very interested in one or two pieces. Generally, people have to see my work several times, understand the process, before they are willing to spend the money. I got a ton of compliments and wonder though. Always nice.
Vorakit Chin – ceramics
This man is always smiling, always happy, laughing. I adore his work. Chin did demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday and at the end of each demonstration he would smush the forms he had made to the gasps of the onlookers so as to use the same clay the next time.
Thomas Irven – wood turning
Thomas makes the sweetest little boxes, most in an acorn shape, with tops that screw off and on. I adore his work too. He also did demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday.
Leslie Ravey – Leslie, who works in wood and leather, makes some gorgeous furniture. Leslie, on the left, with her partner Jo.
Gene Hester – fused glass
Gene, who also does stained glass, organized the show which made it really easy for the rest of us.
Barry Perez – jewelry
Barry has a beautiful aesthetic. His jewelry is stunning and attracted a lot of attention.
Kathy Poeppel and Dick Moiel – blown glass
Kathy and Dick generously opened their studio for the venue for this show. They usually blow glass October through April when they shut down the furnace for the summer.
And there was me and Marc – pate de verre cast glass
I intended to work on a model on Saturday but forgot my wax but I did remember on Sunday so at the end of the day, Kathy snapped this pic of me pretending to work.
I definitely need to work on my display, something that sets the work off better. And better lighting.