Come visit Salted Root Coffeehouse!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Blog, Events, Paintings | Leave a comment

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Come check out the brand new Salted Root Coffeehouse and see some of my paintings and prints while you’re at it.


Opening this Saturday December 12th!



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Build Madison 2015 & a stained glass window

Posted by on Dec 7, 2015 in Blog, Events, Glass | Leave a comment

This year I’ve met a bunch of really neat people through Sector67. One of the opportunities that they introduced me to is Build Madison. Build Madison is a great chance to meet a lot of smart, creative people who like to make things *and* get help on your project, if you need/want it. You get 24 hours to finish. Anything goes.  And you get access to the tools at Sector.  If you have a minute, check out their timelapse video of the whole 24 hour event.


I decided it was high time to finish one of the four glass panels for my kitchen cabinet.  I didn’t really need any of the *stuff* they had at Sector to finish this but I needed the incentive to start & complete the darn thing (we’re going on year 6 of having a cabinet with clear glass instead of stained glass doors after all).   Being competitive can be useful 😉


Stained glass basics go like this:

  1. Draw a pattern
  2. Choose your colors
  3. Cut the glass
  4. Grind down the edges of the glass so they’re no longer sharp
  5. Wrap each piece in copper foil
  6. Solder everything together
  7. Apply a patina and polish your work and DONE!


Confession: I was doing this whole thing without a written pattern.  It would have ended up fitting together more nicely had I created an actual paper pattern first.  But it turned out pretty good anyway, I think.  Just don’t tell my students that a pattern isn’t always necessary 😉


TOTAL TIME: somewhere between 10-12 hours.

TOTAL COST: TBD. I have a lot of these supplies just laying around at home and it’s easy to forget about sunk costs….


So here’s my progression in pictures.  First, I roughed out the main colors:


Ladies, please stop by between 6-10pm to sip, chat and shop for the holidays!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2015 in Blog, Events, Jewelry | Leave a comment

TODAY is Evolve‘s first annual holiday sale! Not only can you get beautiful clothes, shoes and accessories, but I will be showcasing my silver and dichroic glass jewelry at this event.

Stop by between 6 & 10 pm to sip mulled wine around the fire, peruse the holiday collection, sizes 0-22, and chat with fun friends. Contact Rachael for location details!

2015 Jewelry

October 2014 – New show up at Sunprint on the Square!

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Blog, Events, Prints | Leave a comment

Gallery night is Friday October 10th from 5pm – 9pm. Check out new prints, photographs, and other work up on the walls at Sunprint on the Square this month. Then walk all around town to see all the other great things folks have been working on in town.


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May 2014 – Now showing at Sunprint Cafe!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 in Blog, Events, Prints | Leave a comment


See art from six different artists up on the walls at Sunprint Cafe on the square in Madison, WI!

These images and more are up on the walls!