Saturday, November 23, 2013

Holiday Fundraiser Count Down!!!!




Looking for something fun to do with friends and family the Saturday following Thanksgiving?


We are having an Art throw-down/ benefit for the Good Shepherd Food Bank. We have guest artists Tim Christensen and Nisa Smiley selling their work (if your not familiar be excited, be very excited). Watershed Center for Ceramic arts has loaned us their "mud mobile" and so Tim will be doing throwing demonstrations on the wheel. Charlie Jenkins of course is going to be blowing glass.

Watershed will have some of their ceramics here for sale and 100% of those sales go directly to the Center. All other sales are sending 20% to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Twisted Strings is playing again this year!!! Great people playing great celtic music. Last year Rob from Fiddler's Reach busted out bagpipes. He's back this year with our friend from fledgling brewery Bear Bones Beer. This brewing duo create some very complicated and new to your palette beers. I havent' even mentioned Gryphon Ridge Spice Co. or  Cara Romano Felted jewelry. In fact there is just a great deal to keep up with this year. Writing the press release was really complicated! Between getting orders our and posting photos of our guest work I haven't even mentioned what weve been up too. oh well,

Here's what you need to know:

While it is the anti-shopping experience you may end up purchasing some super lovely, one of a kind creation for a dear one, and if you use an American Express card you'll get a 10$ statement credit.
Its a potluck! I think Gryphon Ridge is bringing chili (you've been alerted. Her chili has won prizes).

We hope you can join us!!!!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Studio Happenings.......

Fall is one of my favorite times to be in Maine. I just checked the fall foliage report and our area is just getting going, farther North is now nearing peak color. It should be a gorgeous month. It's a terrific time to tour Maine and most exciting for me is the realization of a pet project: an online interactive studio tour map! Part of American Craft Week this tour has over 80 artists opening their doors. We are looking forward to seeing visitors this Saturday, October 5th, and also visiting some of our neighbors many of whom are quite close making it easy to see many artists without traveling far.
Other exciting developments are around our 2nd annual studio fundraiser. Last year our benefit for Maine Craft Association was so successful that we are doing it again. This years benefit goes to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. With over two months lead time Guest artists, and Watershed Ceramic Arts Mud Mobile already lined up we are feeling very inspired.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Recent Etched Glass Work:



It's been a busy summer. Soon we will be lighting up the studio and blowing glass again (call for schedule). In the meantime our gallery is open and we still have some great hand blown glass on the pedestals! As things thin out though and we get ready to apply for next years show there is pressure to finish up any work which is still in the cold shop (The cold shop is were we etch and polish glass). It's a great place to be because it is cool. It is not as exciting as blowing glass, but blowing glass in Maine , in the summer? It's humid! so we adapt. We go to shows (tomorrow Falmouth Me. Audubon Show). From there the list dwindles. it is getting to be that time of the year where we are running low on work and it's time to get back in the studio. We arent' there yet ! so check our show schedule. New this year for us is Laudholm. This year will be our fifth year at the Common Ground Fair....
We hope to catch up with you either here or there!
#handblownglass #glassart #madeinmaine #studiogallery


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coming Up Chautauqua New York Craft Alliance show! Besides Craft Boston Holiday this will be our only out of state show this year. Our Gallery in Maine will be open although we aren't blowing glass till November




Friday, July 19, 2013

This weekend We have our gallery open,  I'll be slicing up these lovely custard saffron discs on our tile saw.

Which is why you'll see "honk for entry" on our front door. It's so I know your there when you visit! don't want to miss a visitor if we are running loud equipment, off in the garden  or on the phone. Its our doorbell!
If you are a fan of driving "the back-roads" you've seen similar signs on the doors of little shops & galleries:
                                                 this one is from sweetgrass winery in Union. 
Speaking of driving the back roads for great studio visits Maine Craft Association is getting a tour ready to celebrate American Craft week and has begun populating a map with area artists and craftspeople. I'm hugely excited about the interactive map function!               Check it out:  Maine Craft Saturday
We are also in Blue Hill with some great friends and excellent craft people. at the Blue Hill fine Craft Show
                                       We hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay cool!

