Friday, July 17, 2015

Come See My Work on Facebook!

Facebook has just become the main place I promote my glass and metal jewelry, so please follow me there!  :)

https://www.facebook.com/mblackburnglass


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leanne Pizio's Keep It Local Art Show

The Keep It Local Art Show is this Saturday, October 26, 2013, from 10 am to 4 pm!

Over 25 artists and craftspeople will be sharing their work at this year's Fall show. You can get all your holiday shopping done at once and beat your friends to the punch!

We'll have pottery, jewelry, dolls, painting, woodworking, iron work and more! Bring 6 cans of food for the Servant Center and choose a piece of artwork from the Art Hunt!


I will have a lot of new pieces, such as:




The location is 2409 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC and here's a map that shows where to park.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Art in the Arboretum, Oct. 6, 2013

I will have a lot of new pieces at Art in the Arboretum
 this Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 from 
12 noon to 5 pm!
This is a fantastic juried art and fine craft exhibit and sale which is held at the Greensboro Arboretum. Artists from throughout the region exhibit their hand-crafted offerings along the garden's paved walkways. 



Live entertainment on 3 stages, ArtQuest activities for kids, Art Bark for dogs, 2 food courts, and more! 

It's a wonderful afternoon out for the whole family!



Admission is FREE!



Greensboro Arboretum

401 Ashland Drive, Greensboro, NC

(336) 373-4334

Parking is available off Starmount Drive, or on the side streets surrounding the Arboretum. Here are directions! 


Friday, August 2, 2013

Collage pendants

Here are some photos of some pendants I'm working on...you can see their rough cut edges...

The next step is grinding them all smooth, drilling holes and firing in the kiln a second time to fire polish the ground down surface.

I'm having fun with the collages in these small pieces!





Thursday, June 20, 2013

More Pink!

My Kilncarved Pink Heart Pendant is so popular it's been featured in another Treasury!

Thank you to Marilyn at Photos by Marilyn who featured it in her In Search of the Pink...Panther treasury!




Monday, June 17, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Leanne Pizio's Spring Show

Only one more week until Leanne's Spring Show!


Here are some pieces I'm working on for the show!





Monday, March 25, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

New Metal

Just some new copper, brass and nickel pieces I'm working on right now...hope to have some on my Etsy site soon!








Sunday, February 10, 2013

Working with Metal

Look out! Like I didn't have enough going on with my glass, now I'm trying to combine glass with metalwork! I feel like it's taking it to another level and so far I'm really enjoying it!

I'm taking a class at the Sawtooth Center in Winston-Salem with Brittany Sondberg. Right now I'm just working with brass, nickel and copper until I get the hang of it and then I'll get into silver.
I'm etching some nickel and copper to use in my upcoming class...This is the acid bath I'm soaking the metal in:


And the results on nickel:




 And on copper:

thinking about ways to combine it with glass:

and a copper and brass ring I'm working on...that's a silver prong that will hold a piece of glass...after I add three more prongs, of course


it looks pretty rough right now, but I'll post later after I get it all cleaned up!

 

Sunday, January 6, 2013

25% OFF Sale in my Etsy Store!


For a limited time only take 25% OFF everything in my Etsy Shop!

I'm starting the New Year with a great sale to make room for some new pendants and earrings I'm working on!

Just use the coupon code: FRESHSTART when checking out to take 25% off everything you purchase from now until January 17!


Sunday, December 23, 2012