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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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

Spring has sprung in East Tennessee and the warm, dare I say hot, temperatures we are expecting this weekend are proof. The grass is getting greener and taller each day, the birds are happily chirping before the sun rises and soon the beloved dogwoods will be abloom in white and pink. Each year, right around the time the dogwoods begin to open their showy bracts, Knoxville announces the arrival of Spring by hosting the annual Dogwood Arts Festival. The Dogwood Arts Festival is a month-long series of events featuring art exhibits, entertainment and the famed Doogwood Trail. The Dogwood Trail takes folks on a driving tour that winds all over Knoxville and showcases gardens and neighborhoods with spectacular displays of dogwoods and other springtime flowers and trees. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dogwood Arts Festival and the third year Sassy Glass Studio has exhibited at the Market Square Art Fair. The Market Square Art Fair takes place Friday, April 9th through Sunday, April 11th and features many talented artists from Knoxville and the surrounding area. Rounding out the activities at the Art Fair is non-stop entertainment and the best place to find a funnel cake, sausage sub or homemade ice cream.

Mark your calendar for the Art Fair and be sure to drop by and visit Sassy Glass Studio on the North side of Krutch Park extension located between Krutch Park and Gay Street. I have been busy creating limited edition dogwood themed fused glass goodness which will be available only at the Art Fair.

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While you are marking your calendar, you will want to add the Dogwood Art DeTour on April 24th and 25th. Sassy Glass Studio will be participating along with many other artists in the Knoxville area for self-guided tours of our studios allowing folks to get a behind-the-scenes look of us at work and the purchase art along the way. This is the first year we've participated in the DeTour and we are really excited to be a part of it. Here are directions to the studio.

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We look forward to seeing you at Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair and the Dogwood Art DeTour! In the meantime, visit the Etsy shop, check us out on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Monday, March 15, 2010

March is National Craft Month {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

March is National Craft Month and there is no better time to learn how to create your own fused glass goodness. Check out the information about Beginner Fused Glass Class here. Fused Glass Classes are a great way to learn about glass, cutting, design and firing your own one-of-a-kind fused glass art. Sassy Glass Studio is celebratng National Craft Month with a special offer! Call or e-mail us before the end of March and schedule a class to be held at any time in the next 2 months and you will receive a 10% discount off the price of the class as long as it is paid within two weeks of the class dates.

Here are some photos and video from a recent Beginner Fused Glass Class. I look forward to having you in class one day soon!

Student's first project : Set of four fused glass coasters of their own design. Students choose the colors and placement of the glass for their coasters. You can get as creative as your heart desires!

Student's second project : Sun catcher (or nightlight or pendants, your choice) featuring the student's impression the mountain, meadow and river scene shown in the first image. It's really easy to get creative with your second project. Experiment with different forms of glass such as frit and perhaps try another fusing technique, like dimensional.

Visit the Etsy shop, become a fan on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Sign up for a Beginner Fused Glass Class today and experience the creativity and beauty of fused glass.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sassy Glass Studio | Southern Fried Gallery {one-of-a-kind fused glass art | Knoxville, TN}

Sassy Glass Studio has a wonderful selection of one-of-a-kind fused glass art on consignment at Southern Fried Gallery in Trillium Cove Shopping Center in Townsend, TN at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Drop by and shop unique art from local artists and craftspeople such as Buzzabee,Yee Haw Industries and many more.