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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sassy New Year | {Teach} {Create} {Connect}

This year I am changing the focus of my creative world back to my photography. No pun intended! Creating fused glass art, as some of you know, is something I fell into quite by accident and while I love creating my one-of-a-kind art I feel it's time to redirect my energy toward the business I share with my husband, Allan, ALM Photo. Earlier this month I launched a brand-new division for boudoir photography, Velvet {Boudoir Photography} which I am very excited about. Be sure to check it out and share with your friends.

Don't worry I am not going to shutter my glass studio but instead I am going to put more energy into teaching fused glass classes, creating more unique and challenging art and connecting with more artists, gallery owners, shopkeepers and customers.

Not only do I want to continue to offer Beginner and Intermediate Fused Glass Classes, but I would love to offer an Advanced class as well. The class structure and pricing will remain the same, so if you have been wanting to take one of the classes, I am booking now for Spring and Summer. This year I am introducing a workshop series in conjunction with Creativity Central, a partnership of ALM Photo, Sassy Glass Studio and other creative professionals who have something wonderful to share. My first workshop series will teach creative people how to sell their creations and operate as a business. There will be more to come so bookmark the Creativity Central blog site and check back soon for details.

Starting this year, I am going to focus on growing as an artist and create one-of-a-kind fused glass art that pushes my ability and knowledge. Just like I choose to work on personal projects as a photographer, I will be working on designs that have been swirling around in my head for years. Although I will continue to create the items my customers have grown to love and expect, look for me to be creating larger and more complex works of art.

One of my most important goals for this Sassy New Year is to become a part of Knoxville's Market Square Farmer's Market {MSFM} which will give me the opportunity to meet more local people and Sassify the local area. Being involved with the local Etsy Team, Knoxville Creative Hands Street Team, is something I truly love and it takes time to manage the Team as well as organize the two events we hold each year so I feel being a part of MSFM will keep me focused locally while selling through my Etsy shop gives me the chance to take Sassy Glass Studio global.

So, there you have it...a little more about me, the artist behind the glass-filled kiln. If you've been with me all along I thank you for being here for me and if you have just found me, stick around and see where this adventure will take us. Stay Sassy!

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