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Six New Artists Join Clay Glass Metal Stone – The Beat Goes On! Stop By for the Reception!

 The Rickie Report is pleased to announce 6 new artists becoming part of Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery.  A special reception to celebrate will be held August 16th.  Craig McInnis, of Jerry’s Artarama, will offer a FREE painting lesson, using old vinyl records!  Food, music, fun!  See you there!




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Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery 

“And the Beat Goes On”

The Gallery Continues to Break All Records

With Six New Artists Featured in August

Jerry’s Artarama gives Free Demo-

Designs on Vinyl

With Craig McInnis


Friday, August 16, 2013

6-9 PM


Clay Glass Metal Stone Gallery continues to Break All Records in August.  Six new artists have entered the gallery and will be showing their works in the largest emergence of new artists in gallery history.  The event will take place on Friday, August 16 from 6-10 PM.


"The Great Butterfly"

“The Great Butterfly” by Gregory Hubbard

Gregory Hubbard returns to the gallery after a two year break.  He has transported his huge ceramic sculptures to the finest art exhibits throughout the country and is in many of the best collections in the nation. He brings his signature works back to the gallery. They are monumental in contrast to his latest works; translations on a smaller scale with a focus on a fine art jewelry line. 


Polymer Clay Pin embedded with pottery dating to 165 BCE by Rickie Leiter

Polymer Clay Pin embedded with pottery dating to 165 BCE by Rickie Leiter

Rickie Leiter has become well known throughout South Florida as the Guru of all that is art, and where and when it is happening.  Her works as a jewelry designer and Fimo clay artist are on display as Rickie joins the gallery. Rickie’s large, vivacious personality is reflected in her dramatic, colorful pieces.  To keep up with all that goes on in the arts community, subscribe to the Rickie Report at


Copper and Glass Pendant by

Copper and Glass Pendant by Ken Swicegood

Ken Swicegood is both a pastry chef and jewelry designer.  Openings at the gallery are doubly joyful events, both for the eyes and the belly.  Ken creates wrapped fused glass pieces that incorporate a wide assortment of metals, beads and wires.  His food displays for openings are works of art as well, another good reason to come to gallery openings.


"Dancers" by

“Dancers” by Robert ben Kline

Robert ben Kline has brought a sculptural whimsy to the gallery that he executes through ceramics and bright colors.  From monumental busts to jitterbugging dancers to costumed dog breeds to an animated piano player, Robert’s works cover the gamut of an unusual thought process expressed with joy in clay.

"Fall in Ashville" by Marsha Balbier

“Fall in Ashville” by Marsha Balbier


Marsha Balbier has returned home to Florida from Ashville North Carolina where she was considered the best Harmonica Player in town.  Her works in the gallery run the gamut from silver jewelry made from silver clay, to encaustic works to abstract fused glass paintings.  A home décor designer, Marsha’s works are accent pieces for special nooks and niches.


"Sea Turtle" by David

“Sea Turtle” by David Fiore

David Fiore brings a fourth dimension to a 3-D Gallery.  David’s works are hung outside the gallery, a durable mosaic display for large outdoors areas.  With David, the gallery ventures into a new realm, that of outdoor art to grace walls along side the sea, and as an accent on walls. Many of his images are nautical or botanical.  They are large, dramatic statements.  He will install them if patrons are local. Sculptor and ceramic artist David Fiore has been a prolific and original figure in American ceramic arts over the past decade.  Having founded Fiore Tile Works in 2003 primarily as a designer tile workshop, Fiore began to pursue a vision of representational art expressed through ceramics in a colorful and vigorous way.  Soon he was producing large format bas relief murals and found an enthusiastic market for his work among art collectors all over the country.


Craig McInnis

Craig McInnis

Craig McInnis of Jerry’s Artarama will be demonstrating and teaching the art of painting on old vinyl records.  Craig’s original work is not on display at Coastars, the wonderful little coffee shop directly across the street from the gallery. Craig’s lessons are free to the public. 


ClayGlassMetalStone Cooperative Gallery is sponsored by the Flamingo Clay Studio, a non-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio and gallery space for three-dimensional artists.  The gallery is located at 15 South J Street in downtown Lake Worth. Hours are Sunday thru Tuesday, 10AM-5PM. Wednesday thru Saturday, 10AM-10PM.   Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 PM with many special events in-between.  For information call Joyce Brown-215-205-9441 or  Gallery phone: 561-588-8344.




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