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
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
This week in the studio has been really busy, holiday shows are coming up and I’m making a lot of fused bottle glass animals. I’m a little tired of making the same old thing, so I gave the black cat a little redesign, here he is in process: Continue reading Painted cats, Sandblasting and Cat TV
This week seemed like it turned into a bead-a-thon for me. I’m toying with the idea of having a bi-annual bead sale for jewelry makers, and I need to clear out some room in the studio, so I made a bunch of beads, before fusing: Continue reading Beads, Beads and More Beads
This last week was a hectic one in the studio, I finally managed to transfer 90% of the tutorials from the Blog to the Knowledgebase, so now the tutorials are all in one place and much easier to find and use. Yay! This has been a big worry for me, glad to have it mostly done.
I also started a new body of sculptural work using cast recycled glass. This is an idea that has been calling my name for a while now, and I can finally get around to it. There are two different types of sculptures I’m working on, one is a combination of ceramic bases and cast glass tops. I made ceramic bases first, and then had to figure out how to cast the glass to fit the base shape. I stapled fiber paper around the base and added a nichrome wire to keep the paper nice and tight. Continue reading Glass Casting, Bottle Sawing and Cats
Tutorials are now located in the Knowledgebase. This move allowed us to sort the tutorials and group them by topic rather than in chronological order. We hope that this new format will be easier to browse and find useful tutorials. Thank you for visiting us!
KSL News recently visited the studio to chat about recycled glass art and solar power. If you haven’t already heard, we added a solar array to my home studio that generates enough electricity to power the kilns and all of my other tools.