Happy Summer! Kast Hill Studio is super busy taking advantage of the sunny skies after weeks and weeks of rain.
Coming up on July 8 & 9 I’ll be in Harrisville, NH at the home and studios of Hans and Marcy Schepker, Glass Geometry and Pear Tree Studios, respectively. My time there is part of the “Immersion in the Arts” Summer 2013 Intensive program for kids ages 6 to 18. We’ll be mosaicing 2, 20′ long semi-circular concrete benches that surround a fire pit. We have all kinds of fun materials to work with from stained glass scraps, mankala beads, tiles and stone. The benches are being completed as you read this!
In the meantime, I’m finishing up a commissioned mosaic wall panel for a garden that’s about 2′ x 3′. The theme is dragonflies in their natural NH environment; swamps and fields. I’ve used mixed materials and think it looks beautiful so far. I’m hoping to start work towards the end of July on two more commissioned projects for some dear friends of mine; a garden sculpture and another large panel for the side of a garage. I’ll keep you posted on that!
July 17, 18 and 19 are the annual Concord, NH Market Days and Festival. As part of the Arts Market, I’ll once again be offering visitors the chance to participate in a Community Mosaic Project. This years’ project is extra special, so I’m keeping it a surprise. Let’s just say, think aquatic… Be sure to come by my tent and add a piece or two of glass!
I’ll be at the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center August 5-9 to teach Lightweight Armature Building for 3-D Sculpture and Mosaic. We’ll have a blast! For info and to sign up see http://www.carvingstudio.org/workshops/workshop-information.asp.
As always, hope to see you soon!