Friday, July 12, 2013

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This weekend we will be in Belfast doing Arts in the Park We are also in our studio showroom. The studio is off for the summer which means it MUCH COOLER in our studio than when we are glass-blowing !
We are usually open by chance or appointment. Ive been seeing some really funny signs at local vineyards, farms and back road galleries. The sign on our door says "honk for entry" and this works great. One of our neighbors has a walkie talkie hanging from their door so you can page them when they are out in the fields. Our neighbors Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts is having their fantastic fundraiser/sale "Salad Days" this weekend. So if your passing through the mid-coast region come on by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hand Made, Maker, Craft, What does it all mean? A well crafted life...

We recently wrapped up our first show of the summer with the Maine Craft Guild. We got to see many of our favorite craft artists and friends. I was passing out info for Maine Craft Association's license plate project
http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Contemporary/license-plate

It's always hard to "pitch" or request support from people even when the cause is so near and dear, however as the day went on everyone was thrilled to have a chance to show their support for Maine's crafts people by sporting the plate on their bumper. It was so touching, reaffirming, and....then really exciting to have collectors and appreciators eagerly grab a few flyers. In our time in studios (some 20 years now) we've seen big shifts in where and how work is made. We had so many interesting discussions this weekend with fellow artists about the future of craft, the identity of "craft" and demands on artists. I even had a tense (unpleasant and upsetting) conversation with a gallery owner who got mad because we couldn't fill an order for her gallery immediately. The debacle brought up what is most challenging (and ironically defining about) craftspeople: We don't make very much work, It takes time, (health, money,luck,and stamina)...To produce something inspired, thoughtful, and unique enough to pass on through generations. All of these demands must be balanced, not just well, but artfully. Essentially in the end the art becomes not just the day to day work but balancing all these things: managing a business,...staying inspired, staying in the studio, and not just for years, but for decades.... I told so many people thank you this weekend: Thank You for your appreciation, for your support.  We have been in Maine for 7 years, and in another 7 years I'll move into my 3rd decade of making  glass work, Were it not for our collectors and the supporters of what we do I would have stopped long ago. Even though earning a living is vital to continued work, it' connection: Making something that is part of a long term vision and finding that someone with an eye connects and appreciates it. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Maine Craft Guild show this weekend!

This will be one of the few weekends this year where we won't be able to greet people at our studio gallery. Not to worry though because we will be close by in Damariscotta with 27 other craft artists. We are bringing some of the most beautiful space pitchers that we have made!



Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Summer in Maine: Tandem Glass Gallery is OPEN!

Show season is officially upon us. We just turned the studio off last week and then went to a great glass conference in Boston at NOCA.  We caught up with some friends and watched A LOT of glassblowing! Some amazing skill and imagination. Now we are back in the Studio and sweetening up the gallery with our recent creations. Come visit!

The showroom is open by chance or appointment, give us a call if your planning a visit.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Studio Happenings:

Thanks Center for Maine Contemporary Art for the mention in your blog! If your interested in more than a virtual visit we are having an open house this coming Saturday: April 27 from 2-7 . Its potluck style and while you'll be able to snag a great deal on a beautiful wedding gift (or something for Mom), its really about chillin with friends and neighbors. Charlie did some sand casting with Paul Marioni recently at Pilchuck so he's been inspired to get back into that and built a mold station and we will be doing sand casting demos from 2-5. 
Check out our recently semi-updated website for details...........www.tandemglass.com



