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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Your Mother is Unique So Give Her a One-Of-A-Kind Gift For Mother's Day {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}

Fresh Fused Glass Photograph Frame Designs from Sassy Glass Studio

Sassy Glass Studio recently added fused glass photograph frames to the growing list of one-of-a-kind fused glass goodness we offer. Above are a couple of the new additions to the collection to which we will continually be adding new designs. Since much of what we create for our customers is custom we would love to work with you to design the perfect frame for that special photograph. Frame sizes can range from tiny enough to hold a 4 X 6 photo to large enough to accommodate a 16 X 20 image. The possibilities are endless and limited only by my imagination!
Fused glass photograph frames can be displayed in a number of ways, therefore, the easels shown in the images above are not included. Easels to coordinate with the frame or your decor can be purchased from many sources, however; if you require an easel for your frame and would like us to choose one for you, we will. Aside from easels the frames can be displayed with mounting hardware on the wall that holds the frame out from the wall to give it the appearance that it is floating or you may wish to have hanging hooks fused into the top of the frame to allow it to be hung similar to a traditional frame.
The topmost frame is 9 X 9 inches square and accommodates a 6 X 6 image. The photo is simply taped to the back of the frame and the image shows through the clear glass portion. Black poster board was added to the back of the photo to reduce the amount of light shining through, but some images may benefit from the glow of the extra light. This frame features a green/blue art glass and white opaque glass and is priced at $50.
The bottom frame is 10 X 11.5 inches and can accommodate a 5 X 7 image. This frame provides a little more versatility and can be displayed horizontally or vertically. Black opaque glass accented with iridescent black glass on clear give this frame a sophisticated look perfect for almost any decor. This frame is priced at $70.
Sassy Glass Studio would love to design a memorable one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift especially for your mother whether it be a fused glass frame, vase, plate, nightlight or pendant. There's something Sassy for everyone!
Don't forget to contact ALM Photo for fresh portrait, wedding and sports photography. Visit our website for more information about our professional photography.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}

Allan and I experienced a wonderful weekend of great fun, super people and beautiful art while exhibiting at the Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair in downtown Knoxville! We had superb weather for the first three days of the show and even though it rained on Sunday there were lots of people out and about and many of them found their way to the Sassy Glass Studio booth. Many of Sassy Glass Studio's fabulous one-of-a-kind fused glass art made its way into the hearts and homes of art lovers from near and far. I totally spaced out and neglected to get a photograph of the cute pug, Edmond, whose people purchased him the Swanky Dog Bone bowl...he was a frisky pup.

Many thanks to Kristin and my mom for coming by and hanging out with me for a few hours on Friday and Saturday while Allan was off gallivanting, I mean shooting photographs.

Sassy Glass Studio is working to replenish the shop with lots of great new art for the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team Spring Show and Sale on May 16 and 17 in the Centre at Deane Hill on Morrell Road across from West Town Mall. The Show and Sale will be indoors in the former Cato's store next to Stein Mart. There will be over 30 vendors present who sell their handmade items and vintage on Contact me if you would like more information or if you have any media contacts who would love to assist us in getting the word out about the show. We hope to see you there!

Here are some photographs from the weekend...
Allan is a very Sassy assistant!
The tent glowed pink at night...very Sassy!
One-of-a-kind fused glass goodies
Yes, three Yorkies with hats on in an antique pram...
Here I am being Sassy!

A Sassy shopper
The new Sassy Glass Studio sign
The improved pendant display- an old screen, a little ribbon and a hot glue gun
A shot of the entire booth
Sunday was not sunny, it was rainy but we found straw to keep shoppers feet from the mud (very Tennessee and reminiscent of my younger years in the barn)
Allan spreading some Sassy joy to passerby in the rain

Allan doing what he does best...making the customers laugh!

Friday, April 10, 2009

All Things Sassy! :: April 2009 {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}

Here is the latest issue of "All Things Sassy!". Take a look and find out where Sassy Glass Studio will be around Knoxville during April and May. We hope to see you!
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Here is the event flyer for the Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team's Spring Show and Sale

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair {one-of-a-kind fused glass art, Knoxville, TN}


Sassy Glass Studio will be displaying our one-of-a-kind fused glass art at the Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair from Thursday, April 16th to Sunday, April 19th.

This will be second year Sassy Glass Studio has participated in the DAF Art Fair and we are looking forward to great weather and huge crowds. Last year's DAF Art Fair was our very first show and just about anything that could go wrong did. It was the ultimate learning experience. Our hand-me-down tent literally exploded in a wind storm about an hour after a reporter from the newspaper came by and asked how things were going and I replied "Great!". It was pretty funny because the story was on the front page of the paper the next morning and a lot of people came by and told me about it and then I got to share "the rest of the story". We now have an ultra-fabulous professional tent and that bad boy isn't going to give us any trouble. The first day of the Art Fair coincides with the popular Sundown in the City concert series on Market Square and I am really looking forward to sharing my art with the thousands who will flock downtown to listen to Cowboy Mouth. There are also a number of new activities planned this year such as the chalk walk which should be great fun for the kids (and probably a few adults too).

I get really excited about all things local to Knoxville so when I was planning my art show schedule for 2009 doing the DAF Art Fair was the only show I cared about. I won't be traveling to Blowing Rock, NC or Hilton Head, SC this year for shows that were well attended but didn't leave me feeling like I had connected with any "community". That's why I am keeping it local this year. In order to let people know a little more about me and what I think is important as an artist located in Knoxville, TN I created another tag line for my Studio (aside from one-of-a-kind fused glass art) that sums it up :: Shop Local :: Shop Unique :: Shop Handmade :: Shop Sassy Glass Studio. I also sell my fused glass goodness through Etsy, an on-line marketplace, where only handmade items are sold which allows me to share my art with the whole world while maintaining the "Shop Local" feeling of a friendly market.

I will be sharing more about selling my art on Etsy and how that has evolved into the development of a group of local crafters, artists and creative minds who have come together to raise awareness of creative people in Knoxville and give people the opportunity to feed the local economy by buying art and other products which have been hand-crafted locally. Look for features on my fellow Knoxville Etsians as well.

I look forward to seeing you next week at the Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair!

Monday, April 6, 2009

:: Celebrate :: Moxie ::

I was so thrilled when I learned I had won a unique two-sided double photo pendant from Leah Daehling of Moxie Photo and Design (and Moxie Thrift too). I had to chuckle when Leah announced my win by commenting on my Facebook status I posted when I didn't win the Tight Curves Transformation Challenge that I was indeed a winner. The pendant is one of two created especially for Leah in honor of her birthday by Rachel at Two Dog Pond. One was for Leah to keep and the other one for her to give away to a lucky reader of her blog. That would be me!
I had been thinking about the pendant and hoping it would arrive soon to cheer me up. Imagine my delight when I found the envelope waiting for me in the mailbox when Allan and I returned Saturday evening from a photography seminar in Nashville. I just had to share with you the envelope with its curly-q doodle designs and its gorgeous contents. Be sure to check out Leah's Etsy shops, especially if you love photography and vintage as much as I do, as well as Two Dog Pond's website for some unique jewelry.