Fused glass e-book – Waste not

Fused glass e-book – Waste not

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Art, Blog, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

For March I’m focusing on fused glass e-book studios is Helios. As I mentioned in my last blog, they have 17 e-books albeit, I’ll be focusing on 12 e-books that I’ve purchased and love. The 10th, 11th, and 12th fused glass e-books I want to talk about is Paul’s fused glass Waste Not e-books. There are 3 waste not e-books and they are all great! The cool thing about these e-books is when you make fused glass pieces typically you have leftover glass...

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Fused Glass e-books – puddles

Fused Glass e-books – puddles

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, dish, fused glass, handmade | 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 discussing 12 of their e-books that I’ve purchased and love. The sixth fused glass e-book I want to talk about is his fused glass puddles e-book.           I’ve created fused glass puddles for quite a while now, albeit Paul is the one that created the technique and in this e-book he goes into so many more versions...

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Clear Textured Fused Glass Bowls

Clear Textured Fused Glass Bowls

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Art, custom, fused glass | 0 comments

I just made some pretty cool fused glass bowls.  Most of the time I make bowls full of color, but these fused glass bowls are clear. I also fused them over a spiral textured mold so they have beautiful bottoms.  This fused glass dish is only 5″ across and a little shallow.  This fused glass dish is 5 1/2″ across and has a nice depth.  Lastly this fused glass dish is 7″ across and shallow, perfect for dessert or salad.  If you would like to see more of my...

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Busy Fusing Beautiful Functional Art

Busy Fusing Beautiful Functional Art

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

I’ve had a fun fusing month, not only am I doing another commercial order, I’ve also been busy making some fused glass functional art.  I like to create fused glass pieces that are both beautiful and functional. This first fused glass platter is quite large 13″ x 6″.  I really like it because it reminds me of clouds. It’s has streaky white glass on both sides of a lovely transparent blue. This would be perfect for bread, candles, or anything...

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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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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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