Oh boy! This summer has been quite busy and filled with glass. I was invited to participate in the Arts COmmission of Greater Toledo's HOT SHOTS event. We made some glass in partnership with a local bar/restaurant and there is going to be an auction of the objects along with a bourbon tasting...perfect! I have been getting a ton of press and was even invited to appear on the local morning show to hype the event. I was also the guest instagrammer for the Art Loop Toledo account, again sponsored by the Arts Commish. Follow that account to see tons of glass from the Hot SHOTS event and more.
Getting plenty of mileage out of these awesome images from Tom Brooks. The old fishwrapper does a great job of not mentioning my name once, but uses my image and an awkwardly cropped image of my glass. Oh well, even bad press is good press! Have a look below to see a the clip from the news.
Thanks to everyone who came out for Firenation's Spring Open House to see my demo of the Wacky Banana! I had a great time; the crowd was awesome, my assistants were spot on, and Matt and the Firenation Crew were generous as always. Check out the gallery below for some great photos of the demo. Friend and photographer Bill Hamilton does a fantastic job telling the story of the Wacky Banana. Stay tuned for a photo of the finished piece!
April 1 is going to be a busy day! I will also be featured in the G9 (Group of 9) show at the Hudson Gallery in downtown Sylvania. This will be an amazing group show, with lots of great work from: Biz Droulliard -- Shannon Mossing -- Carrie Day -- Brien Strancar -- Ian Welch -- Mary Dunkin -- Natalie Lanese -- Matthew Cook -- Stephen Williams. I will be showing more new pieces completed last fall/winter when I was away on residency. This show runs for the month of April and maybe longer. Opening reception is April 1, from 6-8pm during the new Red Bird Arts District's Frist Friday Art Walk.