Fused Glass e-book – Terrazzo bowl

Fused Glass e-book – Terrazzo bowl

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass | 0 comments

For March I’m focusing on fused glass e-books from Helios studios.   As I mentioned in my previous blogs, I’ll be focusing on 12 of my favorite e-books that I’ve purchased and love from them. The fourth e-book I want to talk about is the fused glass his beautiful bowl backs e-book. Of course I changed it up quite a bit, I put it on the front of the bowl instead of the back of the bowl and instead of using a black base I used a clear base.  The technique is...

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Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Fused Glass – Pattern bars

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Art, Blog, dish, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Holiday | 0 comments

Another fused glass technique I first learned from Tanya is pattern bars. Actually she taught several types of pattern bars. The original fused glass piece we made in class has several techniques including: pattern bars, flash glass, and powder printing.  This blog I’m only going to focus on fused glass pattern bars. Here are some of the pattern bars I made and I’ll go through each one. Basically you make a pattern bar then you cut it up and incorporate it into...

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Fused glass – strip construction

Fused glass – strip construction

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass | 0 comments

As I mentioned in my last blog I am focusing on the fused glass techniques I learned in two of Tanya’s big Bootcamps.  In this blog I thought I’d write about fused glass strip construction, I learned it in the first large project bootcamp. Typically when creating fused glass you lay glass flat and stack it. Strip construction or on edge constructions  is when you stand the glass on it’s edge.  It takes a lot of work cutting the strips and it’s a very...

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Fused Glass Focus Technique – Kiln Carve

Fused Glass Focus Technique – Kiln Carve

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass | 0 comments

Last month I focused on fused glass techniques I learned from a Patty Gray class I took. For this month I’m going to focus on some fused glass techniques I learned from Tanya Veit from AAE Glass. I’ve written about Tanya many many times. The first time I met Tanya was in Denver and it was a fused glass jewelry class then I took another class in Cape Coral, Florida.  Then I took two classes, both in Florida, on larger fused glass projects including fused glass...

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Fused Glass Jaws

Fused Glass Jaws

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

As you know my blogs for January are focusing on my fused glass class with Patty Gray. As with the other fused glass technique I’ve written about this month I love this technique. Patty calls it jaws and I really like it. It’s fun and easy and I think it’s beautiful. This is my original jaws piece and you can see I did a lot of opals and just a bit of the transparent. I like the southwestern feel to this piece. If you look close you can see some pointy...

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Finished my Fused Glass from New York

Finished my Fused Glass from New York

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass | 0 comments

Last year I took a class in New York and blogged about it.  I didn’t finish one of my fused glass bowls. I finally finished it and thought I’d post the final picture. When I left class I left it as a shallow dish. But the next step would make it much deeper.           So after I slumped it into the 2nd step this is how it looks. I love it how it rippled along some of the edges. Such an organic piece. It doesn’t have a flat bottom...

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Fused glass – Confetti Art

Fused glass – Confetti Art

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

I love fused glass one of the fun ways to actually create unique glass is to create confetti glass. I put clear and colored glass, along with stringer, frit, etc. in a shape and fire it until it’s fully fused. I love confetti glass because it’s truly one of a kind and even I couldn’t re-create the glass.               Typically I tend to make a couple different shapes and colors of the same technique in order to fill my...

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Fused Glass “Slurry” bowls

Fused Glass “Slurry” bowls

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

There are so many ways to create fused glass bowls. A new way I recently learned is called slurry’s because you create it using wet glass powder. I also added frit and vitrigraph. It’s great because you can add various colors and make various designs. These are 4 that I created as you can see I like blue. The vitrigraph isn’t fully fused in so it still has texture. I like the concept and the versatility of it, I think I’ll be making more of these...

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Fused Glass – Pebble Art

Fused Glass – Pebble Art

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Fused Glass Events | 0 comments

I’m still preparing for my up coming show, so I’ve been busy making some beautiful pebble artwork. I learned the technique from Bob Leatherbarrow during my second trip to Canada. I love this technique. I’m not sure if you can tell but this organic bowl is two colors, marigold and red. I love the colors and this shape!             This one is one of my favorites, because it’s multi-colors and I added a little shipper to...

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Guess what’s in the kiln!

Guess what’s in the kiln!

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Fused Glass Events, Holiday, Locations, New Monthly Molds, Newsletters | 0 comments

Guess what I’ve been up too. Actually quite a bit, I’ve been fusing like crazy because I have a big show this month and it’s my first time at this location. More information will be in my Newsletter! This first one is pebbles (crackle but it looks like pebbles). Wait until you see what I do with these awesome pieces.                   This one is a mixture of pot melts and collages! I have some cold-working to...

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It happened again, Broken Aspens

It happened again, Broken Aspens

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

During my Woodland Park show. A wonderful customer bought my multi season fused glass aspens. Sadly before she got it home it was dropped and broke. As I’ve mentioned in the past. If someone buys a large fused glass piece from me and they break it (within a couple of months) I will refuse it into something else. As I said, this is not the norm for fused glass artists. Typically, it’s the concept if you break it that’s your issue. But I want to show my...

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Photo’s of My Fused Glass to get into Shows

Photo’s of My Fused Glass to get into Shows

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Jewelry, night light, nightlight, Pendant | 0 comments

In order to do well in the art community you have to get into shows. The best shows are typically juried.  To get into those shows you have to have great photographs. The jury looks at the pictures to decide what handmade items are the best and allowed into the show. Now I have a little station in my “show room” to take pictures for my artwork for my websites, but my hand tends to shake and the pictures are a little blurry so not all that great. In fact, I put a...

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What to make with my fused glass bowls?

What to make with my fused glass bowls?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

So I just finished 3 fused glass bowls. I can leave them as bowls they are little 5 inch dishes that are perfect for pretty much anything.                         But the bottoms on them are awesome too!                   Which begs of the question should I leave them as bowls or remember when I showed you my fused glass mushrooms?  Well I make fused glass mushrooms and...

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My Fused Glass Class at Oatka Studios

My Fused Glass Class at Oatka Studios

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Glass Trips | 0 comments

So I’ve been blogging about my trip to New York including Corning, Vitrix, my present from CMOG, Niagra Falls, etc. This blog will be about my fused glass class with Amanda and Lance Taylor at Oatka Studios in Batavia, New York. First I’ve never seen a studio so packed full of coldworking equipment. Both Amanda and Lance were great and I learned a lot from both of them. This class was focused on how to create deep vessels with fused glass. Typically really deep...

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Screen Melt – fused glass centerpiece

Screen Melt – fused glass centerpiece

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

Last month I wrote a blog about a fused glass bowl I made out of the remains of once was a beautiful fused glass Aspen sconce. As I mentioned in that blog that the Aspen was so large (with a little extra glass), I was able to make two bowls. The second fused glass bowl I made what’s called a screen melt. I’m actually going to write a Did You Know for this month’s newsletter going a little more detail. So after I took a hammer to the the rest of the Aspen,...

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