Monday, May 16, 2011

My Budding Artists


Today I'm so proud to feature my rising glass star artist, ... my son, Drew. These are three of the 6 pieces he made during his very first blowing glass lesson. They are incredible...

Wow, give a kid a choice, and he will go to town. Andy Cohn, Drew's glass blowing teacher, said we should be really impressed with the work Drew is turning out. Not knowing what to expect from glass blowing (one art form I have never attempted), I replied "He's got it in his blood!" Well, it's true. I am so proud of him!! Andy is so impressed, and said she's never had a student like Drew before, who just steps right in like he knows what he's doing... at his age, no less! (He just turned 15)

We put several pieces for sale at Austin's Gallery, (in hopes he can start putting some $ towards his lessons!), and he was so funny. He called me within 30 minutes of putting them in the gallery to see if anything had sold yet :o) I'm not sure we even had a customer in that 30 minute timeframe. I told him that Father's Day is right around the corner, plus, there are many people that collect paperweights!

Later this month, Drew, Kyle and I are set to start taking ceramics, another art form I haven't tried. I'm certain it will have it's challenges (mainly for me... I'm not big on caked mud hands :o), but I'm so excited to see what more my artsy boys will create. Kyle is my amazing drawing artist. I will post photos of Kyle's work very soon.

And, stay tuned, for I'm planning a giveaway later this week!! I have been working nonstop on an order for a new gallery in Arizona I'm going into, and one line I've worked on nonstop for 5 days... making a whole batch... one might just come your way! Check back very soon!

4 comments:

Terrie said...

Amazing master piece for your boy of 15 ! He must be an artist. Ceramic is interesting and easier than glass, I suppose. I'm also doing ceramic. You enjoy it.

Marfa said...

Wow...they are beautiful! I've always wanted to try glass blowing too. My sister went to RIT and was going to study glass blowing, but things changed...

Sandy Michelle said...

Wow how awesome! Looks like the talent runs in the family!

Hugs!Sandy

Jeffrey Hammer said...

It was great meeting both of you today! You are both very talented artist! I look forward to enjoying much more -