Steider Studios: Studio Sale 2014

Thanks so much to everyone who drove out to the Columbia River Gorge & to the top of Burdoin Mtn to see my studio & purchase my work!  You make it all worthwhile!!  I’m open by appointment and you can see my work in my ArtFire & Zibbet shops.  Now for some R & R in my garden!

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Steider Studios Annual Studio Sale 2014

My annual studio sale is coming up on April 11, 12 & 13 in the hills above White Salmon Washington.  I’ll open my studio for three fun-filled days along with 40 other artists juried into the Gorge Artists Open Studios.  It’s the only time ALL my work is unpacked and displayed in one setting.  Enjoy a stroll through my garden on your way down to see my photography and art glass in my little cabin.

I just ordered new metal prints and all occasion greeting cards from my nature & landscape photographs.  My kiln has been reloaded with MORE art glass garden art.  Last night I finished cold-working new earrings and bracelets.  I have a feeling I’ll be finishing them between guests as there’s still so much preparation left to do!

You can find maps of the tour at Mt Adams Chamber of Commerce or download a pdf from our website, http://gorgeartists.org  onto your iPad or similar device.

If you’re in ~ or will be in ~ the Pacific Northwest, I’m happy to send you directions, just send me a message.

Until then, I’ll be scouring out my studio & unpacking all my work to show you!

Steider Studios:  Buggettes, Warm Colors

This Friday the Yard, Garden & Patio Show opens!  I’ll be in booth 659 near the display gardens.  Stop by, say hello and tell me you follow my blog.

Steider Studios:  Kiln-formed Glass Wall Pocket Vase

I just finished new wall pocket vases to display your pretty flowers.  I have lots of new glass butterflies, buggettes and ladybugs for your garden decor … PLUS….

Steider Studios:  Monarch Butterfly

I’ll have new note cards made from my photographs AND some canvas wraps and metal prints that are absolutely stunning!  I am loving my new photographic efforts and results.

Get $2.00 off admission with this coupon:  YGP 2013 admission coupon

Steider Studios:  Peach Hibiscus

Next on my calendar is a mini-solo show at ‘The Nook’ at Columbia Arts.  It will open March 1st, in addition to work I’m submitting for the ‘Gorge Artists Open Studios Preview’ at Columbia Art Gallery with 29 other artists.

Steider Studios:  Textured with Green Dichro, Long

More good news, my jewelry is included in an article, ‘Top Jewelry Trends’ in Glossi Magazine!

April will be a killer month with an event each weekend, beginning with the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas.  My open studio sale is the second weekend, followed by ‘Artists of the Gorge’, a weekend art show at Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River!  The last weekend in April is the largest show of my year, ‘Glass Gallery’ in Portland at the Convention Center.  The Gathering of the Guilds is the largest event of its kind on the West Coast and is always a must see.  If at all possible, plan to spend a couple of days perusing all the fabulous art at this show.  There is so much to see, so many artists and media that you’ll want to take home one of everything!

Steider Studios:  Art Glass Butterfly, Yellow, Orange on Black

Don’t forget come say hi if you go to Portland’s Yard Garden & Patio Show and get $2.00 off admission with this coupon:  YGP 2013 admission coupon.

Thanks for stopping by!

My Dance Card overflows with holiday shows this year.  Last weekend I was at the Soroptimists of Mt. Adams Shopping Extravaganza in Hood River.  Next weekend is two shows in two days.  You’ll find me at Mid Columbia Medical Center’s Holiday Show in The Dalles Oregon on Friday, November 30th from 10am until 4pm.  Held in the Medical Office Building behind the hospital, you’ll find something for everyone.

Then Saturday, December 1st I’ll be showing my work along the base of Mt. Adams at the Trout Lake Holiday Show.  We’ll be inside the Trout Lake School multi-purpose room from 10am until 4pm.  If you’re in the area, stop in to see my work as well as my fellow (very talented) artists!

I have hundreds of new earrings that are in the final stages of finishing.  Today I worked on glass star and snowflake ornaments because my stock is too low, but hoping I can finish more earrings because they are SO FUN TO WEAR and I know you’ll love them!

