Category: Blog

BORDERS, EDGES & SEAMS

I’m thrilled that three of my pieces were accepted into the upcoming show at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo.  I know it will be a beautifully curated show…

SOLD !!

I’m so pleased with my show at Fox Fine Jewelry in Ventura.  Three of my pieces have sold so far and the show will still be running until…

NEW GARDEN ART

This just out of the kiln – a 17″ circle of red glory!  Ready for mounting as a garden piece, but it would be equally fabulous in front…

BLUE SPLENDOR MENORAH

Here’s my latest menorah – glass formed in the kiln – all mounted and ready for candles.

LADIES IN WAITING

May I present – Her Majesty and her Ladies in Waiting! The three lovelies are framed and ready to go out to her audience – one of my…

NEW SHOW AT THE FAULKNER GALLERY

I’m thrilled to have 3 pieces in the current show at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara, and to be one of the 23 artists whose works are…

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HOMAGE TO CHAGALL

Here are my new Chagall homage pieces. One was for my son-in-law, Adam Sperber‘s birthday, and the other was “just because” The colors and vibrancy of Chagall’s work…

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DAYDREAMING

Abstract works are fairly new for me, but they are challenging and I’m always up for the challenge of trying something completely new. I’ve completed a number of…

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WHAT FUN IN CLASS!

We had two classes for beginners in fused glass this weekend and had so much fun! And even though most people start out making excuses about not being…

BEST INTERNATIONAL CREATIVES 2016

I am so pleased that my work has been juried in to the hardcover edition of “Best International Creatives 2016”. This particular piece, EYE NEBULA is one of…

THE LOOK OF SOUND

I’m so pleased that this work has been accepted into the THOUSAND OAKS ART ASSOCIATION 2016 OPEN JURIED SHOW, from Feb. 1st through Feb. 27th at the Thousand…

FUSED GLASS 101

What a wonderful time we had in the Beginning Fusing class in my studio yesterday.  Having four enthusiastic students to share my passion is so exciting for me!…

NEW SHOW AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

I’m excited to have had two pieces accepted into the show starting next week at Community Memorial Hospital.  The show, entitled CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ will run through April 10th….

+SPACE – SANTA BARBARA SCULPTORS GUILD

I’m thrilled to start 2016 by having three pieces accepted to the Santa Barbara Sculptors Guild annual show, entitled “+SPACE” at the Faulkner Gallery in Santa Barbara.  The…

STUDIO OPEN HOUSE

It’s that time of year again – we’re gearing up for our Studio Open House and Holiday Sale on December 11, 12, and 13th.   It’s been a very…

ABSTRACT ART COLLECTIVE

I’m thrilled to have had my work accepted into the Abstract Art Collective, a group of extremely talented artists in Santa Barbara. There will be some exciting shows…

AUTUMN COLORS AT COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

I’m thrilled that these two works have been selected for “Autumn Colors”, a new show at Community Memorial Hospital, Ventura,   from October 4th, 2015 until January 10,…

NEW WORKSHOP AT SBCC

I’d like to let all you know about a glass workshop I’m teaching in Santa Barbara in August.  It’s a 3 day workshop at the beginner / intermediate…

DAYDREAMS

I’ve completed 3 pieces in my Daydream series now and they are so exciting for me because they are such a departure from my comfort zone.  I want…

NAME UNKNOWN?

This 17 x 20″ piece just came out of the kiln – still a bit warm, but couldn’t wait to share!  It’s a new direction for me, but…

UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY

I have 5 entries accepted into the 17th Annual Collage, Digital & Mixed Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition, hosted by UpstreamPeopleGallery.  It’s a world-wide competition and debuts on line…

L’Chaim

I just finished the long process of making my first drinking vessel, and now, of course, my husband wants a whole set, and wouldn’t they be beautiful?  Or…

FRAN’S FOLLIES

I’ve been playing with “melting” glass lately and the results are fascinating.  After melting the glass, I’ve placed each piece in a plexiglass “tray”, added more bits of…

BEST SALES WEEK EVER

What a wonderful and gratifying week.  First I heard that the largest piece I’ve done to date, Spectral Harmony, has been sold and installed in the offices of…

EARTH PANEL and SOMIS SUNSET

Two new pieces recently completed – “Somis Sunset” is a 12 x 24 wall hung panel and “Earth Panel” is 12 x 36.

