Glass Art http://glassart.craftgossip.com Artist and project news and reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:54:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 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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Fall Classes at Vitrum Studios http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/20/fall-classes-at-vitrum-studios/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/20/fall-classes-at-vitrum-studios/#respond Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:51:21 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4677 optic topicsI know if I lived on the east coast Vitrum Studios would be someplace I wold go to take classes. They come up with very interesting classes that seem challenging and satisfying. I especially like the Optic Topics class about … Read More ...

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optic topicsI know if I lived on the east coast Vitrum Studios would be someplace I wold go to take classes. They come up with very interesting classes that seem challenging and satisfying. I especially like the Optic Topics class about manipulating bubbles and lines. Or the reactions class that is like three days long. That’s a lot of playing and testing glass, good stuff. Vitrum is in Maryland, so like I said, if you’re on the east coast or are planning to be  go visit. Take a class.

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More Gorgeous Saturday Glass from Bullseye http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/16/more-gorgeous-saturday-glass-from-bullseye/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/16/more-gorgeous-saturday-glass-from-bullseye/#respond Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:53:25 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4671 0e3968e9-c0ca-4ea7-8d10-4a8835b17b28Bullseye Glass has a wonderful selection of sheet glass available to glass artists. When the casters play and make “Saturday” glass it must be shared because they’re experimenting and developing color combinations that we all need to know about. The … Read More ...

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0e3968e9-c0ca-4ea7-8d10-4a8835b17b28Bullseye Glass has a wonderful selection of sheet glass available to glass artists. When the casters play and make “Saturday” glass it must be shared because they’re experimenting and developing color combinations that we all need to know about. The newest trio of sheets they’ve produced is stunning, my favorite being the cascade of black with French vanilla as the cascade color. I want this glass! I could make the prettiest platter with some of that glass.

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The white with the silver gray is pretty awesome too. As usual, this glass is in limited supply…get it while you can!

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Northwoods Maple Leaf Mold Tutorial from Colour de Verre http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/14/northwoods-maple-leaf-mold-tutorial-from-colour-de-verre/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/14/northwoods-maple-leaf-mold-tutorial-from-colour-de-verre/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:59:11 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4667 northwoodsmaplenewsletterIt’s almost fall…time to think about making goodies for the coming seasons and all that goes along with that. Colour de Verre has a mold of a Northwoods Maple Leaf that is the perfect thing for making seasonal products. The … Read More ...

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northwoodsmaplenewsletterIt’s almost fall…time to think about making goodies for the coming seasons and all that goes along with that. Colour de Verre has a mold of a Northwoods Maple Leaf that is the perfect thing for making seasonal products. The guys over at Colour de Verre are currently working on some new products that they’ll be launching very very soon, but in the meantime here’s this tutorial to get you inspired…

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Tutorial for Using Double Helix Glass http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/09/tutorial-for-using-double-helix-glass/ http://glassart.craftgossip.com/2014/08/09/tutorial-for-using-double-helix-glass/#comments Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:07:07 +0000 http://glassart.craftgossip.com/?p=4658 TritonencasedwithZephyrIt’s Tutorial Saturday! Today I’m sharing a cool tutorial I found over at Double Helix Glassworks web site. They make all that wonderful silver glass bead makers love so much, myself included. The tutorial focuses on Triton and Psyche glass … Read More ...

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TritonencasedwithZephyrIt’s Tutorial Saturday! Today I’m sharing a cool tutorial I found over at Double Helix Glassworks web site. They make all that wonderful silver glass bead makers love so much, myself included. The tutorial focuses on Triton and Psyche glass and is by Helen and Haley Tsang. It’s a simple tutorial that focuses on stringer techniques using reducing glass. Reducing glass has metal in the batch and when you change the flame from a neutral to reducing flame (less oxygen in the mix) you get a metallic finish. We love the metallic finish. Double Helix has a few tutorials for you to check out…and they are always experimenting with new batches of glass. Check it out. It’s good stuff!

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