Sue has finished the workshops that community members can make tiles for the Mandela at. The next three workshops will be for glazing the thousand or so tiles
Tiles making workshops were held in schools, the hospital, the cultural arts center and different businesses in Plattsburgh opened their spaces so Sue could set up her tables for tile making.
The peacock design after it’s been bisque fired and beginning of glazing and on the right the finished tile.
|On the left are some of the many tiles made at a workshop. Above are test glazes for this project.|
The Mandela design that Sue made on paper and on the right she is beginning to lay out tiles in actual size.
The mural is progressing on schedule. Sometime in September it will be installed in downtown Plattsburgh, and will be approximately 12 feet in diameter.
Also coming this September will be a baby boy to our daughter Emily, making Sue and I grandparents. Of course everyone is thrilled.
I’ve been busy doing renovation work. Every year as every homeowner knows there is work to be done to buildings and grounds. We mostly do our own, except for circuit breakers, roof work and anything dangerous. We’ve been talking some annoying trees and making the property easier to maintain.
In between doing that I’ve been working on creating silk scarves for the gallery and I am very pleased with that work.