Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2016 Classes are Posted!


 In line with my intentions of teaching more classes in the coming year, I've posted my workshop offerings on my website. There is a nice mix of "salon" style mini-workshops in the evenings (and I'm open to more if you have suggestions), and 1 and 2 day workshops. These will be taught in my home studio (still yearning to name this sacred space) in Los Gatos, CA, a space that is becoming more and more special to me as my wonderful students attend classes. 



Starting in February is my series of 2 1/2 hour classes where I will offer demonstration and individual student help on specific topics ranging from making glass headpins on wire, using presses, making striped cane and twisties, and hand shaping. These are meant to help beadmakers that have some experience already to perfect their skills. They are very affordable at $85, and small enough to allow a lot of individual help.

In April I'm also offering a one day workshop on making flameworked glass cabochons for snap jewelry. I've been doing this for over a year now and it's quite fun, and sells really well.  If you haven't heard about the newest trend from Europe, have a look at the snap charm jewelry section of my Etsy shop and tell me this doesn't get you excited.

I'm also going to be teaching my electroforming class again, this time in my own studio in June. If you've ever wondered how to fabricate something entirely new (and often organic) to transform your bead or other artistic work, this is your class. You don't have to be a flameworker to take this class - this skill is useful to many different creative types. We will learn about equipment and where to buy it, how to electroform on glass and also organic materials such as pods, twigs, etc, and I'll help you to learn ways of troubleshooting your setup when things aren't working right. This class includes my written tutorial, as I think a student should be free to pay attention during class and not have to scribble every detail down.
So, if any of these offerings interests you, please check out the full class descriptions on my website.  The best way to reserve your seat is to go ahead and purchase the class, but if this is challenging for you in any way you can contact me to save a seat and we can discuss payment options.  Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 7, 2015

EEEEEEeeeeeek!!!!!



  That's pretty much what I said when I noted the date of my last post.  Seriously. I know why I haven't been blogging much, but is everyone else in the same situation? Do people even read blogs any more?  Is it all about Facebook and Instagram now? I know I've gotten out of the habit, but I'm not sure I'm representative of the rest of my artsy community.

So in the interest of getting current, here's what I've been up to since my last post.

The Gathering (annual conference of glass bead makers) in Albuquerque last summer was fabulous. I taught there for the first time (electroforming), and my 12 students all succeeded in a big way and I was so proud!  The opening party in the lush garden area of the hotel was probably the best I've been to, so green and lively. The Hotel Albuquerque was nearly all ours and they were very accommodating. Since I've become the Vice President of that non-profit (official as of Sept. 1) I attended Board Meetings and such, and got to know the inner workings a little better. But sales at the Bead Bazaar were probably the best ever, and the town just seemed to open their arms wide for us. So, that was a wonderful time.


There was also a quick trip to the East Coast in there somewhere, and I was thrilled to spend some one on one time getting to know Ann Baldwin, a fellow ISGB Board member. She taught me some polymer clay tricks one afternoon in her extraordinarily tricked out studio. That lady knows how to PLAY!

The ISGB is busy publishing a book called The Art of Glass - Flameworking, and I've been heavily involved in that this fall, as well as attending Board meetings and getting to know my responsibilities as VP. We are also planning next year's Gathering, which will be held in (drum roll...) New Orleans. It will be my first visit there and I can hardly wait. Kendra (our Executive Director) is an excellent event planner and has thought through every detail, and everyone going next year is in for treat after treat.

I toted my jewelry to show at the Sacramento Arts Festival again this fall and was ever grateful for the help of my wonderful friend Heidi during that show. She knows all the workings of most of my major shows now, and is such a delight to be around, and for customers to interact with. The first evening after we set up we were lucky to catch our friend Rick of One Eyed Riley playing their twice monthly gig at the Delta King, the first time I've seen them play outside of their rave performance at our Summer Solstice party this year. It was nice to be able to sit and fully absorb their camaraderie and musical talent without worrying about party hosting.


 Then I taught a class in November in my studio - Fine silver fusing and chain making, and it was fun to see the light bulbs go on once my students grasped that you could essentially solder silver without...solder. One of my students showed me her post-class riffs a week later and it was my turn to have my mind blown. She definitely got it and even invented her own chain design.  It's so wonderful to have my own teaching space, and I'm going to get even more enjoyment out of it next year as I crank up my class offerings.

