Artists At Work
On this page, you'll get a first hand view of artists creating their works. We're all used to seeing the finished product but when you can see art in progress it really helps one to appreciate the amount of time, energy and skill that goes in to creating those special one of a kind pieces. All artist photos shown here provided by the artist unless specified.
Tari's Artist Statement:
me to create is what motivates me to be the best person I can be: mood
enhancement. When I create something – whether it is a piece of glass, a
painting, or a smile on someone’s face – my life’s burdens are lifted. I am also
driven by the knowledge that my creations enhance the moods of those who receive
Holly was recently part of an art show at Chairville School in Medford...she worked with children and demonstrated during the opening reception and was a big hit.
Here's Todd creating one of the paintings that we actually have available for sale at Creative Genius.
This shows a series of paintings created during a musical performance.
Shown in this sequence of photos is the creation of a large Siberian Elm Crotch vase featured in an upcoming exhibit in New Hope, PA. This hollow form ended up at 11 1/2 " diameter x 14" high with a 2 1/4" collar and 3/16" thickness. To view more of Andy's pieces available for sale at Creative Genius, please click on the link shown>>Metal and Wood
Chain sawed log mounted on lathe on centers between head and tail stock Rotated Log
Bottom of Vase after turning a 4" diameter shaft and mounting to a 4-jaw chuck Started forming the top of the vase
Started forming the sides of the vase Top and sides are formed and sanded-White stripes are the spalted areas
2 inch starter hole drilled in the center of vase Hollowed the inside down to the shoulder of vase-note laser point to measure wall thickness at 3/16"
Side view of the vase after spraying with water Hollowing is complete-the vase has been reversed so the bottom can be shaped
Sanding has been completed to 600 grit and the outside is dry-the inside is still wet.
The vase is complete with one coat of tung oil on the outside. The vase is left to dry for 5 weeks and then four more coats of oil will be applied to the outside. The vase is then buffed with Tripoli, white diamond and Carnauba wax on 8 inch diameter buffing wheels.