GREAT NEWS!

“BIRTH OF A PLANET” has been accepted into a show at the Orange County Creatives Gallery in Laguna Beach.  The show runs from March 3 to March 27,…

FESTIVO IS COVER ART

This piece “Festivo” which I completed for the Ventura Music Festival last May was just featured on the cover of the latest Delphi Glass Customer Appreciation flyer.  Three…

SPIDER WEB BOWL

This new bowl is still warm from the kiln.  I love the open weave and all the beautiful blue and purple tones.  It’s already listed on the fine…

HAPPINESS

This lovely cast piece is ready for my Studio Open House this weekend.  Couldn’t resist sharing it with you!

YES, I’M TEACHING!

This just out of the kiln!  It’s an example of the work we’ll be doing in a weekend fused glass workshop I’ll be doing at Santa Barbara City…

Four Beauties

I just finished hanging 4 of my Homage Series in a grouping on one of my red walls in my home / gallery, and what a grouping that…

SPECTRAL HARMONY

SPECTRAL HARMONY is a an expression of the strength that can result when a myriad of diverse elements exist in harmony.  The work contains over 450 hand cut pieces, …

AUGUST WAS A FINE MONTH!!

Good news from several fronts this month as my work has received recognition from varied sources. First, I’m thrilled to have had 3 of my works accepted to…

New Vessel

Arrived home from a week away to find this beauty waiting for me.  I created the glass, sliced it and composed it into a thick slab, and then…

BUNIQ GOES TO CHICAGO!

I’m thrilled to have my beautiful “Buniq” selected for the “Real People, 2014” show in the Chicago Area and I sent her on her way this afternoon.  As…

NEW PIECES ADDED FOR SALE!

I have just added 4 interesting new pieces for sale – 3 new bowls and a Hanukkah menorah!  Do take a look – I hope you like them…

NEWS!

I’m so pleased that three of my works, “Festivo”, “Homage to the Village” and “Omega Nebula” have been selected for the “16th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition”.  The…

Two New Bits of Exciting News for You!

First, I learned today that I have been accepted as an artist member to the Los Angeles Art Association!  It’s hard for me to believe that 10 years…

Great News!

How exciting!  My work was selected in the 16th Annual Contemporary Art Juried Online International Art Exhibition.  Upstream People Gallery celebrates this month the “16th Annual Contemporary Art International”…

NEW WORKS

Introducing “Once in a Blue Moon” and “Venus”.  I’ve been waiting to unveil these two new pieces until the custom stands I had made for each of them…

COSMOS SERIES

I’ve finished two new pieces to add to my “Cosmos” Series and each piece I finish is more exciting to me than the last.  Having just sold 3…

Special Thanks to Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood

What an exciting Sunday afternoon I had sharing my passion for fused glass with a fabulous group from Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood.  They were a bright, charming, and…

DAZZLER

My new 20″ platter, dichroic and dazzling, I think!

Chagall Homage Series

HOMAGE TO CHAGALL

Finished this piece last week as a Birthday present to my darling son-in-law Adam Sperber.  It was quite a challenge but completely worth the effort

NEW PIECES IN COSMOS SERIES

Here are two new pieces in my Cosmos Series – the Helix Nebula and the Omega Nebula.  I’m just finishing another one as well, but wait till it’s…

FIRE AND ICE

Here’s the latest in my fireglass series.  These bowls are made of recycled, tempered glass, fused and slumped to create these amazing pieces.  They are all thick and…

LUSTER STARFIRE

Just took this latest in my Starfire series out of the kiln and had to share it immediately.  It’s a lovely, large bowl, finished on the inside and…

GEMMA

Meet “Gemma”!  She’s a 20″ fused glass sculpture, created for the Casa Pacifica Angels, and will be presented at our Annual Luncheon on May 8th.  She was inspired…

HELIX NEBULA AND FIREGLASS BOWL

I have finished two new pieces I wanted to share with you.  HELIX NEBULA is the second in my series “COSMOS”, all done with powders and ground glass….

