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14 07, 2008

Creative process, part I

2017-10-07T17:40:21+00:00

Spent hours at GAS (the Glass Art Society conference) last month asking glass artists how they create–not the technical part so much as the inspiration and content part–and was kind of surprised at what came out of my very unscientific survey. Most [...]

Creative process, part I 2017-10-07T17:40:21+00:00
27 04, 2008

Glassist’s birthday cake: A recipe

2015-02-03T11:43:01+00:00

Serves 12... if you can find the plates Blow the dust off your old recipe box and pull out that superb three-years-in-development recipe for your award-winning Triple-Chocoholic cake. No recipe. Recall the time you were late for the hotshop, needed [...]

Glassist’s birthday cake: A recipe 2015-02-03T11:43:01+00:00
6 04, 2008

Buddy, can you spare the time?

2016-05-15T16:02:31+00:00

Hmmmm. I think the glass me looks a lot less harried. Whenever this blog stops being about glass for awhile, one or two people will drop me a line about it. Gee, it’s nice that you folks notice. (Thanks!) This morning, for [...]

Buddy, can you spare the time? 2016-05-15T16:02:31+00:00
28 03, 2008

Sculpture vs. glass

2014-09-14T13:55:06+00:00

It’s been a swamped (and sometimes harrowing) last few weeks, lots to do, lots to think about. In the midst of everything, I had the great good fortune to be asked for casting advice by a well-known sculptor. This lady [...]

Sculpture vs. glass 2014-09-14T13:55:06+00:00
22 02, 2008

Whew…another Castuary bites the dust

2016-05-15T16:00:56+00:00

Kilnful of molds came out of the kiln yesterday morning and I’m a happy camper who can check off one more promise to herself: I’m getting serious about this glass stuff. Part of being serious is, I guess, learning when [...]

Whew…another Castuary bites the dust 2016-05-15T16:00:56+00:00
15 12, 2007

Making frit the hard way

2015-02-03T17:51:10+00:00

So I picked up a bunch of glass today, full- and half-sized sheets, neatly wrapped. Set them upright on the backseat like you're supposed to, then thought, "I don't need to seatbelt them in, I'm only driving home." So of [...]

Making frit the hard way 2015-02-03T17:51:10+00:00
26 08, 2007

I don’t light up my life, it seems

2016-05-16T01:01:59+00:00

So I haven't made ANY glass, or molds, or models, or pretty much anything relating to glass for at least three weeks. I wonder if you can get the glass DTs?

I don’t light up my life, it seems 2016-05-16T01:01:59+00:00
14 08, 2007

Making light of glass

2015-02-03T17:59:40+00:00

A very prominent glass sculptor once told me she's noticed that as she gets older her glass sculptures are getting smaller and smaller. "By the time I'm 65 I'll be down to making pendants," she snorted.

Making light of glass 2015-02-03T17:59:40+00:00
21 07, 2007

Kilned out. Drat.

2016-05-17T18:25:03+00:00

So with a humungous glass sculpture inside, my little Skutt GM1414 decides to pull a fast one. Or rather a slow one...

Kilned out. Drat. 2016-05-17T18:25:03+00:00
7 07, 2007

Stacks bowl update

2016-05-17T18:41:30+00:00

The grey tweed effect was SUPPOSED to be pure French Vanilla, punctuated by small transparent lines of intense color. Instead, I got a motley assortment of greys and lavenders mixed with French Vanilla.

Stacks bowl update 2016-05-17T18:41:30+00:00
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