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Cheryl Chapman
Crestline, CA
A self-taught and always experimenting glass artist.
Interests: glass, painted glass, fusing, knitting, reading, quilting, hiking, veganism
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Hi Alisa, This is 3mm glass so it does grow a small amount. Probably close to 1/2" overall. I use 3 layers so that it flows evenly and fills up any gaps in the glass. Glad you like my work! Thank you, Cheryl
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2017 on Turning Over A New Leaf at Silly Dog Art Glass
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that 2017 is going well for everyone so far. At the end of the year I cleaned up all my tables and finished up a few pieces that needed painting, fusing and slumping. That left my schedule open to FINALLY figure out something to do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season. We are enjoying our family, food and winter wonderland and we hope you are too! Merry Christmas, Everyone!! Warmly, Cheryl Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Linda, Nothing in So Ca right now. Sorry about that! Cheryl
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2016 on Workshops at Silly Dog Art Glass
I've been working on some new candle screens for one of my retail outlets - Junque In Bloom. These are the same as the one's I made earlier, but now using the enamels for the color instead of glass frit. I think the enamel colors are more vibrant and although... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
The Fused Glass Ornament class I held on Nov 29th was a huge success. We had 14 ladies all working on ornaments, sharing tools, supplies and space at the same time. It was chaotic and busy and a lot of fun! Here are some photos of the busy little bees... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Everyone, I often have people ask me at shows whether I teach classes or not. Right now, I don't teach my reverse painting at my home studio. I will be in several locations throughout the US next year, however, teaching that technique in a 4 day workshop. I encourage... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Deb, I'm so glad you like my work! I do not have a webinar or dvd at this time. I am just getting into teaching, so it may come at some time. Perhaps I will come near your area in the future. I hate to disappoint people... Cheryl
Toggle Commented Oct 26, 2016 on Workshops at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Folks! It has been such a long summer! I have been working so hard to make more and more pieces that it really seemed to fly by. Mostly unnoticed, unfortunately. I still have three more shows I am doing this fall as well as keeping my store outlets stocked,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Sisters last night for the Fourth Friday Art Stroll reception at Twigs Gallery. Kristin and I really enjoyed talking to all of you and sharing our work with you. Although the reception was last night, the show will continue to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
A lot has been going on in my little glass world. Up until recently I felt like I was struggling to get my work out here in Central Oregon. But now I feel like like I am starting to spread my wings! I have gotten my work into three very... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I am so happy to share with you all the great news I have! My glass bowls are now available in two more locations in Central Oregon! You can now see bowls like the Nuthatch in Red and Flicker's Flight at the High Desert Museum Gift Shop And lots of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I have been busy just making bowls and enjoying the wonderfully warm-ish weather we have been having lately. Here are a few of my latest bowl paintings. If you follow me on Facebook you may have seen most of these... "Chasing Hares" 7" x 3" Bowl "Flickers Flight" 10" x... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
For years I have been trying to do something different than other glass artists and not make bowls and plates. I created my method of making reverse glass paintings and then mounting them on unique found wood pieces. I loved them. Customers loved them. And I still do. But recently... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Hi Janny, Yes, you have my permission to make a quilt based on that painting. I would be honored if you would send me a picture of the finished quilt, too! Thank you for the compliment. Cheryl
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2015 on Contact Me at Silly Dog Art Glass
I had a wonderful evening yesterday sharing a space at the Tetherow Holiday Bazaar with my sister, Kristin. We had a cute little corner spot with 2 tables - one for my glass work and one for her beautiful art quilts, fabric journal covers, hats and small paintings. Now that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I have been having fun with trees this fall! And they are making their way into these gorgeous serving platters. These are all 8 x 12" - a perfect size for serving cookies, cheese and crackers, veggies, etc. at your next family gathering. Or give one as a gift and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
With the new sgraffito paintings I have been doing on glass, I have been playing around with borders. These have been so much fun for me. Each border is usually a series of circles, lines and arches. Each one is done on the fly, not planned in advance and so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I have not had pictures of new, finished work to share for so long! Rest assured, I have been working away. I try to take process pictures and rough finished pictures along the way for some of my work, so that is what I show here now. Most of these... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I found a strip of white glass that was just 2-1/2" wide. I was about to set it aside and thought - Hmm, this could be the start of some little painted pieces. So, I cut that strip up into little squares. Then I took them to my painting table... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I have been working on making some designs into wall hangings. I am starting with these 4 x 4" size tiles that are fun little pops of color. These are all done in my reverse painting technique with the opaque enamels and fired 4 times each. They are great on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
Seems there is always a little bad with the good. About a week or so ago I started on two new paintings. They are both 10 x 10" and I am trying out a new idea in the framing and fusing. Anyhow, I got each piece through the first two... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
When we bought our new house there was a large saw blade with the address numbers and 2 small SS lightning bolts painted on it (long story). So, we took that sign down and I repainted it to our liking. We have officially named our little acreage "Silly Dog Ranch"... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
I finished and framed the custom piece with the two stellar jays for my client. The glass is 9 x 15" and the frame is 12 x 18" painted black as requested. I am very happy with how this came out. And this was the first piece completed in my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass
A week or so ago I received an email from a past client. She had just finished doing some work on their lake house and she has a spot that she would like a custom piece of glass made for. After some back and forth on sizing and design, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at Silly Dog Art Glass