Friday, October 24, 2014

Quality Time

It’s been a busy week in the studio. I’m in the middle of several big projects and keeping each job on track had me jumping from one task to another. I’m not complaining, but rather happy to have so much variety in my work day. The down side is not stopping to clean up after myself. As a result my once clear tables are buried under boxes, stacks of glass and seemingly random tools. Last night I totally ran out of clear work space. And so this week I’m going to share in pictures, rather than in words, because I have a cluttered studio that needs cleaning.   

NEW WEBINAR Bringing it home to you! Don’t miss the GPQ Make a Fused Glass Sink with Lisa Vogt webinar on January 20 and January 22, 2015. Register online.

NOW REGISTERING Fused Vessel Sinks Class. Hands-on, personalized, 4 day workshop. February 17 – 20, 2015. Only 4 seats. Register on my website.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Let’s Talk Fused Glass Sinks

Blue Magic

Make the fused glass sink you’ve always dreamed of! It’s never been easier to learn the complex techniques used to fabricate these artistic basins. In the upcoming months I’m thrilled to offer two different instructional options for these involved projects.
If you are the study from the comfort and convenience of your home learner, you don’t want to miss the GPQ Make a Fused Glass Sink with Lisa Vogt webinar on January 20 and January 22, 2015.

Liquid Sun
If you are a fan of the hands-on experience, join me in my private studio for a personalized, 4 day workshop, February 17 – 20, 2015. This class is limited to 4 students. You can read all about it and register on my website.

What are you waiting for?
Seize the day.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Art for Art’s Sake

The Signature Collection

It’s been a long time since I’ve made anything simply for the purpose of creating something beautiful to engage and inspire. It’s been so long in fact, I can’t honestly say if I ever really have. For as long as I can remember, the direction of my work has been driven by outside influences. Back in college, all of my artistic endeavors were assignments given by art professors.  Then in my stained glass store, I designed what was popular with my customers. I can’t count the number of herons wading along cattail lined lake shores and tropical fish populated coral reef scenes I’ve drawn.  My commission business thrived because I had a knack for designing art that both echoed a client’s unique style and artistically enriched the given environment.

After years of rendering the ideas of others in glass, it’s time to create innovative pieces that reflect my sense of style, drama and whimsy.   

To define the Signature Collection, first I have to clarify what this series is not. The complex color combinations are not forced to match a client’s home decor. My bold use of pattern does not conform to any designer or gallery owner’s attitude about trending style. Not this time. These intricate designs evolve freely. They are built spontaneously, in an intimate moment of exploration inspired by the beauty and versatility of the raw material.

The Signature Collection is an adventurous fusion of vivid color, dramatic pattern and graceful form. The series pieces are linked by parallel profiles but no two are alike. Each art piece is designed with a unique combination of narrow glass strips that sharpen each other in a subtle, yet amazing way, which grows more captivating in changing light.   

You’re invited to browse this bold series now showing on my redesigned website. It’s my hope that my artwork moves you to reflection, as it does me, and the journey raises your spirit.