April Artist of the Month
Our Glass Studio
Exeter Fine Crafts is pleased to present Kathy Blackmer of Our Glass Studio as our April Artist of the Month. Taking inspiration from her surroundings, Kathy enjoys depicting various places she has seen or experiences she has had through her glasswork. By combining color and texture, Kathy can create a plethora of unique patterns, resulting in work full of movement, depth and dimension.
Working with either stained glass or warm (kiln-formed) glass, Kathy’s process can vary. Creating a stained glass piece involves cutting and fitting the glass pieces precisely, wrapping each piece of glass with an adhesive copper foil and then soldering them together along the length of the seams. Kathy then cleans the work and applies a Patina finish. Her kiln formed glass technique varies depending on whether she is fusing two or more layers of glass or slumping (heating glass at lower a temperature to achieve a desire shape.) The slumping process often involves the use of a mold to form the glass.
Having worked with glass since 1981, Kathy combined her love of the medium with a Business Technology degree. Creating, “Our Glass Studio” in 1989, she taught and sold supplies for 25 years, but now focuses on commissions, shows and gallery sales. A juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen, Kathy’s work can be found in galleries and private collections throughout New England.
Please join us on Saturday, April 15th between 12 and 3 pm when Kathy will be here to talk about her amazing glasswork! Exeter Fine Crafts is located at 61 Water Street in downtown Exeter. Stop by Monday through Saturday 10-5:30, or Sunday 12-4. Call 603 778-8282 for more information.
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, & Sat 10 - 5:30
Thursdays 10 - 7 • Sundays 12 - 4