Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art Glass

Back in November we visited the Piedmont Craftsmen Fair in Winston-Salem. As is usual, Mark and I wandered the aisles separately coming back together after a couple of hours to compare notes. Each of us was excited to share our favorite artist at the show. We chatted and meandered, stopping here and there. Eventually it became clearer that we were headed towards the same artist, could it be? It is so seldom that we have the same taste in art, but yes, as we approached we realized we were both drawn to the kilncast work of Jan Kransberger.

Well, there was only one thing to do, we needed to buy a piece. A discussion of favorites was narrowed down and together we decided on this one. Isn't she beautiful? I can't wait to take her home and find a special place. At times daylight passes through her translucent body and the aqua glass glows.

Jan is having an exhibition at Red Sky Gallery beginning February 13th. As much as I look forward to being home in California, I wish I were here to see more of Jan's work. It is captivating. So if you live near Charlotte, I highly recommend a visit.


Katie said...

That's awesome - and very pretty! And, I know what you mean about having to seize upon the moment when divergent tastes meet :o)

tnahowru said...

oh that will go with your house perfectly. can't believe you both picked that artist out.