Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Glass Love

This blog has been so neglected, but at least this time it's for a good reason (i.e. not out of laziness).  So a few weeks ago there was this wonderful event in the Glass Studio at Sheridan College called the "Glass Gathering".  There were a series of shorts lectures, demonstrations all leading up to the glory that was the glass olympics.   I gave a short lecture on my time at NSCAD, and I gave a short demo in the flameworking studio as well.  

Having felt a lack of community for so long (I loved NSCAD, but it lacked the kind of amazing community that I found at Sheridan) it was so nice to be around old friendly faces and to meet some new ones as well.  Hopefully it will turn into a yearly event, because it was a blast.

Some glass olympics photos!  The green team:

The purple team:

The pink team:

and the blue team: 

What made the day even better?  Getting a job!  I'm now one of the studio monitors and artists in residence at Sheridan for this semester.   It's been over two weeks and my brain is still trying to fully comprehend what this means.  I have gone from renting the occasional torch time to having a torch at my constant disposal and also being able to blow glass again.  That really, was what made my brain go kablooey.  

My first blowslot went pretty well considering I hadn't blown glass with any kind of consistency for about four and a half years.  

Flameworking, I missed you most of all.

While still being completely overwhelming it has been amazing so far.  The students are great and were so welcoming to a new face, which has been a really refreshing change! 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Hot Mud Exhibition

I had to do a quick post of this show because it's wonderful!  I'm lucky enough to know a few people that are part of this exhibition too.  I have a huge appreciation for ceramics because I don't have the patience for it myself.

If you are anywhere around Burlington, go check this show out.  The show is open now until November 4th at the Burlington Art Centre.  Gorgeous work by Canadian artists, in a gorgeous space. 

The lovely Marianne Chénard's piece Silver Rose remade

Robin Lambert's installation:

Eliza Au's Twist

One of my Sheridan classmates: Zimra Beiner's Grey Alphabet

Carole Epp's To the best of their knowledge

Maja Padrov's Duets

Alysse Bowd's beautiful bells

 Two of Magdolene Dykstra's beautiful torsos

Denise Smith's The Wanderers

Denise Smith, Endangered (detail)

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Upcoming This Fall

It's hard to believe that summer is almost over.  It's even harder for me to believe that I won't be driving two days back to the east coast for more school.  What's exciting about that?  Well I get to do a few shows this fall!

The first one is:  

Dundas Art in the Park

It'll be nice to do an outdoor show when it's not too hot like all of the summer shows.  Plus Dundas is a beautiful little town!

The details: 

When: Sunday September 22
Where: "The Cove"  Dundas Driving Park
Times: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Next on the docket is: 

Mississauga Artisan Studio Tour

I participated in this show a few years back before I headed out to NSCAD.  It will be nice to be back, especially in a studio with two other lovely ladies.  Join myself, Noelle Hamlyn and Alison Syer of Eyespot Designs in Studio #4 for a great weekend

The details:

When: Saturday October 26 & Sunday October 27
Where: 2 Carlis Place, Port Credit, ON (see map above for details on all of the studios you can visit) 
Times: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (both days)

Hope to see you there!