Ojai Artists Studio Tour
October 19-21, 2018
We are very excited to offer our members the opportunity to visit the studios of three very important and accomplished artists working in glass. The annual tour for Ojai Studio Artists falls on the same date as our Glass Guild Patio Sale. To make it work for us, the artists described here have graciously agreed to host a private tour of their studios for us on the following weekend. I hope you will be able to join us.
These are the artists with whom you will be able to meet and talk with on this journey:
Susan served as the first woman President
of the Glass Art Society from 1984-1986,
and is an Honorary Life Member.
She started working in glass in 1973
in Austin, TX and has been working
in California for 30 years now. She
has taught at Pilchuck Glass School,
Tyler School of Art, CA College of the
Arts, Pittsburg Glass Center,
NorthLands Creative Glass in
Scotland, and other universities.
She is a Trustee Emeritus of The
American Craft Council, We will also
be able to meet and visit the studios
of her husband Richard Amend, a
Painter and their son
Wyatt, a Ceramicist with a glass
edge. See more on this amazing
As a bonus, Susan will be meeting us at the Jewish Temple in Ojai to see the stained glass windows that she made for the Jewish Museum in NYC in 1990's that were gifted
to the temple in Ojai. She is also offering us a tour of The Collection Riverpark in Oxnard: another site with her work: a porcelain tile mural "The Shopping List", and a metal sculpture/fountain with large resin globes: "Coastal Conversion". Stinsmuehlen-Amend is the only woman artist in a group of 12 artists with site specific work here. Details will follow. See videos at TheCollectionRP.com/see/susan-stinsmuehlen-amend .
Stephen Dee Edwards
Stephen moved his family to Ojai
a few years ago from their home in
Alfred, NY where he is Professor of
Glass Emeritus at Alfred University.
He is also a past president of
Glass Art Society (1990-91), and
his work is collected in museums
and galleries around the world.
Please visit his website at
full picture of his amazing works.
He is willing to meet with us on
Saturday morning, because he has a gig for his musical talents in the evening that date!
Brian has been working with glass since 1990,
and casts sculptures in glass, bronze and
His website will give you a complete
picture of his work and the nature of
spiritual insights and nature play
into his work beautifully.
"Sculpture embraces our perceptions
and empowers our dreams" -Brian
Berman We will be visiting Brian on
our last day in the morning followed
by a lunch with the artists should that work out.
Logistics are in the works and you can contact Marti Blair at
email@example.com to receive information regarding transportation and lodging. (Several rooms are reserved for the 2 nights pending interest.) There are no fees other than your personal care for the journey. All lodging arrangements must be secured by October 10, 2018. Space is limited, so please sign up early!