Monday, June 2, 2014

What's new at KIC?

Well, since you asked, here’s a brief update.

I made a hat!
This project was loads of fun and I will likely replicate it in different colors with other embellishments. The fused glass flower is the product of a class taken at a local glass studio.  The class was chosen by a 14-year-old artist friend who could only attend in the company of an adult. After agreeing to go I was wondering what am I going to do with a fused glass flower? Put it in a mosaic, of course.

Institute of Mosaic Art
Earlier this year, my piece Coffee or Tea? was accepted into the juried show “Seeing Color” at the Institute of Mosaic Art in Berkeley. It was very exciting to be a part of such a talented group. Really, I am in awe of the amazing mosaics that were included. See them all here.

Playing with clay
In the past few months, I’ve been extremely fortunate to spend lots of time creating with my friend Pat. She is a “real” artist, a retired art therapist who creates in many mediums. Pat is extremely generous with her time, expertise, and tools, including the kiln in her garage. Yup, one of the mediums Pat works in is clay. And she lives in my neighborhood, only a 10 minute walk from my house. See where I’m going with this? Yes! Handmade mosaic tiles! (And probably other things too, because, well, why the heck not?) Thank you, Pat!
Work in progress. These will get an opalescent overglaze before being used in a mosaic.
The creative journey continues
There is always more to explore. Stay tuned …

1 comment:

  1. Kelli, love this post on so many levels. First your work is beautiful and second I love that you took the time to go with a young person who needed a friend, fabulous! And wow, a another friend with a kiln, gotta love it.