Terry Ow-Wing Visit

Terry Ow-Wing & meGot a message that Terry was coming up my way to Seattle meeting up with friends from SF to Seattle.  Terry is a delightful artist from California her website is http://glassart.weebly.com/portraits.html portraits that remind me of the colors of Hundertwasser, the flavor of Seated Woman by William de Kooning and the fun found in Paul Klee’s work with a splash of Picasso’s portraits thrown into the mix.  Check it out she’s a fun and talented lady.  I adore her portraits in fused glass with lamp worked elements were she takes a line out for a walk.  We hadn’t seen one another for years.   We were at Red Deer together playing in glass of course; but it was as if it was just last week that we’d last seen each other.  Got a demo of how to use my new torch and explore the limits of it’s capacity.  More toys needed of course but had a delightful time sharing ideas, catching up and having lunch.  Looking forward to another visit and hope you enjoy time in our area on your family holiday.  Thank your husband and children for letting me steal a bit of your time!


On the way to 1st Thursday

2015-08-06 17.21.42You can tell an artist is dedicated to supporting their friends and the arts by how long they’ll wait (2 hours) to get into Seattle.  Myself and 1000 of my friends on the 520 for 1st Thursday.  Doug, it looks like they’re all beating me to your opening.  For those that exited off due to the madness check out http://www.vetriglass.com/category/25670478941/1/Doug-Randall.htm.  I also had time to check out Ethan Stern and Einar and Jamex De La Torre at http://www.travergallery.com  Ethan’s new body of work was stunning and the De La Torre work was political, optically fascinating and they were a delight to meet.

Seattle and the Art of the Eastside

Bellevue Arts Museum http://www.bellevuearts.org

 August there are several great show.

Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand, ends August 16, 201

Nathan Vincent: Let’s Play War!

In The Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale & Kay Sekimachi

 September is Counter-Couture, can’t wait should be fun!

Camp Fires 

 Microsoft Art Collection http://www.microsoftartcollection.com

If you’re an employee check out my work in Issaquah or attend an event by signing up the next Talk isn’t listed on the website but also check out their facebook page.

Schack Art Center http://www.schack.org

Art of the Garden

Aug 13 – Sculptures by Verena Schippert

  • James Arrabito’s Photographs

Aug 15 – Fresh Paint the lovely work of Aikio Vail and Paul her husband is work to check out!!

Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park – Camano Island

  • Summer Moments is ending soon, art and sculpture abound here and is a       must see. Open weekends so plan your trip or get your stone carving on at a workshop.


Seattle and the Art of August

Seattle Art Museum –http://www.seattleartmuseum.org

 – Out of the Box closing soon, Joseph Cornell’s work

– Billabong Dreams til June 19, 2016.

– Disguise Masks & Global African Art

 Traver Gallery – http://www.travergallery.com

 Ethan Stern’s lovely new work in Cross Cut

Einar and Jamex de la Toree new work in Hyperkulturemia

Vetri-An Artful Life work of Doug Randall

Love his work and he’s a delight to know. Check out some Doug’s work at http://www.vetriglass.com/category/25670478941/1/Doug-Randall.htm

Tacoma Art Scene for August

Lots to do in Tacoma.  I went down for a trip to TAM and MOG and like a lame brain I didn’t think either would be closed on Monday.  Boy was I wrong.  I wanted to catch the Aloha Club Collection http://www.tacomaartmuseum.org/explore/exhibitions/   but will need to go back to see this one.

But had a lovely lunch then off to see the Museum of Glass http://museumofglass.org and got to see a fellow Pratt Instructor in the hot shop.  Check out Sasha Tepper-Stewart making giant bugs and other wonderful things.  While your visiting Sasha don’t miss the Treasures of Glass Collectors which had some wonderful thought provoking work.  Also on view is Chihuly’s Venetians:  The George R. Stroemple Collection and Tools of the Trade



Gabriel Argy-Rousseau (b1885 – 1953)

With an interest in drawing, physics and chemistry he first attended Ècole Breguet and in 1902 Ècole de Sèvres where he met the son of Henri Crois. After graduation he worked in a research laboratory for dental porcelain. In 1913 he married Marianne Argyriades. He was a sculptor, ceramicist and glass master working in glass pastes as well an his sculpture where he worked in molten crystal. He developed several patents during WWI intended to benefit the Ministry of Defense. He had a workshop that employed 20 workers but ran into economic hardship and had a business financer Moser-Millet. Strife existed due to Moser-Millet’s insistence on producing religious items. Moser-Millet closed the factory in 1931. Rousseau bought was he could from the liquidation and created work from 1934 to 1937. During World War II raw materials and fuel were difficult to obtained and he became deeply in debt. He worked until his death in 1953.



Frederick Carder (b 1863 – 1963)

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English artist and glassmaker.  In 1881 he helped re-introduce colored glass at Stevens & Williams.  He then emigrated to the United States where he with Thomas Hawkes co-founded the Steuben Glass Works, Corning New York.

Almeric Walter (1870 – 1959)

Almaric Walter  studied at the Sevres factory. He gets a prize at the Universal Exhibition of 1900. In 1905 he joined the Daum House where he worked with the help of Henri Bergé; he created over 100 models of glass pastes with bright colours in the Art Nouveau style. In 1919 He left the Daum House to found his own workshop in Nancy, France. Henri Bergé followed him there where 500 different models were produced with several designers. He left the Farm Shop in 1935 and Nancy in 1940 during the German occupations, returning in 1945.

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François-Emile Décorchemont (1880 – 1971)

Décorchemont came from a family of artists, his father was a sculptor. He worked as a master ceramic and glass artist.

He developed using lead crystal pastes of glass rather than traditional soda lime glass. He is the grandfather of Antoine and Ètienne Leperlier who carried on the family tradition of working with pâte de verre.


Georges Despret (b1862-1952)

Georges Despret (b 1862- d 1952) was trained from childhood by his uncle Hector Despret; trained to be his successor in the manufacturing of ice who then managed a Special School of Mines and Arts and Manufactures of Liège. George Despret took responsibilities in various fields of industry and finance but his works and bombing during the two world wars destroyed technical and iconographic archives.

‘Cleo de Merode (blonde)’ (c) Royal Museums of Fine Arts of BelguiumMask in Pate de Verre of Cleo de Merode by Georges Despret | Collection Gillion Crowet / foto : Bruno Piazza | JV


Mask of Cleo de Merode (bruin)  Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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DRR6G9 Mask of Cleo de Merode by George Despret 1862-1952 Belgian Belgium