Þorrablót celebrations are coming up in Toronto! The ICCT hosts a fun event. I will be working it this year, too! To start the celebrations and Spring cleaning I’m having a Spring cleaning SALE with coupon code: ICELAND2015 25% off everything in my Etsy shop.
I’ve recently returned from Brooklyn and almost a month away there- yikes! I was cat-sitting, making work/finishing work at Urban Glass and having a lot of time to contemplate the upcoming residency.
Urban Glass is a dream studio! 17,000 square feet of tools and equipment for rent at amazing prices. And now a beautiful gallery hosting and selling beautiful work.
UG’s studio has a room for every process- it seems -relating to glass. A mould room, kiln room, Hotshop, Flame-working room, coldshop, lounge, offices, lockers, showers!!, a packing area, Flatshop.. you name and they have it!
I visited the Bullseye Glass resource centre in Mamaroneck- super nice people there and tons of gorgeous glass. 🙂 AND went to the preview opening of Bjork’s MoMa exhibit. Which is amazing and honestly not to be missed, fan or not. The costumes, emotions within the work is palpable.
I asked if I could take a picture or two 🙂
Back in Toronto I’ve gathered supplies for the Raku Kiln build! I am going to put it together here so I can fire it up and make sure everything works properly. Locating certain supplies in Iceland has been tricky, not to mention pretty much non-existant. That said, Iceland Air allows customers 2 checked bags weighing 50 pounds each so, guess what I am checking in? Kiln Bricks! Shipping to Iceland from Canada is crazy, nuts expensive! I sent 2 boxes to Iceland from Brooklyn containing supplies and some food items– weighing around 40lbs all together. This cost $90+ USD and arrived in Iceland within 4 days. The same would have run over $240CAD and taken forever to arrive and most likely without tracking! Uhhh, no. Hopefully Iceland’s Customs won’t find my brick packed bags too odd… haha ha.
OK back to work! I will post an update within the next week or two concerning the Raku Kiln, etc.
Thanks again for stopping by!