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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

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Glass Casting, Bottle Sawing and Cats

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