Margie Reiff

If you go to 6 studios and have the postcard signed, you will be entered in a raffle and eligible for $50 towards a glass piece from one of the 19 artists.No need to RSVP. Thanks to those who have already responded to me. At Margie’s Glass, there will be a raffle for a fused glass piece. You don’t have to be present for the drawing to win.

Project on Site: You can also make a free trinket that will be fired after the Studio Tour and Sale. The trinket can be picked up Sunday, November 17th from 1 to 3 PM. Please feel free to forward this email to your friends.

NOTE: Sorry for the inconvenience but there is a possible road closure at 185th and Sandy Blvd.  To get to my house  if you are coming off of Hwy 84 at 181st continue past Sa ndy Blvd on 181st which becomes Airport Way. At the first stoplight turn right onto Riverside Parkway, turn left at the first stop sign onto 185th, then right onto Marine Drive. Make a right onto Interlachen Lane. My driveway is the first driveway on the left.

Hope to see you here,
Margie Rieff

Artist Statement
Think of curves, nature, gardens, and color. I enjoy making whimsical, imaginative pieces where I feel like I am five years old.  My journey with glass has been fun, exceptional, and mind bending.  

Working under Teri Neville, I gained the skills to experiment with different techniques, and, in spite of mistakes, the pieces always turned out beautifully.  

Over the past decade, I have become a fused glass, multi-day workshop junkie taught by many different talented glass artists from around the country. Of note is Ann Cavanaugh who taught painting thick landscapes with frit (small pieces of glass) and powder. 

Living in the Northwest, the hot bed of glass, I explored functional items, fusing, slumping, sand painting, hot glass manipulation, roll ups, air brushing, painting with enamels, penning, shading, and sgraffito (drawing in glass powder).

I am often surprised when I finish a glass art piece, put it on the mantle, and see that subconsciously I have used my mother’s colors. My mother, a professionally trained artist, crafted collages from her etchings and prints similar to the depth of fused glass. 

My glass has been exhibited at:

  • Infusion Gallery in Troutdale, Lorang Gallery in Cascade Locks
  • Ryan Gallery in Lincoln City
  • A juried Gresham Arts Show: Chromatics.

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