At last, putting my torchwork glass to use

I first began working in torchwork or flamework glass again back in early April, during the early phases of my State's lockdown (see this article:¬†https://pastpresentartsandcrafts.wordpress.com/2020/05/09/1669/ ) . Since then I've been reacquainting myself with many aspects of glass, acquiring new equipment, stockpiling lots of glass (both borosilicate and soda lime) and practicing, practicing, practicing. Over …

Learning the art of flamework glass during lockdown

flameworking, torchwork, glass, beads

As some of my readers know, in addition to being a professional artist; i.e., someone who generates a substantial portion of their income from making and selling their original art, I am also a dealer in ancient art from the Mediterranean world -- albeit on a greatly reduced scale the past several years. Among the …

Online art resources for those staying home with children (or other adults)

So many of my friends and colleagues are having to either work from home or isolate at home with children in the house while out of work. While some have toddlers, many are also home schooling in some form. So it seemed to me I should compile a list of the best resources I could …

A new series of ceramic works, exploring contrast and texture

fine art ceramics, North Carolina pottery, Christof Maupin artist, studio pottery

Over the last several weeks I've made a series of hand-built stoneware bowls, some footed, some not. Now, with the ever-present issue of Covid-19 creating disruption, and the need to move on to other projects, the series has temporarily been put on hold. The focus of this was to create contrast between richly colored interiors …