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The Cactus Blossom, with Craig Mitchell Smith
January 28-31, 2022. 9am-5pm.
Inspired by his last trip to Arizona, Craig Mitchell Smith is developing a brand new piece to be debuted at Milkweed Arts in this exciting 4-day workshop. Not just a new flower, but a new way of making them! Craig has developed an alternative to messy lost wax casting, and will show us how to combine cast and fused glass in a new way.
Photos to come, but you'll want to sign up for this one early because it's going to sell out fast!
ABOUT THE ARTIST
As a self-taught artist, my curiosity and creativity have taken me in many directions over the years. I am a painter; I have done interior and garden design throughout the U.S., set design for local theaters and floral design. I have also designed weddings throughout the U.S. and in England. In late 2005, I found glass. I started with making glass jewelry, but soon felt limited by the size and dimension. I moved quickly to glass sculpture because I liked the freedom of expression and scale. For me, the transparency of glass is a metaphor for memory. Even though the glass sculpture or design stays the same, if you move around the piece, or change the direction of the light or its intensity, you can change the memory. My designs often include the interplay of glass, light and water and range from garden sculptures to sculptural drawings, to portraits in glass, to wall hangings.
Visiting from out of town for this workshop?
Located only 3.6 miles from the studio, Cambria Hotel Downtown Phoenix is a Choice Hotels property, and your stay includes free Wi-Fi and a fitness center,. The Cambria combines upscale amenities with sleek, downtown décor for a locally inspired hotel experience. Situated in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, it is within walking distance of the convention center, art galleries, shops and restaurants. It features a full service bar and restaurant with craft beers as well as a rooftop pool, bar, and lounge.
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