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Show & Tell => Artist of the month => Topic started by: sparrow on July 31, 2012, 05:36:26 AM



Title: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: sparrow on July 31, 2012, 05:36:26 AM
Here's what I figured - it's the International Festival of Glass, it's the rainiest summer ever (or feels like it) - let's dedicate an AOTM to all the glass artists whose work others might not have come across. Whether they are bead makers, flameworkers, fusers, casters, blowers...........post a pic, and make sure to post a link to the artist, too, if you can, so we can all go and explore some more.

I'll make a start to show you my favourite piece by Janis Miltenberger:

(http://www.janismiltenberger.com/images/LG%20Page%20images/TopiaryDtl.jpg)

...and here's her website:

http://www.janismiltenberger.com/


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: chipperpottery on July 31, 2012, 06:17:48 AM
OMG Awesome.


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Kaz on July 31, 2012, 08:49:18 AM
Wow!!!
May I introduce you to an Australian glass artist from Kangaroo Island
http://www.mbstonorstudios.com/recent-work.html
I am having 2 days of lessons (boro and sculptural) with Bernie in September!
Kazx


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: sparrow on July 31, 2012, 08:55:23 AM
Oooh, loving the reef marbles, and the weevil....oooh, and the possum scent bottles - can't wait to see what you'll make during your lesson, Kaz!


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: SilverGems89 on July 31, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Here's a favourite artist of mine!
Nikki Carollo, she makes some of the cutest critters, and i must confess to owning a fair few of them!
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7684997282_51a5d4f642_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvergems89/7684997282/)
nikki (http://www.flickr.com/photos/silvergems89/7684997282/) by SilverGems89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/silvergems89/), on Flickr
Here's a group of lovely looking fellows she made recently from bullseye (she normally works in 104)

Here's a link to her website www.nlcbeads.com where you can find critters for sale and links to other places on the web you can find her  ;D


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Kaz on July 31, 2012, 12:41:06 PM
Oooh glitter critters - fab!


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Tollgate-Debs on August 02, 2012, 06:25:52 AM
Wow, it never ceases to amaze as to what glass can be made to do!

Debs


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Zeldazog on August 02, 2012, 06:52:50 AM
Fab idea Sabine!

Here's one of my favourites:

James Lethbridge (http://jameslethbridgeglass.com) - first saw his work at the IFG 2008 (and I love this piece below)

(http://www.freshdesignblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/strange-fruit-james-lethbridge-glass.jpg)





Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Donna@Rockin' Beads on August 03, 2012, 04:04:19 AM
Wow, amazing work. I do LOVE those sculptural pieces of James Lethbridge in particular.
My nomination is back to much round shinyness and these simple but delicious ones really caught my eye today....
http://www.z-beads.com/workingfolder/superstars/072512/amazeballs.html

MTA... I forgot to give her name.... Sarah Moran.  :-[


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Les on August 03, 2012, 04:11:35 AM
What brilliant stuff !

Here's one of my favourites ... An American (I think) lady called Melanie Egan from Moonraker Lampwerks

(http://www.moonrakerbeads.com/images/graphics/beadmashup.jpg)

Her beads are just so CUTE !


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Sarah on August 06, 2012, 02:46:25 AM
This is fun! I love James Lethbridge's work too. I came across Robert Kincheloe in the States and he's subsequently had a tutorial in The Flow. I have one of his marbles but I'd love a sculpture!

http://www.brvglass.com/

Sarah
Xxx






Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Hotglass28 on August 08, 2012, 07:36:57 AM

Just one of the many I admire

http://www.etsy.com/shop/VortexGlassWorks?ref=seller_info_count


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Hotglass28 on August 21, 2012, 05:51:27 PM

I would do anything to learn from Emma Varga. Check her out on google images as her website doesn't work from time to time.


Any more?  Seems to have stopped after me  ???


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Nicknack on August 21, 2012, 05:57:30 PM
What about Julie Anne Denton.  She's amazing!!!!!!!!!  Can't do a link, but look her up on Google, as above.  Her dragons are to die for :o :o

Nick


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Krysia@No98 on August 22, 2012, 08:09:42 AM

Julie Anne Denton demoed at the first Flame Off I went to (Which I think was the second flame off).  the first day she made a dragon


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: sparrow on August 22, 2012, 08:14:04 AM
*cough* I own one of her dragons, I commissioned it after I attended one of her classes...about two-and-a-half years ago? No......three-and-a-half-years ago?? I think it might have been October 2008?


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: sparrow on August 22, 2012, 08:17:05 AM
After hearing much about him last year, I managed to visit Hermann Ritterswuerden's gallery this year while I was in Germany:

http://www.kunst-in-ostbayern.de/kuenstler/ritterswuerden_1031.html


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: Les on August 22, 2012, 10:05:06 AM
Here's another of my favourite glass artists ...  Karen Woodward :) I adore her sense of humour and colour :)

(http://www.karenwoodwardstudios.com/images/2009to2011/RedGuy.jpg)

http://www.karenwoodwardstudios.com


Title: Re: AOTM August 2012 - FHF's International AOTM
Post by: mel on September 14, 2012, 04:17:58 PM
Julia Linstead, the queen of sandblasting. Her bowls are absolutely stunning.
http://www.julialinsteadglass.com