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Studio Tour King 2018: See My Studio, My Work … and Me!

I’m participating in this year’s fabulous Studio Tour King 2018:

April 21st and 22nd, 10:00pm – 5:00pm

 

I’m building on my success in art glass lighting fixtures!

 

Many visitors also enjoy seeing the perennial gardens that surround my Gotham Glassworks Studio, including a 40-plant hybrid tea rose garden (I take care of that one). 

My studio is in the rear yard of “Doctor Kay’s House” on Main Street Schomberg, a heritage home occupied by this long standing and well known Doctor from about 1909 to 1953.

Here is more on the show below:

40 DIVERSE TALENTS, HUNDREDS OF ORIGINAL PIECES TO DISCOVER

April 21 & 22, 2018 is Studio Tour King; the 13th annual an art event that brings local artists and art enthusiasts together in charming Schomberg, friendly Nobleton and beautiful King City.

40 Artists 17 Locations

CLICK HERE for a downloadable version (PDF) of the Studio Tour brochure.

CLICK HERE for the Studio Tour website on Arts Society King.

Visitors from near and far are invited to three of King Township’s beautiful villages, all just moments apart; a weekend in ‘King’ country will not disappoint. Beauty and art are everywhere; the countryside is rich with raw materials that our artists have used to draw their inspiration.

Charming Schomberg is located in the northwest section of King Township and offers a tree-lined, quaint village atmosphere. Main Street has unique shops, superb cafes and funky restaurants and there is plenty of free parking. And as Schomberg is nestled in the northern corner of the world-famous Oak Ridges Moraine, the easy drive up and around is like driving through a natural art gallery all its own.  Artists can be found in rural Schomberg and as you drive throughout the rolling hills, your eyes will delight in the beauty. Visit our artists clustered on or just off Main Street in welcoming, warm and bright studios.

Friendly Nobleton is nested in the southwest section of King Township and at its hub, is approximately 10 minutes from King City to the west and Schomberg to the south. It offers a community full of heritage, charm and vitality.  Six distinctive artists can be found at the easy-to- access Nobleton Community Hall, in the heart of the village near cafe’s and a perfect spot for a bite.  There is plenty of free parking at the hall and once you arrive, enjoy meeting our artists and delighting in their one-of-a-kind creations.

Beautiful King City, is the largest village in the Township. Located east of Nobleton and southeast of Schomberg, this community yearns to be explored. There is a significant arts presence and much to see and do in King City; we invite you to tour the area to meet our admired artists. Nine artists can be found fairly close together in their residential studios and the balance of artists will present at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre tempting you with an ART EXPERIENCE no doubt.

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About Arts Society King

Arts Society King (ASK) is a not-for-profit organization that was established in 2005 with the vision to enrich King Township through arts and culture for all. ASK promotes, supports and advocates for arts and culture through effective partnerships and innovative events and programs. ASK operates independently and is supported by a formal partnership with King Township. Studio Tour King is a free community event, open to all visitors from near and far. A detailed map with brochure is available at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre starting March 5.

The Studio Tour Preview Exhibition will from April 3 – 19 at the King Heitage and Cultural Centre. Preview the one-of-a-kind art available during the Studio Tour, meet the artists at the opening reception, and enjoy a sneak-peak of  the tour. Complimentary admission and open to all.

Studio Tour King

April 21 & 22, 2018

10:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

Grenadine Red Droplets: 10-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

Go big or go home!

I’d been dreaming about a larger and more dramatic execution of my recent “cascading” fixtures, yet I wanted a more subtle and elegant colour and texture scheme.

When I thought about what colours and techniques I’ve used that evoke this imagery in me, I arrived at my very favourite Grenadine Red with a three-dimensional technique to delight further with shine and sparkle. See below for links to what I mean.

Grenadine is a sophisticated, learned dance partner. I never seem to get tired of working with her, and I especially love looking at her.

I’ve used Grenadine Red somewhat sparingly throughout this piece as “droplets”, textured points of refraction for light to dazzle you. It’s most intense in the upper shades and becomes less so as each cascades down, with just a hint in the bottom shades. Whispy black streaks provide additional subtle interest and tension. 

I’m delighted with how I adapted this favourite of mine to this art lamp.

25W equivalent LED candelabra bulbs consume merely 3.5 watts each with almost no heat and provide excellent colour rendition.

Solid brass tubular construction of the fixture itself is my design, as with all my lamps.

This piece is for sale.  If this isn’t exactly what you have in mind, I’m happy to design one for you to exceed your expectations!  Please Contact me.

To see more of my use of Grenadine Red, see here:

Wine Country

2 Piece Sculpture on Wrought Iron Base

Rolling Wine Country – Reloaded

Grenadine Transom Window Series

Turquoise + Moss Green: 4-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

I’m very happy that the images of this wonderful piece below capture the electric delight of the blue turquoise and moss green glass I used.  

My vision is for a cascading array, not unlike a grape vine.

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

Passion Red Tulips: 4-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

Those of you who remember my Passion Red series of decorative platters will enjoy this quite original design, with the same wonderful red glass. 

Though I didn’t design these shades to look like tulips, with this colour (I plan to make more with this shape) I couldn’t help but be inspired to make them look like a bouquet of fresh Spring tulips!

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

 

Marigold + Flame Red: 5-Shade Brass Lighting Fixture

If you’re familiar with my work, no doubt you’ll appreciate my love affair with the Marigold glass I use in this 5-shade lamp.

Partnered with Flame Red and a bit of black streamers to add some “tension”, these bold shades project a fun, bold, playful effect.

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.

Blues & Greens: 3 Shade Sconce

I’ve had surprisingly good feedback on this piece — the shades are not matched exactly to each other, and I think “eclectic” is the right word to describe this fun, informal piece.  Great colours too!

This piece is for sale, but I am pleased to design and make something specific to your design needs.  Please Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss with you.