On Tuesday, before venturing over to the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts to view part 2 of Fiberart International 2013, Pam and I visited the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery on Ellsworth Avenue. If you like glass and ever find yourself in Pittsburgh, this gallery is a must see.
A flock of free flying birds
greeted us upon entering.
A bit of red caught my eye
and another bit begged to be tried on.
(and bought...just couldn't resist the circles)
Felted necklaces and bracelets by Maria Eife,
part of her Binary Collection.
Then a bit of orange caught my eye.
kiln cast glass, pate de verre
I turned and realized that we'd arrived in time to view the Morgan's annual teapot exhibition. While plenty of photos were taken, I'm only going to share my favorites. A complete catalog can be downloaded here (it's located mid-page) which has individual, professional photos of each work in the exhibit. It's well worth a browse.
blown, sculpted, glass, 14k gold fill wire,
green garnet, semi-precious stones
flameworked, cast glass
black ash, beads, waxed linen thread,
paper cord, wire, tubing
House on Tufted Hill
stoneware, paperclay, underglaze, glaze,
high temp wire
Procession of the Muse
handbuilt porcelain stoneware,
underglazes, metal wire
Mind-Boggling Bulbous Blend
blown, overlaid, cut, polished,
lathe-worked, epoxied glass
Water, Tea, Then Reverence
Minds swirling and creative energies renewed,
Pam and I strolled down the street to Daphne Cafe & Grill for lunch where we soaked up the sun while feasting like queens. Pam spied an art object that brought Ronnie and her wonderful weekly art objects to mind. Ronnie, this one is for you...courtesy of Mother Nature and Pam.