Artist

Habatat

I wake up when the light comes to the sky over the Sangre de Christo Mountains, as shades of red and tangerine spread across my bedroom view. I have a morning routine. Everyday I try to stretch and meditate and then have coffee.

My studio is just down the hill, 2 minutes away. When I open .....

I wake up when the light comes to the sky over the Sangre de Christo Mountains, as shades of red and tangerine spread across my bedroom view. I have a morning routine. Everyday I try to stretch and meditate and then have coffee.

My studio is just down the hill, 2 minutes away. When I open the studio door I see the glow of the kiln and controller lights, glass

figures large and small in stages of being finished, wax figures getting finished for investment and clay figures old and new to be used in new work.

Four days a week I have help from one or two people, or both, and I am grateful. David Shanfeld has worked with me for 18 years.

He is an amazing wax worker and an artist in his own right. Chris Bogle has been with me for more than a year. His cold working skills are wonderful. They just might be my dream team.

It has taken me a long time to feel comfortable with not controlling every aspect of my work but I finally feel that delegating is fine.

I would love it if I could concentrate only on sculpting and finishing pieces, and there are days when I can. Yet often the just running the studio, making molds, and programming kilns, ordering glass and materials, and paperwork take precedence.

I treasure my alone days in the studio. I can find myself in a zone, trying to make a piece seem “right”, to match up to what is in my brain. Alone times are for letting my thoughts roam and for trying things.

I live and work in the country, near many friends who are also artists. What we call “town”, Santa Fe, is a big draw. I go to town to sculpt and draw with live models twice a week. And I go to town to see people, movies, performances, and eat great meals. Friday night gallery openings are a particular treat.

It seems important to me to spend time outside everyday. Sometimes I just walk but I love to ride my road bike and on occasion

to hike up in the mountains amongst the aspens that turn the slopes into shimmering gold in the fall.

Winding down at the end of a day I like an occasional sit-com like “the Big Bang Theory”, or dark shows on Prime like White Dragon or Goliath. Mystery novels are a constant joy to me.

I’m usually reading one and listening to another.

Boredom is rare and life is good.

Lucy

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
47th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, May 4th at 8:00pm | Exhibition: May 4th – July 5th