Wednesday, August 3, 2011

glass in Tacoma

abstracting the landscape in glass at a workshop at MOG

nighttime neon

nighttime view of "rock candy" glass
glass sea forms by Chihuly

Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA
departing Tacoma on the Thea Foss Waterway


Casey Klahn said...

The MOG is a great place. Glad to see your report. Did you go boating?

SamArtDog said...

Beautiful landscape! Yours? Is the photo taken across it at an angle or straight on? More about the workshop, please.

Color junkies love glass! Contrary to contrarians, Chihuly's work has always fascinated me. He said glassmakers like to work in the Northwest because of the cooler temps and the humidity. So, in addition to his, the MOG must be full of great stuff.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Hi Casey! We are floating around Puget Sound. Life is good!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Sam: yes, the photo was taken from an angle since the piece was put into the oven before I took a photo of it straight on. This will be put into an oven and the glass will slump together into a solid piece. They will mail it to me at home when it's cool enough to send. I'll post the piece when I get it and tell more about the workshop.

The Museum of Glass is a must-see in this area and has a lot of Chihuly glass (as does the Bridge of Glass). I love it and absolutely love the color and forms.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

By the way, Sam ... any chance you'll plan a trip out this way some time?