Glass Art http://glassart.craftgossip.com Artist and project news and reviews Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:06:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Fusing Fridays at Helios Glass Studio http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/10/01/fusing-fridays-at-helios-glass-studio/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/10/01/fusing-fridays-at-helios-glass-studio/#respond Thu, 02 Oct 2014 06:04:38 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4758 dam-fine-ffIf I lived in Austin, TX I would be at Helios Glass Studio every Friday for Fusing Friday. It always sounds like such a good time, but then again, I’m a total glass geek. The good folks at Helios really … Read More ...

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dam-fine-ffIf I lived in Austin, TX I would be at Helios Glass Studio every Friday for Fusing Friday. It always sounds like such a good time, but then again, I’m a total glass geek. The good folks at Helios really know how to have glasstastic fun and their other web site, fused glass.org gives the glass community all of the information that we can handle.

So back to Fusing Friday…they are going over everything you need to know about damming your glass fusing projects. Good stuff. Total glass geek heaven. You gotta love these guys!!

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Fabulous Slinky Pendant Lamps http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/27/fabulous-slinky-pendant-lamps/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/27/fabulous-slinky-pendant-lamps/#respond Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:27:55 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4753 sl_270914_01-630x1044I subscribe to some really cool web site newsletters that focus on architecture, design and the arts. Contemporist is just one of those sites. They were showcasing a line of handblown glass pendant lamps by Sasamat Creative that are so … Read More ...

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sl_270914_01-630x1044I subscribe to some really cool web site newsletters that focus on architecture, design and the arts. Contemporist is just one of those sites. They were showcasing a line of handblown glass pendant lamps by Sasamat Creative that are so amazing they had to be shared here. These are Slinky Pendant lamps since the glass is literally blown into slinky metal coils. So cool! Check them out on Contemporist”s site and then go visit Sasamat Creatve’s site. Good stuff…

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7 DIY Apothecary Jars http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/27/7-diy-apothecary-jars/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/27/7-diy-apothecary-jars/#respond Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:55:25 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4742 apothecary

There are so many different ways to add to your Halloween decor, but before you go out buying more pumpkins and spiderwebs, read this post.  Apothecary jars have been around for ages, but they are not always easy to come … Read More ...

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There are so many different ways to add to your Halloween decor, but before you go out buying more pumpkins and spiderwebs, read this post.  Apothecary jars have been around for ages, but they are not always easy to come by.  At least not the originals.  These 7 ideas are a great way that you can make your own apothecary jars for a little extra spooky touch for Halloween.

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1-  Apothecary Cabinet from Cloth Paper Scissors

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2- DIY Apothecary Jars from Design DNA

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3- Witch’s Apothecary from A Fanciful Twist

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4- Pirate Bottle from Angelica

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5- Halloween Apothecary Jars from Craftaholics Anonymous

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6- Halloween Specimen Jars from The Decorologist

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7- Pharmacy Apothecary from Knick of Time

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Kristina Logan Coming to the West Coast http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/24/kristina-logan-coming-to-the-west-coast/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/24/kristina-logan-coming-to-the-west-coast/#respond Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:37:47 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4738 klogan-work-2014Heather Trimlett is hosting Kristina Logan for a trunk show and class down in San Diego. Both of these lovely ladies have been great inspirations to me as a bead maker so if you have the opportunity to take a … Read More ...

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klogan-work-2014Heather Trimlett is hosting Kristina Logan for a trunk show and class down in San Diego. Both of these lovely ladies have been great inspirations to me as a bead maker so if you have the opportunity to take a class or purchase some of her beads, do so! Kristina is the queen of the dot bead. The beads are so precise and beautiful…she’ll be in San Diego October 9 for the trunk show and then October 10-11 is the class. It’s being held at Blue Dolphin. All the information is on Heather’s web site. Sure wish I could go…

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Pattern Bar Segment Slab Video from Bullseye Glass http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/18/pattern-bar-segment-slab-video-from-bullseye-glass/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/18/pattern-bar-segment-slab-video-from-bullseye-glass/#respond Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:54:43 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4733 images-1First you make the pattern bars…then you make the coolest plates and bowls. But even before you get there you must check out the video of how to set this up and where to place the pieces you’ve cut off … Read More ...

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images-1First you make the pattern bars…then you make the coolest plates and bowls. But even before you get there you must check out the video of how to set this up and where to place the pieces you’ve cut off of the pattern bar you created. All good stuff. The more techniques, the more design options you have. The video is on YouTube but it originated from Bullseye Glass. If you haven’t signed up for their online video series you sure ought to…

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Geometric Glass Installations by Artist Chris Wood http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/16/geometric-glass-installations-by-artist-chris-wood/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/16/geometric-glass-installations-by-artist-chris-wood/#respond Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:09:23 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4729 460ecb206a1e669c9d5b5691356b0c40_650xUsing reflective materials in his art, London based artist Chris Wood may use water in a wine glass or in the case of the installationshe’s been currently creating, he uses dichroic glass. Check out some of the wall installations over … Read More ...

