Tuesday, July 27, 2010


 The Creative Arts Walk is coming to Rhinelander on Thursday of this week from 5-8 pm. It's an event sponsored by the DownTown Rhinelander Group to further the Arts. They have some ambitious goals but need your support to make them happen. This years event has some added features beside the regular fanfare of Artists. Local restaurants will be offering tastings of their favorite dishes and there'll be some fun things for kids as well. For more info check the their FaceBook page  Downtown Rhinelander, Inc     I have a few new pendants that will be available for the Arts Walk . Pictured here is one with a Fine Silver tiwisted wire bail and Cobalt Lampwork Glass bead with Glass shards and Murrini.
This pendant is suspended on a long rubber cord with a wire work stirrup to hold the Lampwork Glass bead. This bead also has Murrini and Fine Silver mesh and is paired with Freshwater Pearls Sterling beads and Dutch Dogans.And last is a Fine Silver creation with multiple textures and spheres dropped from a Rubber cord. Maybe tomorrow I might have some Earring photos. Check back and see!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Day at the Northwoods Art Tour...

Here's Gallery owner Rodd Umlauf smiling next to his infamous YEP (meaning Yep we're Open) Sign.One of Amy Higgason's bowls for which I made a Salad Set in the same glass colors as her glazes.Amy and her guest artist Kaitlyn Koester, also a potter, pose in front of the murals that visitors helped to create.

And a special visitor to the Umlauf Studio...beautiful Bella! I hope you come back and see us again Bella.
And oh yes, here's me pointing out the pink Holly hocks that got rave reviews from customers.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I have been very busy this week getting ready for the upcoming Northwoods Art Tour and just wanted to show you a couple more things that will be available at Umlauf Art Studio. The first is a Fine Silver pendant with a pink Tourmaline and Aqua Aura and a pair of  Fine Silver earrings lightly oxidized. I'll be bringing my torch for some demos on Saturday so you can see just how those glass beads are really made. Luckily we have a fine location right in downtown Lake Tomahawk, and there are some excellent stops nearby like Pigeon Road Pottery. I'll have some utensils there to match some of Amy's beautiful pottery. Things like a cheese knife, canape set and a Salad Set. I'll have to get some better photos tomorrow, so you can see how they look together. Ok back to work ....hope to see some of your faces. 

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Upcoming Events

Yes this week will be a very busy week , as was last week, and probably the week after that. Why? well this weekend is the start of the Northwoods Art Tour on July 23 -25   Friday -Sunday. Many local Artists will team up with other artists and open their studio doors for visitors. There should be many demonstrations, opportunities to learn, and the chance to talk with artists themselves. I'll be at The Rodd Umlauf Gallery and will bring my portable torch for some demos on lamp work glass beadmaking. For more info on the Tour just click on the link on the right and you'll find all the information you need to navigate the Northwoods and visit as many places as you like. In the meantime enjoy this piece with it's twisted Sterling wire bail with flamed ends, and Lampwork bead with Fine Silver mesh and Murrini.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some Recently Sold Items....

Two strands of warm olive green freshwater Pearls with a Lampwork glass bead hollow made with fine silver mesh and metallic glass shards, and a Fine Silver leaf charm.

A Salad Serving set with beaded handles that match the colors of the glazes on the bowl at the bottom, by local  potter and friend Amy Higgason. Hmmm......I already have a bowl, I probably should have a set too!