On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

cute Christmas rubber duckie earrings!

You can get a pair for your true love at the

Small Business Saturday

Green Gift Bazaar

Riverbender Community Center – 200 W. 3rd st. Alton IL

Sat. Nov. 24 10-4

See these & other fun locally- & sustainably hand made items!

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me…

cute red felt stocking cap earrings!

You can get a pair for your true love at the

Small Business Saturday

Green Gift Bazaar

Riverbender Community Center – 200 W. 3rd st. Alton IL

Sat. Nov. 24 10-4

See these & other fun locally- & sustainably hand made items!

Wild Things!

many thanks to Bretz http://wildlifelodgeandwinery.com/ where I had an excellent jewelry show this weekend…

Kerry Ellen Art Glass Jewelry at Grafton Air Fair September 10 & 11

Even if it is warm that weekend, the breeze from the river and the shade from the park’s trees will keep you cool as you stroll around viewing beautiful work by local artisans…Kerry Ellen is just one of many artists who will bring their best handcrafted treasures for you to see at the 5th Annual Grafton Art Fair!  Live music too! Free fun for those who love beautiful things in a beautiful setting…

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at The Grove Memorial Park at Main and Market streets in Grafton.

‘Tis the Season!

 

I had such a lovely time here last year – a delightful way to usher in the holiday season & re-visit my former home town of Webster Groves, Missouri – this event puts you in the right mood for holiday celebrating and shopping.  I will be there with my glass jewelry & small dishes and my friend Tabitha, the Knitting Journeyman, will be there with her handmade treasures too…Buy local – buy handmade – give art from the heart!

ARTEAST STUDIO TOUR: Oct. 16 & 17

Treat yourself to this free artist studio tour!

http://www.arteasttour.com/ (general info)

http://www.arteasttour.com/tourmap.html (tour map)

For additional information:
email: arteasttour01@hotmail.com

Kerry Ellen’s Corner: 

This year I will be showing my handmade fused glass jewelry at By Design, 136 Front Street, in Alton, Illinois.  Owner Lillian Bates describes By Design as “custom couture clothing and fiber art”: visit http://www.lillianbydesign.com/.

 Kerry Ellen, Glass Artist

Fused Glass Jewelry and More

(Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings,

Small Dishes and Tiles)

Showing at:  { By Design,

136 Front Street, Alton, Illinois

ARTIST STATEMENT:

For me, glass is all about transformation.  You take simple sand, heat it up, and it becomes glass, which can either be liquid or solid, clear or opaque, rough or smooth, cold or hot.  Glass is stronger after it has been fired in the kiln. Dichroic glass both transmits and reflects color.  Sometimes it changes colors after it has been heated: I’ve put in bright orange glass, and when it cooled off, it was neon green. When I open the kiln to see how everything “cooked”, usually, it’s like Christmas morning, full of happy surprises! But if I don’t like the way a piece turned out, I just recycle it and try again. Glass gives you second chances…

13th Annual ARTEAST Studio Tours – October 16 & 17 – 11 -5

Kerry Ellen: Telephone: (618) 463-1507; email: kvwordsmith@hotmail.com;
web site: kerryellen.wordpress.com; etsy store: etsy.com/shop/kvwordsmith