This year it was time to muster a changing of the guard with our own local ISGB Chapter's board (we are the Silicon Valley Fireflies). We successfully rounded up volunteers for new board members and got our 2016 meeting calendar settled, and as of our holiday party on December 2 I have turned over the "key to the club" to the very capable Jackie Marr, who will undoubtedly do well for the Silicon Valley Fireflies. In their infinite wisdom someone suggested we set the tone for our holiday party by hosting a holiday pajama contest, and while it seemed a little whacky going in, I think everyone loved the casual feel. It was the best potluck we've had, with so many yummy treats that I want to put together a cook book from the event.


That pretty much catches you up, I think. This coming weekend I'm having my first ever Holiday Open Studio party, with demos, food, raffles, and fun from 10-4 on Saturday, Dec 12. It's kind of the capstone to my year and a thank you for my awesome local customers. I'll also unveil my 2016 teaching calendar - I've been hard at work planning about 9 different classes next year, from mini torch-based workshops to weekend-long intensives, and I can hardly wait to show it. My Open Studio guests will have first choice of the limited number of seats, and I will publish the calendar for everyone else on Monday, December 14th by noon. If you're in the San Francisco Bay area, message me and I'll shoot you the directions.

It's going to be a somewhat quiet holiday around here this Christmas, so I'm hoping I'll have time for at least one more reflective post before the end of the year. I've missed writing, and I've missed hearing from you. And oh yes, just a reminder.  If you're on my mailing list you have a special coupon code for a discount in my Etsy shop before the end of the year. I'm feeling the need to clear some space for fresh new things in the new year, so check back frequently!



Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An Abundant August evening in the straw bale garden

It's been a while since I've updated you on my straw bale garden, so last night our ball-tired pooch and I took a little stroll and some video.


First a disclaimer - This is the second season for most of the bales, so a few of them are in sad, slumpy shape.  I've replaced some, but many are leaning over and falling apart.  I planted everything quite early (April, which is about a month too early where we live), but it got cool and things are really lagging.  I've also been traveling quite a bit and not tending to it as well as I did last year.

That said, I was amazed by the abundance I saw there.  Lots of things are coming ripe and there is promise in the air.  The beans were a flop so far this year but I've got new seeds coming up for a late harvest.  Once my potato bales slumped over the hardware cloth gopher barrier the burrowing pests invaded and pigged out, so even though it's time, I'm not getting much of a harvest.

This year I decided to plant flowers in the bales that would work as cut flowers in the house, which I adore.  There are tons of rudbeckia, and some really nice looking dahlias, which the Straw Bale Gardening book says love the bale environment. They are right.


Next year I'm going to enclose the rows in a structure of 2 x 4s and hardware cloth - completely enclosing the bales so that if they slump, they stay more or less upright, and no critters can invade.  But I don't blame them - I've sunk my hands into the deepest depths of these soft bales and it's the richest humus I think I've ever felt.  I'm sure it's incredibly fertile.

If the video isn't useful at this resolution I'll work on getting an HD version up. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

New snap charms in my Etsy shop!

As my grandma used to say, "busier than a one armed paper hanger".  That's what coming back from 12 days in Europe and preparing for a home studio class will do to you.  The class was last weekend (bead capping and coring) and we had a ball, and it was just the push I needed to do another studio clean up. 

I've also got a couple of travel posts in the works for you, but in the meantime, I've also been having lots of fun with my cab mandrels making snap charms.  Turns out I forgot my main bag of jewelry for the trip, and all I had was a small pouch of earrings and my snap jewelry.  Snap bracelets to the rescue! 

So in gratitude for that, I've been busy entertaining my summertime muse of beach and ocean themes, and flowers.  Here are a few just listed today:

I'm offering this one as a completed bracelet, in your choice of brown or black leather.  Tidepool!

The one on top is here.  The one on the bottom is here

Same as above on black.
A lovely tropical flower snap charm. 

And a stargazer lily.

Tiger lily.
There are a new baker's dozen listings today, with more to come.  I've been a very busy paper hanger. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Beads in the House!


Photo by Doug Baldwin
No, it's not my husband's battle cry when I spread too much of my glass art making around the kitchen. 

I've actually listed some focal beads in my Etsy shop.  Yeah, I know, Etsy is on my ishtlist right now for all they are doing to squash independent artists by promoting factory made goods on their site, but it's what I have for now.  But at some point in the future you'll entertain shopping with me on my own site, right?  I can see it will be a win-win for both of us, so let me do some checking with my site host and figure all of that out.