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460ecb206a1e669c9d5b5691356b0c40_650xUsing reflective materials in his art, London based artist Chris Wood may use water in a wine glass or in the case of the installationshe’s been currently creating, he uses dichroic glass. Check out some of the wall installations over at Distractify or at his web site. And if you click on his page for dichroic glass and he’ll give you a little history of the origins of dichroic glass.

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Five Glass Bead Making Tutorials from Frantz Art Glass http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/14/five-glass-bead-making-tutorials-from-frantz-art-glass/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/14/five-glass-bead-making-tutorials-from-frantz-art-glass/#respond Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:33:56 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4725 organicsI was looking for some tutorials to share today. I found 5 on FrantzNewsletter.com so here they are for you. At least the link is here. I’ve been making more beads and jewelry lately so I’m looking for fun inspirations, … Read More ...

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organicsI was looking for some tutorials to share today. I found 5 on FrantzNewsletter.com so here they are for you. At least the link is here. I’ve been making more beads and jewelry lately so I’m looking for fun inspirations, things I might want to try again or for the first time. I love the folks at Frantz and they bring quite a bit of experience to the table. Check out what they are sharing and have yourself some bead making fun!

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Cabbage Leaf Mold from Colour de Verre http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/10/cabbage-leaf-mold-from-colour-de-verre/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/10/cabbage-leaf-mold-from-colour-de-verre/#respond Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:42:09 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4720 350cabbageleafIt’s new product time over at Colour de Verre. They’ve introduced the cabbage leaf mold, which if you follow their detailed instructions, will produce a very realistic cabbage leaf plate, and when combined in multiples, can make a fabulous … Read More ...

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350cabbageleafIt’s new product time over at Colour de Verre. They’ve introduced the cabbage leaf mold, which if you follow their detailed instructions, will produce a very realistic cabbage leaf plate, and when combined in multiples, can make a fabulous large plate or platter. These leaf molds have two sides…they’re two molds in one. The back side is a slumper so you can turn the leaf into a plate. Colour de Verre’s tutorials make creating these leaves so simple and the plates are great.

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Cynthia Morgan – Casting Glass Part 2 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/07/cynthia-morgan-casting-glass-part-2/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/09/07/cynthia-morgan-casting-glass-part-2/#respond Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:17:24 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4716 gardenpanels-slaboutHave I mentioned how much I love casting glass? It’s the journey not the destination, right? Casting is a rather involved process that can turn off even the most passionate glass folk. Not me though. And certainly not Cynthia MorganRead More ...

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gardenpanels-slaboutHave I mentioned how much I love casting glass? It’s the journey not the destination, right? Casting is a rather involved process that can turn off even the most passionate glass folk. Not me though. And certainly not Cynthia Morgan. The results of cast glass are so lovely. Here we have part 2 of Cynthia’s lesson on casting, open face, going from clay to plaster to glass. This produces one of kind pieces, although if you really wanted to make repeats you could make a rubber mold off of the glass and then do waxes and lost wax casting. I do like working from clay to plaster to glass since it’s pretty straight forward. So check out Cynthia’s new lesson and you’ll be that much closer to making your own cast glass.

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Beach Glass as Wall Art from Remodelista http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/30/beach-glass-as-wall-art-from-remodelista/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/30/beach-glass-as-wall-art-from-remodelista/#respond Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:10:53 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4711 rainbow beach glass art by Justine Hand, GardenistaHere’s a glass art project that doesn’t require many tools or supplies. You don’t need experience working with glass or a kiln. All you need is a camera and some glass pieces. The rest is up to you. Over at … Read More ...

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rainbow beach glass art by Justine Hand, GardenistaHere’s a glass art project that doesn’t require many tools or supplies. You don’t need experience working with glass or a kiln. All you need is a camera and some glass pieces. The rest is up to you. Over at Remodelista/Gardenista there’s a DIY project by Justine Hand that involves setting up compositions with glass bits and other pieces that you may find on a beach during one of your summertime adventures and taking pictures. Print them up and frame them for some simple art that will always remind you of the time and place you picked up those cool pieces of glass…or rocks and coins or other goodies you may come across.

