51f07d8d74c5b63e9b0038b8._w.540_s.fit_A friend sent me a write up on glass artist Seth Parks. You see, we have a little hot shop we have to set up at my new studio space…his studio is so inspiring. Won’t look like mine but …

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0fa9fe88-ce64-4cb3-a27c-6df8e9eecf57I always love hearing from Bronwen and this newsletter is no different. In this issue she shows us some of her new glass goodies. She’s taken her enamel painting techniques over to boro. I love these glasses, especially since I’ve …

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DichroiccloseEvery once in awhile I like to post a Wikipedia page on a glass making technique. Today is Glass Bead Making. There are a couple of different types of techniques on creating glass beads. There’s torch work which is what …

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Jeffrey-Sarmiento-EncyclopaediaOne of my favorite artists in glass is Tim Tate (can’t wait to meet him!). He’s a multi-media artist whose specialty is glass casting. He also is a partner at the Washington Glass school near Washington, DC. In an interview …

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10371984_4089054561665_5650383754648644552_nI’m sure you all spend time on Facebook, maybe a little too much time. If you’re a glass lover you can find some cool pages to “Like” and you will find like minded individuals that also love glass. Are you …

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Bob-Carson-Pictures-224If you haven’t seen the work of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, you need to check it out. The were the father and son team from Czechoslovakia, known as Bohemia when they were alive, that created the most wonderful replicas of …

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Once-Upon-a-Time1When I see glass art in a gallery in the area I live in I can’t help but be happy and excited, so when I was told that Jaime Guerrero was showing at Avenue 50 Studio I had to go …

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tumblersIf you are near the Corning, NY area and you need to make a glass tumbler go over to Corning Studios. Over the month of March you can go in and have a glass blowing experience…and you’ll get a …

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1962641_10152277841259740_242192642_nI’m looking at having glass blowing going in my studio by the end of this week. I didn’t care too much about glass blowing until recently. Blame my friend Zoe for getting me caught up in the romance and excitement …

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2014_02_new_productsThe new catalog is out!! Bullseye Glass’ newest catalog is arriving in mailboxes all over and it’s a very exciting thing! I guess it’s the little things…new colors!! New tools!! New styles? There’s .5 stringer so if you need super …

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001100-0380-x-xxxx_2_1Lani Mc Gregor of Bullseye Glass posted this educational video on Facebook and I thought a little science wouldn’t hurt…why is glass transparent. Cool stuff. It comes from TedED and Mark Miodownik. Most people take glass for granted so …

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jacomb4-325x600Luke Jacomb is the son of one of the founders of Gaffer Glass, an establishment most glass folk know all about. Over at Daily Art Muse Luke’s blown glass paddles are being showcased today. You need to wander over to …

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in_310114_02-630x246Over at the web site Contemporist they were showing some vessels designed by¬†Alexandra Denton and Sofia Lazzeri in a collaborative project. By combining the two materials they contrast between the hardness of the glass and the softness of the yarn. …

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IMG_12748Pacific Art Glass has a very exciting line up of classes coming up including an Advanced Lampworking class with Loren Stump. This is the first time that Loren has come into Southern California to teach so sign up soon. It’s …

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BestBeadShowSmallIt’s that time of year again! Tucson is inundated with bead people, gem lovers, sellers and buyers, for the Tucson Gem and Bead and Fossil Show. There are at least 50 different shows going on over a two week period …

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