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Sunday, February 26, 2012


I came across a post about artist scams on an artist blog site and the author seems to suggest playing out a scam is ok. The artist says she figured out the email she received was an artist scam but decided to play with this scammer.  She brags that she went as far as to accept the check but did not cash it and kept it as a "souvenir."

This is really an incredibly unwise action by this artist. Please note that no artist should be accepting anything from a scammer or giving out your personal address.  Do you really think law enforcement officials will believe your response that you were just "playing with a scammer" when you accepted that check?  DO NOT DO IT. You will look like you are a willing participant in this scam.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Do you have a favorite broken glass sculpture or glass vessel?

Did you know that most broken glass objects can be recast into a new sculpture, paperweights or decorative tile? A large percentage of my commissioned sculptures begin this way!  I love working with all the different types of glass.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Recent Commission: Orange Murano Glass

A recent art client had a favorite large orange Murano glass vessel that was damaged in a move.  They wanted a taller sculpture so I created a "Glass Flower Reborn" work.  I love the color orange and I think the sculpture turned out beautifully.

 It is 14 inches high at its tallest point. The glass was frosted on one side so I turned some of the pieces over to give the sculpture more depth. The orange color did not shift color during casting (a sign of a high quality glass).  I then used silver foil to give some added embellishment to the "flower."