Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Show Over The Weekend

Jeanne showed some of our work this weekend. The following is the invitation and a shot of one of the displays. I wasn't able to attend, but she reported that it was fun and satisfying being able to show and talk about our artwork.

A good chance to display!
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Show Over The Weekend

Jeanne showed some of work this weekend. The following is the invitation and a shot of one of the displays. I wasn't able to attend, but she reported that it was fun and satisfying being able to show and talk about our artwork.

A good chance to display!
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Saturday, July 09, 2016

Hit The Ground Running!

This week, Jeanne and I had a morning business meeting and an evening review each day. They got less packed as time went on because we often covered the same types of issues.

I discovered that I haven't posted student information for about 2 1/2 years, so much is out of date and I've had a lot to go through. This means we haven't been getting in touch with students as well as we should.

I worked on 8 frames for mosaics for several hours on 3 days and finally got them completed so Jeanne could get them done in time for tonight's show at The A Frame. Just need to put hangers on several pieces to be ready.

I enjoy the time we spend together working on glass and related projects. We've gotten about half of Jeanne's on-line class on how to make the July Star Project complete. It's fun because we get to use many of the skills we love and are interested in.

Jeanne can work from sunup to sundown daily. I'm having a hard time keeping up with her. It's rewarding to work towards common goals everyday.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

The Install On Saturday

The window was installed in the inside of the door,
fit up to the existing glass. 

From the inside, 

with light blazing through the stained glass, 

the colors are vivid!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Centered - new original Art Deco Stained Glass

This "Centered" panel is a a new original art deco piece Jeanne created for an upcoming event which features 30's and 40's dress and will get auctioned off at the art gala. What you can't see in the picture is the golden patina which adds to the lovely color of the piece. The central iridized plate from that era features lovely, delicate pink and orange tones that are in harmony with the other colored pieces in the center. Need to see it in real life!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Loaded with Stars

It's a popular time of year for stars, They are perfect for gift giving and decorating and hanging on the tree. Nearly everywhere you look in the studio are stars in progress and pieces of more stars ready to be assembled.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The Covey Center Show " Wrapped In Color" opened Friday. We had a good reception, which was fun. 

It's nice to spend time with other artists, like Inez Harwood. As the night went on, it was fun to hear how much effort it took for Inez to create the 3/4 mile long tie dye piece that got her in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous tie dye piece in the world. Five fire truck hoses to pump up the amount of water needed to tie dye the fabric. Water had to be trucked across two counties to get enough for the 400,000 gallons needed to tie dye that huge amount.

Jeanne decided that we need another copy of  "Aurora - Morning" for the show so we worked on it and got the whole panel cut out and foiled in the last 2 weeks. I was able to solder it for five hours on Friday but only finished half of the back of it when I was soldering it. (No one will ever know (unless they read this)

The show is scheduled to be up through the end of January so there is plenty of time to see it. We plan to be at the reception in January on Fri, Jan 08 from 6 to 9.

Monday, November 09, 2015

What Goes Around Comes Around

​"What Goes Around Comes Around", Jeanne's Dad used to say.
We dropped the panel off to the Springville Art and Religious Show last week hoping to get in the show.

​Scriptures refer to this philosophy, "Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters," in Ecclesiastes. As ye Sow, so shall ye reap, Do good unto others and they will do good unto you. Good advice!

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Making Pendants

Jeanne encouraged some of the students at Independence High to create a design for a pendant, then she brought them home and fired them. They will be for sale at their Gala "Teen Act."

They can be used as necklaces or Christmas Ornaments or any number of creative uses.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

We made 25 or so gold stars to be boxed for an "Now I Can" event. 60 fused stars to be passed out to Earth Science students at Independence High. A "Starry Eyed" week us.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Classes Finishing and Classes Starting

Rita finished her last class this week. She made the new January pattern, but used her own color choices so it has a more "year round" color. Now we are getting ready to start a new round of classes so this is a good time to register so you can get those Christmas presents underway!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stained Glass Frames

