Posts Tagged ‘STARworks Glass’

STARworks in Star, NC, Offers Lectures by Resident Artists – Mar. 15, 2017

March 7, 2017

STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams, and STARworks Glass interns Brianna Gluszak and Andrew Thompson will present slides and discuss their work, Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017, beginning at 5:30pm at STARworks, located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, NC.

The presentations are free and open to the public. Beer from Four Saints Brewing Company will be available for purchase.


Work created by STARworks Clay Studio resident artist Deighton Abrams

Deighton Abrams is originally from Alaska and has an MFA with a concentration in ceramics from Clemson University. He has been awarded numerous grants, including the Clemson Art Department Scholarship for study in Jingdezhen, China and the Professional Enrichment Grant for artist research in Iceland. Abrams utilizes ceramic forms, both figural and geologic, to create complex narratives about the human psyche and its impact on the surrounding landscape.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Brianna Gluszak

Brianna Gluszak is from Calgary, Canada and holds a BFA with distinction in Glass from the Alberta College of Art and Design. She has studied at Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Corning Museum in New York and Northlands Creative Glass in Lybster, Scotland. Her work is focused on re-imagining the imagery that one sees in passing through glass.


Work created by STARworks Glass intern Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson grew up in Birmingham, AL. He was inspired to study glass by his father, Joseph Thompson, who built a hot shop in their back yard when Thompson was young. He studied glass at Tennessee Tech University under Professor Curtiss Brock and recently had a solo exhibition, Uncertain Consciousness, at the Appalachian Center for Craft. His work focuses on the optic qualities glass can produce and combines these properties with two dimensional, mixed media compositions.

STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, e-mail to (contact@starworksnc.org) or visit (www.STARworksNC.org).

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STARworks Holds Annual Ornament Sale in Star, NC – Dec. 5, 2015

November 29, 2015

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The STARworks Gallery, at STARworks in Star, NC, will be decorated for the holiday season with 2,000 colorful hand-blown glass ornaments Dec. 5, 2015, from 10am to 2pm. Ornaments are handmade by STARworks glassblowers and come in all sizes, shapes and colors.

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There will be no advanced or reserved sales. Ornaments left after the sale will be available in STARworks Gallery, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am to 4pm while supplies last. They are priced between $22 to $35. Payment options include cash, check or credit cards.

STARworks recommends people arrive at the ornament sale as close to 10am as possible to ensure a good selection. Doors will open at 9am for those who like to arrive early, but the sale will not begin until 10am.

“Our glassblowers have been working hard to create a great variety of ornaments this year,” said STARworks Glass coordinator Joe Grant. “We have a nice selection of colors and unique shapes, including candy canes and icicles.”

STARworks Glass is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the economy of the region by focusing on the sustainable use of our natural and cultural resources. Proceeds from the ornament sale help fund STARworks programs, including the high school glassblowing program.

STARworks is located at 100 Russell Drive in Star, NC, just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County.

For more information, call 910/428-9001, or visit (www.StarworksNC.org).

STARworks Glass in Star, NC, Offers Creative Valentine’s Experience – Feb. 10, 2012

February 6, 2012

This Valentine’s Day, how about creating a special work of art for that someone special in your life during STARworks Glass Valentine’s Open House. For just $25, STARworks glassblowers will help participants create their own Valentine’s flower on Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, from 5:30-7:30pm.

No experience is required and anyone 12 years old and older can participate. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The glass art flowers will be available for pick-up on Monday, Feb.13 just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“The Valentine event is one of the only times each year when anyone can actually try their hands at working with hot glass,” said Nick Fruin, STARworks Glass coordinator. “The event offers a really unique and special Valentine’s experience for husbands and wives, as well as dating couples.”

A variety of Valentine gifts, including hearts, paperweights, flower vases, and jewelry made by local artist Anna Josefiina, will be available for purchase. “We will also introduce new original glassware designs for this year,” Fruin added.

It isn’t necessary to arrive right at 5:30 p.m. “No one likes to stand in line, but we do want anyone who is planning to participate to sign in by 7pm.”

The Open House is free and refreshments will be served. The event will be in the studios of STARworks Glass, located at the rear of STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise at 100 Russell Drive in Star.

For more information, contact Nick Fruin by e-mail at (nick@starworksnc.org), visit the website at (www.starworksnc.org) or call 910/428-9001.