June 1, 2013
More good news! My bowl was selected to be featured in the ‘On Fire for Handmade’ Great Finds (Yummy Yellows) Page! I hope you’ll click the link & vote for my sunny…or should I say YUMMY yellow bowl. http://onfireforhandmade.com/yummy-yellow-great-finds/
The Poll is at the bottom of the page. 1 vote per computer per IP only is allowed. Voting will close on Friday Morning June 7th. Please vote for my bowl and ask your friends to vote too!
1st place receives a free Listing in the ‘On Fire Gift Guide’ and a free ad spot in the ‘On Fire’ site.
From my ‘Celestial Series’, iridescent sunny yellow with tangerine rings and 22k gold embellishment. Oh, and it’s available from my Zibbet shop!
Update! Thanks to your votes, I won the feature! My Zibbet shop will be featured here, at On Fire for Handmade through the end of June. Thank you!!
April 16, 2012
My studio sale is over and I’m basking in the quiet. In the midst of slowly packing up all the artwork displayed throughout my house, I reflect on how much fun it was. Not wanting to be left out of any fun, my dog Treasure was our official greeter.
Old friends and new stopped by & almost everyone who came through took some of my glittery glasswork home with them. Friday was a bit slow, but I wasn’t completely ready by 10 am. so I was okay with that. Plus it gave me another chance to play with my new Lytro camera! https://pictures.lytro.com/SteiderStudios/pictures/96179
One of the highlights for everyone who tried them were the Petite-Vanilla-Scones…a recipe from the The Pioneer Woman given to me by my dear friend Chris at Everyday Heartbeats. “Very moist”…”Delicious”…”I’ll have another” were the words most frequently heard. Truly, they were quite wonderful & even though I’m not often in the kitchen, I’ll bake them again!
Many bracelets went home with fun, creative women that I loved having here. And a few were purchased by very generous men as gifts for their wives!
I love seeing all my work out and displayed. It gives me an opportunity to take stock without having to dig through boxes.
One of the many highlights for me was a hug from an interesting woman after our conversation about art and creativity. My head swells with this, but she said I was inspiring!
Treasure was exhausted after three days of greeting so many new people.
At the end of the day, it was a great show! If you missed it, you can see a sampling of my work at The Columbia Gorge Hotel in conjunction with Hood River’s Blossom Festival next weekend. It will be set up in the large banquet room near the restaurant. “Art of the Gorge” will take place Saturday, April 21st from 1pm until 5pm with a reception from 5pm to 7pm. On Sunday the show will be open from 9am until 2pm.
I’ll be gone a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon to sit on a panel discussion about blogging at ‘Artist 2 Artist’, a professional development opportunity for artists sponsored by Columbia Arts. If you’re an artist, it’s a great opportunity to grow your business, network with other artists and learn in a cooperative educational setting.
A quick update to let you know I’m still alive and producing art, packing it up and delivering it!
This week I delivered work to The Pines Wine Tasting and Gallery in Hood River OR for a preview show of the Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour. The opening is tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., at Second and State and the show runs through the end of this month. You’ll have the first opportunity to purchase our cool new maps for your self guided tour, April 13, 14, 15. Notice, the tour is THREE days this year! That will give you extra time to tour all our studios plus a bonus night in the Columbia River Gorge, surrounded by inspirational and magnificent vistas. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know where most of those vistas are. If you haven’t, just leave a comment or send me a note and I’ll be happy to share some of my favorite haunts.
Also celebrating our Gorge Artists Open Studios Tour during the month of March is the Columbia Gorge Hotel! They are hosting artwork from a group of us in the lobby and in their Valentino Lounge. There will be some other interesting events at the hotel this year, stay tuned!
The majority of my time the last couple of weeks was spent preparing for the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas March 28 – April 1st! I’ve been ordering supplies, glass, and kilns, for some fun new classes in addition to Exploring Glass Powders (the one day condensed version of Powderology). Shimmer Shine and Sparkle was filled so we added a second class that’s still available! I also have room for more students in Color Theory for Glassists and I’d love to see you in this color-filled class! Are you going to the Expo? What classes are you taking?
Back to cutting glass and packing, I’ll see you at the party tonight!
January 18, 2012
December 28, 2011
December has been a whirlwind month with holiday happenings, sales and keeping my galleries stocked. It’s been a wonderful month for me, and looks like it’ll end with a flourish.
I’m honored & excited to be included in the Flow Magazine’s 7th Annual Gallery of Women in Glass!!! My bowl is surrounded by such amazing inspiring glasswork, I feel humbled to have my work next to such talented artists. TheFlowMagazine (on Facebook – go like them!) The Flow Magazine.com Go buy the magazine & check it out!!
Not to mention our annual Baking Day with my grandchildren who are unbelievably more fun with each passing year.
Our idea this year was a 3D sleigh with reindeer. My practice project turned out great, but we decided to have the kids decorate the cookies before ‘gluing’ it together with frosting. We didn’t take into consideration how much frosting and candies would be used on each cookie. Or that the weight would be different on each side. So, they didn’t stand up perfectly, but they were very tasty to eat!
In just a few days I’ll be delivering work for Columbia Art Gallery’s ‘Trash 2 Art” show. All the artists are working with recycled or reclaimed materials. The opening is First Friday in January and runs through January 30th. I plan to write a more detailed post about this event.
From my heart and little cabin in the woods, I wish you a safe and healthy…wonderful and joyful…spectacular and prosperous…2012.
July 1, 2011
I am thrilled to have my work included in this week’s Fantastic Five, a regular feature on
Zibbet’s blog showcasing five items chosen from the entire Zibbet shopping site. Keep in mind there are more than 5000 yellow items alone! Written by Judy Youngquest of Portable Graffiti Graphics, Proofreader, and Wild Goose Chase, the Fantastic Five article is published weekly. Thank you Judy!
I spent the last two weeks with young people who give the greatest joy to my life. As usual, they were inspiring. All-Star team practice, dance recitals and loads of fun between.
Home now, it’s back to work filling and shipping orders, producing new jewelry to replenish my dwindling supply; and preparing for Trout Lake Festival of the Arts, which arrives every year the third weekend in July. You’ll find me inside the cool and shady rustic barn.
Early August you’ll find me teaching again for Half Moon Creek in Palmer Alaska.
I’ll be teaching ‘Powderology’ and ‘Build a Better Pocket’ (brief class descriptions can be found on my Class Listings page). I can’t wait!! Join me!!!!
May 17, 2011
For my studio sale I pack up all my personal possessions and turn my cabin into a Glass Gallery. Usually it’s only for a Sunday afternoon. As you read in my last post, this year I’m participating in back to back weekend studio tours, so my living area will look like this for a week! I love seeing all my work surrounding me instead of boxed up waiting for the next art show, but my dog is used to having her toys thrown for her evening entertainment. Not this week!
My studio has all my experiments, and seconds displayed along with tools and mica for glass artists that I sell. This means I can’t work for a week. Guess it’s a good time for a staycation! You’ll find me in the garden….