Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thank you for taking a look at my new blog. I'm Judy Jacobs (aka "JJ") and I'm new to the blogging world. I live in Sacramento, CA; work in the real estate development field for my day job and am an artist at every spare moment I'm not working. I focus mainly on fused glass; lampworked beads; jewelry; paintings; collage; mixed media works and whatever else strikes my fancy at the time being. I currently show my work at Arareity and Doiron Galleries in Sacramento.
Arareity is my absolute favorite jewlery store in the world! Carole carries the most original works and is a master designer. She can also turn your old jewelry into fresh, new and one-of-a-kind original masterpieces--at a very affordable price.
Doiron Gallery carries the work of over 70 different artists and I'm fortunate to be able to show my glasswork with this group of talented people. Joyce and Nick Doiron are passionate about their gallery and their artists and they carry a vast variety of works from some top painters, jewelers, sculptors and glass artists. Eye candy for everyone!
Here is one of the glass wall panels I just installed at Arareity Gallery for the "Garden Party" show that began this month. It's called "Funky Town Gardens." The background is brushed aluminum and the pieces are fused glass that have been fired and annealed at 1395 degrees in my kiln.
Here is another piece from the show -- it's a 2-piece (diptych) frit painting which is basically glass that has been broken down into various stages including powder and small tiny pieces. These pieces are created by using a tiny little spoon that helps move the frit around to "paint" the background, foreground, and many layers in between. It's not unusual to fire one of these paintings 10 times and more. I enjoy the process though -- you never know what the piece is going to look like until it's gone through the firing stage.
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