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The first day of spring has just passed and today it rained! People seem to be thawing out as well and we've had an influx of visitors. We are happy to have donated work to the Augusta Maine State Museum, the Maine Center for Craft in Gardiner and the Skidompha" Heartwood Theatre Fundraiser Auctions. This weather reminds us that our days with the studio on are coming to a close. Soon it will be too humid (and we'll be doing shows) so we will shut the furnace off. In the meantime however we are getting as much as we can done leading up to our show at Crafts Boston in April. We've also got a number of studio tours scheduled for folks interested in how a glass shop operates. Give us a call if you'd like to join! Otherwise we continue to be open to interested visitors by chance or appointment. That will change as well as things warm up we will go to more regular hours (still good to check in just to make sure if your planning a special trip). 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Open Studio & Maine Craft Association Fundraiser

We hope you'll join us December 1st  from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm for our holiday open studio. This years event is special because 20% of all sales will go to benefit Maine Craft Association.    M.C.A.  creates opportunity for craftspeople and builds Maine's creative economy. This winter as things got chilly and we turned on our shop and got back to work we celebrate being self employed doing what we love. This will be our 6th year blowing glass in Maine ! M.C.A.'s programs aspire to make the dream of sustaining ourselves creating unique work possible not just for us but for 515 other professional members. 
We are grateful to them and also to Fiddler's Reach, Baxter Brewery, and Savage Oakes Vineyard

 


















who are serving locally made mead and wine for the event. Purchase a mosaic glass (specially priced at 25$) to enter the tasting.

We have other great gift items for sale, Fiddle Band Michele Roy & Will West, aka Twisted Strings will provide live music,  glass-blowing demonstrations from 4-5:30. There will be a raffle that include one of the items made during the demonstration.




We hope you'll join us!



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Leaf Peepers !

October has been a beautiful month here in Maine.  Its getting crisp outside and we've had a few cozy nights with a fire which means: It's time to fire up the studio!  We've had an epic 5 months with the glass studio down this year.  This month has been all about resting (mushroom hunting),  gearing up the shop and getting a palette together for fall orders. I'm trying to spend more time on the lathe, but mostly I've been destroying a crappy blade on my saw (just got a really fine fresh one for glass to replace it with) by doing mosaic tile work .....
taken out behind the shop. We refer to this as "pond-gazing"...

There has been plenty of moisture this fall and so it's proving to be an excellent leaf peeper season. According to the foliage report northern Maine has full color right now, and leaves are only just starting to drop in our area. If your just heading out on your tour right now, Midcoast is on the verge of full color. These next couple weeks should prove to be fantastic. If you time it right you'll not only get a glass blowing demonstration out of us (please call in advance), but you can also check out the pumpkin regatta in Damariscotta. If however you are reading this post in November.....Don't feel bad! this photo

was taken last winter of the river in front of our place after the leaves had dropped........................



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer is flying by faster than ever this year. We wrapped up our last show this past weekend in Bar Harbor and Maine's awesome country fair  Common Ground is still a month away, Plenty of time to garden,  work in the studio and soak up time "pond-gazing" .   If you live in Maine, or have every spent any time here you know how serious we are about our food.  This year our garden is really going strong , I've gotten in a couple attempts at making chevre (mostly successful!), Lobster is cheap, our neighbors are having a pig roast. Charlie is out right now searching for mushrooms....
What can I say? It's humid and I'm not missing blowing glass at all! Occasionally there is a little inkling of an idea that starts bubbling away in my brain, but its pretty fleeting. Now is the time to enjoy people coming into the glass gallery , family and friends. Seasonal is Good!!!!


Friday, July 13, 2012

Space Pitchers ....

 I just realized I promised pictures of these back in June, whoops! well, here they are:

The colors are unique and different on them all...And of course if your not familiar with this great design they are totally functional and pour beautifully. I have been having fun photographing them as they remind me of a school of fish. If you can't make it to one of our shows , they are for sale at the Portland Museum of Art in Maine, and the Society of Arts and Craft on Newbury St. in Boston...


speaking of enjoying photography, I've been getting up early to beat the heat. This morning at 8:00 the light was absolutely perfect  to capture this great group which I'm putting together for a collector......