Meanwhile, beads.  This week I'm in a neutral, warm zone so these are all kind of related.  Kind of embarrassing how long it's been since I've offered beads in my online shop - there's been all kinds of jewelry but not so many beads, but it's not because I didn't have any.  Here's a quick peek - click on anything to check it out over on Etsy. 

I've also finally listed some of the snap charms I've been making for the Noosa-style bracelets and other findings.  I've had great fun with these, and they've been received well, so I've finally put some up, but I took the lazy approach and instead of taking individual photos of each of the 40 charms/chunks/poppers I've photographed them as a group and numbered them.  We'll see how that goes.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tucson Recap!



I'd say I was "just back" from Tucson but it would be a lie.  I've been back for the better part of a week but out of commission with a bad cold.  Heidi and I both got it at virtually the same time, thankfully after the show was over, but before our "fun" time in Tucson and the looong drive home.  But we took some small comfort in our mutual misery, coughing and sniffling in unison for 700 miles, and I think it's safe to say that we're both pretty much over it now.

After making what appears to be our annual navigational error in Los Angeles and then barreling through the desert on a very quiet I-10 (thank you, Superbowl!) we were welcomed warmly, and it was just the start of a wonderfully comfortable visit with our hosts.  Delicious dinners (I got the recipe for this one, in my oven now), a drink, latte or shot of tequila just when you become aware you might need one, these people are natural born hosts, and we love being with them.

Almost like clockwork the javelinas (ok, just one extroverted one) showed up just outside Terry and Barnes' fence the very first morning we were there.  We love this little ritual, especially when they come with their babies.  It was our only sighting except for late one night while I was outside on the patio on the phone in the moonlight, and I spotted one tiny baby underneath a parent's silhouette near a quail feeder.  Magical.  We also spotted two coyotes one night just before dusk, and they looked very well fed.  Hopefully it's due to the lady who reportedly feeds them dog food, and not from javelina babies.

Imagine a tiny little baby javelina under the arch of this one's belly in the moonlight.
Lunch at the original El Charro downtown.  A nice reward for being done with setup.

It was a great show - the traffic the first morning was heavy and we barely had time to think.  We got lots of great feedback from customers about the show - it seems that everyone likes a show featuring handmade glass art.  It was lovely to see some of my regular Tucson customers at our new venue.  There were soft glass bead artists and boro artists and marbles and sculpture, and even though the medium was the same the diversity was striking.  Doug Harroun and his family did a wonderful job promoting and running the show, and was always asking us if we needed anything.  I hope he's taking a well deserved rest right now, because he worked his butt off.
  
Lori Heiden-Engle and Paul Engle.

We were happy neighbors with Lori and Paul, and I was excited to get a signed copy of Paul's new book Conciatore.  I had seen several great quotes from it on Facebook in recent months, and was thrilled to actually meet the author.  I can't wait to dig in.  And Terry came to Lori and Paul's rescue when their boxes did not arrive on time, loaning them some lights until theirs came.  Artists helping artists, as we are all one big family.

The lovely Mz. Zinser.
The best (and most hilarious) booth neighbor EVER!  Ren Farnsworth, who actually drove all the way to Tucson from Connecticut. 
The weather this year was nearly the polar opposite of some prior years, with temperatures nearing 80 and lots of sunshine.  We even got a bit of sunburn and broke a little sweat while hiking one of the gorgeous trails just West of town.  This year we even had to do a little shopping for some cooler clothing to get us through the show.

This year I signed up for Kate McKinnon and Kyle Cassidy's photo shoot event, to get some shots of my jewelry on models, and...wow.  It's kind of surreal to see your work on someone, posing as models do, and looking so INCREDIBLE.  I'm so glad I signed up for this, and will likely be doing it again in the future.  Kate outdid herself finding models for this, and the Atomic Ranch has so many cozy vignettes just waiting to be shot.  Kyle is a gifted photographer, and super easy to work with, not to mention a really nice guy.  I mean, the Dalai Lama wouldn't let just anyone take his picture, right?  
The lovely Suzette, modeling this necklace.  You will not BELIEVE some of the shots we got.
The Sonoran Glass School's annual Flameoff was a great time again this year, and well attended.  I'm happy to report that a female flameworker took the prize this year!  Congratulations Veda Bickley!  And three cheers for BBQ Rush - now that I've sampled an array of BBQ purveyors in Tucson I think these guys are my favorite.  This year they had several food trucks on site for the Flameoff so everyone could get what they liked and not have to wait long.  And let me tell you that we have reason to believe that perhaps there is a reason why lone leftover BBQ ribs and the plastic tubes that your spork comes in are EXACTLY the same size.  I won't say who stuck an unfinished pork rib in their purse for the ride home.

