Jo Ann began her art career as a potter, reaching the height of her career when her line of pottery was picked up by Disney and Sea World. After 30 years of pottery Jo Ann switched to glass jewelry. "Making 'wearable art' was easy, fairly quick, and very rewarding producing "one of a kind" jewelry for gifts to others or self.
Pocket Wall Vase
Kumihimo Japanese Braiding
Karen Pettinelli recently retired from the hectic world of advertising in Philadelphia and moved to Bradenton with her husband Gene. Seeking the good life, Karen is able to spend her time doing arts and crafts. Trained and self taught, she is an avid beader, blows glass at the Morean Art Center Hot Shop and spends a lot of time at SSG experimenting with fused glass.
Painting Design Elements
for Fused Glass
Patricia (Pat) Martin came to Sarasota from Indiana in 1999. Originally from Chicago, she had the privilege of studying at the Art Institute of Chicago. She enjoys interior design and being able to use her creative talents in many ways. Along with her husband, Butch, she took classes at Sarasota School of Glass. She now utilizes the open studio to create jewelry pieces as well as decorative art glass, sometimes using paint to enhance her projects. She also works the SSG's front desk when needed.
A lifelong artist, Patricia began making mosaics around 2003. Her work can be seen in local group and solo shows, the Baobab Gallery in Bradenton, the Venice Art Center, or on Etsy. She has been teaching mosaics at various venues and is now joining SSG.
Sally began her career as a mosaic artist in Washington, DC & Virginia as owner of a tile and stone business for 25 years. She collected ceramics from the best custom art studios in the country as well as imports from Portugal, Italy, France and Mexico. Eventually she took all the ceramics and started Mosaic Madness where she began creating tables, mirrors, garden ornaments, sea themed wall hangings mixing glass and found objects.
FUSED COMBO CLASSES
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