This work is titled "Undulate Color Blocking," 34' x 7.5', Installed at Murray City Hall, 2023.
Utah is a vast and colorful state with the best snow on earth and the most vibrant painted deserts. "Undulate Color Blocking" is created by a representation of Murray City's iconic Murray City Public Park depicting Utah's most spectacular sunsets and the undulating Wasatch Mountains. Abstracting the colors of the image for this work shows the liminal spaces. Color blocking is an artistic technique exploring taking colors opposite of the color wheel and pairing them together to make exciting and complimentary color combinations. Mark Rothko and Piet Mondrian are Known for using this technique in their work.
I want to thank everyone who worked on this project. Murray City, GSBS Architects, Layton Construction, Case Roofing, and Aisling Art Installation. There are so many more that helped in small and significant ways. Being selected to represent Murray City is a tremendous honor.
My work is about abstraction. It is a literal abstraction with a point of departure, often abstract itself, that I encode, then find a way to translate into pure form, pure material, and pure color. My practice is an exploration of liminal spaces. I investigate the territory between art and craft, image and idea, rules and anarchy, and science and intuition. Craft is highly codified. This is particularly the case with glass—if you don't follow the laws of physics, the whole work will be astray—yet it is also the playground where rules can be bent, and boundaries can be pushed. Science is also that way—in the physics of glass, as well as in genetics, biology, and chemistry—all science. Science is a codified, regulated world where intuition happens within the structure of the discipline and rules are broken, and boundaries are challenged. A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates its simple beauty. Glass is a smooth, rough, and mysterious substance, yet at the same time, a very ordinary substance. It can be as common as a window pane glass or a treasured work of art. It's part of our world culture. Glassmaking has been estimated to have been around for over 5,000 years. Yet, the same piece of glass can appear invisible at one moment and opaque at another through its display of reflection. Glass is a chameleon of sorts, an illusionist. Right down to the chemical structure of the glass. As a glass artist, the alchemist of the molecular structure of glass instructs the glass to behave in a particular manner. This is where the playground of an artist and science comes together.
Good Morning!!! The space that I will be expanding into a teaching studio is just next door to my studio. This is a huge Convenience for me. It is bittersweet as my neighbors @thirdsunpro are moving. I will miss them Immensely and appreciate them in making the dream possible for me. I have had several studios and live spaces in @artspace_utah over many years. They too have been supportive of my small business and now it’s expansion. I can’t thank them enough for the support, and EMG Management always taking care of the spaces. There are so many I want to thank for this and just not the space. Please know that it takes many people to make the world go around. I could not have done this without you. Cheers to the next chapter. @sarinda.jones #utahartteaching #artworkshops #meltingglass #stayglassy #amazingsupporters
Hello Creative Glass Artists and Happy Valentine's Day. I am celebrating my year with a Patreon Site and wanted to say thank you to all off you who have supported me over all these years by giving you a Heart E-book for free.
This workshop is a beginner workshop and a gift to you as a thank you for joining me on my teaching journey. You will receive a template that is sizable and firing schedule along with step by step process images.
Please Do SHARE this particular educational E-book with your friends and photos of your own work as this is the fun of sharing and please tag me in your posts so that I may see your gorgeous creations and grow my students base.
Follow the link below to get your free ebook
I was humbled to be invited to Richard Parrish and Steve Klein's Breath Residency in September 2021. The location was Pilchuck Glass School and the serene campus. Truly an incredible experience to further the artistic journey with rich experiences.
I was not sure up until the last minute that all the planets would align for me to go. Yet they did and I am truly grateful.
If I could encourage any artist to take the time for an extended residency. I will always tell you, go..... Find a way to go!!
I did not touch glass for the first few days and wow that was just amazing to relinquish the need to be doing and making. I spent some time walking, sitting on the dock of the pond, made friends with a cat named Boots. Really I just soaked up the place and timing of this event.
Take a Breath
Take that Moment
Take another cup sip of coffee
Take a smile and laugh
Take a BREATH
"Breath" has a lot of meaning to me and I have a good start on a new body of work and I will be taking the time to create from the heart once again. Looking forward to embracing my good friends and good times again soon. “Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
I have been looking for a way to bring monthly Kilnformed Glass lessons to you. I have gone back and forth on the platform I wanted to represent my business and be easy for you to use.
So here we are.
Please promote this page to your glass communities. This will be the main educational way I will be teaching.
