Butterflies are in place

Glasshaus Studio's photo.Looking up
Glasshaus Studio's photo.
'The very smallest Butterfly. To benefit "Share the Garden"'The smallest Miniatures will be used for a Fundraiser as well to bring underprivileged children form various school districts to Hershey Garden.
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Some of the Butterflies are now in place.

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Butterfly Update

Today was the final space survey at the Milton and Kathrine Hershey Conservatory at Hershey Garden. The Butterflies will be delivered and installed next week. Such a bright, beautiful space! Looking forward to see the Butterflies take flight in that bright light under the glass dome. There will be 63 Butterflies!



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So, it’s been a long time since my last post but I have a good excuse:


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Some musings

Someone asked me recently: “what do like to create more, boxes or panels or lamps?” I could not answer that in one or two sentences. The truth is that my favorite is always the one piece that I am currently working on. To watch a piece evolve from design to finished project is always a thrill, even after 30 plus years.

While I am waiting for a large glass shipment to arrive to create the glass Butterflies for the new Hershey Conservatory, I finished some custom orders. There was time to make some Treasure boxes for the Gallery at La Cigale and some upcoming shows. And I was thinking that the little Treasure boxes must surely be one of my favorite projects. Each one so unique, they allow me to pack as much or as little punch as I like into each one. When you look closely at them you can see beads, metal leaves, Geodes and Bevels. They all combine with the carefully chosen Artglass to make each one unique.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA.100_9157August 2014 Glass and Garden 036August 2014 Glass and Garden 006100_9161


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Looking back

An incredible year has flown by. January was filled with sadness over the passing of a dear friend and fellow Artist, Susie Afflerbach. While the sadness lingers, there were also moments filled with pure joy. Some in my personal life, some professionally.

2014 was filled with work at the Gallery, the Studio, and new opportunities coming my way. Looking back it seems there was never a moment to just relax a little. There will not be a lot of “downtime” in the coming year but the the excitement of planning and executing all the new work will make up for that.

I would like to wish all of you warm Holidays, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or winter solstice  surrounded with the people you love and a happy and prosperous 2015.

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Studio Tour 2014

Only about three weeks to a yearly occurrence: The annual Art Studio Tour in our area. This year there will be 26 Artists participating, chosen by a jury. For the last 15 years I have been lucky enough to participate. Every year the preparation takes months. Creating new Artwork for the event that only lasts a weekend seems like a lot of effort but it is truly a wonderful weekend. For two days I am able to share with a crowd of ever changing faces, and some regulars, how my Artwork is created. From the drawing of the pattern to the first cut on the glass, the grinding, foiling and soldering and the finishing framing. I love how fascinated people are by the process. It is a lot more than just selling finished pieces.

It is a chance to show visitors what goes into making a one of a kind piece of Art, whether they purchase anything or not. It is a chance to interact with people that are really interested in all kinds of Art, every stop on the Tour shows different Studios, different Artists. If you are in the area November 1st and 2nd, please stop in, let me show you how an original piece of stained glass is created.



Taken last year during Studio Tour

Taken last year during Studio Tour


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