Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Introducing.....Sheree Blum

My Etsy Shop gives me the opportunity to discover exiting artists, and while creating a treasury I found the beautiful work of Sheree Blum

Sheree raised four children ( three girls and one boy), they are the joy of her life. Now a retired science and special ed. teacher, her job took her to high poverty areas in Florida. She is the oldest of six children.
Creating art was an everyday activity while growing up. 

How did you started Sheree?

Luck, just what are you supposed to do with it?
For many years I was planning to retire from teaching, as soon as my youngest child was a junior in college.  It wasn't because I didn't love teaching, but I really wanted to try my hand at one more career before my 
 time ran out. My future plan was foggy for many years. Maybe I would teach at a university, work with photography, open a coffee shop, I know I would figure it out sooner or later. While visiting in Mount Dora,  Florida I ran smack into my new adventure at a glass shop. 
When summer vacation arrived, I packed my bags and headed to Winter Harbor, Maine as a glass apprentice. 

August approached, Joey had finished his Freshmen year and I had one year left teaching. I completed the 
 retirement paperwork, purchased materials and equipment to create a glass shop in the garage. By October 31, I had completed the first load if glass. I sold a few pieces here and there. By February I was ready to try my hand hand at selling at the local Green Market in Wellington Florida. On St. Patrick's Day, I dressed in a pretty green dress and sold over $100 of glass to a tall stranger. The women with him whispered in my ear "this is your lucky day". She was correct, he was a buyer  for Anthropologie. By the end of the school year, I had a contract with them to sell my plates across the US and in the UK. My plan was coming together!

As of today, I am still working hard to sell my glass coast to coast, overseas on-line, and in a few 
restaurants, shops, and galleries. My new goal is to expand my staff and open a shop where I will be able to 
 help other artist sell their wares and mine.

Where can we connect with you and your designs on social media?

Food needs to be presented with dignity and what better way than with Kicking Glass by Sheree!?

Watch out for a new  line of cake plates in the Anthropologie Stores! 



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    1. Her designs are stunning! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Her designs are such beautiful pieces of art! I don't even know that I would use a set, but rather put it on display in my kitchen! So pretty. Love this feature, and her story. =0)

    1. Sounds like a great idea! I love her cake plater line!

  3. I have always thought about doing something glass related - there is a personal touch that makes all the difference in these plates.

  4. Her work is immensely beautiful and has such a soulful, timeless quality to it. Thank you very much for the engaging, lovely interview and wonderful introduction to this talented artist.

    ♥ Jessica

    1. I know you would like her designs. She is truly a talented artist.

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    1. Cheers Carmen :) Thank you for stopping by!


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