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Inspiration based designs

by Karla Piatt


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2016 Art Show Schedule!

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (27)
2016 Art Show Schedule

  1. June 4-5:         Wilsonville’s Festival of Arts, Wilsonville
  2. July 2-3:          Tillamook Freedom Festival, Blue Heron, Tillamook
  3. July 2,3,4:       Art and the Vineyard, Eugene
  4. July 8-9:          Sisters Artist Marketplace at the Quilt show, Sisters
  5. July 9-10:        Sandy Mountain Festival, Sandy
  6. July 9-10:        Bend Summer Festival, Bend, OR
  7. July 16:           Gresham Art Walk, Gresham, OR
  8. July 23-24:       Sisters Arts & Crafts Festival, Sisters Creekside Park
  9. Aug 13-14:       Seaside Christmas in August, Seaside Convention Center
  10. Aug 20-21:       Silverton Fine Arts Festival, Silverton
  11. Sept 3-4:          Sisters Fall Street Festival, Oak & Main in Sisters
  12. Oct 8-9:            Sisters Harvest Faire, Main Avenue in Sisters
  13. Nov 12-13:        Old Fashion Christmas, Deschutes Fairgrounds, Redmond
  14. Nov 19-20:        Old Fashion Christmas, Salem State Fairgrounds, Salem

SOLD at the Three Rivers Artist Guild Gallery

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)
During the Fall and Winter seasons, you can find my work at the Three Rivers Artist Guild Gallery in the Singer Hill Cafe. It is located on 7th Street in Oregon City.  

Here are a few pieces that have sold:

Tips for smooth edges

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 4:32 PM Comments comments (0)
Let's start talking about some tips for working with fused glass. Have you ever found that after cutting your curve or circle that the cuts are not smooth? Maybe the glass didn't break evenly. There are two approaches. One is to grind the glass prior to fusing and the other is to grind (with an electric grinder - water keeps it cool) after fusing. I find it is actually easier to grind before firing the glass - this way, if I break the glass I can easily cut a new piece. And, any scratches will disappear when fired. On the other hand, grinding after will leave marks, scratches, and possible will require you to re-fuse. Bringing the glass up to tack temperature does not remove scratches. It is possible to polish the glass - but one risks shattering the glass if you use too high of a speed (slow speed is best!). What have you found?

Welcome to Fusion by Karla!

Posted on September 10, 2012 at 11:18 PM Comments comments (365)
Welcome everyone! Our first show took place September 8-9th (2012) where we unveiled my new approach to fused glass. It was a rewarding experience! Take a look at the slide show to see some of the designs that sold during this event! Enjoy. Oh - and sign up for our email list!