Creative Journey Studios is about to reopen in its exciting new location, north of Atlanta. After three months of packing, moving, building and resetting up, we are about to have our grand opening! We have a whole weekend of activities planned to celebrate our new location in Milton, Georgia. Crabapple Market, our complex, is dedicating their new park, The Green, on our opening weekend. Hopefully the weather will cooperate with them. They plan on live music and food, which should add to our fun. Plug our new address (12630 Crabapple Rd., Suite 220, Milton 30004) into your GPS (and mark it as a favorite!). Come help us do this right! Amy Koranek from Polyform Products is coming to do demos all weekend long.
Lindly Haunani, internationally acclaimed color guru, artist, teacher and author, will be joining us to welcome you. We’ll be having a trunk show for her on Friday night. She’ll be debuting her new asparagus earrings along with some new ‘shale’ earrings that are to die for!
My son, Rob will be visiting to play a little mandolin music for us. We are excited to show off his top mount sinks in our bathrooms. They are exquisite and sit atop beautiful maple counters made by our old Buford neighbor, Paul DeGrood. The combination is spectacular. Kudos to Randy for the fine finishing job he did (twice—but that’s a story for another day!)
Many of our artists have sent new work for the opening. Christi Friesen sent a whole new batch of Goolies to greet you.
Deb Karash has made a wonderful batch of lapel pins with the guys in mind.
Donna Greenberg has created a whole new series of “Bro-oches”, also known as ‘Dude-Pins’. Barb Fajardo has sent a new batch of her collaged mokume. Sue Screws outdid herself with new leaf earrings. Tina Wujick created a series of pens and pen/pencil sets. Bettina Welker and Libby Mills sent new work for the opening. Ernie Hendrix created a wonderful batch of cards, as well as some new inros. Margaret Polcawich, a friend from our beginning days of polymer, joins the gallery with some delightful sculptures and tiles. Sherry Moser has created some new glass pieces. She carves and sandblasts the glass for an unusually beautiful finish and her silver work is impeccable. In addition to her necklaces and earrings, she has created some cufflinks for your French cuffs. Mary Pratt is bringing us several of her large paintings to grace our walls. You will probably recognize her work from having seen her murals around Buford. We got a nice batch of new work from Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend, and Betsy Baker, while we were at the spring ACC show in Atlanta. We picked up some new work from Ann Dillon and Jeanette Kandray while we were enjoying our spring retreat. Our artist count hovers around 75, and we appreciate their continued participation. There is lots to see…and love! Help us spread the word about polymer AND the gallery. Bring a friend and come for a visit!
The Retrospective Collection….Polymer from the Beginning…. has a bunch of new pieces and has expanded into 18 cases. You’ll want to set aside some time to really study it. We’re extremely proud of what we have been able to put together to promote the use of polymer clay as an art medium. Unlike museum collections that come and go, Creative Journey Studios’ collection is always on display to give you inspiration.
A lot of planning has been going on. We have lined up some fabulous classes all the way into 2020. Ellen has been helping your favorite teachers come up with new exciting classes. We are pleased to have some new teachers who haven’t taught for us before. Carol Blackburn is coming from England, Celine Charuau from France, Bonnie Bishoff from Maine, Anna Belchi from Spain, and Kathleen Dustin from New Hampshire. Keep up with what’s coming by checking the classes’ page often. If there is a class you are interested in, be sure to let us know so you have a space. Our classes are small and fill up fast.
We hope you will visit. We are very excited about our future and would love for you to “Join The Journey!”