GAS Member Monday

Hey look at this! I am this weeks Member Monday Artist on the Glass Art Society website. I am proud to be chosen to share my work with the glass community, and the world. If you have a moment please give the lil' interview a read too! You can find it here. And as always, here are three of my current musical muses. I'm packing up to go work for the month at Lofoten Glass with my beautiful friend from years ago, so you'll be seeing some hotshop and nature porn up here soon too.

With Love, 

Hello 2016! (Insert Catchy Title)

First post of the year, finally! I want to wish a happy and healthy 2016 to all! The new years positivity is palpable. Thank you so much to everyone who supported me through a rollercoaster ride of 2015. It was a tumultuous but maturing year if nothing else. The New Year has already brought new and marvelous news. I will have the pleasure of presenting a solo exhibition at Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência in late 2016.  The dates are still to be determined but I absolutely can’t wait for the opportunity. It has given me the push I need to get through a bit of an artistic dry spell.  It is hard to remember sometimes that nothing flowers all year round; there is a time to sow and a time to reap.

I am also getting geared up for another residency in Iceland in March and April. This time I will be going for TWO FULL MONTHS. Wow. I’m enthusiastic, but also a bit nervous about taking such a long period of time away from the faculty. I think that I will use the period to focus on my thesis research and do some mold making and writing. A period of intense introspection, ignited by solitude, a change of landscape and a sprinkle of loneliness, can only lead to good things.

Now for the most important part of my post: I want to say THANK YOU to my partner in crime, my rock and the leader of the Carissa fan club for nominating me for the ACAD Alumni Awards. I am honoured that because of your belief in me I have received the ACAD Alumni Horizon Award and the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Career Award for Alumni.  Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the award ceremony myself on March 31st, but my super awesome cool guy artist brother will be there to accept the award for me! Thank you The Alberta College of Art and Design for the recognition and for providing such amazing support and resources to their students and alumni.

That was a bit long winded but so much is new! Have a look, while you listen, at some of the things I have been up to lately, including many in-process shots and a few too many cell phone photos.  I wish you all a relaxed, happy and healthful new year……... See you soon.

 

Holiday Market Collective

I am super excited to be a part of the Holiday Market Collective for the second year in a row. This is an amazing event and one not to be missed for holiday shopping and arts community mingling!  There are so many amazing vendors ranging from take home terrariums, DIY cheese, tasty goodies, leather work, jewellery, live music and of course GLASS! sweetC design will be reppin' at the Market Collective December 20-22............ don't miss out!  I will be sharing a table with the amazingly talented Neil Martin Horvath, printmaker and tattoo artist. http://www.neilmartinhorvath.com/ His geometry and mandala inspired pieces and animal totems blow my mind and is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet :) 

Check out the whole amazing line up down below and I'll see you there! 

http://www.marketcollective.ca/upcoming-events/ 

Along side the beautiful crowd favourite Icicle Balls and my Glacial series bowls and plates, I will be selling my new vintage photography inspired ring and pendant design, "Finders Keepers" . $5 from the sale of every Finders Keepers piece will be donated to the Alberta Animal  Rescue Crew Society! Cute baubles for cute animals............ need I say more? Come see for yourself :) 

http://aarcs.ca/donate/

And while you're here I'm going to tempt you to have a peek at long time friend VBot 's work for amazing vintage inspired trinkets, she will be down at the Market Collective as well............ that's three reasons not to miss it :) 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/vanessabot 

This seems like the perfect opportunity to start something great.........

What can I say? As my first blog post this is definitely overdue, but well warranted. I can't think of a better reason to finally being posting than this amazing article in Swerve Magazine.  Thank you Shelley Boettcher for your interest in my work and this beautifully written article, I am deeply honoured. Hopefully this is one of many and the start of something really great.......  

http://www.calgaryherald.com/Glass+Half+Full/8848326/story.htm  

 

 

 

Photo by Heather Saitz

Photo by Heather Saitz

Nose Tumbler -Photo by Heather Saitz

Source: www.calgaryherald.com/Glass+Half+Full/8848...