Tuesday, September 04, 2012

The "Reach" project continues

Here's a large photo of the first installed panel. I plan to finish soldering the front side of the second panel this weekend and get the second side done by labor day.

We made some errors in judgement on this second panel. We wanted to reuse the pattern pieces, which was okay, but we reused the paper pattern by turning it over. By doing that, we didn't have clean exact lines to build to.

This lead to some confusion where some pieces were laid out in the wrong place and we had to re-cut them when we discovered the problem.

Next time we want to save pattern pieces on a reversed pattern, we'll print a new paper pattern, so we can build to the lines. Maybe even number the pattern prior to printing.

This project is a constant source of joy. It's so fun to work on! Unfortunately, when we install it I'm going to have to stop for a week while we prepare the new pattern on the big table and we have a door panel to rebuild. Both activities require the long table to get them done.

It's great and the weather is cooling off occasionally so the studio is more pleasant.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

First Of Five Panels Installed

Christopher was kind enough to come help with the install of the first of five panels in a Provo home. The project is a total of 85 square feet of glass and now that the first is in place, we're confident that we'll be able to complete the rest.

It's a big project. It took a month to build this first one, I'm hoping to cut that time down now that we have all the materials on hand.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Marriot Grand Opening

We set up a display with a multitude of other artists the other day at a show at the Draper Marriot Springhill Suites. The event was well attended an we got a chance to meet some of our artist friends and socialize with the community members about our art work.

It really wasn't the kind of crowd who are folks that are interested in art, but it was good exposure and quite fun to talk to folks from many walks of life.

The live jazz ensemble was very good. When we arrived, they had scheduled us to be placed outside on the patio, but we were concerned that a gust of wind might blow over an easel and stained glass falling on concrete is not recommended. Fortunately, a friend who is a photographer suggested that we set up next to him since he was having to close windows to keep the bright light off of his work.

We placed "The Woman At The Well" on our led lit box and set it in a dark corner. The light was perfect and we're looking forward to getting more boxes because they show the stained glass so well.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Bejeweled-Jeannes new work

Jeanne is working from a photo of our daughter, Katherine to create a new stained glass entitled "Bejeweled." So far the pattern has been a challenge which she has enjoyed creating. She's hoping that the subject and treatment of it will be different enough to get it in the Springville Art Muesum Spring Salon.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's Fun To Finish A project

We finished an arch window made to resemble the panels at the LDS temple in Sacramento, California.

It's a good looking piece. We'll be using a video of the install on a training video that we plan to offer to sell sometime this year.

Monday, March 05, 2012

All About Glass (Tiffany made wonderful pieces)

Louis Comfort Tiffany was a great glass artist. One of our stained glass students found dishes that they used to eat ice cream from when she was a kid.

Very nice glass. You can't tell how great the finish is  in the photo, but it was a real treat to see it!

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Couples Stained Glass Workshop

We are hosting a couples workshop on Friday the 10th from 7 to 9 pm. This is a great date where each couple gets to make two different projects, a stained glass heart suncatcher and a heart blasted into red stained glass. We've hosted this type of event a few times in the past and it's been great fun. Light refreshments will be served at the $35 workshop. It's fun and out of the ordinary!

Monday, February 06, 2012

The Gallery Stroll was great!

Last Friday was the downtown gallery stroll. I was blown away by the metal sculpture on display at the Covey Center. Tim Little has done some wonderful, imaginative pieces. If you get a chance stop by this month, you won't be dissapointed.

Also, the skateboard art at the Terra Nova Gallery has been held over for another month. Jeanne put another piece in the show. "Gliding on Glass," is a glass skate board that is quite nice. It's just great to be part of Provo's art community.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Art is All Around

We are excited about the First Friday Gallery Stroll in Downtown Provo. We are experiencing a large amount of work in our stained glass business..Usually Jan and Feb are our slow times. So with our focus on these two large projects, it's important to spend some time experiencing the arts.

The Byu Illustrators group are featured at the Health and Justice Building. Some very good pieces will thrill your imagination. See you out there!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Shows

I got to have a piece in the skateboard show at the Terra Nova Gallery last month. It was so well received that they are extending the show an additional month. Some of the boards are very impressive. Mine is decarated with glass. Joe Flores has a Pinochio .uppet coming out of a board. There are quite a few good ones, all good examples of entertaining art. Since you've got another month to see them, you ought to stop by.