Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September Newsletter - Calyx Glass


Nebraska-Home on the...

Calyx Glass

“What’s in the Kiln?”

September 2010 Newsletter


...Shooting Range?

Upcoming Events

2010 Lincoln Arts Festival

Saturday, September 25 from 10am – 6pm

Sunday, September 26 from 10am – 5pm

South Pointe Pavillions(27th & Pine Lake Road)

Come by to say hi, and check out the new pieces I’ve been working on specifically for this show!

There will be live music, art and artists from around the country, children’s activities, food and raffle prizes.

“Nature’s Bounty”

Noyes Art Gallery (in the focus gallery)

119 South 9th St., Lincoln, NE 68508

Opening Reception: October 1, 2010

6:30- 8:00 p.m. (gallery open until 9 p.m)

I’ve been invited to participate in a show at the Noyes Art Gallery for the month of October along with artists: Jan Pippitt (Mixed Media), Connie Backus-Yoder (Fabric Art), Julie Lemons (Pastels), and Donna Pozehl (Gourd Vases).

Parking is available in the garage North of the gallery, and there will be refreshments. I’m so excited to finally unveil my Tree of Life in Four Seasons series. I’ve been attempting to make this pattern for the last few years with unhappy surprises sneaking out of the kiln. But, the series has finally come together and I’m so happy with how they turned out!

Plainsong Folk Festival

Saturday, October 2 from 1pm - 9pm

Sprague/Martell Community Center

17490 SW 14th Street • Martell, Nebraska

(12 minutes South of Lincoln, Nebraska)

Along with artist and craft vendors, there will be songwriting and guitar picking workshops, poetry readings, and LIVE music!!I’m excited to hang out for the day and listen to folk music by musicians from Nebraska, as well as Peru, Ithaca, NY, Tennesse and more!

Classes offered at Architectural Glass Arts beginning in January, 2011:


Dichroic Glass Tile for Jewelry Making


Fused Glass Block Painting


Kiln Cast Glass Sculpture


Quilting with Glass

Still reading, huh? You probably want to know what’s the deal with me and the gun? Oh, well, okay...

So, my husband had never shot a gun before until just very recently. That’s not because my dad hasn’t been trying to make it happen (but that’s a whole ‘nother story involving a trip to Canada in the RV with a .357 gun under the bed). Well, we were finally able to make it out to the shooting range and shot off more guns and bullets than I ever thought I would. I capped a metal chicken at least twice! I look so in charge with the gun, though, don’t I? ;)

Well, I hope to see some of you this weekend at the Lincoln Arts Festival. I’m still finishing up a few pieces that are in the kiln as I write. Hope you’ve had a great summer!

Thanks for reading and feel free to forward this to your friends!

Carrie Strope

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fused Glass Sampler Platter Class

The LUX Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska is beginning a kiln forming glass (or fused glass) program this fall beginning with a Fused Glass Sampler Platter Class, which touches upon glass terminology, basic glass cutting skills, techniques and materials used in glass fusing, programming kilns for firing, firing schedules, and more. The Sampler Platter class begins September 21st and will be held Tuesday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm until November 2nd (no class on October 19th). The class will explore different materials used in glass fusing including dichroic glass, glass paints, fusible paper, glass powders, frits, stringers, dichroic slide, as well as different techniques for adding texture and working with torches and candles to manipulate glass. The class will meet for 6 two-and-a-half hour sessions to create sample tiles of different materials and techniques. Then, for the final session, the successful tiles are incorporated to make an 8" x 8" platter to be fired and slumped. The Sampler Platter class is suitable for beginners to glass fusing, but also presents materials and techniques for the intermediate glass artist, as well. To register, call Natalie Nelson, Education Director for the LUX at 402.466.8692 or online at


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