The Gathering of the Guilds show at the Convention Center happens next week, Friday – Sunday, the first weekend in May. That means I am in huge production mode until then, trying to get as much work done as I can.
I want to have lots of stone necklaces, earrings, and straws this year. I have been having a challenge with my electroforming, so I don’t have as many of those pendants as usual, which is a shame. I still have time to sort it out, so there’s hope, but…. I need to figure out what’s up with it, so that it lays down the copper correctly.
Business cards to order, start packing up all the display items, make sure the lighting rack can be zip tied to the top of the car….I need zip ties! The list just never ends with show prep!
Anyway, the show is free, all you Portland locals should check it out.
May 2-4, 2014. 3 Days. More than 200 Oregon artists. 1-of-a-kind artwork, handmade from metal, beads, glass, wood & hand-woven fabrics.
If you are on Facebook, there is a page for the event here.
Busy two days ahead of me. Two days to cram as much glass in as I can. I have been playing with rocks, drills, new ideas. The Gathering of the Guilds show at the Portland Convention Center is about a month and a half away. So it’s when production really should kick in. But there’s so many other things going on, as well! A Trunk Show at the Art on Broadway Gallery, a few trips, and it’s spring break for the next two weeks, which means a lot less time to work when the kiddo is at school.
One step at a time. Right now, I’m going to go turn on the heat in the studio, get the kiln ramped up, and go have a quick coffee with a friend. Then it’s to work, to work!
Here’s the first new design with stone I have been messing with, I hope to make something more complex like this at the end of the the next 48 hours!
1.25″ across lentil pendant on a sterling silver chain. Digitally annealed and placed on a sterling silver bail. Electroformed copper accents.