Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stained Glass Workshop

We had a great Stained Glass Workshop here at Creative Genius this Saturday and here are some pics to show some of the great creations that came to be during the workshop...great job, ladies!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Candy Canes for the Cure!

I have been thinking over the holiday season plan for a while now and it occurred to me recently that I needed to incorporate some giving into my holiday plan too. Thus, Candy Canes for the Cure was created as part of our Creative Genius holiday plan.

We are handcrafting candy canes using two different types of clay (each individually made) and will be selling the candy canes as ornaments throughout the holiday season at Creative Genius. At the end of the holidays, we will be donating the profits from these whimsical ornaments to the American Cancer Society.

It is our hope that all of our wonderful customers incorporate at least one candy cane into their gift giving this year to help support this endeavor.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


December 12th we'll be hosting a
PHOTOS WITH SANTA afternoon from 12-5pm.

Reservations are required...
see printable flyer for all the details...

This is a great deal...
you definitely don't want to miss it!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Creative Clothing...

Just in today, new creative sweaters, capelets, scarflettes and fingerless gloves from the wonderfully talented Anna Tumas of Heartfelt. Her works are created using 100% recycled materials and she can take something old and turn it into something new and completely adorable!

Here is a sampling of what you'll see at Creative Genius...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Creative Scarecrows!

Today is the annual Scarecrow contest here in Medford Village and you have got to see the wonderful creations that people come up with. There is a giant crow next door and some super-creative "crows" up and down Main Street. If you haven't made it down today, come tomorrow and be sure to stop in at Creative Genius and say hello. We're open this Sunday from 12-4pm.

Almost forgot to mention, we've got beautiful new pottery from Ericka O'Rourke (see photo courtesy of Elm Studios included here)...the pieces are especially beautiful!

Thanks, Ericka!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Pottery by Double Creek Pottery...

It's my favorite time of year, the time when holiday goodies start to arrive in the gallery. We are working on some new items from our regular artists and some great new items from artists whose work we are just starting to represent. Very exciting stuff! Hope we'll see you soon...there's more on the way and loads to check out...

Anyway, here is a small sampling of some of what's new so far:

Photo Prop by Sheryl Ellinwood in neutrals and bright fun colors too...

Red Clay Pottery Bowl by Chris Holt

Livingware Pottery Ikebanas

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saturdays at Creative Genius

This past Saturday was our first Walk-In Workshop Saturday, where you can walk in, choose from our menu of projects, and create a project with us.
It was a fun afternoon with a few kids coming in to create along with their parents. We offer projects in clay, polymer clay and more and projects are for children and adults.
We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Twitter and Facebook

Just a quick post to let you know that you can follow Creative Genius on Twitter at

We're also on Facebook...become a fan...cut and paste into your browser...

New! Drop-in Saturday Workshop Day...coming to Creative Genius!


Beginning September 12th, 2009, Drop-in Studio Saturdays begin at Creative Genius between 11am and 3pm every Satruday...head on over to Creative Genius and choose one of the cool projects off our craft menu and start creating. Instruction, materials, firings, etc is included for each project. Projects range in price from $ 20-$ 35 per project per person and are geared towards small children, children, teens and adults. There are many specific projects in clay (hand-building only), polymer clay, and other assorted mediums. We continually adding to the menu and think this will be a fun way to spend a Saturday in fall and winter...We will have photo samples of all our projects soon but for now, here is a small sampling...more to follow...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Been a while...

Fabulous necklace by Deb Sparshott

It has been quite a while since I have actually had the time to update this blog. Shameful but getting ready for all of our summer programs and camps takes a lot of time and planning. I feel like I have not left my computer for a long time...getting a sore neck and hand cramps...But planning and schedule and coming up with new programs has taken priority over the fun stuff, like letting my customers know what is going on here at Creative Genius through my blog.


For starters, we are going to be closed the following dates:



We will be open limited hours on July 7th, 8th and 9th (Tue, Wed, Thurs)-gallery open 12-5pm each of those three days.

The studio will be closed from 7/3/09-7/13/09

When we return, we begin our camp programs, which we're really excited about. The first camp is CLAY CAMP 1 and following that is CLAY CAMP 2 as well as CLAY CAMP FOR LITTLE ONES (ages 3 to 6) and then DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY.

Then in August we will be doing POLYMER PIZZAZZ CAMP (techniques and projects in Polymer clay) and WEARABLE WORKS OF ART CAMP (dyes and textiles paints put to good use).

