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Q & A Monday – 3/16/15

Bottles before the fusing starts

Hello there, it’s been a while since we’ve had a Q & A Monday.  Today I’m answering reader questions and sharing both the question and the answers with you.  I’ve removed personal details for privacy reasons.  Ready?  Grab some coffee and let’s get started! Continue reading Q & A Monday – 3/16/15

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Glue Chip Glass

recycled glue chip glass with maple leaves

Recently, I ran out of glue chip glass and decided to learn how to make it myself.  Everyone has probably heard of glue chip glass, and the process isn’t a difficult one, although it is much more work than expected. Continue reading Glue Chip Glass

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June Workshops Review

Mica Painted Recycled Glass
June was an interesting month, we had student workshops every Saturday for four weeks straight.  The students in all four workshops produced amazing work.

Pebble Vessel Workshop:

The first two workshops were Pebble Vessels, made with recycled tempered glass and Glassline paint. Continue reading June Workshops Review

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Mica Vessel Class – Student Projects

metallic mica on textured recycled glass

Thank you to all of the students who attended the Recycled Glass Mica Vessel class at Kimball Art Center on March 22!  What a fun afternoon, and the student work is gorgeous! Continue reading Mica Vessel Class – Student Projects

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September 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Jack O'lantern kiln carving pattern

As I know you have all been waiting so terribly patiently, here is the kiln carving pattern for September 2013.  This is a versatile pattern with four different pumpkin/Jack O’lantern designs.  You could use them in a square like I did, or put one each under four different projects.  Bottle bottoms are the perfect size and you could make four different suncatchers with the same pattern. Continue reading September 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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August 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Winged Heart Kiln CarvingHere it is at long last, the reader selected kiln carving pattern!  And just see if I ever let you guys pick the pattern again, this one was HARD!  It is a bas-relief pattern, meaning that the pattern is raised into the glass and you look at it from the flat side (similar to the sea turtle in June).  Continue reading August 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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July 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

Snail Kiln Carving Pattern

Believe it or not, we have big old garden snails in Utah.  Despite being all hot and dry.  I’ve heard that they are the kind of snails that are used for escargot.  There are certainly enough around, but I’ve never worked myself up to try eating them!  This kiln carving pattern is fairly straight forward, but does require some care due to all of the thin pieces of fiber paper that have to remain. Continue reading July 2013 Kiln Carving Pattern

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December Kiln Carving Pattern

Free December Pattern

December’s free kiln carving pattern is a lovely winter scene with the North Star shining over the mountain.  I arranged the winter background especially to get you into the mood for this one!

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October Kiln Carving Pattern

Kiln Carving patter with Zombies

October’s kiln carving pattern is sheer fun.  Zombies are always a source of entertainment around here, from the informal competition to tell the WORST zombie joke ever to mock brain eating’s.  I’ve taken it one step further and designed a kiln carving just for Zombie Lovers. Continue reading October Kiln Carving Pattern

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September Kiln Carving Pattern

kiln carving moon pattern

September’s kiln carving pattern is very easy, perfect for beginners!  With just 5 parts to cut and remove, it’s also a quick and easy project to fill that last empty corner of the kiln. Continue reading September Kiln Carving Pattern