This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to view the work of Paul Stankard. Mr. Stankard’s work stands out in the world of glass work because of his incredible attention to detail and the mystery that the viewer wants to solve…..HOW does he DO that? Glass work is always fascinating but seeing this exhibit in person at the Bergstrom Mahler Glass Museum right here where I live in Neenah, Wisconsin was truly a great honor.
Mr. Stankard started out his glass career working Borosilicate Glass (that’s what I use) creating laboratory equipment and switched to Soda Lime (also known as soft glass) for his artistic designs. WOW….what he does with Lampwork Glass!
Want more info about Paul? Check out his website www.paulstankard.com
More about the Neenah, Wisconsin World Class Glass Museum www.bmmglass.com
And….feeling newly inspired back home working with my Borosilicate Glass. Flower in glass Sterling Ring. This one is a size 8 but I’ll make more. Free shipping in time for Valentine’s Day if you are interested. Glass Flower Ring
Busy in my studio preparing for my first show of 2015. The Madison Glass and Bead Show in Madison, Wisconsin March 27, 28 & 29!
*** Classes – Make it Take it event – Trade Show***
I will be presenting one of the Make it Take it projects Friday night featuring these Handmade Glass Headpins! You will make a ring – then I will demo several different earring designs for you to make later. I am really looking forward to sharing in Madison….first time at this show for me. Let me know if you are coming…then stop by and introduce yourself!