Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Violin #2 completed; Upcoming show

Appalachian Fall Violin just completed...winter and summer next once I find some more violins!

Come on out on Sunday May 6 to the May Day Festival in West Chester.  I'll be there with my booth.  Everhart Park - 100 South Brandywine Street, West Chester PA 19382.  11am to 4pm.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New Violin in Progress & Classes!

I don't usually post photos of works in progress, but this one may be shown in the Daily Local newspaper this week.  There will be an article coming out Thursday, April 5 about my violins and the Painted Violin project for the Community Music School with photos of me with this violin and the one at the Kimmel Center.  This is the second in a series of Four Seasons on Violins.  Winter and Summer are coming next but I am still in need of another violin or two.  Please contact me if you have an old violin you would like to donate to the cause!  This violin will be on display at Beam's Music in Frazer later this month.

Upcoming Classes:

Flex Class - Found object mosaics using the direct method.  Saturday, April 14 9am - 5pm and Sunday, April 15 9 am - noon or Saturday, April 21 9 am - noon at my home studio near Downingtown.  Bring Found objects you would like to use or if you have an object you would like to use as a base, bring that for the Found Object Mosaic classes. I have an assortment of ceramic tiles and mirrors as well. All other materials will be supplied. Class sizes are limited to 3 people, cost is $125.00 per person. 

**NEW** - Mosaics and Coffee for those who don't have much time!  Vitreous glass mosaic class using the indirect method at my home studio.  We'll have coffee, cappuccino, latte and make coasters (or house numbers) at the same time!  Saturday mornings, 9 am to noon.  July 14, 21, and 28.  All other materials will be supplied. Class sizes are limited to 3 people, cost is $100.00 per person. 

If you or someone you know is interested in a class, please let me know. I will also do one-on-one classes on a mutally agreeable schedule.  Please feel free to contact me with questions! or (610) 942-4856.

Gallery School of Pottstown: 

SPIRIT ANIMAL MOSAIC (ages 13-17) with Amy Bruckner
Native American beliefs embrace the idea of animal guides with one totem animal that acts as the main guardian spirit. With this one animal a connection is shared, either through interest in the animal, characteristics, dreams, or other interaction. This animal guide offers power and wisdom to the individual when he or she conveys their respect and trust and are open to learning its lessons. This class will help students identify their spirit animal guide through a series of questions, and then design and create a mosaic with vitreous glass that honors their spirit animal. No previous mosaic experience necessary. There is a $10 material fee per student, payable to the instructor at the first class. SUMMER SESSION begins July 10. Class runs Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for 4 weeks. $130 (member), $140 (non-member). Visit www.galleryonhigh.orgfor more information and to register.

Learn the indirect method of creating beautiful mosaics with vitreous glass. Make a 6 inch by 8 inch house number or a set of 4 coasters. Suitable for beginners and for those with some experience as well.There is a $10 materials fee, payable to your instructor at the first class. SUMMER SESSION begins July 24. Class runs Tuesdays for 4 weeks from 10am-1pm. $110 (member), $120 (non-member). Visit for more information and to register.