We're still accepting camp sign ups so if you find your child is interested, give us a call.

We've also got some new jewelry in here that you definitely want to check out by Deb Sparshott. (see photo).

To get on our email mailing list and receive specialty coupons good for use in the gallery (and sometimes in the studio) email and request to be added to our mailing list.

Hope you are having an enjoyable summer so far!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Figure Drawing! Ladies Night!

We've got a lot of cool events coming up here at Creative Genius to help our loyal followers usher in spring...

The first is our Spring edition of LADIES NIGHT, which promises to be a fun evening of refreshments, prizes and shopping...we've got two jewelry artists joining us with some extra goodies too...stop in, have a drink, win some prizes...this is an open house event so bring a friend (or two)...All the festivities will take place on Thursday, April 23rd from 6-9pm.

Next on the agenda after Ladies' Night is FACEBOOK PORTRAIT NIGHT at Creative Genius. This event is scheduled for Monday, May 4th and includes refreshments, browsing and a chance to have your portrait taken (you will be emailed 2 portraits that are sized for use on all those social networking sites). Photography is provided by Julie Basello-Holt Photography ( Nancy Flynn, a professional hair stylist, will be on hand and one lucky person will win a professional photography session for their family. For more information, give us a call at 609-714-1131. Appointments are required and space is limited. Fee is $ 30 per person.

After Facebook Portrait Night, the next event on our schedule is FIGURE DRAWING/LIFE DRAWING CLASS on Wednesday, May 13th from 7-9pm. A live model will be in attendance and our instructor will be on hand for pointers. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, visit us on the web or give us a call at 609-714-1131. Fee is $ 25 per person.

We've also got a ton of new camps for summer, workshops for kids and for adults and all kinds of fun new work to check out.

Hope to see you soon!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Law of Attraction Paintings by Kate Lemay

“I attract to my life whatever I give my energy, focus and attention to, whether wanted or unwanted.”- Michael Losier

I am so excited to finally have the great new works I was awaiting from Kate Lemay. The Law of Attraction paintings are here!

Here's some information:
In each Lemay Law of Attraction creation there is a special word within the original painting.
The viewer can connect to the painting, to the word, or to both.
These “little things” make great gifts for special people in your life.
By focusing on the word and how it is placed within the painting the viewer can nurture the feeling of what life would be like if the word in the painting reached it’s full potential in his or her life.

These original works of art are available in 18 different words as well as custom words for $ 19.95 each. They make a really special gift or a treat for yourself.

You definitely want to check these out...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We've had some great jewelry workshops here at Creative Genius recently.
Here's some photos of the creative process during two of those workshops.

Above are photos of students either making their corrugated metal creations or wearing them!
Below are highlights from Memories of Summer Workshop featuring wire-wrapped beach glass creations
We're sure everyone had a great time...coming up is our next Stained Glass Workshop for Beginners and some more great jewelry workshops. For a full schedule of upcoming workshops, give us a call or email

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shutter Speak Opens With A Bang

We opened Shutter Speak last Saturday night. Great folks turned out to support the 24 exhibiting photographers and everyone seemed to have a great time. The photographs are really wonderful and if you get the chance to come out and take a peek, we recommend it.

South Jersey Camera Club rocks!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Shutter Speak Opens Tonight

"Life is an occasion. Rise to it!" -Suzanne Weyn

At 6pm tonight we will be opening our latest exhibit, Shutter Speak with a first viewing and opening reception from 6-9pm. Many of the 24 exhibiting photographers will be present and available to chat with.
The exhibit features original photographs from South Jersey Camera Club members and will be on our walls through March 1st.
A portion of the proceeds from all exhibit sales will be donated to Flashes of Hope, an organization that photographs children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. For more information visit

For more exhibit information, visit

Hope to see you tonight!

Shutter Speak Opens Tonight!

"Your life is an occasion. Rise to it!" -Suzanne Weyn (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium)

Join us from 6-9pm as we open our latest exhibit, Shutter Speak. The exhibit features original photographic prints from South Jersey Camera Club and is hung in a non-traditional way: as a photographic wall collage. All prints are matted but unframed. The goal is for focus to be on the art itself and not in the presentation aspects. For more information, check out

Tonight's reception features refreshments plus a chance to chat with many of the 24 exhibiting photographers.

Hope to see you there!