I am please to announced that I have been invited to create a wall mounted glass scuplture for the new Salt Lake City Airport in the Delta Sky Lounge. I am thrilled to be able to contribute with many other artists. More information to follow.
These are the best serendipitous parts to life.
Here is the story.
I just reconnected with a longtime friend from over 20 years ago. She and I have always had amazing brainstorming conversations. She reached out to me to come pick up a glass crate that my glass shipments come in.
I asked what she was going to use it for?
She said that she has been working with “youth in foster care age out of the system, get a job and get their first apartment - they usually have close to nothing to furnish it with - I felt like that would be so hard to work and come home to an empty home and feel like you were succeeding. They have no family to help them. I am lucky enough to get to furnish their apartment. So - I refurbish furniture etc for their apartments. I will probably use the boards off the crate for a table top or something.”
This is close to my heart I did not have much when I made it out of high school and also helped pay for my Mom’s mortgage payment while in high school.
I would like to assist Jan by giving my passion of art back to the community. As well my belief that art is for everyone.
How I would like to accomplish this is to get funding for frames for my art. I have many works that did not make the cut, still beautiful and need a home. Once framed these pieces can add to welcoming home these young persons who greatly need it.
Until I am able to get a grant to fund this project, donations are also welcome. You will receive 5% off of my shop when you donate.
We have our first small GOAL! Still many to go.....
VIRTUAL 12th Annual
Craft Lake City DIY FestivalPresented by Harmons
I am not going to lie I was very discouraged by all the festivals having to cancle this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. My heart ached not being able to participate in these events. They are the heart and souls of our communites and missing our friends we see at these events. I am thirlled that CLC is doing an online event this year.
This year the 12th Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival Presented by Harmons is going virtual! Join us in celebrating twelve years of the DIY Festival! The Annual Craft Lake City DIY Festival is Utah’s largest local-centric arts festival. The DIY Festival features more than 250 local artisans, engineers, vintage vendors and craft food creators.
Find out more about the virtual festival on the Festival FAQ page.
I am excited to start teaching online workshops via Zoom. The next workshop is silk scarf dyeing. I hope you will be able to join in the fun. Here is the link to register.
These are online workshops. Once payment is received you will get a link to the zoom workshop scheduled for Aug 10. Your workshop kits will be available for shipping + shipping cost or pick up from my Salt Lake City studio.
A warm thank you to Glass House and Krisin Roche the designer who connected me with this amazing client. Their home in in Promitory Point in Park City, Utah. These amazing windows are perfect light for these flakes.
I have partnered with Curious Mondo in filming some video workshops. All About Stringers is a workshop that dives deep with all the ways you can create art with Stringer Glass 1mm thin rods of glass. This workshop is a 2 days with so many design ideas that will inspire you to create with stringers without fear.
This workshop was filmed live in May 2020 and is still avalable for purchace. Here is the link.
For $97.00 you will get a step by step 45 page syllabus, 6 hours of video workshops, firing schedules, materials list with links of were to get supplies, and 12 projects with so many more ideas.
In this 2-day workshop, we will create 8+ functional and wall hanging art using stringers and ribbons. This course will encourage you the artist, to experiment, play, find your own artistic voice and to develop your own style.
In this course you'll learn:
Holiday Sale and Patron Appreciation
I want to extend to you my appreciation for all the years that you have supported my work and to say thank you I will have the biggest sale on my jewerly. This event will start just after the Thanksgiving Holiday and into December. I will be adding more inventory as the month goes on.
Again thank you!
::New Install, Park City, Utah::
I am so thrilled to have this piece installed and looking great for the Holidays. This triptych “Transpire” commission took many months to create. Dimensions are 9’ x 4’x 1.5”. Aisling Art Installation did this precision install for me. Phew, I will be using Dave Berry for many more installs. A heart warm thank you to my clients for the creative license, commission, and new found friendships.
I am thrilled to anounce that I will be at the JCC Holiday Market this year.
Free and open to the whole community!
The Jewish Community Center invites everyone to our 2019 Hanukkah Market on Sunday, December 8 from 12 - 5 PM. Come eat, shop, and experience the great things that our local community has to offer; Vendors of food, books, gifts and crafts will be selling items to help celebrate the holiday season. An emphasis is placed on local artisans and businesses. Entertainment will be available throughout the building, including music, a magic show, a juggler and the Children’s Art Yard.
For more Information on the market see this link.
IT IS Here.....
The big reveal is Saturday and Sunday
You are cordially invited to the public studio opening Wasatch Studio Tour
The first Salt Lake Valley studio tour.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY October 12 & 13, from 10 am -6 pm, Click below for a Goole map to my studio.
(422 West 900 South STE 105, Salt Lake City, UT 84101).
There are 126 artists participating in this inaugural event.
Check out our map to plan your personal studio tour.
I will be interviewed by KRCL RadioACTive this Wednesday, October 9th at 6 pm.
Here is the RadioActive link if you would like to tune in.
I will be hosting an amazing artist in my studio along with my work.
"I'm a jeweler, small businesswoman, teacher, cat lady, lover of Kung Fu movies, and the bearer of an often mispronounced name (it's "Maya" not "Mee-ah"). I've made my way working in the Arts in such places as Washington, DC, New Orleans, and Iowa City, and I've now come to roost in Salt Lake City, where I run my business – 2 dots over the i. I'm also the course scheduler for the Lifelong Learning Program at the University of Utah, teach jewelry making classes for the Smithsonian Associates, and love to travel the world with my #1 side-kick: JPM. In addition to making jewelry, one of my greatest joys is to see folks of all ages discover their own creativity and awaken their maker’s spirit."
Here is her website to browse more of her amazing work.
Art that is contemporary and illuminates design. A minimalist approach gives my work a contemporary feel and illuminates simple beauty.