Salutations! I am currently teaching for the fall at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Of course this is exciting for me as I am an island girl – although much removed in my adult years – it is really good to be close to the water again! here is a blog post about my teaching here at UH – check it out! and an announcement for a lecture that I will be giving this Monday at the Linekona Arts Center.
I am doing a hot shop demonstration on Wed June 1st 10am – 1pm at Pratt Fine Arts Center http://www.pratt.org/happenings/gas_conference.html here is another link at from the Traver Gallery about the Days of Glass in Seattle June 1 and 5 Come by and check it out – I am planning to do a pice that will be inspired by a young woman’s kimono from the early 1960s. I will use a hex background and use adventurine gold for the plum blossoms and branches.
So exciting – I have finally got the catalogs in hand!!!!! I will do my best to get them out early next week to my staunch Kickstarter supporters as I am still waiting for the show cards! They look so beautiful and I am so very thankful to everyone’s pledges for this project! It would not have happened without you – really! I have about a week until the opening and I am still busy getting work finished to take to the photographer’s this coming weekend! Here is the image of the show card and then a taste of the catalog in the form of a poem in it by Stewart Kestenbaum. If you would like to purchase one please click on the link below http://tinyurl.com/4ewtqwj
Just wanted to let everyone know about my friend’s new website – I have known him for a while now and love his paintings! Take a look!!!!!! Jared Rue He has a show coming up at Woodside Braseth Gallery, it is up now, but the opening is on St Patty’s day March 17th – come to see it!
Lion’s Mane Sea Slugs (Melibe leonina) recent rediscovery of this amazing looking Sea Slug that frequents kelp beds!!!!! Maybe I will get to see some soon!?!? Lion’s Mane Melibe Leonin Lion’s Mane Sea Slugs
Just Finished a Visiting Artist gig at The Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion. What a great time! Here are some images of the space and the (peliminary shots) of the work that I made. Thank you so much for the opportunity and the help. As well Big thanks to Scott Darlington, the members of the Toledo glass community and Bowling Green State University students that helped me out during my residency. After that I went down to BGSU for a few days to make some work for me and with Scott – continuing our collaboration investigation, and finished up at CCS (College of Creative Studies) in Detroit with a lecture and a demo last night! What fun – but it is 11 degrees today in Detroit and I will brave the weather to go to the museum before I leave…………. sad to leave the area and good friends – but my kitten misses me at home!
I am starting a new piece – working on figuring out which color to use where – usually I just do a blend – I have asked people to give me their opinions on Facebook – you are welcome to do so here as well. I am working on finishing four new pieces by Jan 1st as to incorporate them into a new catalog that I am working on to promote the ‘Soft Sculptures’. The frame is created by the incomparable Jeremy Bosworth. If you are curious about the process of creating the ‘Hollow Murrine” then see: Hollow Murrine Process I have a video of making this piece on YouTube – Studio Visit with Kait 12/3/10 So I had a number of people respond on facebook about the color combination and I am going with blue on the outside and inside edge and then green in the center of the wings. I enjoy having other people’s input. Finally!!! Finished this piece on 12/8 (2am in the morning!) and here is the finished piece: Not a great shot – will try again soon – onto next piece!
So – I have been working on organizing a catalog of my Soft Sculpture that will be available beginning at the opening of my show at Traver Gallery in April of 2011. I am excited, as I do not have a catalog featuring this work as of yet. There will be images of the finished work as well as a montage of the process of making the glass elements all the way through the making of a whole piece. The written contributions are from Dick Marquis, Stuart Kestenbaum and myself; Sarah Traver will design it. As times are tough I am publishing it on my own, but I am asking everyone to help me! Please check out the KickStarter website and see what it is all about! About the REWARDS. If you pledge your support, expect DELIVERY of the Jewelry and Sea Stone Soft Sculptures at the latest February 7-11th, 2011, three or four weeks after the close of the funding drive, on January 17th, 2011 (I am out of town Jan 5-22). I will be able to ship the Soft Sculpture catalogs and post card in the end of March, so that you will have them just before my […]
Masters: Blown Glass arrived in the mail the other day. A new publication from Lark Books, showcases works by 41 artists that work with glass, mostly from USA and Australia. I feel honored to be part of a publication that groups me with artists who are friends, schoolmates, past and present employers. The link above will take you to amazon.com to look further at the book!