The following weekend I’ll be in Portland Oregon, Friday & Saturday December 7 & 8 at Multnomah Arts Center in the Gym with Left Coast Artists Collective.  A very cool group of artists, I’m thrilled to be juried into their show.  You can see images of all the artist’s work on their Facebook page.  Please check them out, like them & share their postcard with your friends if you’re so inclined!

Let me know you follow my blog and I just might have a little surprise for you!

 

Going to the Yard Garden and Patio Show in Portland Oregon?  February 17 through 19, 2012.  Here’s a discount coupon for you!!  Be sure to say hello so I can show you my new glass vases and garden ornaments.

 I’ll be in booth 1481 near the Hardy Plant Society area.

I’ll have wall pocket vases,

garden ornaments, fun bracelets, and more!

Portland, Oregon Convention Center  on MLK Blvd.  February 17 through 19, 2011.

Don’t forget, I’ll be in booth 1481 near the Hardy Plant Society area.

 See you there!!   

A Working Girl’s Work

November 20, 2011

As an independant artist instead of taking advantage of Black Friday after the Thanksgiving holiday, I’ll be working.  Yes, working.  I love my job!  I’ll be in the studio stringing over 7 dozen bracelets on Friday, then selling them along with wall pocket vases, glass ladybugs, butterflies, garden art and more at the Soroptimist Shopping Extravaganza on Sunday in Hood River OR.

  After that I’ll be preparing ‘Small Works’ of glass art for Columbia Art Gallery‘s holiday show opening Dec 2 and running through the 29th.

You can find my holiday work already delivered at The Dalles Art Center and I’ll have a jewelry Trunk Show early in December at J D Smith Jewelers in The Dalles OR.  I’ll be posting the date at Steider Studios on Facebook & hope you can join us!

In the meantime, as a holiday ‘Thank You’ I’m offering complementary shipping for your on-line orders in the US -Steider Studios Shop on Zibbet!

What does this all have to do with gardening you ask?  Those bracelets I mentioned earlier were designed with you, my fellow gardeners in mind.  I signed up for the Portland Yard, Garden and Patio Show Feb. 17 – 19 2012, and have been designing specifically for gardeners just like you & me!  I think you’re going to LOVE my ladybug bracelets!

Thanking you with all my heart for continuing to follow my journey, I wish you love, light, and joy, along with family and friendship this week of giving Thanks.  Happy Thanksgiving!

On March 12th a 9.0 earthquake and resulting tsunami hit Japan, wiping out many coastal towns.  I cannot fathom the heartache of those who lost entire families in this tragedy.  And I can’t stop thinking about it.

In the days that followed, I considered what I could do to help.  You can read my thoughts in this previous post.  As many of you know, I’m a glass artist by trade, so I decided to make some sushi sets to sell in my Artfire Shop.

I started by sketching some patterns and designs, then ran some quick small tests to see which I liked best.  After narrowing it to these three designs, I asked for help from my Facebook friends to decide which sets to make.  They had to be made in between previously committed projects and classes I was teaching.

The two selected designs were scaled up and made into 6″ sushi plates with matching sauce dishes.

When I posted results on my Facebook Page, my friend Katie offered sushi presses that Wayne (of Sticks & Stones) had made to go with my sets.  A perfect addition, I happily accepted.

The sets are $95 each and consist of two plates that are 6″, two cute little sauce dishes that are 3.5″ to 4″ and the beautiful 3 part Sushi Press.  A sweet set for two, I think it will be quite romantic using them!  Or for family fare you’ll need two sets.

Click here to purchase the set above (Whirl Design on Black)

If you’d rather have the Whirl Design on white, you can purchase it by clicking this link.

If you like the white background, you can purchase the Wave and Lotus Design with a click on this link.

And if you like the black background with the Wave and Lotus Design shown at the top of this post, you can click here to purchase it.

I’ve given my time and talent, along with Wayne and Katie Cordrey to produce these beautiful sets.  I hope you’ll consider purchasing one or two.  100% of your purchase price will go directly to relief efforts.

Did I tell you the carving on the sushi press is the Japanese character for ‘peace’?

Peace to you and yours.  xoxoxo

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