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In Production Mode…

Have been a bit busy creating new items for 2018 show season (March through December)

Having lots of fun re-purposing antique Art Nouveau (and some Art Deco) silver plate into pendants and rings. I love the floral detailing and attempting to learn the pattern names!

Just a few of my Art Nouveau pieces:

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Also working on some garden-inspired fused glass pendants…

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2018 Show Schedule TBA

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Holiday Shows

 

Sunday, December 3        10-2   Hotel Henry Holiday Brunch

Saturday, December 9      10-4  Parkside Holiday Market

Sunday, December 17       10-2   Hotel Henry Holiday Brunch

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Lots of silver and copper for a shimmering holiday season…see these and much more!

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Autumn Adventures….

October & November Show Schedule

Saturday, October 7          11- 6  Youngstown Arts & Music Festival

Saturday, October 14           9-3  Sweet Home High School Dollars for Scholars

Wednesday, November 8  11-3  Private Holiday Party

Saturday, November 11     11-6  Psychic & Craft Fair Fundraiser, Center for Self Advocacy

Sunday, November 12        9-3   St. Andrew’s Holiday Craft & Gift Show 

Saturday, November 18     9-2   St. Paul’s Eggertsville Holiday Bazaar

More holiday shows and details to follow!

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Preserving autumn leaves in clay

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Always a surprise, raku pottery is one-of-a kind!

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Sweet little succulents in raku pottery $20 to $50

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Recycled Copper “Cuffaloes”  $25

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Stainless Steel Wine Bottle Stoppers      $20 each- boxed set $35

 

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September shows…

I am excited to be a first time vendor at Lockwood’s 10th Annual Fall Festival

Saturday, September 9   9-5

I have been busy creating one of a kind raku-fired pottery and unique jewelry for them and the second Parkside Artisan Market

Sunday, September 17

For those unfamiliar with raku pottery: 

Each one-of-a-kind piece is wheel thrown or handmade, bisque fired, and decorated with metallic glazes. While the pot is still very hot, it is removed carefully from the kiln and placed in a can full of paper, straw, or leaves. The material catches fire and the can is closed tightly to begin the de-oxidation process.  Smoke and fire work together to create a unique, one of a kind piece of ceramic art.   This unique pottery is decorative only and should not be used with food or liquids.  

Photos below show part of the process- because my kilns are small, I am only able to fire a few pieces in each load.

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Glowing hot pottery leaves ready to be removed from the kiln

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The glowing pottery is carefully placed in the can of newspaper, catches fire, and is quickly closed to begin the de-oxidation process

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New raku with leaf impressions

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Some of the finished raku leaves

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Some of my kiln-fired, fused glass jewelry and re-purposed silverplate

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Raku pottery leaf pendants

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Recycled copper “Cuffaloes”

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Fused glass and engraved wood embellished stainless steel bottle stoppers

Stay tuned for the rest of my fall and holiday show schedule!

For my many out-of-town friends and family, please feel free to contact me for special items- I will create something just for you!  regina.rexford@gmail.com  716-364-1800

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Commission for my wonderful niece, Jill, using horse hair from her two loves…

 

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Hamburg Garden Walk Vendor Fair

 

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9 Hamburg Garden Walk Vendor Fair

Just finished a new batch of raku fired pottery – some with succulents!

Hope you can join me this weekend!

Later this month:  Glen Park Art Festival

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Recent Work and Show Schedule

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Re-purposed Silver Plate Gloria Pattern Pendant  $30

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Decorative Raku Pottery $40 to $55
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Decorative Raku Pottery $40 - $55

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Decorative Raku & Horse Hair Pottery $40 to $55
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Recycled Unisex Fire-kissed Copper “Cuffaloes”  $25
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Fused Glass Pendants with Sterling Bails $25
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Fused Glass Pendants $25
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Fused Glass Pendants (same glass-different results!) $25
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Fused Art Glass $25
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Fused Glass and Laser Engraved Stainless Steel Wine Bottle Stoppers $35 per set

Show Schedule 

Saturday, April 1, Sweet Home High School Dollars for Scholars Spring Craft Show

Sunday, April 2, St. Andrew’s Craft & Gift show

Tuesday, April 11, United Way Community Baby Shower event  Artisan Show @ Reflections Hair design of WNY Inc.

Thursday, April 27, Private Party

Saturday, May 6, MOMSgiving @Schofield Care

Wednesday, May 17, Clarence Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Conference

Friday, May 26, Buffalove @ the Buffalo Zoo

Friday, June 2, Star Point CSD 4th Annual Art, Music, and Food Truck Festival (details soon)

Saturday & Sunday, June 24 & 25 Buffalo-style Garden Art Sale @ The Botanical Gardens

Saturday & Sunday, July 8 & 9 Hamburg Garden Walk Garden Fair

Saturday & Sunday, July 29 & 30 Glen Park Art Festival

MORE TO COME…

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SHOP SMALL!

Today is Small Business Saturday a chance to support small local artisans and businesses!

I will be at Parkside Community Association 10th Annual Arts and Craft Show from 10-5 Saturday 11/26 and Sunday 11/27.  
Come browse my handmade fused glass jewelry and gifts priced from $10 – $35

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Sneak peek at some of my new glass

My next two shows:

Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser 

Saturday, October 15 at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY  9-3

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Thursday, October 20 at The Foundry in Buffalo, NY  5:30-8:30

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Busy getting ready for these two fundraisers designing and fusing glass for jewelry and my stainless steel bottle stoppers.

I begin by cutting and adding layers of fusable glass, heating them in my kiln to 1500 degrees.  Once the glass has cooled, I grind it to shape and return it to the kiln to fire polish the rough edges. Then the fun begins as I attach the new glass to their settings (this is where I find out how accurate I have ground the glass!)

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Experimenting with black and white glass

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Ready to grind (some pieces require more grinding than others!)

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Time to fire polish those grinding marks away!

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Fire polishing to 1350 degrees

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YAY- the glass pieces fit! (I made 25 new glass stoppers today!)

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Black and white and Over the Buffalo Moon!