Saturday, June 9, 2012


Yes! We are open. We had a very productive winter and have some really exciting work to show you.
Maine hand blown glass















Charlie and I took the "Tandem" approach to the space pitchers this winter with me on color and him on form. As soon as he signs them I'll get some photos up (promise!)..the colors are really different than anything we've done before. Similar to what we did when we first started making them together 14 years ago.
The winter was really mild. We heated our house with wood alone, and spring kicked in early and extra hot. It wasn't until we turned the studio off for the summer that we got rain and cooler weather (of course).

So as I write this we've gotten a start on the gardens and are getting into our summer schedule : Wake up early, garden till it's too hot then flee into the "coldworking" studio where we cut & polish the glass.
Speaking of which, if you haven't visited our showroom lately we have a mortar and pestle that Charlie designed that are beautiful, functional and unique. What else to tell you? Our work is now carried at the Society of Arts and Crafts on Newbury St. in Boston.  Portland Museum of Art 's crew visited our studio in April and now carry the slinky vase and the space pitchers as well as our cups and carafe . We thank our friends at Sweetbay in Boothbay harbor who have a terrific representation of our glasses. They asked us to produce something special for them: turquoise and white and the results are so....ocean-y . So the point of all this good news is we have a great selection of our work right now.  We wonder every year if we will have enough work to make it till fall arrives and cools things down a bit making it more comfortable to blow glass. This year it's feeling iffy. Come visit us soon for the best choice of pieces !
hand blown glass terrill
Last year we managed to stay shut off till late October and it was heavenly. Maine is absolutely fantastic in the "off season". With October unseasonably warm we headed off for a long weekend on Vinalhaven. Friends visited from California and while we made sure they had long johns we all spent the weekend in shorts and tank tops enjoying what felt like August. I always feel extra sneaky somehow getting all the good weather after the tourists have left.
Charlie and I also attended Maine Craft Association 's weekend at Haystack. Haystack has these weekends at the beginning and end of their summer class schedule and at 3.5 days they are like an "artcation" I love doing there that I have never done before and this year it was Nuno felting with the awesome Terri Pike and here fabulous assistant Jackie. They were an amazing duo. Charlie took Blacksmithing...All in all a good respite. I think after six years we may be getting settled....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring time?

This time of year finds me in a bit of a panic. There is excitement starting to percolate for spring and summer, and then anxiety about running out of time to make work. Winter has been a great time to dig in and devote ourselves to blowing glass. We are making work that we are really excited about....and there is still more time before weather starts to heat up, getting too sweaty and uncomfortable to blow glass, and we turn the studio off for the season.  I really shouldn't panic.  We still have mud season on the horizon and as I write there is a fresh dusting of snow everywhere....

Sunday, November 27, 2011

tis the season


Happy Holidays All! They are upon us. This year we actually made ornaments and are really pleased with how they have been coming out. Charlie refused to make something round and instead came up with this:
The way the one on the right looks reminds me so much of the cartoon whale shape from my kids books growing up that if we have time I think I need to try making a whale. At any rate they really got us thinking about other ornaments we'd like to do.     Stay tuned! 

This is our new Opaline snowball ornament! This color is so pretty with all the pink and gold highlights typical of a nice opal.  Order the ornaments below via our etsy shop and get free shipping (code: freeshipping)....
Speaking of lovely white opals, I've been getting a palette together for an all white mosaic cup group...
So check in with us again soon, or better yet come see us! Blue Hill Winter Faire is coming up next weekend, and the Craft Boston is the second weekend in dec.  Wherever you are this time of year we hope you are enjoying the holidays.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Portland Museum of Art, Today!

We are packing up some great work to take to our trunk show at the Museum. However if you can't make it we are offering free shipping today on our etsy shop. Just enter  FREESHIPPING at check out and your good to go!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Adorable right?




