It was really lovely to share with the local community artworks made by people who had learnt some format of Art Glass from the LAVA Studio.
Holding the opening during the day was a huge success and something that I would certainly do again.
Live music added to the atmosphere and the vibe was a curious one.
We demonstrated a raking technique and it re enforced why I love glass. The gasps from the viewers so rewarding and grounding. Small things we tend to forget when we become engrossed with what we do. Like how exciting it was the first time we experience things, the reason why we do them.
The Gallery was busy all day and as I looked around at the crowed and saw the smiling engaging and interested faces of people I knew that people were enjoying the glass. Strangers chatted and shared glass experiences, sales were made and the local area had a vibe. Yes, I was a happy LAVA Lady.
Exhibitions of any kind are daunting, putting yourself out there for critique, so I was very proud of the locals who exhibited. No ones work was out of place.
So ,Yes, we are planning our next exhibition. A solo exhibition…….