Resin makes a remarkable difference!!!

Paige Houghton, here!  Wonderful day in the studio working on my fiber vessels with the resin.  I am getting more comfortable using this technique, and find it very Zen like in the application.   Below is a pic of a portion of a cast vessel without the resin.   Whilst beautiful, it has a very matte  look to it.   The second pic is the same portion with the first resin coat having been applied.   The visitor to Mountain Made Gallery in the Grove Arcade was spot on:   "it looks like glass"!   The hard part is not to touch them, but to be patient whilst the pieces dry!

 

without resin.....

without resin.....

With the first coat of resin, it really does look like glass!

With the first coat of resin, it really does look like glass!

Whilst it rains....

Paige here.   Just wanted to take a moment to comment on how zen like my afternoon has been.   Whilst the much needed rain pours down on Asheville, I've spent time creating a new fiber vessel for my next demonstration at Mountain Made Gallery on June 21, 2014.   The Gallery is in the Grove Arcade, Page Avenue, Asheville.   Creating art in public, in such a well known gallery is really a blessing for me!

 

 

Today at Mountain Made Gallery

I took a new fiber vessel "Forest Floor" into Mountain Made Gallery for Melinda to see.   It is awesome working with such a kind and well versed gallery owner.   

"Forest Floor" looks just like a forest floor: greens and browns fields of color, flowing through the vessel's flutes.   This is my first piece with a lovely champagne colored ribbon added around the top.  In the next couple of days, I hope to create the companion fiber ribbon to add as a second layer.

Take a break and visit Mountain Made Gallery in the Grove Arcade in Downtown Asheville.  Melinda has a broad spectrum of jewelry, glass objects, pottery, metal and, of course textile made by North Carolina artists.   I'm proud to be one of the artists at Mountain Made!