We made this custom cookie jar for a neighbor in Richmond last year. His wife has a thing for snowmen and so he had us make this for her. Charlie and I made it together and there was a lot of debate: top hat? or wool cap? We compromised (as usual) by doing both (go tandem!), operating under the theory that accessories are fabulous.


Other studio news is our devoted wet saw used for cutting all manner of glass around the shop finally bit it. I bought it ...12 years ago in California for less than 100$ so it served us very well. We tried going out and getting another one similar, and it met it's demise after only two uses. We took this as a message to scale up to something really comfortable and nice to work with Hello: more amps and horsepower....
 So we are awaiting a new dewalt! Woo Hoo!
Other points of interest are our upcoming trunk show at the Portland Museum of Art on Nov 25th (stay tuned to our facebook page for images of work we will be bringing), a show to benefit the Bay School in Blue Hill Maine , and of course one of our favorites: The Society of Arts and Crafts show at the Cyclorama ( i love this building. Originally built to house a painting it has amazing light, and more amazing history).
 We are back at the Brunswick Winter Market this year, and came home from it's opening day this past sat. with fresh lilies, amazing cheese, veggies, a pear galette....I could go on but I'd need to get a second lunch.
Hope this post finds you well, and that we get to see you at an upcoming event!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Charlie pulling out decoration for our mosaic line

Thank-You all who turned out for our recent show in Mount Desert Island. It was great meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. If you missed this event we hope to see you at one of our upcoming shows!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Woo Hoo Summer!

It is green lush and beautiful in these parts and after a chilly spring we are finally gardening and beginning our local show tour. Thank You all who have visited us at the gallery or via our new facebook page! If your unable to make it to any of our upcoming shows I have a consolation prize: visit our shop and enter the coupon code Handmade to receive 10% off an order (this is in addition to the price break we give when you buy more that one piece). We have many new designs and sizes to choose from.



Monday, February 21, 2011

color & light


As someone who frequently takes photos of our work here in the studio I'm astounded by my father's take on this recent group of work. He's been a photographer for many years and I'm really amazed when I see his work (as an artist) by what devotion to a single medium can allow a person in the way of expression.
These cups shown above are a limited edition, part of a teal and emerald palette mix I'm doing in limited edition (thus far there are two groups of four completed). The limited edition groups of these palette mixes are something I intend to continue. We did a white group that went to the last Craft Boston show, and I've done a cobalt group that went (as a large set complete with two bowls and a decanter) to our neighbors here in Dresden (via the the Brunswick Farmer's Market).
The range of colors that we have to work with are astounding. Some of the larger works that I create are just too slow and cumbersome . It takes forever to develop the colors...but the cups are great because they are like quick sketches. Satisfying because they feel good in the hand, infinitley useful and delightful in their quirkiness. They are what we aspire to most as "producers": Unique! (all of them)... As their maker this makes them a great vehicle for expression.
We will have this set available at the upcoming Crafts Boston Show this spring. Hope to see you there!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Crafts Boston This Weekend....

Here we go folks!
It's the last of our holiday shows. Society of Arts and Crafts is presenting
Craft Boston at the Cyclorama and we will be there Dec 10th through 12th...
There is a 3$ coupon to visit and show information at this link...


If you are in Maine you can make an appointment to visit our studio...You may even get a demonstration as we are still making work for the show. Fans of the Brunswick Farmer's Market at Fort Andross can visit us there (and enjoy a really great market) from 9-12 this coming Sat. The Brunswick Market is a very well reviewed market with live music amazing farmers, bakers, artisans, choice spices and fresh seafood (among many other tasty snackables, and wearables).. This winter market was recently mentioned in the Portland Press Herald. You can check them out online.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 29, 2010

"Out & About" Tour with Five Rivers Art Alliance


This coming fri Tandem Glass will open our doors from 5-8 pm for glass demonstrations. Sat. & Sun the gallery will be open. We are so pleased to be on the Fiver River's Art Alliance they are such a great organization. Tours span Dresden to Bowdoinham with Bath in between. Many artists will be at Fort Andross in a space donated for exhibition. With a great array of arts and events we hope you enjoy the tour and make your way past our Studio Gallery

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is here...



