we spend our day’s designing and creating puppets, masks, sculptures, fused glass art and glazing stoneware.
Juanita’s journey into puppetry first began in the early 2000’s and continues to evolve and develop with each project. Juanita was first a sculptor and now is a puppeteer and full time puppet and mask builder. Her creations embody a whimsical and playful quality – ensuring that each puppet and mask she makes has their own personality.
Quality and durability are key components included in every project. The demand of today’s puppets requires multiple mediums and construction techniques. These include design work and consulting, prototyping, casting, wood working, jointing, sewing and needle felting, just to name a few.
Pat has always been a very creative person. In fact, before The Long Grass Studio was founded, he had a ‘paint your own pottery’ studio shop. He then discovered his love for glass fusion while attending a pottery studio conference in Phoenix, AZ., finding glass made a great addition to his ceramic studio shop.
His love and passion for glass fusion grew over time, resulting in founding The Long Grass Studio and Workshop. Over the last few years, Pat has been exploring, creating and perfecting many different aspects of fused glass art. His passion for design and colour is evident in his work. You might even say he is addicted to the Kiln & its rhythmic clicking, as it works away—generating its heat in an atmosphere of comfort and creativity within the studio, while fusing glass art within its belly.
The Long Grass Studio
together they create art, teach classes and hold workshops.
The Long Grass Studio is located in Springbank, Alberta. Snuggled between the bustling city of Calgary and the soaring Rocky Mountains, The Long Grass Studio and Workshop is a purpose built, spacious but cozy studio that Pat shares with his wife, Juanita Dawn.