This will be different from my "Glass Memberships" sold on my website. as you will provide all the materials yourself and you will get various different lessons here on a monthly basis. There is a VIP tier that will provide glass business information.
Here is the welcome letter to explain more of how Patreon works. The above image is what we have already created this year.
February: Cast Glass Heart
March: On Edge Plate
May: Dashes and Dots
June: Wafer Landscapes
Welcome to my Patreon page.
As you move around the lessons. Let me know if you have any questions. We also have a PRIVATE facebook share page if you would like to join. I will send the link after the email. A Sincere Thank you and I look forward to seeing what you create.
The workshops I teach are fully my creations and techniques. Some educators pay other artists to fund their creative content. You will also have voting power for the future lessons.
As you know there are three different tiers here.
Tier one: you will receive an extensive syllabus with photos and firing schedules.
Tier two: you will receive the above and access to a more in-depth video. Videos are a great way to dive in deeper and see how I create.
Tier three: you will receive the above and access to a third lesson on the art of business. Where we go into everything from taking good photos, processing photos, applying to art shows etc…
Every month there will be a VIP recipient that is awarded the project that we created at the end of the month. I ship the project for free to the VIP member. This is a way for me to say thank you for being a participant in this amazing group.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I know I am using this platform differently than other artists here.
Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
Thank you for joining me on this wonderful glass journey.
I have always known that creativity helps our minds expand and in the last year I can see how thirsty people are to have instruction to create.
Four times a year I will send you a creative kit. Each year will have different themed creations.
Here are some examples.
January 15, Setting intentions theme and starting the new year right.
May 15, Celebrating new life and growth.
Aug 15, Embracing Autumn colors.
Nov 15, Gift giving
Two memberships to choose from: Kilnformed Glass or Art
The kit will include all the supplies for the projects and any other essential items to create the project. There will be certain things you will need to provide. Such as hand tools, kiln this will all be outlined in each monthly project.
You will get a step by step syllabus with photos, a link to a video instruction. An invitation to the the Facebook group where we share and answer questions about the techniques learned. As always a small thank you gift.
Your own home or studio. Everything is shipped to you and you can create as you want.
The price for the Kilnformed Glass Membership is $74 each kit and includes shipping.
The price for the Art Membership is $54 each kit and includes shipping.
You pay upfront for all 4 kits and will be shipped to you mid month. I have always loved the excitement of receiving a gift in the mail. Something you will look forward to receiving. You will get a step by step syllabus with photos, a link to a video instruction. An invitation to the glass facebook group where we share and answer questions about the techniques learned. As always a small thank you gift.
Kits are limited so register before they run out.
My hope is to bring you along in my creative journey and inspire you to learn different techniques and from there to be brave to try your own.
Go here to register.
During November I typically have an open house where I invite individuals into my studio to share in the holiday season. This year is a different Scenario! I will be putting items in the winter sale section on my website. These items are pieces that I’ve made for teaching demos, creations that need a home, and priced to go. To sweeten the deal I will be giving the first 10 patrons a set of INK gift cards and a random client will receive my 2021 calendar with a magnetic clip. Set an alarm so you won’t miss it.
Here is the link.
Hope you all are doing well.
:: Exciting News ::
Registration is now open for my online Smithonian Associates glass workshop.
Create a colorful fused and slumped glass plate just in time for holiday table settings, gift giving, or everyday use! Create a unique design using a clear glass base and colorful stringers – fine glass rods that can be manipulated without additional cutting tools. Instructor Sarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist and alumna of the internationally renowned Pilchuck Glass School, presents a short history of art glass and guides students through the creation of their own plate. Afterward, there is a discussion of post-kiln results.
A kit ($70) is available for purchase from the instructor, which includes glass and other supplies, firing, step-by-step instructions, and shipping fees. Students should expect to spend an additional $8 to ship their plate to the instructor for firing. Beginners are welcome, and a playful spirit is encouraged.
Delta Sky Lounge installation.
A warm thank you for Delta Airlines and the Salt Lake City International Airport-Delta Sky Club.
The opening for the Sky Club was yesterday and a good time was had by all.
Thank you to Simon Blundell for the Gorgeous images.
Thank you to Dan Toone for your masterful metalwork.
Dave Berry, Thank you for your precise and excellent installation services.
“Time Has Wings”,
30”x 32” x 10”.
Kilnformed glass and metal tabletop.
“Arrivals and Departures”
12’ x 4’x 1.5”
Kiln-formed glass sandblasted wall mounted.
Art that is contemporary and illuminates design. A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates simple beauty.