Friday, June 5, 2009

Kent State!

I wanted to blog about the Kent Blossom Art workshop I just did. I had a great time. It was really nice to see Corey Ackelmire and Nathan Dube, who I had not seen since SNAG Memphis. I also stayed at Katheen Browne's house. I got a sneak peek into Kathleen's studio. What a place. Steve and Katheen live in a great old house. It makes me miss the property that we own in Virginia. Her studio has cathedral ceilings with hardwood floors. Totally jealous.

I think the workshop was a success. I had made kits from materials that were salvaged from a a recycling center (test tubes, shrink tubing, stainless findings, mirrored plexi, etc etc etc). The assignment was that everything in the "kit" had to be used.

Some materials were more challenging then others. If they were unhappy with something they could alter it (there was a powder coating demo by one of the grads and I did an impromptu mini lathe demo, tool dip, vacuum former etc etc). I wish I could have stayed to see the final product. I can't wait for photos! It was great to meet all the Grads and to see Kristen Beeler. I had a great time. It was very much a whirlwind of things to do and people to meet. What a great facility. I am really jealous of all of the technological research being done on campus using Liquid Crystal Display technology and the GIGANTIC enameling Kiln.

I also have to plug Corey's cookies. Holy Crap!

See Photos below.

1 comment:

  1. oh, you're making me miss Kent. (And I really miss Corey's cookies!)