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Studio Updates September 2017

This week has been interesting to say the least.  Lots of projects and world events happening at the same time.  All of us here at Glass With a Past (including the felines) have been watching the fires in the west and the storms in the south with heavy hearts.  For all of our friends and glass family in those areas, please know we are thinking of you, and please do whatever you need to stay safe!  For glass friends and family in less threatened areas, please consider supporting one of the many non profit aid agencies (of your choice) that can help our fellow artists and citizens recover.  I like CERF+, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, to help artists and crafts people recover from emergencies and disasters.

Some of the glassy things happening around here lately: Continue reading Studio Updates September 2017

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Studio Updates

Fused Glass Flamingo

We have been having so much fun in the studio lately, I thought I would share some of the cool things with you.

I taught an online fusing class called Fusing for the Holidays, it was designed for artists who are or want to sell their work to give you ideas about projects and pricing.  We ended up doing 30+ projects.  Here is a sneak peek if you missed it.  The class is now available on demand for a small fee. (all of the patterns are included, if you needed a reason to buy the class!)

I made a super cute Fuse and Fold Flamingo

Fused Glass FlamingoAnd found the coolest glass vase ever at the thrift store.  Don’t worry, I’m not melting it!

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Monday Q & A, April 24, 2017

Bottles for fusing

Today I’m answering reader questions that came in via email.  All personal information has been removed for privacy reasons.  If you have a question that you must, simply must have an answer to, send it on over via the About/Contact page.

 

Q:   I purchased your Recycled Glass Garden Art class this weekend. Love it so far! (Haven’t completed it yet).

You were talking about the Rock Polishing Grit and said you would put in the notes for the class where you purchase yours. I don’t have access to those notes, since I didn’t watch the free class. Can you please tell me where you purchase?
Thank you. So glad you are doing these classes online. LOVE them!!!

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Jewelry Broadcast and other news

Last week was a whirlwind in the studio, I did an intensive recycled glass jewelry broadcast class, and what seemed like a million other things.  Here are some of the highlights:

Trying to look serious in our safety gear. Take Safety Seriously!
Props of choice, mine is always coffee!
My awesome host Nashlah, we have so much fun together!
Beautiful Paola modeling a necklace we made in class.

The class is now available as an on demand video if anyone is interested in catching up with that.  Next free online broadcast is April 17-19, Recycled Glass Garden Art.

 

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Stegosaurus, Reindeer and a Show

fused glass stegosaurus

The season is picking up and becoming hectic, right on schedule.  Sometime I think the holidays are the most stressful time of the year for artists, trying to make gifts for everyone else, and get your own gift purchasing done!

This week I was happy to be a last minute inclusion in a boutique and fundraiser for the Animal Advocacy Foundation that was organized by Purring Buddha.  What a wonderful group of vendors and customers!  The animal rescue community has the biggest hearts indeed.  Here are some of the photo highlights of the boutique: Continue reading Stegosaurus, Reindeer and a Show

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Fuse and Fold Animals and a Show

fused glass dragonfly

This week has been pretty darn busy in the studio, the Glass in the Garden show opened two weeks ago and is doing very well.  Here are some of the Fuse and Fold Animals that I made for the show:

I also have proof that I do, occasionally escape from the studio!  My friend Jan took this photo of me at the Artists Reception:

Jodi McRaney Rusho
Jodi McRaney Rusho

I’ve also been working on new class/workshop ideas for Kimball Arts Center in Park City, including this cool thing:

picassopanel1 picassopanel2More info on that soon!

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Crickets, Cats and Treats

This past week has been a whirlwind in the studio.  I’m finishing the last push for a Glass Art in the Garden show at Red Butte Garden.  The work has to be dropped off tomorrow afternoon, and my last 6 animals are fusing now.

I gave several of my glass animals a redesign for this show, the black cat with painted mica patterns is fun, I have a white cat with gold fusing now.  The glass is from old light fixture covers, I’m excited to see how he turns out. Continue reading Crickets, Cats and Treats