My Glass blowing class

My Glass blowing class

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

          One thing about me is I like to check a place out before I truly commit. I did that with Leslie (of course it only took me minutes to decide she was amazing), I did that with Aquila, and I did that with Live, Love, Laugh glass. Live, Love, Laugh glass is a mixed studio and they teach fused glass, glass blowing, welding, ceramics, and painting. The fusing is basic as is the ceramics and painting. But what I really liked was the glass...

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My visit with Aquila Art Glass Studio and my first Borosilicate flameworking

My visit with Aquila Art Glass Studio and my first Borosilicate flameworking

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

                  While in Portland I also visited Aquila Art Glass studio. I met Don, one of the owners. He was very gracious and showed me his working studio. Not only do they teach fused glass they also teach flameworking. More than teaching Don, Tammy (his wife), and his other partner Scott produce and sell hand crafted fused glass products for stores. Don also creates custom molds with his locally created mold material. He...

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My Trip to Uroboros Factory Tour

My Trip to Uroboros Factory Tour

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

          During my trip to Portland for my bullseye workshop I also went to a Uroboros factory. I’ll be honest I didn’t know anything about Uroboros until I took this tour. Ken was extremely helpful and so was Carmen. Ken gave us (there were 3 of us) a tour of the factory. He also explained what Uroboros means it “is an alchemist’s term often represented by a dragon or serpent devouring its own tail. The ancient symbol...

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Casting glass at Bullseye Factory in Portland

Casting glass at Bullseye Factory in Portland

Posted by on Oct 4, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

So while I was at the bullseye factory in Portland we got the once in a lifetime opportunity to cast / make our own glass! I’ve done a lot of fun things with glass but this was the most fun and exciting thing I’ve ever done. It was also a little scary because I’m clumsy and there were so many opportunities to screw up! So we went in alphabetical order so Dana went 1st. We were making silver and white cascade pieces. But the second person, “El”...

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Additional bullseye tours

Additional bullseye tours

Posted by on Sep 27, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

        While we were at bullseye we also got to tour the bullseye owner’s house. One thing I loved was the owner was one of the original partners from 1974! That is so cool to me. They like to do tours so people can see how to live with glass. Since I love glass and have glass from all over the world living with glass is a duh … in other words of course it’s easy to live with glass. It’s a fabulous medium and it adds so much to...

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My Bullseye Workshop techniques

My Bullseye Workshop techniques

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

On Monday I started blogging about my bullseye trip, so today’s blog is going to talk about the techniques we used in the workshop. Our class was a special class created for bullseye glass distributors students “Explore Bullseye Workshop”. Our class was with Tanya Viet because we are all students of Tanya. She put out a call about a year or so ago and we all jumped at the chance to come to bullseye with Tanya. There were 10 of us all totaled including...

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My Bullseye Fused Glass Workshop

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass, Fused Glass Events | 0 comments

              What a fabulous 9 days I had in Oregon!! I did so much there is no way I can only write 1 blog, not even 3 blogs will be enough, but I’ll try to keep it to 7 blogs but they may be long! I’ll also be writing about the places I visited other than bullseye and 4 for my bullseye experiences. I got to Portland on Friday September 11th, but I I’ll cover the first couple days later. I got to the Inn at Northrup...

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Portland – A mecca for Glass Artist’s

Portland – A mecca for Glass Artist’s

Posted by on Sep 2, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

            I’m so excited on the 11th of September, I am going to the mecca of Fused Glass – Portland Oregon! I am going to take a week-long class at the bullseye. But more than the class it’s self is that it’s not just me but 7 other amazing  fused glass classmates, all from Tanya Veit’s Fused Glass boot-camps. Most of the ladies I know by either taking classes with or through our Facebook groups. The group will...

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Fused Glass Bullseye Video Review

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Art, Book Review, fused glass, Newsletters | 0 comments

              For July’s Fused Glass review I thought I’d review one of Bullseye’s Glass videos. I wrote a “DYK – Did You Know” about Bullseye’s Glass education site in January and so I thought I’d do a review on one of the videos I watched. Just a little background Bullseye has educational videos (some are free {23} some videos {53} are part of the Annual $39 subscription). * Bullseye also...

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Bullseye Resource Center – Portland

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

                        Last time I blogged a little about how my trip to see my son and daughter-in-law was also a ploy to go to the Bullseye factory in Portland and how great the tour of the factory was with Devon. Well I also went into the resource center that was connected to the factory and yes I did some shopping. Not as much as I would like because we were flying. Trust me if we were driving it would have...

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Fused Glass Book Review – Beginning Fusing & Beyond

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Blog, Book Review | 0 comments

            I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes, eBooks, or actual books. I thought I would write a few Fused Glass book reviews on the various books I have purchased. Please understand this is my personal view and is not intended to offend anyone. I just like trying new things and I would like to share my experiences with others. I am not paid to write these reviews. Over all I liked the projects in Beginning Fusing...

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