Monday, December 20, 2010

Head in Progress

Our last open studio weekend! Rick created another head. The goal is to keep practicing in 2011! We had amazing weather but our supporters showed up anyway. Thank you to all! See you in the new year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Matt's goblet

We had a very special evening "good luck" party for Matt as he goes off to San Jose State to complete his degree in Art. The show of the evening was watching Matt complete this incredible goblet. We are very proud of him. He has been working with us for 9 years and hopefully, will still help out now and then. New helper? Luke LaRash.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sculptural Head in progress!

Rick and Matt worked on a sculptural head during the Autumn Art Studios Tour. Challenging for Rick. I love to see him excited!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Autumn Art Studios Tour

The light outside is beautiful - soft and warm colors but with a chill in the air. That is a sign that it is time for the 17th Annual Autumn Art Studios Tour. Our 17th. This year there are 90 artists at 57 locations. A bit overwhelming, but you can preview work from each artist at the Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Buy a ticket and plan your path. Or start at our studio and pick up your tickets here. We will be blowing but come before 3 to see the best demos. Glass blowing can be a bit exhausting! Enjoy fresh hot local cider with us. Come if you can. We would love to see you and celebrate another Fall!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Twig Chandelier

We recently installed this custom Twig Chandelier in a Sacramento dining room. It had a very special, personal touch - an oak leaf modeled from the tree she planted by seed in her front yard!

Artstock Sculpture Exhibition

Yesterday I saw the Artstock Sculpture Exhibition with Large Format Paintings featuring Valley Sculpture Artists at High Hand in Loomis, CA and was very impressed! Sue Anne Foster did and incredible job integrating art with the ambiance of the historic fruit packing shed. It will be there from Oct 1 to Nov 7. Check it out!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sacramento Fine Art Festival

An adventure with three High Hand Gallery artists. Interaction with many people! tired now....

Corporate Award

Our mini Uplift makes the perfect corporate award! - We just shipped 160 that we have been working on all year.

Fine Art Matters in Malibu

"The pieces arrived safely and on time. They installed beautifully and the client is pleased." Trish Garrett Fox, Fine Art Matters
Another installation complete - yeah!

Friday, September 3, 2010

San Francisco!

What a fun day with Heather, Hannah, Wes, Matt and Lindsey! First, Birth of Impressionism at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, Indian food lunch, then Fisher Collection at the MOMA. Finished just in time to experience Hot Glass Cold Beer at Public Glass with a great demonstration by Blaker-DeSomma from Santa Cruz. Home by midnight... Can't think of a better way to spend a day!

Friday, August 13, 2010

New Fireplace Wall

We just received this photo from a new installation. I love to see how the glass looks in place!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Wall piece off to Florida!

This was a big one - 29" Very challenging for Rick and Matt but they nailed it! Off to a Florida home this week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New wall Installation

I am excited to have a photo of our new installation in a beautiful home in San Diego. We worked back and forth with color samples, photoshop and the homeowner even tried different layouts in cardboard cutouts! I love working back and forth with custom orders. Each one is a unique challenge!

Palo Alto - over and onto the next project!

Heather joined us for the weekend and she is the Queen of retail since she works retail on Pacific in Santa Cruz. We are grateful for her energy!
I really appreciate the hard work of the ACGA organization - wonderful people and a visual feast.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival

We will be participating in the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival July 10, 11 from 10 to 5 at the Palo Alto Art Center on the corner of Embarcadero and Newell. It is a visual treat of clay and glass artists from Northern California. for more info - maps and artists. Should be fun! We are working hard on the booth and gardening too! More on that later...

Sunday, June 20, 2010


The crazy trip is over. First, a beautiful drive down the Eastern Sierra to Las Vegas then over to Santa Monica for an opening reception at Adamm's Gallery, a wonderful drive up 101 through California - home one day - and off to Heather's graduation - Phi Beta Kappa UC Santa back to blowing through the summer heat which luckily hasn't really hit yet. Way too fast. Most photos were out the car window at 70 mph.....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


We are excited, proud parents - our daughter, Heather, graduates with honors from UCSC on Saturday, June 12! I am reading her thesis and needed a break! She majored in Community Studies with a minor in Latin American Studies and worked in San Francisco at La Raza Central Legal with day laborers and domestic workers for her internship. She will stay in Santa Cruz for the summer and study for the LSAT in August. You never know what will come of this but a life adventure is ahead for her and for so many more young people who take on our troubled world.

Monday, May 24, 2010

BIG one for NY NY!

Rick is pushing hard - but he leaves for a brief trip to Hawaii Wed so I don't feel very sorry for him. Big ten piece commisssion underway for the BMI lobby in New York City!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Law Office Installation

This custom grouping and Uplift, "Fiesta!", was very fun to create - lots of freedom in color and design!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chandelier is installed!

20 feet up in the air! We still have a few more adjustments from a very tall ladder, but it is up!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Artful Bra show at High Hand Gallery

Don't Fence Me In! A peek at our bra for the Artful Bra Show Auction benefiting The American Cancer Society. Blown glass and barbed wire. Another creative adventure.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


We have teepees in our pasture - just to keep life interesting! Matt's roommate has 14 and is practicing setting them up in our pasture. He is in LA with one now for the filming of a documentary. The visitors to our Open Studio weekend were fascinated!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

North Auburn Art Studios Tour

North Auburn Art Studios coming up this weekend, May 8 and 9, 10 to 5. 10 artists, 8 studios. It will be a beautiful weekend! Lots of blowing, cleaning and yardwork going on.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Today was a beautiful, sunny day! A homeschool group came for a demo and enjoyed a picnic in the yard. The students were mesmerized. It is amazing to see how long the molten glass can hold their attention.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Studio Projects

We are currently working on a chandelier from our Renewal Series - 56"H x 32"W. It will hang from a 20'ceiling in a home full of original contemporary Western art. The plan is to install in early May!

Monday, April 12, 2010