Author Archives: Rita Varian

Skyscrapers

I’m calling these new pieces skyscrapers with the idea that if you group enough of them together. you start to get a skyline.

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Group Show at The Clock Tower in LIC

Come see my sculptures in this LIC landmark just of the 59th St. Bridge! This show is part of LIC Arts Open, which includes open studios, gallery shows, music & theater. May 15th-19 Reception May 16th 6-8PM 29-27 41st Avenue            … Continue reading

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New Sculptures

Here are two new small sculptures. The idea was to make interesting negative spaces between them, so in the first view, look for the negative vase-shape in the middle. Also, sometimes it is good to get a break from textured … Continue reading

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Off-Road Tankard

I started using toy tires as texture tools because my brother John has commissioned me to make some tankards for the Car Club of Virginia Tech. (CCVT) Since these guys are race car enthusiasts, not just any toy tire will … Continue reading

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Super-Tankard Update

So previously, I expressed some concern that my double-height tankards are so big (about a liter) that if they were filled to the brim, the handle might not be able to take all that weight. Well… And below, you can … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Photographer: Light Box Shoot #1

Gradually, I felt the feeling of buyer’s remorse begin to fade as I unwrapped the light box I bought from B&H. Some of my studio mates seemed a little impressed with it, enough to put a stop to the internal … Continue reading

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Preview: the Double-Height Tankard

Below you see a regular tankard, and my first and second attempts at a big one. The first one came out a bit too tall and narrow at the top. I thought it would be good as a tall vase, … Continue reading

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Pre-Valentines Day Shopping Event

I will be a vendor at this Astoria Market sale on Feb 10, 2013, from Noon-6. Location: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden Jennifer Verbit is sharing her table with me. She and I were roommates while we attended Alfred University. … Continue reading

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New Sculptures

Check out my main website for better views of these four new sculptures!

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Coming Soon: Tankards will be available on Etsy

Just got a light box to take better snapshots of my work. Not only will that mean much better photos for this blog, it will also allow me to start selling my work on Esty. Here is a shot from … Continue reading

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