Did you know that there is a Glass With a Past Youtube channel? Turns out there is. And, if you have a question about a video, you can send it to me through Youtube. Today’s Q & A is an entire e-mail string from a great guy (Hi Fish!) with questions about cutting bottles and making glasses. Now, I have a question for you: Read more
Sometimes, in the cold of winter, it’s hard to imagine a new year is right around the corner. This kiln carving pattern marks the start of the third year of kiln carving patterns. What started out as an experiment has turned into quite a ride! Thanks for coming along and sharing pictures of your own creations with me. If you’ve downloaded a pattern and used it, I would love to see it! Read more
5. Q. How do I make glass donuts? Read more
December is the busiest month of the year in my studio, and then all at once, it’s quiet. Which means there is finally time to make new designs and do fun stuff instead of production work. This ornament pattern is quick and easy, so much so, the original is hanging on my tree at this moment! Read more
Q: Hi, I’m extremely new to fusing/slumping glass, having been a lampworker for a number of years.
Since I have to import all my glass supplies anyway, having no access to brick/mortar stores here in Panama, I was wondering if you could offer recommendations on suppliers for your ancillary needs; forms, release, powders, etc. I’ve found multiple sources on-line, but am not sure who best fills the need for the recycled glass market. Any assistance will be welcomed. If you prefer not to post publicly, just send a private message. Read more
November’s kiln carving pattern is a cute wreath, sized specifically for bottle bottoms. It’s a quick and easy gift idea for friends and neighbors, and would look terrific in clear glass on a tree or in a window. Read more
Wow, it seems like it was just summer a minute ago, and now we’re barreling into the holiday season and 2013 is coming to a close. Crazy stuff. Today I’m answering reader’s questions, if you have a question, send it on over.
There was a great newsletter last week about what a good tile saw blade will do for you, and THE question I got the most in the last 2 weeks is:
Q: What is the model of saw?? Read more
Recently I discovered the wonders of mica. I had no idea what a versatile and amazing tool useful tool mica is to have in my collection of fused recycled glass ideas. Here are a few of the pieces that I’ve made recently using various types of textured glass and a mica solution. The mica on all of these pieces is painted on the surface of the glass and fired, most a slump firing. Read more
Today’s tutorial satisfies almost all of my bullet points, glass, hammers, and hairspray. Just kidding, I have higher standards than that, although this project does have all of those elements. The great thing about this particular project is every single one is different, you could fill a whole market booth with variations of this project and it would look great! Read more
Amazingly enough, we are roaring up on the end of the second year of monthly free kiln carving patterns. When I started this project I had no idea that it would end up being such a popular thing. Thanks for downloading and making projects, it’s great to hear about your experiences and see photos of your work. Read more