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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's a Sassy New Year! {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio wishes everyone a Sassy 2010!

The Sassy Glass Studio blog typically showcases some of our one-of-a-kind fused glass art, lets you know where we are or will be displaying our work or sharing photos of recent creations or students learning how to create their own fused glass goodness, but I have decided to share more about the people who make Sassy Glass Studio what it is. So, now you can expect to find out a little bit about me, Lisa and my ever-present and super helpful husband, Allan. We like to call our little slice of Fountain City heaven, Creativity Central because it houses not only the Sassy Glass Studio glass studio and 'shop' but is also the headquarters for our professional photography business, ALM Photo. There is always something interesting going on around here even if it only laughing uncontrollably while trying to shower the kitten after she decided to take a swim in an unflushed toilet (true story!).

In case you were wondering...All of the Sassy Glass Studio images are taken by me (perhaps one day Allan will lend me a hand...hint, hint!) with my trusty Canon 5D and I am often asked by other artists who like my images if I will photograph their work. Well, the answer is I would, if they would pay me, but as a 'starving artist' myself I know that I couldn't afford to pay someone to take my photographs. Perhaps one day I will offer a class on how to take the best photographs possible with the camera you have. Let me know if you would be interested in this type of class. I also began offering fused glass classes this past summer and have recently expanded my studio space to include a 'classroom' and 'shop' so that student will have more room and I can display some of my work for customers, clients and students. Classes are conducted for one to four students at this time (perhaps more in the future!) and would love to teach you how to create your own fused glass goodness. There will be more on the expanded space and classes in future posts so stay tuned!

Update :: Things have been crazy busy around Creativity Central since the beginning of December and it's not looking like it will get less hectic any time soon. Allan and I traveled Christmas Day to Jennings, FL to photograph motorcycle tracks days for four days and returned on December 30th in the wee hours of the morning. We shot well over 12000 images from 9 o'clock in the morning until about 5 every afternoon. Long days, that started out frigid, but so much fun and, we hope, profitable. I didn't know I would love photographing fast motorcycles as much as I did or that I would actually be quite good at it. By the last day I was positioning myself about 10 feet from the edge of the track and getting much better shots than when I started off the first day about 50 feet away. You can see some of the images on the ALM Photo Facebook page and as soon as they are uploaded (a ridiculously long process) they will be available on our website.

I hope you will find the 'behind-the-scenes' information in future postings to be interesting and let you get to know me (and Allan!) better. We'd love to show you the glass studio and 'shop' next time you are in the Fountain City area, so give us a holler and we will tell you how to find us.

Here are a couple of pieces that were created in December...






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