Soon International Women’s Day will be upon us. Time to start blogging and showcasing amazing female artists who inspire me. I first ran into her work on a trip to the UK. Lucie Rie fled Nazi Vienna in 1938 for London. Read this amazing article on Lucie Rei at craft and culture’s blog. Not only a pioneer in ceramics but a courageous woman who fled Vienna as it could be toxic for a young woman in the arts. She was direct and would not be silenced, self-confident but did not grandstand. Her sense of objects of beauty surrounding your world was a design conscious standard in her work. She was born March 16 1902.
Rather then using a plaster silica mold and talc as an inner core, this method uses a ceramic fiber mold and no inner core. This creates a sugar crystal effect on the outside of the piece and a shiny texture on the inside of the piece.
“Mars” (c) Artglassconcepts.com
https://www.bellevuearts.org/exhibitions/upcoming/making-our-mark Opening night 11/09/2017 (tickets sold out) the show runs from November 10 to April 8, 2017.
I’ve been in absentia for far to long with to many arms in the fire. But at last
The photo did not capture the exact moment when the sun and water had a unique mint green color but Bray was the start of our brief time in Ireland. It moved from Green brown to Mint green depending on the sunlight.
Lots of art, wonderful walks and beautiful scenery.
• Winsor & Newton is first founded in 1832 at 38 Rathbone Place London England.
• In 1835 the world’s first moist water colours were launch an important impact to outdoors painting.
• Queen Victoria in 1866 commissioned the Series 7 brush, Winsor & Newton’s first Royal Warrant 1841 – 1905 by appointment to HRH the Prince of Wales.
• In 1881 Winsor & Newton Ltd Co is formed and Henry Newton sold his portion of the business to the new corporation.
• In 1892 they were the first to print the composition of permanence colour charts.
• In 1937 – 1938 Winsor Newton opens at Harrow, London. In 1939 Rathbone Place was destroyed in the London Blitz.
From this history I feel the time frame of the water colour box was made either before 1841 or after 1905 as the inside label does not show HRM the Prince of Wales, but before the move to Harrow London in 1937 and while the company was still located at 38 Rathbone Place. It’s a wonderful way to organize the water colors and it came with a small porcelain mixing tray and a small pallet. I use water colors to create images of what I want to create in glass. This beauty will surely inspire me to look backwards as reference and forward to how that translates to the work that I do.