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The Other Half in Winston Salem, NC, Features Works by Loretta Eby and Jeff Jackson
The Other Half in Winston Salem, NC, is presenting the exhibit, Hot Glass, Cold Steel, featuring works by Loretta Eby and Jeff Jackson, on view through Nov. 10, 2008.
Loretta Eby and Jeff Jackson have been collaborating in art, life and love since meeting in 1984. Eby began working in hot glass in 1978 at the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduated with a Glassblowing degree. Apprenticing experiences led her to open her own studio at Happy Valley Pottery in Watkinsville, GA, in 1990.
Jackson is a self taught artist who has worked in stained glass, blown glass and glass fusing since the early 1970's. His metal sculpting in collaboration with Eby's glassblowing began in the early 1990's and continues to evolve.
They find inspiration in the oddest of places. "My idea of a good time is finding a new junk yard or farm equipment salvage lot. It's way more fun than mall shopping," Eby says. In places such as those they find "art parts", shapes, textures, and even discarded tools that are assembles into striking combinations with their glass. In Jackson's view, "The hardness of the steel in contrast to the apparent softness of the glass can offer interesting new ways of seeing common objects".
Eby and Jackson's glass and steel wall and pedestal sculptures are presented in this exhibition, as well as, perfumes, orbs, guardian orbs, ornaments and oil lamps.
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