I will have my art for sale locally in the One Shot Cafe, located at 10882 NC Hwy 105, Banner Elk, North Carolina.
I hope this works well for you all! Please provide me any feedback in the Contact form below! I appreciate all of your input!
I promise to start being more consistent in my blog posts *grin*. I have had some requests for process and creation blogs, so I am working on those and also trying to include short videos to Instagram (@jenelart) and my Facebook Business Page (JenelArt). I have even made a You Tube Channel and am working up the courage to make some longer videos for those who are interested! Thank you!
I promise not to spam the heck out of you with Newsletter emails....I try to do them monthly, but really, it's been more quarterly. The newsletter will show you what is coming out of my studio (which is currently expanding!) and down the road, I will be offering classes or "Wine Glass" evenings for friends. (Still trying to determine if it is smart to have wine and glass together HA HA HA....)
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I grew up in a creative family. My Mother is a great cake decorator, fiber artist and painter. My Father is a great cartoon artist and painter as well as a writer. So being artistic and creative was always in my grasp and I loved it! I have been creating and selling art for over 30 years now and am moving into the full time arena to enjoy my passion even more, because life is short and we need to do what we love!
I have always had a vivid imagination and would make pictures from cloud formations or even mud puddles in the back yard. I have tried many forms of art and enjoy painting, metal work, silver smith work, crochet, knitting, quilting and of course GLASS! When in college for Graphic Design, I tried a variety of art forms through my courses and have used some of the techniques learned along the way in just about all of my artistic endeavors.
Glass has always fascinated me and I know that someday I would try the medium. The delay was due to the cost and accessibility to the tools needed to create the glass. In 2016, I finally made the leap and took some classes in lampwork and taught myself fused glass through trial and error, online courses, books, other glass artists and a passion to try.
Painting is my other passion and when I found I could paint with enamel on glass, or use glass frit and powder to create a painting, there was no doubt I had found my medium and passion for artistic expression
Glass is an amazing and frustrating medium! Fused glass can decide it wants to be a vase even when you think it should be a bowl....and it never hesitates to let you know! You can do so much with it and make it into almost any shape. But, it is not a fast process and the glass will not let you rush the creation.
I am please to be able to create functional art pieces, decorative sculptures and boxes and fluid vases and vessels. And I can do it all with glass or by painting with enamel or frit. it is a wonderful diverse medium that brings light and color to your room or dinner party!
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