CALORIS

I’ve been inspired, by an astronomy class I’m taking at Osher Life Long Learning Institute from Dr. Jerry Clifford, by the beauty of the Cosmos.  I’m planning to…

NUANCE

Trying my hand at some mask projects and this is my first.  It’s a two sided mask, very thick glass, hollow in the middle, and mounted on black…

NEW PIECES

I’ve just finished photographing two new pieces:  the last of my HOMAGE #8, HELENA, in which I’ve interpreted eight of Picasso’s ladies as fused glass art, and BUTTERFLY…

FIBER / GLASS

Is it fabric?  Is it glass?  I just finished this new piece of woven glass and I’m excited to do more.  This is about 14 x 18″ and…

“WESTERN OUTLOOK” WINNER

Exciting news – and a very welcome break from the hard work of putting away all my work from my recent studio open house.  Yes, all the hard…

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Almost ready – everything is hung and displays are finished for my annual studio open house this weekend, December 6, 7, and 8th.  I’m always a bit overwhelmed…

ARTQUENCH GALLERY AND MAGAZINE

Two exciting pieces of news this afternoon. My “Jordan River” was awarded Special Recognition in Artquenchgallery.com in their recent “Haunted” competition. And….I have been accepted as a resident…

ART BUZZ 2014 COLLECTION

Great news yesterday!  My work has been selected to be included in “Art Buzz, the 2014 Collection”, where I have been awarded First Prize in Fused Glass 2D….

ART QUENCH GALLERY

Four of my pieces have been accepted into the on-line gallery, Artquench.com with a “Special Recognition” award.  The pieces are two of my Homage Series: Adara and Freda, as…

NEW VESSELS

Just received 2 new vessels that I had sent to master glassblower, Ryan Staub to finish for me.  I do love this medium – I create the slab…

GILLA

Meet “Gilla”, the 7th in my Picasso series.  Just finished applying enamels this afternoon and she’s ready to frame.  “Gilla” translates from Hebrew as “Joy”, and isn’t she…

CALIFORNIA SUNSET

This latest piece is based on a photograph given to me by a guest at one of my demo-lectures who is moving away from the area but wants…

HOMAGE #6, FREDA

Just finished the sixth in my Homage Series.  So far, two of my lovely ladies have left home with new owners and I realized that I miss them…

ARTslanT MAGAZINE

I learned today that HOMAGE #2 was selected as a winner in the 7th 2013 Showcase competition sponsored by ARTslanT Magazine, an online artist showcase.  I’m thrilled to have this…

HOMAGE #5, ETANA

Just finished my new piece in my Homage Series.  These are so exciting to create, truly pushing me to extend what I can do with fused glass.  This…

UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY

This morning three of my works made their debut on the 13th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. (That’s a mouthful, I know). You can see…

UPSTREAM PEOPLE GALLERY

More good news!  I learned today that I had three (count them, 3) pieces selected for the 13th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition. The exhibition…

REAL PEOPLE SHOW

July 16, 2013 I’m thrilled that my “Butterfly” was accepted in a show being mounted by the Northwest Area Arts Council in Illinois.  There were over 600 submissions…

WEDDING VESSEL

Two of these 20″ tall vessels were made for my daughter, Cheri and her husband, Adam to incorporate shards from the glass that Adam broke during their recent…

FABULOUS ROLL-UPS

I’ve just returned from an amazing class with Patty Grey, where I learned the techniques involved in making glass panels appropriate for “rolling up” and blowing into vessels….

Lighten up!

This is one of a pair of light sconces I just completed for a client.  The photo can’t begin to describe them, but I think they’ll be a…