About karole sharpe

Since 1980, working with glass has been Karole’s passion. Using color and light she creates pieces that delight and sanctify our connection to Spirit. Glass has been a never ending source of inspiration for her and she is constantly learning new techniques and exploring new method of expression. She specializes in creating one-of-kind glass sculptures using a variety of techniques. Throughout her career, she has taken numerous classes to learn different techniques of working with glass; this allows her work to be constantly new and evolving.

Open Studio – This Weekend!! Oct 25th & 26th

OPEN STUDIO -  OCTOBER 25TH & 26TH

OPEN STUDIO –
OCTOBER 25TH & 26TH

OCTOBER 25, & 26, 11-5, Or by appointment.
2808 Quitman St, Denver, CO 80212, 303-477-4097, call for directions or use map quest.
Come see my bottle tree, solar rope lights, cement sculpture, and a whole lots of glass pieces!!
See my new work, get first choice on all my new pieces, snack and snicker!
Blessings to You!
Karole Sharpe
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Karole Sharpe Glass Holiday Shows

OPEN STUDIO -  OCTOBER 25TH & 26TH

OPEN STUDIO
OCTOBER 25, & 26 11-5 Or by appointment,
COME by and see my new work, snack and snicker!

MY OTHER UP COMING HOLIDAY SHOWS:

Conifer Newcomers & Neighbor Holiday Boutique
Sat Nov.8 9-4, Conifer High School 10441 Hwy 73,
Conifer, CO 80433, Wonderful ART!

Glass Artist Fellowship Holiday Show Nov 7th – 16th,
M-F 10-6, Sat 9-6, Sun 12-5, Echters 5150 Garrison St Arvada. CO 80002, Lots of Glass Art pieces.

Holiday Craft & Boutique Show – Mile Hi Church,
December 6, 9-5, 9079 W. Alameda, Lakewood CO

Sand Dollar Gallery 1256 So. Pearl St Denver, CO
Please check out my work here all year round!

Or buy online karolesharpeglass.com

A new Cat on the Street

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I just finished this “Picasso” like cat last week. It has many different kinds of glass in it, black, white, grays, and even some hand blown glass. So take a break, ride your bike, take a walk, just go over and check out Nancy Condit’s Gallery. It is at 1256 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210, 1/2 block north of Louisiana on S. Pearl St. She is open from 12-5 Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment.

Stepping Stones class July 12th

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Hello Everyone! I hope you having a wonderful fun filled summer!!

For anyone interested I am having another Stepping stone class / event this weekend! If you have never learned this easy fun way to make stepping stones come and meet some new friends and have some fun! Please see the description below. If you have already taken this class but want to just come and play, do stop by and play with the glass and ceramics and mud! The cost is minimal and the fun is fulfilling! Also see my upcoming classes 3-D Sculpture, Welding, Found Object bird feeders, and Monoprint note cards, descriptions are below.

Stepping Stones July 12th, 9-3 Cost: $35.00
In this class you will learn about mosaic techniques, including: how to cut the glass or ceramic pieces; how to use mosaic nippers; design and color considerations; how to mix the cement; how to clean and finish your piece. It is a fun easy project and a good way to spend the day. I will have some mold forms for sale and materials you can take home to create more of your own pieces. Most people have time to make two pieces.
Materials Fee: $20.00. This includes the glass or ceramic pieces, hardware cloth, a mosaic form of your choice in shape and size for you to use in the class, and the necessary cement and sand mixture. Or bring your own ceramic or glass pieces and cut this costing half. There will be an additional cost if you want to buy a mold form or some nippers to take home with you, I will sell the mold forms at a discounted price to you for taking this class. Please call me to reserve your space, I am limiting the class to 6 people. ***** If you have taken the class previously and just want to come and join the group You can pay for the materials $10.00 and use your own forms or pay a little more, $10.00, and use my forms and my materials.

Blessings to You!
Karole Sharpe

Glass Art for you Spirit
http://www.karolesharpeglass.com
https://karolesharpeglass.wordpress.com/

