It’s been awhile between blogs. I guess that’s just an indication of being too busy with work to write, and that’s a great thing. Workshops here at Kast Hill have been suspended until spring. Again, other work to do! So thanks for your patience in advance…
I’m currently involved in a series of private lessons with a client who wants to create a compass rose of ceramic tile. She and her husband, who is from India, are world travelers and want the mosaic to represent this passion. The rose will have a very international flavor, romantic and evocative of faraway places, exotic marketplaces scented with sandalwood and jasmine… we hope we can pull it off! Once completed, the compass will be installed in a tile floor of an entryway in their new addition. This is a new project for me and I’m excited to be learning another skill! We’ll keep you posted!
I’m working hard on an RFP for the new Portsmouth Middle School in Portsmouth, NH. This is a 1% for Art project on a multi-million dollar renovation of a 1930’s school with a major addition, which includes a really fantastic student commons area. I hope to be chosen for an artist in residency project and am submitting three proposals. I’m excited to think I could be a part of helping the students create something wonderful for their new school. Wish me luck!
I’ll be at the Weare Middle School in Weare, NH in April for an artist’s residency to create three, 4 ‘ x 6’ mosaic panels to help commemorate the town’s 250th year celebration. Grades 5-8 will be creating panels that will feature historic buildings that represent some of the many villages that existed, or still exist today in the town of Weare. This town has an interesting history including being the first town to make shoes in NH! I think the students will have a lot of fun researching the subject matter and choosing their images. Our challenge will be recreating historic subjects with modern materials- this will be great!
Other work right now includes finishing up a mosaic commission of a dragonfly panel for a garden wall. Lovely to work on in a sunny studio on these freezing cold days!