Summer flew by this year marked by many fun visits with fabulous people here in Maine. One suprise was a visit to our Booth by non-other than Martha Stewart. I have to admit to being a bit dumbstruck by the whole event. Celebrity sighting usually render me mute and the lead up to her appearance was heightened by an excited and constant hum: "Martha Martha Martha". When she did appear I was content to simply watch her enjoy our work, She even mentioned us with nice photos (#22 & #23) on her blog! This epic event was right after bumping into Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs in my favorite coffee shop The Second Read. I managed to actually speak to him which is just about as epic as the actual sighting. He's a super nice guy! He had just done a show at Fenton Glass so my chance at that bit of spotlight was eclipsed. I'm sort of alright with this because I'm not sure how I'd feel about being filmed....At least that's what I'm telling myself.
It's also been a summer of many friend sightings. Newly back from the Common Ground fair we are happy and exhausted, inspired and ready to light up the studio and get back into the shop. Somehow because it's not September anymore its Christmas. How does that work? We have many sketches of new designs, and so somehow the time in the shop already seems too short. We hope to catch up with you at one of our shows or here at the shop.
Thanks for visiting our blog!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The shops back up! 2100 degrees and rising...


Summertime in Maine is not ideal weather for glass-blowing, which is why this year we scheduled regular shop maintenance for June and July. We figured going to shows hanging out in the gallery with friends and gardening while the weather is lush was a seasonal approach that could work out just fine...
Our experiment has been pretty fabulous! We are available when people come into the shop, and spend time cultivating a big garden, organizing, and oh yeah: ripping out more lumber from of our space and (groan) renovating the studio...


The daily schedule has revolved around a long coffee hour in the morning, finishing up engraving work, getting to know our new galleries, chatting with people and ...gardening. There are some very inspiring things coming out of not just the engraving studio or the garden but the compost pile! It's gorgeous right?

unknown (but tasty) squash variety

The little tendrils get knotted up sometimes when they search unsuccessfully for something to hang onto and climb...I think they would make the most amazing jewelry....

and of course I loooove the color.
Here you can see that inspiration in my recent lights, inspired by the capillary structure of plants....


Being that we are up to our eye-balls in zucchini, cucumbers etc. we are contriving all sorts of ways to eat, pickle, and freeze vegetation. While an Anise Hyssop Mojito recipe may be tantalizing I think the zucchini pancake which can be frozen now then popped into the toaster (to be enjoyed single serving style sometime in february) may be more practical to those of you out there drowning in a sea of zucchini boats (pontoons?)...
I like Alice Water's recipe (she calls them zucchini fritters) but I pretty much mix it up with whatever I've got in the spice cabinet (adding cheese is always super good too)...Her recipe calls for potatoe starch. I like to substitute chick pea flour for a pakora like flavor... this is her recipe below from Chez Panisse Vegetables:

1 pound sm. zucchini
salt & pepper
1 clove garlic
1 sm. bunch chives
Zest of 4 lemons
1 tblspn potatoe starch
1 egg
2 tblpns olive oil

Grate zucchini and salt them. Let stand for 30 minute in a colander. Squeeze the zukes dry w/ your hands or wring them out in a towel. Peel and chop garlic fine, chop fine about 1 tblspn. chives, and grate the zest from the lemons.
In a large bowl combine the zuks with garlic, chives, lemon and potatoe starch, and the egg lightly beaten. Heat olive oil in a non stick saut'e pan over a medium heat. for each fritter pour a generous tablespoon of the zucchini batter into the pan. They will look like little pancakes. turn after about 3 min. or when golden. Cook 2 minutes on the other side. Drain on paper towels.