Working on frames for two large stained glass panels for our dentists office. The stained glass took around two months to build and another two months to gear up for the frames. Had to get wood, mill it, put a dado down the edge, get a new blade for the saw so they could be split. Now they need to be cut to fit and painted or stained and finally we'll silicone the windows in the frames. Lots to do for such a small amount of wood work.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Here are some sketched flowers that Jeanne drew up and I'm using AutoCAD to trace them to get them ready for a full sized pattern that we're making so we can build a transom window that will go in the Hines Mansion Bed and Breakfast in downtown Provo.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stars for Gifts

 Jeanne's making stars for the "Now I Can" organization. They fit nicely in a cotton lined box. She fused 60 small stars for a Earth Science  class at Independence High. She made a teal star that she may trade with another artist.

We are entering the "gift giving" season and stars make a wonderful gift. They are affordable and lovely.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Covey Center Art Show

The Covey Center For The Arts opened in 2007 and we were fortunate to be able to put up the first December show. The show was so successful that we were able to do an exhibit four years in a row. They changed their policy to allow more artists a chance to display in December, so 2010 was the last show we did on that scale for them. We just got a call.the other day asking us to do the December/January show this year. Seems another artist fell through at the last moment and they felt we could organize a decent show in a short time frame. Whatever the reason, we will enjoy putting a show together with the entertainment and enjoyment or the community in mind.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sourcebook 2015 2016 completed

David just finished editing the new Utah County Artists Sourcebook. What's that got to do with stained glass? Well, a lot of art work is the work of selling it. We have a lot of stained glass hanging around our studio and home. There are precious few places to exhibit it, so we've got to sell, if just to keep from running out of space, not to mention making a living. The book advertises the work of 122 artists, but Jeanne is one of them and David is another. You can download a free copy of the book atwww.utahcountyart.com or you can order one online in a couple of weeks.

Show In Sugar House Area

Jeanne has created a
​"Seven Continents In Glass" series that will be displayed in Sugar House at Brittney Golden Jewelry Studios this month. The picture to the left is her page from the UCAB 2015-16 Sourcebook.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Getting Inspired

Inspiration can come in many forms and from many different sources. There really are times where I look for inspiration and nothing comes, I sit wondering if I'm no longer creative, if I need to find a normal job because I can't create any longer. Then, the dry spell ends and I'm inspired by every little thing that crosses my path. The wind inspires, the colors in nature inspire, the stories I hear, the quiet of a moment. It's really amazing the difference between the dry spell and the storm of inspiration. The other day, the floods came. We hiked (walked) to Bridal Veil Falls, inspiration! I attended the Creative Collaborative meeting http://www.collaborativecreative.com/ inspiration.

Jolynn Foreman told me stories (http://www.utahcountyart.com/jolynn-forman.html) that sent me off on creative imaginings. I found a drawing that was similar to one I was planning, so I saved a lot of repetition and got a lot of work done in a short time.

Just a great sense of joy comes when the muse hits!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Cabinet Door Examples

Jeanne posted about using stained glass in kitchen cabinets today. Glass door fronts can really enhance the decor of a home.

This set of doors were designed to compliment the look of a rug kept in the kitchen.

Here is a set of doors where the scene continues on from one panel to the next.

Here, Jeanne holds a door so we can see it in bright sunlight

Friday, April 10, 2015

Getting the Sawdust Flying

It looks like snow, but it's sawdust on the camera lens. I dug out the router, nailed the window frame to my work table and routed a clean grove in the frame. Sometime the bottom of a frame has a slot for the glass to slip in. It's great for the original window but doesn't allow us to put a new piece of glass in the frame. This is for a frame that belongs to a local decorator store, Brambles and Blossoms here in Provo. We build stained glass panels for them to resell occasionally. They are quite popular (stained glass in old window frames). We spend way too much time on preparing the frames for the glass, removing glass and putty and metal points.

Jeanne used plyers and a chisel to pull out the old glass. They thing that worries me is that we expose ourselves to lead paint on a lot of these old frames.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Making the most of our Resources

Recently, Jeanne and I attended a Creative Collaborative meeting where two gals that work on sales in their business on Etsy.

We've had an ETSY webstore since 2009 and since it's been lackluster, we've just put up items on rare occasions.

