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.
You cand see it at
which is at our youtube channel
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  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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Help From A Friend

Alisha Bishop came to our home and gave us lots of marketing advice. Not only did she give us suggestions as to what we could be doing, she also showed us how to implement those suggestions! It was such fun to meet with her and gain from her experience.

Friday, March 07, 2014

In The Studio

This week Jeanne and I have been working on a angel together. The results are quite stunning, she really looks good! Jeanne's color choices have been so harmonious and vibrant. It's a very satisfying project!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Much To Do

Today Jeanne is completing some musical gift items to be put up on a web site for piano teachers. Susan has done a lot for the site, she's one of our long time students.
I'm building a portable six foot easel for use at the Popup Gallery show in downtown Provo on Friday February 7th from 6 to 9pm.
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Articles Are Transfered And Updated

I've rewritten and updated all the articles on BetterStainedGlass so they are all on the new website.

Now for the short articles on the other site!