The show finished on Saturday, leaving us free to party with Jean Baruch and her awesome crew at the Metal Arts Village for the Beads of Courage "Bead Inspired" fundraiser.  As an honoree last year, it felt great to welcome the new crop of bead artists to the Bead Hall of Fame, and I even got to accept an award for someone who wasn't there, Carol Crye from Tennessee.  Congratulations Carol!  

It was so nice to have some down time to visit with our friends and see a little more of Tucson.  On one of our free days after the show we took advantage of the incredible weather and hiked a few miles on the Sweetwater Trail, climbing up above the homes near Marana.  The varieties of cactus were mind blowing, as was the brewery lunch we had at Barrio Brewery, and a wonderful dinner at Agustin Kitchen.  There is no shortage of good food in Tucson, that's for sure.


Both Heidi and I had the pleasure of watching Terry work in her ceramic studio while we were there.  I was struck by some common threads that our respective media share, for example, needing to find the center of things (e.g. when working with metal discs, or carving designs on semi-dried clay), getting things on center.  If you're around Tucson this weekend and would like to see some great ceramic art, my friend Terry will be in this show in Tohono Chul Park.

So that's about it.  We will be back, Tucson, and you will be sweetly in our thoughts and dreams until then. Thank you again for some great memories.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tucson Recap in 3...2...1...


I'm back from Tucson and SOOOO want to share some of my wonderful memories from the trip and Show, but unfortunately one of the unexpected things I brought home (Heidi too), was a nasty cold.  Booooo.  I feel pretty crappy, but hopefully I'll bounce back in a couple of days and will share some highlights.  It was super fun, profitable, and we got to meet lots of great people and do tons of fun things.  I'll leave it at that for now. See you soon.

Heidi and I in one of many giggle fests, this one with Kyle Cassidy at Kate McKinnon's photo shoot.  Photo by Kyle Freaking Cassidy.  More to come from that wonderful day.  



Monday, February 2, 2015

Mad Science: Learn how to electroform organic material

I'm going to be teaching my electroforming techniques at a couple of venues this year - close to home at Kiss My Glass in Santa Cruz on May 16/17, and then in a one-day class at the ISGB Gathering in Albuquerque in July.  To register for the class in Santa Cruz contact Jackie Marr at Kiss My Glass.  Phone (831) 462-3077, or email kmgjackie@aol.com.  If you're going to The Gathering this year (and do check out the mind blowing lineup of presenters and classes at www.isgb.org), keep your eyes on the ISGB website - the conference booklets will be out in a couple of weeks and registration is very early this year, in mid-February.

In this class you will learn the fundamentals of electroforming, and will gain experience applying this knowledge to electroforming on glass and other non-organic materials.  We will then progress to electroforming on organic materials such as leaves, acorn caps, twigs and pods, etc.  While our materials are processing I'll share some of my pendant techniques using the end of the mandrel, and demonstrate bail techniques as well.

Here are some photos illustrating these techniques.

Electroformed acorn caps.

Glass acorn, electroformed (real) acorn cap.
Off-the-end-of-the-mandrel pendant with handmade bail.


Ka-Blinged acorn cap.  We will cover how to do this in the class.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Giddy


Javelinas coming for their morning visit.
Soon my partner in crime Heidi and I will be hitting the road for Tucson, to experience what is at the same time an exhiliarating, boring, stimulating, demanding, exhausting week+ of adventures.  I get to see lots of my glassy, beady peeps and their incredible works of art, hang with dear friends who used to live here in the mountains with us but now live in Tucson, and spend 830 miles getting reacquainted with one of my bestest friends ever.  We both dread the drive but with each of us taking turns, and chatting the day away it seems to go by quickly.  But once we get there?  Heaven.  I love the desert! And Terry says that the javelinas have been asking about us, and they have a new baby to introduce to us.  I can't wait.

You never know what you might see on the drive to Tucson.

Wind turbines near Palm Springs. 
I wanted to show you some of the work I'll be bringing with me to this new show.  It's always a challenge to know what to bring - jewelry?  Focal beads?  Sets?  As usual I checked my sales records from last year and I at least have a starting plan, but you never know.  And there's always the Last Minute Innovation Factor.  It never fails that within a week or two of this major five day show I am lured away by the "what if I try THIS" ideas, and this year is no exception.  It's something that happens every. single. time. before a big show and I need to work harder to resist the call.  Or not.  Sometimes the discoveries are worth it!

