Friday, February 27, 2009

American craft council show in Baltimore

Fwd: DC GlassWorks Open House Reminder


> OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND at DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios!!!
> Our next Open House will be this Saturday, February 28th. The event
> starts at 3:30 and will continue until 8:30 or so. This is a very
> special Open House as it will be held in conjunction with the "fools
> night out" website ( to honor their
> 10th anniversary! Live music will be provided by Rhodes Tavern
> Troubadours. If you have not heard them play, they are awesome
> (check them out at
> Come out and listen to live music, watch glassblowing demonstrations
> or try your hand at making a glass paperweight or flower. Please
> join us for part or all of the day! For directions on how to get
> here, check out the map links on our Contacts page of the website (
> )
> Our spring class schedule is now available. We are offering both
> glassblowing and metal casting classes for the upcoming session.
> Check back often as we are always adding new classes.
> If you are new to glassblowing, try our 'Beginning Glassblowing'
> classes. We are offering a Tuesday night or Saturday night six-week
> class or a Saturday/Sunday class. Any of these classes will get you
> started on the basics of glassblowing.
> If you are returning to glassblowing after an absence or want to
> continue honing your skills after the Beginning Glassblowing class,
> try our 'Basic Shapes' class.
> We are also offering a "Vases w/ handles, bits, and prunts class"
> for those who have wanted to start making their own work using these
> techniques and a Glass Sculpture/fabrication class where students
> will work on non-traditional glass sculptural forms of their own
> design.
> We still have some one-day classes listed under our Jan/Feb
> schedule, but we are still scheduling our one day workshops for the
> upcoming session. Please keep checking the webpage as we have some
> great classes in the works.
> If you've always wanted to try to make something out of cast iron,
> bronze or aluminum, then check out our metal casting classes. We
> have split these classes into four weekend classes:
> (1) One piece resin-bonded sand molds;
> (2) Multi-part resin-bonded sand molds;
> (3) Lost foam aluminum casting;
> (4) Cast Iron Pour
> Mix and match these two day classes to gain the knowledge and skills
> to start making molds on your own. Once you have taken these
> classes, you are eligible to sign up to make molds on your own in
> our mold studio and take part in our studio metal casting sessions.
> Sign up quick as the spaces are limited.
> Check out the full class schedule on our "classes" page of the
> website (
> Looking for a fun venue for a birthday party, bachelorette outing,
> or corporate event? Email or call us with your ideas or let us help
> you plan something special. DC GlassWorks offers an enjoyable,
> creative and friendly environment for events to remember.
> If you would like to get more involved in the studio, please contact
> us. We can always use a hand at the studio. It takes a community to
> build a community.
> We try to offer events and classes based on the feedback and ideas
> that we get from our students, artists and supporters. If you have
> any suggestions for events or classes that you would like to see,
> please don't hesitate to call us or email us at
> Thanks and we hope to see you soon.
> The DC GlassWorks Team.
> DC GlassWorks and Sculpture Studios
> 5346 46th Avenue
> Hyattsville, MD. 20718

Saturday, February 21, 2009

mold making class.

I'm doing a class in making rubber molds and cast concrete on thursday evenings in march

Class 906 - Mold Making / Concrete Casting & Finishing

Need a great industrial material to compliment your glass? Try concrete! In this class we will explore possibilities in flexible mold-making, concrete casting and finishing. We will make tiles, proper rubber molds, play with concrete using colorants and stains. You will walk away with a few finished pieces, molds for further reproductions, and the knowledge to tackle larger projects
Instructor Sean Hennessey
Dates Thursday evenings, March 5, 12, 19, 26
Time 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Tuition $250 per student (plus $100 lab fee payable to instructor)

paris, las vegas

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
finally home. i'll post my entire vegas set when i get em uploaded.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan

