Sometimes you get lucky … and capture a pretty cool shot.  At least for me, that’s what it feels like – complete luck.  Is this not a way-cool picture?  It’s my completed FAMILY sun catcher against a threatening Michigan sky …  You can see the item listed in my shop here.


I didn’t have to edit it or anything.  Although, I am getting better at manipulating images (which is a needed skill for my dye-sub ….)  Not bad, eh?

      cleaned up      original

Meanwhile – studio news:  I’ve spent some more time playing with the dye-sub than the glass – but I’m having fun, so that’s what’s important … I live in mega-big t-shirts through the week, so I had some fun using my cheater-method dye-sub, making more interesting shirts for me to wear; marble coaster tile sets (Yorkies and Coffee themed), a dragonfly coaster and an ornament of Sophia.  I’m still learning, as sometimes the image presses clearly, other times not so much … trying to pick apart what I did differently, what I’m missing …

 chneostshirt CHStshirt FPDtshirt



And I continue with the dichro cabs for my next batch of dichroic badge reels.  My large dichro experiment – yeah, not so great.  But here’s a picture.  I think I’m done ‘playing’ with it, and I’ll just put clock parts on it and call it my studio clock …

       new-cabs      future-clock

Gearing up to do a large commissioned order for glass bowls.  Will have the production kiln working over-drive again … Smile


About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at
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One Response to Photography

  1. Suzie says:

    love the dragonfly!


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