Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 30, 2009

"Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us." ~ Roy Adzak

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 29, 2009

"I feel such creative power in myself that I know for sure that the time will arrive when, so to speak, I shall regularly make something good every day. But very rarely a day passes that I do not make something, though it is not yet the real thing I want to make." – Vincent Van Gogh (Letter to Theo van Gogh, 9 September 1882)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 28, 2009

“Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.” - Frank Lloyd Wright

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 27, 2009

The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it’s true. I would never choose a subject for what it means to me or what I think about it. You’ve just got to choose a subject, and what you think about it, what it means, begins to unfold if you just plain choose a subject and do it enough.” - Diane Arbus

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 26, 2009

“Art is collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” - Andre Gide

Friday, September 25, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 25, 2009

“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.” - Salvador Dali

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 24, 2009

You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” - Salvador Dali

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 23, 2009

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” - Salvador Dali

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

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"Congratulations the new site looks great!

Fun, your studio looks good. I would like to see photos of the torch room. How many torchs can you support at one time? Good luck!"

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Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 22, 2009

“Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.” - Salvador Dali

Monday, September 21, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 21, 2009

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
-William Morris 'The Beauty of Life' 1880

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 20, 2009

Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dream and reality in our mind. - Magdalena Abakanowicz

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 19, 2009

Science and art belong to the whole world, and before them vanish the barriers of nationality. -Goethe

Friday, September 18, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 18, 2009

Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity. - Daniel Barenboim

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 17, 2009

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. - Rita Mae Brown

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 16, 2009

Art is not about thinking something up. It is the opposite -- getting something down. - Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 15, 2009

The role of the artist I now understood as that of revealing through the world-surfaces the implicit forms of the soul, and the great agent to assist the artist was the myth. - Joseph Campbell

Monday, September 14, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 14, 2009

Good art can not be immoral. By good art I mean art that bears true witness, I mean the art that is most precise. - Ezra Pound

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Info on Fusing Glass

Today, we're busy moving fusing and annealing ovens into our new location at 2040 Winnebago Street, Suite B in Madison, WI. If you're interested in taking class on Fusing, please visit our website at http://www.maatwerkstudio.com/ or give us a call at (608) 313-4ART.

Here's some information on Fusing:

Glass fusing is the process of using a kiln to join together pieces of glass. If you apply heat to glass, it will soften. If you continue to apply heat, the glass will become more fluid and flow together. Two or more pieces of glass will stick (or "fuse") to each other. When the right kind of glass is heated and then cooled properly, the resulting fused glass piece will be solid and unbroken.

Many people also use the word "fusing" to include bending and shaping glass using the heat of a kiln. This manipulation can take many forms, but the most common is slumping, where a mold is used to cause already fused glass to take on the shape of a bowl, a plate, or similar object. Other kinds of manipulation done with fusing techniques are combing, which involves using a tool to distort the shape of the glass while it is hot, and fire polishing, which uses a kiln to heat the glass just enough to make it shiny and smooth.

Another category of kiln-forming activity involves the use of molds to form glass into more complex shapes. Virtually any shape that can be formed in clay or wax can also be made in glass. These more advanced kiln forming processes include kiln casting (melting glass into a mold inside a kiln, pate de verre (forming shapes by heating a "paste of glass" inside the kiln), and glass casting (pouring molten glass into a mold). These processes tend to be more complicated than basic fusing and slumping.

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 13, 2009

All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 12, 2009

Creativity arises out of the tension between spontaneity and limitations, the latter (like the river banks) forcing the spontaneity into the various forms which are essential to the work of art or poem. - Rollo May

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 11, 2009

There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. - Richard Avedon

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 10, 2009

A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromised, in its innermost structure. - Theodore Adorno

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 9, 2009

Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing. - William S. Burroughs

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Art Quote for Sept. 8, 2009

Art does not solve problems but makes us aware of their existence. It opens our eyes to see and our brain to imagine. - Magdalena Abakanowicz

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 7, 2009

The serious revolutionary, like the serious artist, can't afford to lead a sentimental or self-deceiving life. - Adrienne Rich

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 6, 2009

"Artistry is an innate distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the five senses." -Robert Brault

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 5, 2009

"An artist's career always begins tomorrow." -James McNeill Whistler

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 4, 2009

"An artist never really finishes his work; he merely abandons it." -Paul Valéry

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 3, 2009

"Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is." -Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 2, 2009

There is in every artist's studio a scrap heap of discarded works in which the artist's discipline prevailed against his imagination. -Robert Brault

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Art Quote of the Day for Sept. 1, 2009

A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. -Albert Camus, author