Last day at pool

Today is much busier than yesterday. Lots of cool people representing
cool shops coming by. This set up is pretty hot. People have built
some insane displays though taking pictures is forbidden. There are
houses and buildings and balconies and all the designers you regularly
see. There are skateboards and glasses, shoes, graffiti, bags,
dresses, jeans, great dj's. Most virbrant ad high end show I've ever
been to.
Lots of canadians here. Lots of Japanese.
Live mural painting. Pretty rockin.
If you make stuff that works in the fashion world, the Magic/pool
trade show is the place to be.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

MY COMIC VALENTINE: A Comic Book for the Stage

Celebrate the saucy kitsch of 1950s romance comics in
A Comic Book for the Stage

Co-Presented by Rotogravure Entertainment and banished? productions

Based on actual comic book stories from over fifty years ago, this show examines the culture and values of the early '50s through a most contemporary lens, challenging the conservative stereotypes and affirming universal truths in the never-ending search for true love. A living comic book with all the elements, from cover to cover including the ads and letters, My Comic Valentine brings heart, humor and sheer pre-code hotness to The Shop at Fort Fringe in four-color splendor.

Wednesday, 2/11: 8pm (Pay What You Can Preview)
Thursday, 2/12: 8pm
Friday, 2/13: 8pm &10pm ("Unlucky in Love" open mic following 10pm show featuring vivianne a. njoku & Joseph M. Price)
Saturday, 2/14: 8pm & 10pm ("Sweet Nothings" Valentine Soiree following 10pm performance)
Sunday, 2/15: 3pm

Tickets are a cheap $15, $12 with button discount
($10 suggested donation for post-show events)
Available online at or 1 hour prior to scheduled show times at the door.

All performances at THE SHOP at Fort Fringe, 610 L St., NW DC 20001

more info?
or email

Thursday, February 12, 2009

wax castings

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
here are some wax castings i made.
i'll make plaster molds of these beauties. melt out the wax, then cast glass in them.

cool, huh?
; )

SCULPTURE NOW 2009 Opening Reception tonight!

This is a reminder to have you join the party,
visit with good friends and most important,
experience wonderful sculpture!


Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
6:30 to 8:30 pm
An awards presentation will take place at 7:15 pm

February 1 - May 2, 2009

Washington Square
1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW (entrance on L Street)
Washington, DC 20036
(Nearest Metro: Farragut North)

Building Hours:
Washington Square is open to the public daily from 7 am until 7 pm.
Juror: Victoria Reis, Executive and Artistic Director, Transformer

Artists included in the exhibition: Michael J. Bednar, Constance Bergfors, Kyan Bishop, Jackie Braitman, Janet Brome,
Frederic Crist, Joel D’Orazio, Leah Frankel, Carol A. Jason, Mila Kagan, James Kessler, Lois Levitan, Mitra Lore,
Jacqueline Maggi, James Mallos, Ryan McKibbin, Bill Moore, Marcella Morgese, Sharon Murray, Ethan Rochmis,
Rachel Rotenberg, Craig Schaffer, Bo Simeon, Lynda Smith-Bugge, Pamela Soldwedel, Berta Stegmeier,
Garrett Strang, Lynn Sures, Elizabeth Whiteley, and Alice Yutzy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

glass and metal casting

I'm in charge of putting on monthly events for the Washington Sculptors Group. Here is a video from our last workshop at DC Glassworks:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

DCCAH open house tonight. master planning meeting tomorrow night

You are invited to an open house to share your thoughts on Public Art in your neighborhood, to be included in the overall DC Creates Public Art Program Vision in the District of Columbia.

Date: Tuesday February 10, 2009

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library 901 G Street, NW

To RSVP and for more information call 202.274.5613 or email

Thursday, February 05, 2009

interview on internet radio

Sherry Ways of Design Scheme Interiors, LLC invited me to be interviewed on Inside Design, an internet radio show about interior design.

You can call in or email questions, if you'd like
hotline: (301) 560 6992,

The Show starts at 10:30 AM and can be listened to HERE