April 17, 2011
On March 12th a 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan, wiping out many coastal towns. I cannot fathom the heartache of those who lost entire families in this tragedy. And I can’t stop thinking about it.
I started by sketching some patterns and designs, then ran some quick small tests to see which I liked best. After narrowing it to these three designs, I asked for help from my Facebook friends to decide which sets to make. They had to be made in between previously committed projects and classes I was teaching.
The two selected designs were scaled up and made into 6″ sushi plates with matching sauce dishes.
The sets are $95 each and consist of two plates that are 6″, two cute little sauce dishes that are 3.5″ to 4″ and the beautiful 3 part Sushi Press. A sweet set for two, I think it will be quite romantic using them! Or for family fare you’ll need two sets.
I’ve given my time and talent, along with Wayne and Katie Cordrey to produce these beautiful sets. I hope you’ll consider purchasing one or two. 100% of your purchase price will go directly to relief efforts.
Did I tell you the carving on the sushi press is the Japanese character for ‘peace’?
Peace to you and yours. xoxoxo
April 9, 2011
The Glass Craft and Bead Expo hosts a trade show that delights the eye and can bankrupt your wallet. I have wholesale accounts with many of the suppliers, so try to not overwhelm my credit card while checking out all the new tools and supplies.
I confess I did come home with a few new toys…mostly from His Glassworks.
I couldn’t teach my classes without the support of Paragon Kilns.
Nor could I conduct a class without the generous support of Bullseye Glass!
The wonderful team at Delphi gave my students a host of design accoutrements for our projects.
Last, but not least, my students wouldn’t be able to ‘finish’ their projects without the support of Glastar! I truly appreciate the generous support of these companies.
Most of my photos are during lunch, or after class and definitely on the run!
Thank you for taking my classes, I hope you’ll keep in touch and remember I’m available for you anytime.
I’ve spent this week catching up on processing and shipping orders and just yesterday finished unpacking. I love teaching on the road, but am always glad to be home.