The last month of 2011 ended as it started- very busy. My last entry was just before our annual Holiday Tour. It was a very successful show and so was the rest of December. It was a great ending to a good year. Many thanks to all our patrons and supporters of Liquid Light Glass. We hope that 2012 is even better!
The first event of the year was a Maestro Demo and slide show sponsored by Glass Alliance-New Mexico with San Francisco glass artist, Jay Musler. We had over 50 people at the demo! It was followed by a reception of his work at The William and Joseph Gallery on Canyon Road.
I met Jay back in 1981 while I was attending California College of Arts and Crafts. It was good to see him again and to meet his wonderful wife, Joan. Jay mostly flameworks his glass with torches and a lathe. Then he sandblasts and paints the glass to finish it. I just happened to have a small lathe in storage that he used for our demo. It was much smaller than Jay was used to, so he was limited in what he could make- a small skull goblet. The slide show was next. It was an informative and beautiful look from Jay’s earliest work to the present. Thanks to Glass Alliance-NM, Jerry Silverstein, John Marks, Marcy Albin, Cia Friedrich, and Mary Bonney of The William and Joseph Gallery, for all your help in making this another successful Maestro Demo at Liquid Light Glass!