This week’s Recycled Glass Garden Art class was super fun, I think it was a success, I’ve had many very kind comments about it. We made a ton of projects, including the Tipsy Bird Planter.
Today I’m answering reader email questions. The personal details have been removed for privacy. If you have a burning (ha!) glass question, please send it on over using the contact form. Please be patient, I receive hundreds of emails a day, sometimes I get a little behind schedule.
First, a huge Thank You to everyone who sent Thanksgiving messages, it was inspiring to hear from so many people from so many places, I love the glass community! Now, I have a fresh cup of coffee, so here we go!
Q: can stoneware milds be used for glass casting? There are some cute Brown Bag cookie molds that I think would make sweet ornaments and suncatchers. There are stoneware. can they be used for glass casting? Stoneware means they have been fired at a higher temperature than bisque (used to do pottery…still want to). Continue reading Q & A Monday, December 5 Edition
Are you participating in holiday shows and boutiques this year? Have you made enough art? Getting stressed out? Here are some ideas to get your inventory beefed up and ready to go! (Click the title to go to the tutorial.)
Made with cut bottles and fused lids. With a little care you can create an amazingly wide variety of boxes and lids. Cut some of the bottles taller to create bathroom storage containers. Try displaying one with cotton balls or swabs so people get the idea.
Sometimes it’s nice to add a little something extra to your float or bottle fusing project, here’s a handy list of product that I’ve used over the years, the suppliers that I purchased them from, and a tutorial or two to get you started.
So, you probably already know I love my tile saw, here’s why:
Have a great weekend!
Like most people who live in snowy climates, spring always makes me think of the beach with longing. Since I actually live in a landlocked state, it’s not like I can just run down to the beach for the afternoon. I can, however, make a fancy starfish dish with a nifty free kiln carving pattern.
Download the pattern from the online store. No credit card is necessary, simply add to cart, proceed to checkout and you’ll get a download link after check out. There are a few other free patterns there that you may want to check out if you haven’t already. Continue reading April 2015 Free Kiln Carving Pattern
Well, we’ve been doing kiln carving patterns together for a long time now, I thought it might be fun to switch it up and make a pattern that is a slightly different shape and can be used in many different ways.
Step 1 – Download the pattern
Download the pattern from the online store. No credit card is required, simply enter your information, proceed to checkout and you’ll get a link for a downloadable file.
Continue reading March Kiln Carving Pattern
Since Valentines day is just a hop, skip and a jump away, I thought we’d do a heart pattern for January. Continue reading January 2015 – Free Kiln Carving Pattern