Here are some of the jewelry pieces I'll have in Tucson.

I'm having loads of fun with this disc shape, and making the bails as well.


What would the show be without these awesome ACORNS?  New, with oak leaf bling.
Lots of big holed, capped and cored beads.
I'll share some of the loose beads coming next.  Have yourself an awesome day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

A break in the show prep with a bit of bacon, some wine, and a dude with a bow

Bacon is cooking in the Lakinsmith household once again, and I'm here with you and a lovely glass of wine in my Beads of Courage wine glass, taking a break from my studio.  The fire is crackling in the living room and my man will soon be home.

The bacon is for this dish from my favorite source, Epicurious - Lamb shoulder with polenta and beans.  We actually made it a few days ago and I'm re-making one of the components since it was gone before the polenta and the lamb.  I've been shyly flirting with polenta for a while now, and embraced it headily with this dish - it's creamy polenta, and I'm in love.  The roughly cut corn gets simmered in the oven with chicken broth, cream, shallots and thyme, and it couldn't be easier.  The maker of this recipe was brilliant.  The way that part of the leeks get used in a piquant twist to the savory beans is what makes it.  In case you're wondering, no, I'm not a huge fan of the lamb as food, but we were gifted a bit of it by a family member who lovingly raised it on his ranch and it's there in our freezer.  Yeah, I know, not exactly a stanchion of morals one way or the other on this issue, but it is what it is.  But this recipe, wow.  It's some pretty awesome comfort food.

Speaking of sustainable eating, have you heard of Donnie Vincent?  I recently stumbled on one of his videos on Facebook and am intrigued.  Donnie is an adventurer, wilderness bow hunter, gear expert, and maker of extraordinary films, and what drew me in is his love for nature and telling the story of the modern meat gatherer.  The film work and settings in his pieces are breathtaking (as is the haunting cello score), and I just had to get one of his movies for my husband for Christmas.  In addition to sharing these remote, perfect spots with us Donnie is trying to get us all to think about where our food comes from, like one of my other heros, Michael Pollan.  We all need to do more of that. 

"Don't confuse me with being anything else other than proud. Proud to be a hunter. It's time we stop apologizing for how we get our protein. This is who we are. Unless you’re a small time rancher, small time farmer, a hunter or fishermen... you really have no idea where your food comes from. Most people don’t even think about it. Well, we think about it. ” - Donnie Vincent.
I had my own epiphany of sorts on this topic a couple of years back when I was lamenting how much of our freezer space was taken up by fish, wild ducks, and other assorted game, and at the same time scratching my head over how a grown man could take up so much of his free time plotting ways to harvest food from the wild.  And then it struck me.  Here I am, making a point of shopping various "whole" food stores, buying organic protein, when right in front of me was a man doing a remarkable job of feeding his family with the same goal in mind.  He takes what we can eat, from wild and (hopefully) healthy sources, minimizing the impact on the planet.  He only hunts birds, but we are lucky to be able to trade fish for red meat from our friends who do hunt the larger game.  Now when I open the freezer I feel a deep sense of gratitude.

Here is the little Vimeo piece that piqued my curiosity about this guy.


Who We Are from Sicmanta on Vimeo.

Isn't it engaging?  Anyway, those are my deep thoughts for tonight.  I'm back in the studio after dinner for some more show prep. May the force be with us all!


Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beads of Courage: The role of glass beads as Arts-in-Medicine


Today I'm taking a little break from promoting the new Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival , and I wanted to share some bead pictures of my own, but they are not beads I'll be selling at the show.


Recently I've been spending a portion of my torching time making specially matched beads for a cause near and dear to my heart.  Beads of Courage is an arts-in-medicine program that helps seriously ill children own and share their stories of strength and courage.  There are over 30,000 children participating in the international Beads of Courage program.  Through the groundbreaking work of nurse and founder Dr. Jean Baruch, this non-profit foundation has been helping children tell their stories since 2003, about the same time as I discovered glass bead making.  In the 11 years since it began, the program has grown to include over 60 hospitals not just in the United States, but abroad as well.  Jean's vision, love and energy are helping thousands of children and their families to cope with the challenges that chronic, serious illnesses bring.

These matched pairs are part of the Carry A Bead program, and will be carried by athletes, celebrities, and others who embark on amazing adventures, who will give one of the beads to a child with an inspirational note. 
These glass beads are going to help children who are facing life-threatening illnesses, and that makes my heart sing. 