Its really good w/ a tart yogurt on top!



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Summah Time!


If you haven't been by out studio yet this year we are looking forward to your visit. There has been alot of activity since last year and we are very pleased to share our work with you in this newly opened up space


That's our friend Chris Wagner who has been one of many friends to lend a helping hand to us in all stages of the renovation. Here you can see him with Charlie installing the new front door.
In recent news we easily made it through a very mild winter. Ice fishing was new for us this year. Mostly we got to know more of our neighbors who turn out to be amazing beer brewers and mead makers. I went on a Pad Thai making bender that resulted finally in Locally available (neighbors, garden, fridge) version that I hope to repeat intentionally at a later date. Fiddlehead season is sadly winding down...So I may have to wait a year.



Tandem Pad Thai
In a pan mix 1/4 fish sauce, 1/4 tamarind, 1/4 rice wine vinegar, 1/4 honey (1/4 of the overall amount you desire)
Get some Black Bean Tempeh from Lalibela Farm and pan fry so it's toasty...drizzle w/ tahini
In a seperate pan stir fry garlic, scallions and fiddleheads in walnut oil
add heat...peppers... whatever.
when fiddleheads are getting softer toss in a couple eggs (get eggs from neighbors who mostly let them free range. You'll know from the color of the yolk). Scramble
Add rice noodles. they should be slightly undercooked at this time or you get glop quick.
Toast some walnuts and chop up some lemon balm for garnish (instead of the usual peanut and cilantro).
At this time pour in the sauce and toss in the tempeh. Serve w/ garnish (I was out of lime when I did this.....but hey you could try that.....I might experiment with some fresh squeezed orange juice. The flavor of the tamarind with the walnut and black bean is sooooo rich and yummy, and with the fiddlehead it's great. If you try this or some riff based on what you've got locally available I want to hear about it!

Next up for experiments are anise hyssop mojitos...or rhubarb margaritas whatever comes first.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Craft Boston this weekend...

here's the show link: Crafts Boston hope to see you there!

Charlie has these beautiful space pitchers that are so fine. They are like bright gum balls...
We have a bunch of fabulous mosaic cups to choose from...

Many new, small cherished color experiments are going... Apricot:

These color experiments are new and different than anything I've worked with before. They have involved relearning color as I new it and I've been really excited all over again to pop the annealler open in the morning to see what it was I did in the shop the day before. Many of them are like above just a handheld wine glass. They feel great in the hand, and are one of a kind.





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring:




Spring is here? That means summer soon! We have had a few days that are close to 60 causing us to rush outside and begin gardening hopefully (spinach). The river has thawed (usually ice covered until late April) and bulbs are coming up everywhere. We have been hard at work wrapping up projects: Lights for Henry & Marty restaurant in Brunswick...

Preparing for Upcoming shows....

... Crafts Boston is coming up the second weekend in April . We are trying our best with all this gorgeous warm weather to stay nose down on the grind-stone. This is a show that is put on by the Society of Arts and Crafts: the oldest crafts org in the country. We were invited to do the show which is a great honor. The second weekend of April you will find us at the convention center showing off some new work. I'm excited because we are being hosted a short 3 blocks from the show: Walking distance! We are looking forward to seeing some good crafty friends, eating tasty food, and hopefully seeing the contemporary art museum which I've been looking forward to for a while.


Above you'll see a glass Charlie and I made as wedding favors for our ceremony. Uploaded onto the Etsy site They are shown just simply like this in a group of two, however they are available (as we made them) all unique, one of a kind cups perfect for wedding gifts or favors. We still run into various versions of them at friends houses.... for us they were boxes that held other wedding swag : Homemade bug-repellant (s0 good smelling one guest drank it).

and a lobster bib...