Fused Glass Lithograph – Tanya / AAE Glass

Fused Glass Lithograph – Tanya / AAE Glass

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Art, Blog, custom, fused glass, handmade | 0 comments

For June I have been focusing my fused glass blogs on videos Tanya Veit teaches on her AAE Glass website in her Education center. I’ve blogged about several techniques including: the Glass Glo brick plate, Mosaic tile plate, the fused glass quilt plate, cobble dish, and several jewelry techniques. Ok I have to show off one of my new favorite Tanya techniques. She calls it Lithograph. It involves the fiber paper I will talk about in my DYK. It is so cool, but it takes a bit...

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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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Sept Fused Glass Mold of the Month

Sept Fused Glass Mold of the Month

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 1 comment

All I can say about this fused glass “bowl” is it’s amazing!! I say bowl but it’s really a piece of art. It’s 13 inches in diameter. It’s kind of like a watercolor. There are 5 koi all hand done and in various colors.                       I love it so much I took several close ups of the piece. There are so many different colors but they are very subtle. I just love it!!  ...

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Fused Glass mold – August – Lady of the Woods

Fused Glass mold – August – Lady of the Woods

Posted by on Jul 23, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

I love textured molds, whether it’s an image like the Tree of life or just a design texture. July’s mold of the month is a texture mold called Lady in the Woods and she’s beautiful. Similar to green man, but it’s a woman with flowers. The interesting thing about textured molds especially the image ones is you need to be a little cautious when you use them. The first time I used my lady in the woods I did something wrong (probably didn’t put...

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My first hands on Fused Glass Painting Class

My first hands on Fused Glass Painting Class

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

I’ve always found glass painting fascinating and I’ve watched countless videos but I have always wanted to take a class. I just learn better with hands on. Next year I am taking a class with Mark Hufford (a great glass painter). During one of my many conversations with Mark he mentioned Shelley Long (another fabulous painter) who lives in Colorado. So on Saturday I took a class with Shelly at the Glass Warehouse owned and operated by Connie. BTW Glass Warehouse...

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Fused Glass Photo Stand

Fused Glass Photo Stand

Posted by on Jul 17, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

            I have been busy, busy making fused glass photo stands. I love these matter of fact I’m keeping one. It’s light purple and dichroic (both expensive glass) so instead of trying to explain why it’s twice as expensive as the others. I really love it. I have 7 half circle fused glass photo stands in various colors and I made 9 wavy ones. I love them because you can put various shapes of pictures in them and more than...

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Fused Glass Wine Rack – July mold

Fused Glass Wine Rack – July mold

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

My mold for August is a Fused Glass wine rack mold. I chose a beautiful piece of glass so I didn’t change it a lot other than fused it with apiece of iridized glass which gives it depth.  The glass as aventurine green, white, purple and really amazing.                       It’s not only beautiful it’s functional.  The fused glass  wine rack can hold 4 wine bottles on the bottom then 3, then 2, then 1...

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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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Fused Glass Drop Vases

Fused Glass Drop Vases

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

            A few years ago I took a class and learned how to create fused glass drop vases. I really enjoyed the class and made 2 beautiful vases. Problem is when I got home I made a couple but broke them when I cut the rim off. So I bought an ebook and still broke them. So last month when I took my class from Amanda and Lance I found out what I was doing wrong. So when I got home from my class I made some glass ingots to make some drop vases....

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Finished the custom fused glass order

Finished the custom fused glass order

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

So last week in one of my blogs I showed you some custom fused glass pieces that I created. These are the fused glass coasters that I finished. I think they turned out really nice and my customer liked them as well.                         I also finished the iridized votives, but sadly I haven’t heard from the customer that asked for these. Luckily Purple and Violet are very popular and I’m sure they...

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Fused Glass with Bob Leatherbarrow

Fused Glass with Bob Leatherbarrow

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Art, fused glass | 0 comments

Yesterday I blogged about some of my time on Salt Springs Island.  I really love the island and the people of course, the reason why I went to the island is to take a class with Bob Leatherbarrow or should I say the King of Crackle.  But there is so much more to the fused glass Bob creates.  I enjoyed my class so so much. In the first class he introduced us to fused glass wafers and during this class he kicked them up a notch.  During this class we  made our cave art...

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Which Fused Glass Bowl Did They Choose?

Which Fused Glass Bowl Did They Choose?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2016 in Art, Blog, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

In January and February. I blogged about one of my fabulous customers who bought one of my handcrafted fused glass aspens and broke it. I’ve always told my customers if they break a fused glass piece that they buy from me to bring me the pieces and I’ll make them something from the remains. Well she took me up on my offer and I made 2 fused glass bowls for her to pick from.                     *BTW aren’t...

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Fused Glass – Never Refuse to Refuse

Fused Glass – Never Refuse to Refuse

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, recycled glass | 0 comments

            A famous fused glass Artist Boyce Lundstrom coined the phrase never refuse to refuse and I’m a firm believer in that. Earlier this month and last month I wrote blogs about refusing broken glass pieces. This one is about a fused glass piece that I broke a while back. I thought I’d show you what I decided to do with a fused glass green sconce that I broke. As I mentioned in the original blog I broke it but very rarely do I...

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Fused Glass Candle Shields

Fused Glass Candle Shields

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 in Art, Blog, fused glass, light | 0 comments

              As I mentioned in my fused glass votives blog, Tulip – Exquisite gifts / fantastic finds (the store that show cases my fused glass in Denver) also asked me to make some fused glass candle shields. I like fused candle shields because I can make them any color, shape or size. These are medium sized fused glass candle shields and make simple little candles look elegant. Some have texture: for example these have frit (small...

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Fused Glass Review – Screen Melts

Fused Glass Review – Screen Melts

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Art, Blog, Book Review, Fresh from the Kiln, fused glass | 0 comments

Each month I tried to do a review of some kind of the myriad of Fused Glass DVDs, E-books, Magazines, tutorials, etc. that I watch or read. I watch several of the Glass Pattern Quarterly (GPQ) webinars. Some I watch during the first run, so to speak, so I can ask questions. Others I just buy the DVD. Overall I like GPQ webinars, sometimes I think the moderators talk a little too much, but I like the majority of the instructors. This particular review is about Screen Melts...

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