|Fused Glass Star, B.Faulkner 2014|
So, what's next? More glass of course! It never ends, this learning process, and really I wouldn't have it any other way. The glass work I did for my masters focused on the mandala and the heroine's journey. I see myself continuing on with those two elements and expanding the technique and process. There is so much I want to create and so many ideas spinning around in my head. The ideas come faster than my hands can work though, so, much sketching in the journal and sketchbooks to keep them near. I am working on some painting with glass and experimenting with that technique and firing processes. It's unending the directions I could go.
I have reopened my Portland, Maine gallery, Heron Point Gallery, where I am exhibiting my fused glass work. Fused glass Mandalas are on display and for sale, as well as my jewelry and glass bowls. Heron Point Gallery is open Thursday through Saturday to give me time in the studio for design and creation the rest of the week. There is a special element to the gallery this year where I'll be featuring the work an artist friend of mine who recently passed away. More information on this to follow.
I'll share some of the photos that speak to what I've been doing since graduation in December. To celebrate, my husband took me on a trip through the Panama Canal on a cruise ship. Yes, I'm a lucky girl :)
|Going through the locks of the Panama Canal. Wow. I can't say enough about how fascinating this was for me. Our ship took about 2 hours to get through the locks. There was no room to spare on the port or starboard side!|