This little guy and his cousins are now available at Artworks Gallery and Glass Studio in Eagle River, Alaska. The wonderful Heidi and Iris have been so encouraging and supportive of my work. If you're in the Eagle River vicinity, please visit and check out the new collection!
I'm often asked how I plan out the detailed etching on new pieces. The answer is that I have a general theme in mind and sometimes surround myself with resource images and pattern ideas that interest me. I love the exploration part of the process, before I've made that first mark, when the world is still wide open and anything is possible.
I used to take a lot of time with this phase. Truth be told, perhaps I was even fearful that I would "wreak" a piece. What I've learned is that the ideas will come once I get started, and that it's best to just trust the process and dive right in.
After coating my piece with color (usually black), I make the first mark, and the rest flows from there. I love how one mark informs the next.
Here are process shots from a commission piece. The collector wanted an "earth and sea" theme for the vessel and let me take it from there. Such fun! I'll post the finished project when it's done.
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After an outstanding February full of special people and jam-packed workshops, I'm covered in clay and deep into making. Such an exciting schedule of orders and commissions to finish. Life is sooooo good!
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