10 February 2015

Adding Color to My Art

Last year, in an effort to infuse my artwork with as much color as I could, I tested the waters of designing, fabricating and installing fused glass into my artwork. I converted a very small storage closet into an efficient, fully functioning glass studio.

Dale Rogers Glass Studio

Trust me….there were plenty of naysayers who told me that it couldn’t be done, "the space is too small"  they said. 
Dale Rogers Glass Studio
Sherri, who has worked with us at Dale Rogers Studio since 2011 assisting with all creative aspects (website, digital images, layout of catalogues and books) rolled up her sleeves and went to work with me experimenting with the glass and our newly purchased kiln. 
Here are the 6 steps:
Step 1: Design
Step 2: Sizing

Step 3: Color Layout

Step 4: Piecing Colors

Step 5: First Fire
Step 6: Final Fire - 4 Layers
Through continuing trial and error over the course of 2014, we have gained a depth of experience and knowledge.  I am happy to say that the glass has added the color and enrichment I was hoping for.   Watch the end result!

This video shows my booth from the Sarasota Craft Show and the artwork I had on display at this particular event really shows the diversity of the glass. We are excited to continue pushing forward with new designs, new techniques and new sculptures that combine metal and glass.

Stay tuned to see what is next!

30 January 2015

Happy New Year !

Dale with Superintendent of Schools and
School Committee Members at Haverill High School
Over the past few years we have worked with several academic and corporate campuses to weave art into the daily lives of students, staff, employees, and visitors including Haverhill High School, Pingree High School, Southern New Hampshire University, Northern MI College.

In addition we have provided pieces to Corporate Offices such as Idexx, NE Bio-Lab, and Bissell Corporation to name a few.      

Dale and his "American Dog" Sculpture in front of Bissell Corporation in Grand Rapids, MI.

Kristina Duracher, Curator
Early January we had the pleasure to meet with Kristina Duracher from UNH.   She is the curator of the Museum of Art @ UNH on the Durham campus and we will be collebarating with her to bring an exhibition to the grounds of this great campus.   
In addition to this project, we are also working closely with a couple of local high schools to bring a customized sculpture to their grounds that will be designed and built based on input and vision from the students.    This is an exciting concept and we look forward to completing both of these this coming year and adding even more schools to our portfolio in the future.

We also did quite a bit of brainstorming and planning this month with a young college student that I met last fall at an art show, GianCarlo. See Video: Creativity Final Cut

We will be working with him over the next few months to have him document and film some steps in our upcoming projects.   We look forward to using and sharing this footage with everyone to give you a fuller glimpse of how our large exhibitions flow from design, to planning phase, through to welding stage, and all the way to installation and removal.