Please visit the Beads of Courage website  to learn more about their amazing work, and ways that you can help them in their mission.

If you're in Tucson for the gem and bead shows and want to attend a great party and support their cause, come to Bead Inspired, and enjoy a wonderful, heartwarming evening with Jean Baruch and the Beads of Courage folks at the Metal Arts Village.  I can't wait to see who is inducted into the Bead Hall of Fame this year.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival: Jared DeLong


The incredible glass sculpture of Jared DeLong.  I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to see some of his work in person for the first time.
In the days leading up to the shows in Tucson I am sharing some images of work by the participating artists in the new all glass Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival at the Quality Inn Suites from Feb 3-7.  Jared DeLong will be there showing his mind blowing work.

This new show is conveniently located just off I-10 near the Tucson Expo Center. This map will help you get your bearings.


I will be there with some of my newest glass beads and jewelry, in the Palo Verde Room (the "ballroom") at table B-6, just inside the front door. 

Lampwork and bronze bracelet by Patty Lakinsmith.
 Please check the show website for more info.  The Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival also has their own shuttle bus route and it goes between the Quality Inn (where this new show is), Kino Sports Complex (where the Best Bead Show is), J.O.G.S. Tucson, and the Tucson airport, and it goes several times an hour.  Here is the link to the show guide containing all of the shuttle bus info.

Please come and visit me at my new show!  Here is the exhibitor list:


Patty Lakinsmith
Lori Engle / Heiden & Engle
Monty Clark & Carol Fonda-Clark / Dichroic Inc.
Jeff Rogers / Rogers Art Glass
Darryl Emmett / Blast Shield Tools
Donna Felkner / CG Beads
Doug Harroun / Greymatter Glass
Donna Conklin / Prima Donna Beads
JeriLyn Alderman / Firechilde Glass Studio
JC Herrell
Margaret Zinser / MZ Glass & Bijoux Bee
Jo Hoffacker / Dogmaw Glass
Jeff Rutherford
Ren Farnsworth
Susan P. Hanson
Jared DeLong
Akihiro Okama
Ryo Ono
Mika Nishiyama
Takahiro Muto
Masao Sakai
Kazushi Onodera
(+ about 20 amazing Japanese artists work who cannot attend in person!)
Lewis Wilson / Crystal Myths
Barbara Svetlick
Bronwen Heilman
Marcia Kmack/Cavecreek Glassworks


Friday, January 23, 2015

Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival: Barbara Svetlick

Today I would like to share some work from another artist participating in the all new Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival - Barbara Svetlick.  Barb is a multi-talented artist who is also a prolific and accomplished writer.
Glass flowers by Barbara Svetlick.  Her newest work features sculpted glass flowers on burled wood bases.
This new all glass show at the Quality Inn & Suites from Feb 3-7. It's just off I-10 near the Tucson Expo Center.

Mandala Pendant by Patty Lakinsmith. 
The Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival is a brand new, all glass show at the Quality Inn and Suites, and goes from Tuesday, Feb 3 through Saturday, Feb 7, and I'll be there in the Palo Verde Room (the "ballroom") at table B-6, just inside the front door.  Check the show website for more info.  The Tucson Glass Art & Bead Festival also has their own shuttle bus route and it goes between the Quality Inn (where this new show is), Kino Sports Complex (where the Best Bead Show is), J.O.G.S. Tucson, and the Tucson airport, and it goes several times an hour.  Here is the link to the show guide containing all of the shuttle bus info.

Please come and visit me at my new show!  Here is the exhibitor list:


Patty Lakinsmith
Lori Engle / Heiden & Engle
Monty Clark & Carol Fonda-Clark / Dichroic Inc.
Jeff Rogers / Rogers Art Glass
Darryl Emmett / Blast Shield Tools
Donna Felkner / CG Beads
Doug Harroun / Greymatter Glass
Donna Conklin / Prima Donna Beads
JeriLyn Alderman / Firechilde Glass Studio
JC Herrell
Margaret Zinser / MZ Glass & Bijoux Bee
Jo Hoffacker / Dogmaw Glass
Jeff Rutherford
Ren Farnsworth
Susan P. Hanson
Jared DeLong
Akihiro Okama
Ryo Ono
Mika Nishiyama
Takahiro Muto
Masao Sakai
Kazushi Onodera
(+ about 20 amazing Japanese artists work who cannot attend in person!)
Lewis Wilson / Crystal Myths
Barbara Svetlick
Bronwen Heilman
Marcia Kmack/Cavecreek Glassworks


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