I enjoyed a recent trip to Seattle for a glass fest called Refract. After watching literally hours of glassblowing by the pros, I thought I would try some glass blowing, too. Even if my set up is micro compared to the big pipes and furnaces.
Bees! I love them in my garden and I love them in my studio. Introducing bee magnets.
Fun: I am doing a few shows at Gonzaga University this fall. The first show was all day on Wednesday this week. Not fun: I also had a little ’emergency’ with my eye.
This has been a busy summer. I split my time between the garden and the studio, which was a nice mix. It was also great overlap for inspiration. Here are a some of the projects I worked on over the last few months.
We recently lost this sweet girl. Feeling adrift, I found solace in my glass studio. I decided to create something in Purl’s memory to help other Greyhounds with medical needs and those hounds that are looking for that forever couch to call their own.
I have been working on some new birds. And while I have posted on Instagram and Facebook, I have neglected posting here. So, without further adieu, here are some photos.
Last week I wrote about making glass mushrooms. These little lamps pictured above were about to hit the shop. But then…. problems happened.
Yesterday, I wrote about making fused glass mushrooms. I thought I was done with the behind-the-scenes story. All of the components were made. I just needed to add a little clear silicone to attach the cap to the stem. Easy. Except not easy. I created so much work for myself in the clean-up process.
Sometimes running my own business seems like there are so many things to do that I am sprinting from one task to the next. And other times it feels like I am stuck in quicksand trying to get an item created and actually added to my website shop. Here is a look behind the scenes.
Last week I wrote about the glass fusing process and the start of a new jellyfish piece. Here is how it turned out.