Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
1. because many times these pieces just cannot be fixed2. incompatible glasses - I never know what type of glass something is made of, so I cannot really get it hot and add anything, as this would inevitably make it fall apart even more3. I really have no interest in fixing something someone else has made.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The pumpkins were kinda funny looking, but we picked some out. Tim found us a great one. I enjoyed taking pictures! I put more up on Flickr - click here to see them
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I made myself this bowl because I was cleaning out some stuff in my studio and I found a container of little colored stringers waiting to be made into something neat. The stringers originated when I made a bunch of dots to make these Christmas tree ornaments (see below) using a torch and when the little gather of glass gets hot and falls off the rod a little string that connects the two falls as well. I kept the strings because there were so many and I thought they had potential. Then I forgot about them! Years later they became my new bowl!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I was somewhat conservative in my program as well as the distance between pieces (just in case the kiln had hot spots or the programmer was not properly calibrated)
And I made these two little piles of glass in an open spot on the shelf... they were tests to see how much the glass was moving at these temperatures... you see, this white glass is really stiff, so is the pink and lime green, so I made these little piles to see how flat they would become. If I raised up the temperature of my "Full Fuse" or kept it at that temperature for longer (currently Mustafa stays at full fuse for only 3minutes) I could get these piles to fuse flatter.
Lastly - for all my readers that are fellow glass artists - here is the kiln schedule that I am using:
Segment ..... Rate ... Temp... Hold1 350 500 0.102 450 1000 0.053 200 1250 1.304 9999 1488 0.035 9999 900 1.306 50 800 0.017 75 500 0.018 100 300 0.019 Idle to room temp.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
When I saw this I did a little happy dance with Amy and ran upstairs to say Thank You to the electrician and turn on my kiln. So exciting! First I did a preliminary fire to dry out the bricks and just test it out. Mustafa gave me 1000 degrees Fahrenheit in 40minutes! Not too shaby! I made a little graph of how long he took to get hot and cold. Today I put in a shelf and fired some glass - I'll see tomorrow if there are any hot spots or problems...
Monday, October 11, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
This video sums up the event quite well! My little mobile display makes a quick 2second cameo :) If you want to read more about this event, check out my previous posts:
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The ANKA GALLERY of contemporary fine art
Color | Beauty | Form
Curated by: Anna Solcaniova King
I am exhausted, its late and this has been a long day of working at the studio, class scheduling snafu, hours of sorting and consuming scrap, and then setting up at the gallery. Playing at the Anka Gallery and hanging my work was really a pleasure! I made this long mobile to fit this spot in the hallway, see the opening that is about 2 feet wide and 10 feet long, I could not resist the urge to fill this spot with a mobile. I love how it turned out. Looks great in the spot.
This mobile just looked so gentle and lovely in the evening light - although I don't know if the awesome lamps will be in the show (they were part of the previous show) - I liked how the picture looks
Come join me for the opening, or visit the Gallery another time. The show runs for a month. Check out the website for information on the exhibit and all the artists involved.