Our daughter-in-law, Christy has a pretty successful ETSY store (christygomm) and has been encouraging us to do more with ours. So between the seminar and the encouragement from Christy, I'm adding patterns to our ETSY store.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

The New Year Blast

We Like To Start The New Year With A Blast. We do this by making as much artwork as we can each day. So far Jeanne's ahead of me, but we've made some nice pieces together. She let's me doing the boring stuff, like repairs. But also lets me do the drafting which I find inspiring, working with Right brain and Left brain considerations at the same time. 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Student Work In July

David finished his panel after 5 weeks of class

So He decided to do a small dove for his final piece
Kendall worried about the quality of his piece throughout the class but ended up with a great finished stained glass.
Heather enjoyed the class from the beginning. She's excited to get to her next project.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Taking Time

Sometimes, a project takes a lot longer to complete. Last week I started on a repair of a window that I imagined would take a day or two to complete. It's been more than 8 days and I'm still working on it.

Window removed from frame X's show breaks
Chalk dust on paper to form pattern rubbings

After rubbing with replacements penciled in
New pattern piece shown over broken piece

Pattern traced on glass

Broken Pieces Removed

Some Pieces replaced with more to go.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Another Difference In Our Art

This is a copy of the inside of the invitation to the Zions Show which will take place May 16th, 2014 from 6 till 9. If you can you should come to this great event in Provo, Utah.

If you notice, in the second column, third from the bottom, it says "David Gomm". This is in spite of the fact that when we applied for the show, I made sure that I always signed David and Jeanne Gomm. This was because they did the same thing last year. I got the credit and Jeanne's name was left off.

Earlier this month we had a showing at the Windowbox Gallery here in Provo which will continue through this month, this time things were reversed and the show was listed by "Jeanne Gomm".

In the upcoming Spring Show at the Covey Center For The Arts, Jeanne is listed and I'm left off.

Whats the deal? People aren't in the habit of crediting more than one artist to a piece of art, it would be highly unusual for two painters to work on an art piece unless it was a large mural. But stained glass is different. Jeanne often will come up with a sketch of a concept for  a stained glass work. I will then take it and redraw it using AutoCAD so all lines are straight and circles are round, Then Jeanne will pick glass colors and trace the pattern pieces onto glass, I'll usually cut, Jeanne usually grinds and we both fit, foil and solder the piece. The work is done by two, a very collaborative effort.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time Spent On Business

Jeanne and I spend a great deal of time on our art but more than half of our time is spent on the business or art!

Yesterday I got a couple of panels complete that I'm reinforcing for an artist friend, I felt I accomplished a great deal. In addition to that, I got 6 pages placed on the website showing more in our gallery of work.

So I spent more time on the "business" of stained glass than I did on building or designing the work. We spend so much time planning for shows, deciding what will be in them, what should the theme be, hauling the work back and forth and then we might get to work on the art of stained glass.

Sometimes I daydream of the days when a wealthy patron might take a "protege" under their wing and help provide them with the funding to work and work and work.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Process-Stained Glass

Kelsi Gunderson shot a student video of the stained glass process at our studio.
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and at
which is her channel

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ready For The Reception

Stained glass reception tonight part of SHAW (sugar house art walk)
Brittany Golden Studio
1115 E 2100 S, SLC UT 84106
from 6 to 9
refreshments will be served and you get to meet the wonderful artists!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hanging Glass

Here we are at the Jewelry Studio in Sugar House. I had to put hooks in a wood stringer over the window so we could hang some of the glass in the window.

We'll be at Brittany Golden Studio in Sugar House Friday night from 6 to 9 and our work will hang through March.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Getting Ready For A Show

On Friday we'll be showing stained glass at the Brittany Golden Studio in Sugar House. Brittany is a wonderful jeweler and her website is an inspiration to me http://www.brittanygolden.com/  She was the one who introduced us to Weebly and that's how we began to rewrite all our websites into one. Her studio is at 1115 E and 2100 S, SLC Utah 84106 We''l be there friday from 6 till 9.

Here I'm cleaning all the windows

And here's a shot of the whole stack of windows ready to go in the car. A flat stack of eleven panels is just not that cool looking.