3-D Cement Sculpture July 26 & 27, 9-5 Cost $128.00
Let’s make something to beautify our outdoor spaces that will show us color all year long! We will create three-dimensional objects out of styrofoam, wire mesh, and cement. The piece can be covered with glass and/or ceramic mosaics to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor sculpture or can be left just the raw cement. Design specifics to be discussed with individuals in advance, there will be a size limitation due to time restrictions. Use of found objects is encouraged, contact me for more ideas and information. Materials Fee: $45.00
Welding: Bottle Tree August 23 & 24, 9-5 Cost: $190.00
On the first morning, we will see samples of welded art pieces, explore a scrap metal yard where you can purchase scrap metal pieces for your one-of-a-kind metal art piece, and then visit a welding supply shop where you can buy tools and supplies. In the afternoon, there will be a session in which you learn proper safety techniques, equipment use, tools, MIG welding, and shop use, followed by practice time with the machinery and welder. You will get dirty and work hard, but it is rewarding and fun.
Create your very own garden Bottle tree art piece up to 48-inches tall with about 6-10 welds. Or you could create an unique outdoor sculpture piece. Included is: welding feed, grinders, and some safety equipment. At the end of the day you’ll have a piece to take home and a smile on your face. Limited to two students per class for individual attention and private instruction so sign up early. Must wear some safety clothing.
Bird Feeders September 6, 9-2, $38.00
You will have your choice of 3 different styles of Bird feeders that are easy to make in just one day and all using found objects. We will use found objects, both glass and ceramic, you bring or use what I have available, to make a unique one of a kind bird feeder. All you do is provide the bird seed and a place to hang it in your home or patio. I will have pictures, designs, and samples, so you can see all the alternatives and then after you learn a few simple techniques you will be able to delight and amuse your friends with your creativity. Material Fee $15.00 or $5.00 if you bring your own.
Mono Print Notecards October 25th 11-3 $29.00
Mono is defined as one; alone: single; so we will make prints on paper that are just that. First thing upon arrival we will play with paints and found object and create “one off” prints. We will have a lunch break while they are drying and then come back to play some more either making more prints or adding colors designs to the ones we made. We will embellish our creations with pens or more paint learning to use our imaginations to “see” into the prints and draw out what we see.
PLEASE CALL ME TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT! IF YOU DON’T SEE A CLASS you want let me know. Dates can be changed or added. If you and two friends want to do a class I will do the class for you at a time that is convenient for all concerned. If you have already taken a class and want to do it again or use my studio and the equipment, talk with me, studio time is $10.00/ hour, except when using the welding equipment the cost for that is $25.00/hour.

Spring Fling – Highland Artist show this Weekend!

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Spring Fling - Highland Artist show this Weekend!

Come by this weekend and see some GREAT art pieces made by local Denver artists! Whether you need to pick up a gift for Mother’s day, an upcoming wedding, or gift for yourself the choices will abound at this show. Fine art, crafts, collectibles, plants, of course GLASS pieces for your yard and home.
The show is at the Highlands United Methodist Church at 3131 Osceola, Denver CO 80212, it is on the corner of 32nd and Osceola, (enter thru Osceola entrance).
Hours are Saturday, May 3rd 10-4, and Sunday May 4th 11-5.
Come early for the best selection, and if you mention this ad I will give 10% off on any purchases! WooHOO!! Blessings and make it a great day!!

Stepping Stones Class April 27th

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Stepping Stones Class April 27th

Tomorrow I will be creating stepping stones with six wonderful women!! I will be having another class on Sunday April 27th from 9-2 if anyone is interested, I have 2 more spaces open. You will learn about design, colors, cutting glass or ceramic pieces, mixing cement and sand, using supportive infra structure, and finishing techniques including sealing the piece for long life and enjoyment. Give me a call or drop me an email to reserve your space and learn more of the details. Happy Easter everyone enjoy this gorgeous weather we are having!!

Mermaids at Sand Dollar Gallery

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Mermaids at Sand Dollar Gallery

I have been on a mermaid kick and I have two gorgeous mermaids over at Sand Dollar Gallery here in Denver.

Each one: is a one of a kind; created with a casted glass face; a different color combination of glass and ceramic pieces; and very distinct personality. I have created them as a kind of angel and mermaid combination, with wings and fin like tail.

Be on the look out for more of these at my up coming shows this summer.

So take a break, ride your bike, take a walk, just go over and check out Nancy Condit’s Gallery. It is at 1256 S. Pearl, Denver CO 80210, 1/2 block north of Louisiana on S. Pearl St. She is open from 12-5 Tuesday to Saturday, or by appointment. She has all kinds of wonderful gift items for weddings and Mother’s day.

Dangerous Beauty

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Dangerous Beauty

I am on a recycling kick! This piece is made from cut up tin cans, nailed onto a wood base. I was literally pounding out my frustrations with money and life. It came out pretty cool though. I have some summer shows coming upon May and June and August stay tuned for dates and times! I hope life is treating you all well!!

People’s Fair June 1st & 2nd!!!

Karole Sharpe Glass will be at the People’s Fair this weekend! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Saturday June 1st 10-9

Sunday June 2nd 10-8

Civic Center Park Broadway and Colfax, I will be on Colfax at Booth CS-39.

Blown glass items for sale including: Hearts / Ringholders / Plant or flower cutting hanging holders / Spirit balls / Tumblers / Vases / Welded steel flowers with blown glass flowers and fused leaves / Rondels / Pins / Sun catchers / Bottle stoppers with blown glass tops / Lots of fun treasures for your home, office or for gift items!  Guest artist Mike Saull.

Come and take some time out of your busy schedule to CELEBRATE the return of summer!

 

Sand Dollar Gallery – Spring is coming!

SPRING is coming!
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GLASS FROG & LOTS OF 3-D GLASS; 2 new leaded-glass lamps by Karole Sharpe.
DEAL:New Quilted cards by Ellen Smith. Buy one framed ($34) & get a quilted card 1/2 off. That’s a savings of $7.50!
See you on Saturday, March 2nd,
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Sand Dollar Gallery has been in business for over 30 years, please take some time to stop in and see some the wonderful art pieces there.  She has the best gift items in the city!  The hospitality and friendship which is given freely, you will not be disappointing!! I have been showing my work there for more than 10 years and she is great at helping you find that special piece to fit all your needs.  Located in the Washington Park neighborhood on Pearl St just across the freeway from Wholefoods.
Sand Dollar Gallery 1256 S. Pearl, Denver, CO 80210
 
Peace Be with you and ALL the Blessings of Life! Karole