Saturday, January 01, 2011

David Chatt's Big House Project

Dear Beadweavers,

Will you join Louise Hill and myself in supporting David Chatt?

From Louise: "Most everyone in the bead world knowns who David Chatt is and knows of his fabulous beaded works. In 2008 he was awarded an artist in residence position at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He built his own glass studio and has been spending his time learning and perfecting the skill of sand casting. This skill is now being applied to one single glass window with 200 separate pieces of glass depicting a crow on top of a nest of sticks. The window is located in Ballard Washington where David and his partner have converted a church into what is known as The Big House. For more information about this fabulous undertaking and to help  raise money CLICK HERE."

From Susan: "There's a matching fund connected to each donation made (Give A Little = Give A Lot). One dollar, fifty dollars........any and every amount helps. For donation levels of $25 and higher, David is offering some "perks" as an incentive.... If you have a blog, please share the love and re-post Louise's post.  Let's help David meet his $10,000 goal by January 29th!"

Louise and I have made a donation and hope you will join us in supporting this wonderful artist. You can click on the title above and it will take you to David's information page where you can learn more and contribute too.

Thank you for your interest and I wish you the very beady best for a prosperous new year,

Susan Mandel


Glorious Beads said...

I'm glad to see you joining in support of David's window project. So have I, but my local Bead Society felt that since this is a new area for David and not related to beadwork, the Board decided not to get on the bandwagon. I hope more beaders and beading groups decide otherwise.

SuzyQ said...

Thank you Glorious Bead for joining us! I'm sure by now you've heard from David and as you know, he's not given up on his beadwork.

I'm very excited to see where this takes David and how he eventually will bring his beadwork into the fold. While he was at Penland, he explored adding beadwork to his sandcast glass work.... I think we will see more of this to come.

Best wishes for a Happy New Year!