Just arrived here….2300 miles from LA and many adventures on the way…too numerous to write at the moment. Just recharging the batteries and the story will continue  tomorrow…..

The Adventure Starts!

Have spent the last 4 days in LA running around getting the last things sorted out and shutting up Geoff’s place. Now the trip has started, but leisurely! Today we drive 120 miles down to Palm Springs. Spent a few hours at the museum here that had an amazing collection of art including some fantastic glass from artists that are not the usual suspects for a change. Tomorrow we head off through the Mojave Desert to Tucson, stop the night there then Monday we go through the border to Mexico and stay the night in San Carlos on the Bay of Cortez. After that the plan gets a lot looser…… Anyhow gotta go now the rum punch has just arrived!

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Raunacht Mask

Glass and Stainless Steel

Glass and Stainless Steel

Glass and Stainless Steel

Glass and Stainless Steel

Here’s a couple of images sent to me by a customer.  He has commissioned David Turner a blacksmith in Derbyshire to create the mounting for my Raunacht Mask – ‘Frustration’ I think he’s done a superb job, it really sets it off well.

Tacoma Museum USA

Just had some great news that one of my pieces has been acquired by TacomaMuseum, . Hope to get over to see it sometime!

Frauenau revisited

Frauenau glass museum Rococco Church Frauenau Rike Scholle

Took a short trip to Frauenau last week via Munich. It was a short but busy trip. I shared an excellent lunch with Erwin Eisch who is on great form and looking forward to his one-man exhibition to celebrate the re-opening of the .National Glass Centre at SunderlandUniversity. It was nice to renew old friendships with the guys in the factory that helped me during my Artist in Residence stint. Also had chance to try out the factory vending machine, full of beer!!

The Eisch Gallery was in full swing with its latest exhibition by Rike Scholle. Well worth a look on the Eisch Gallery site. A chance to also meet up with Sissi Ziglsperger a very good friend who oversees a lot of the exhibitions and gallery there.

I also had a chance to meet up with a German collector of my work who has three major pieces. I had to actually go to his home to sign a piece for him on the way back to Munich.

All in all an excellent visit. Maybe back there later this year!