Dog Days of Summer~ Open Studio July 27 and 28

© 2012 Joan Waters

Friday, July 27, 11 am–6pm and
Saturday, July 28,  9am–4pm

2141 E. Cedar St, #1, Tempe, Az 85281

Preview new work, including outdoor hummingbird flight sculptures, clay tile tables, garden totems and more in this working welding studio—with air conditioning.

Refreshments • free and open to the public • wheelchair accessible • dogs welcome!

Open Studio April 28th

Rufous, Anna's, Costa's—three sculptures inspired by hummingbird flight, © 2012 Joan Waters

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9am–5pm
2141 E. Cedar St, #1, Tempe, Az 85281

New works in the studio, featuring powdercoated red sculptures and hybrid paintings, handmade tile tables, unique gifts and art for garden spaces.

Plus, meet guest artist Jodi Pinkert, exhibiting her mixed media series “Clay Tapestries.”

Refreshments • free and open to the public • wheelchair accessible • dogs welcome!

Open Studio Sneak Peek/Thurs.

Steel Tiles
Steel Tiles, sealing with multiple layers of lacquer, ©Joan Waters 2012

Sneak Peek of new work to be shown at Saturday, Feb. 11th Open Studio~Many, many layers of lacquer are applied to the tiles after they are welded free-form (hand-drawn with the welder), ground, patinaed, and polished. Shown are 4 x 4-inch and 8 x 8-inch sizes.

Open Studio Sneak Peek/Wed.

Steel Tapestries
Steel Tapestries ©Joan Waters 2012

Sneak Peek of new work to be shown at Saturday, Feb. 11th Open Studio~Strips of hammered, welded steel are layered onto oxidized panels, to be hung singly or in groups. The blue colors are created by the heat of the welding process. Since I’m using my “Steel Tapestry” theme as inspiration for a guest artist project with Seton Catholic High School students, I felt inspired to revisit this theme from a series of 2006 sculptures. To me, the most recent sculptures seem to embody more color and spontaneity from the welding and fabrication process.

Cool Open Studio

Thanks!Thanks to everyone who made Saturday’s Open Studio a success. It was a hot day in Phoenix, so I had the a/c set low (and even had a couple of complaints that it was too chilly.) I appreciated the good energy, feedback and influx of new ideas that everyone brought to the studio. It was great to see people making new friends and sharing comments, too. Barney had his fill (almost) of attention and offers from many to go home with them. I’m possibly going to do another one in May and June, but will keep you posted. Much appreciated!