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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Wet Belt Sander for fused glass

Wet Belt Sander for fused glass

Posted by on Oct 17, 2015 in Art, Blog, fused glass | 0 comments

When I was at Bob Leatherborrow’s workshop in Canada earlier this year I had the opportunity to use a wet-belt sander. I must say I loved using it for the edges of bowls and plates. Bob gave us some pointers to make it even easier so I really wanted one. A couple months ago when my friend Paul retired, he offered me his for a good price, so needless to say I jumped at the chance. Of course I need to get a pump and have the plug added, but not too difficult (I hired an...

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Elegant Fused Glass by Karen is showcased at the Boulder Street Gallery

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Blog, Locations | 0 comments

As I mentioned last week in my Elegant Fused Glass blog, my fused glass is now in three local locations and showed a video for GreenSoul. This video is focused on Boulder Street Gallery in downtown Colorado Springs. Boulder Street Gallery and Framing has a variety of locally made arts and crafts including my fused glass bowls, aspens, plates, wine stoppers, night lights, etc.,. The second store I want to highlight is Boulder Street Gallery and Framing is in downtown...

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Fused Glass Home Show

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

              I love fused glass and I really love home shows. I just finished a small but fun fused glass home show. The ladies were so kind and listen to me talk about my passion for fused glass. We did a demo and talked about glass and the various techniques I use in my fused glass. Even  though it was a small group we still did the drawing and who won?  Denise the hostess! So with her drawing $ and her hostess gift she made out like a...

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Book Review: Joy of Fusing

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

          I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes (see August Blogs),  eBooks, or actual books. I also like trying new products therefore, I thought I would write a few 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. This...

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Fused Glass Parties

Posted by on Oct 13, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

                          I have written about my wonderful friend Diane in several blogs. We took a boot camp from Tanya Viet last year and learned 15 different fused glass techniques, most were for fused glass platters and bowls. However, due to our daily lives we have not had a chance to create these new fused glass techniques. Therefore, over the last couple of months, we got together for fused glass dates...

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Is Fused Glass Art?

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            In my August’s blogs, I discussed how I started in Fused Glass and the various Fused Glass classes I have taken. My two favorite forums about Fused Glass are my Boot Camp Group with Tanya and Glass Campus group put on by Dennis Brady. In the Glass Campus forum, Dennis started asking members their view regarding Artist, Artisan, and Craftsman. It was a fascinating string and it reminded me of my last show. A customer picked up a...

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Book Review – Glass Artist Studio

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            I love to learn about fused glass whether it is through classes (see August Newsletter / Blogs), ebooks, or actual books. I also like trying new products therefore, I thought I would write a few book reviews on the various books I have in my library. Please understand this is my personal point of view and is not intended to offend anyone. I am not paid to write these reviews. I just like to read and try new things and thought I...

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My Fused Glass Boot Camp!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

                      So I took Extreme Fusing 1 and 2 with Tanya Veit from AAE. Now the Pinnacle of all Fused Glass Classes – Boot Camp! Now I’m retired Air Force so I know what boot camp is but Tanya – kicked our butts! Of course I’ve never had so much fun!. Quick funny story – I was heading out of the country for a Business Trip when I got the email about Tanya’s Fused Glass boot...

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My Extreme Fused Glass Jewelry Class!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            In a recent blog I discussed my love of learning especially regarding Fused Glass. In that blog I mentioned I have taken Fused Glass classes from some of the finest world renowned Fused Glass artists/instructors – Tanya Veit, David Alcala, Anne Nye, etc., and I promised I’d talk a little about these classes in another blog. So I’ve told you about Coral (my first fused glass instructor), now I’d like to talk...

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My First Fused Glass Instructor

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            As I discussed in a previous blog, I love learning and I’ve always loved crafts.  I have learned many different crafts in my life. In Germany I did scrap-booking.  In  Japan I learned Ikebana (flower arranging), washi (art of Japanese Paper), and even stained glass. When I got to Texas I did beading (bracelets, earrings, and necklaces) – I still love stones.  Then when I got to Colorado I tried Polymer Clay (a great medium),...

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My Love of Learning

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

          I have always enjoyed learning, whether it is for my day job as a systems test engineer, project manager, or involving my passion for fused glass. For my “day job” I have taken several seminars/classes (in person and computer based) and I even went back to college and got my Masters of Science in Project Management last year and I just received my PMP Certification.  I took these classes to enhance my professional capabilities....

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Christmas in July Event!

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

            On the 27th of July from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I will be participating in a local event with over 30 other crafters and vendors at Pikes Peak School of Expeditionary Learning (11925 Antler’s Ridge Dr., Falcon, Colorado *off Meridian Ranch Road). We are calling it “Christmas in July” because it’s never too early to get ready for Christmas. As you can see by the flyer there are some great vendors. Please Come...

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