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Pate de Verre Tutorial by Cynthia Morgan http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/30/pate-de-verre-tutorial-by-cynthia-morgan/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/30/pate-de-verre-tutorial-by-cynthia-morgan/#respond Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:37:30 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4707 garden-finishedwheatAs I read the tutorial by Cynthia Morgan, before writing this post I saw that this will be a multi-part project. In this post you’ll set up the clay and plant life for the pate de verre project. Do … Read More ...

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garden-finishedwheatAs I read the tutorial by Cynthia Morgan, before writing this post I saw that this will be a multi-part project. In this post you’ll set up the clay and plant life for the pate de verre project. Do you know what pate de verre is? It’s a approach to casting that uses powders and frits in a more painterly fashion. Cynthia Morgan produces some of the nicest pate de verre out there. Check out some of her work.

This project looks like a good one for beginners. It’ll give you an idea of what’s involved in more complicated pate de verre projects. Check out the variety of plant life that she uses and start gathering your materials. As soon as Cynthia has posted the next part of this project I’ll post it here!

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5 Pumpkin Crafts Using Glass http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/28/5-pumpkin-crafts-using-glass/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/28/5-pumpkin-crafts-using-glass/#respond Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:55:08 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4691 pumpkins

Pumpkins will soon begin to take over everything.  From decor, to gardens, to food and scents, pumpkin is the ultimate go to for everything Autumn.  These 5 crafts are not only adorable, but use up items that you may have … Read More ...

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Pumpkins will soon begin to take over everything.  From decor, to gardens, to food and scents, pumpkin is the ultimate go to for everything Autumn.  These 5 crafts are not only adorable, but use up items that you may have been considering taking to the thrift store.  Check out all of these posts and see which you like best.  They are very cute and very easy.

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1- Round Vase Pumpkin from Debbie Doos

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2- Pumpkin Patch Wine Glass Candle Stand from NeatStuf

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3- Faux Mercury Glass Pumpkins from All Things Heart and Home

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4- Mason Jar Candles from Make It and Love It

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5- Junky Punky from Home Road

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Stained Glass Artist Creates Sculptural Glass – Judith Schaechter http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/27/stained-glass-artist-creates-sculptural-glass-judith-schaechter/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/27/stained-glass-artist-creates-sculptural-glass-judith-schaechter/#respond Thu, 28 Aug 2014 06:52:39 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4701 sleeping_girl_1When I went to my first BECON, Bullseye Education Conference, Judith Schaechter was the keynote speaker and the most entertaining thus far. Her artistic medium is stained glass and she has created a gorgeous body of work. Her work is … Read More ...

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sleeping_girl_1When I went to my first BECON, Bullseye Education Conference, Judith Schaechter was the keynote speaker and the most entertaining thus far. Her artistic medium is stained glass and she has created a gorgeous body of work. Her work is rather dark but luscious and it makes you want to just stare at it to see the many pieces. You must go to her web site and check out her work. But she’s branching out into sculptural glass and has a show in New York at the Clair Oliver Gallery. Over at Urban Glass they have a mention about her show. The pieces are made of white glass and have a similar feeling to her stained glass work. The show is called Dark Matters and runs through October 25, 2014.

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Naomi Symmonds – Glass Artist http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/26/naomi-symmonds-glass-artist/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/26/naomi-symmonds-glass-artist/#respond Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:39:11 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4687 cropped-dsc_0313-copyOver on Facebook I’m in a group called Glass Secessionism, which exposes me to a variety of glass artists work, as well as intelligent dialog about the future direction of glass art.Today Naomi Symmonds’ work was posted so I … Read More ...

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cropped-dsc_0313-copyOver on Facebook I’m in a group called Glass Secessionism, which exposes me to a variety of glass artists work, as well as intelligent dialog about the future direction of glass art.Today Naomi Symmonds’ work was posted so I went to her website to learn more about her. She uses her glass art to communicate about social and political issues, especially focusing on the Iraq War. This is the beginning of her web site, and you can check out her Facebook page.

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Make Glass Head Pins with Enamels http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/22/make-glass-head-pins-with-enamels/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/22/make-glass-head-pins-with-enamels/#respond Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:15:27 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4682 7870.620-enamel-headpins.JPG-550x0Today Jewelry Making Daily has a great tutorial and video on how to make glass head pins using a small torch and enamels. Barbara Lewis and her son David show how it’s done. These headpins can really take your jewelry … Read More ...

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7870.620-enamel-headpins.JPG-550x0Today Jewelry Making Daily has a great tutorial and video on how to make glass head pins using a small torch and enamels. Barbara Lewis and her son David show how it’s done. These headpins can really take your jewelry designs to the next level and they’re super easy to make. All you need is a small butane torch, enamels, wire and pliers. Of course you also need to watch the video. David also uses a press to make flowers for some of the headpins. All good stuff…

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