Month: February 2017

Studio update 2/24

We had our fourth vit pull last week.  I’m gaining some skills with ‘the stack’ and manipulating the temperatures … I’m hoping to try for some black/white/gray murrine next, maybe later today. We are building a decent collection of cane ‘flower bouquets’ … More than I will ever need for my original interest/intent; probably enough for …

Patiently learning …

DH made the vit pot for me, so we can use square glass in it, instead of cutting circles for clay pots.  Much easier to prep and load, but the stainless steel pot has it’s own learning curve.  Add to it, I still have a bunch to learn regarding my color choices for a vitrigraph …

Learning patience …

Or trying to, anyway.  We’re waiting for some supplies to come in.  Like a crate of Bullseye glass (they had a sale – what can I say?) and some stainless steel sheeting.  [DH is going to make a vit speed pot for me!]  Then we can really play with the vitrigraph kiln.  So much so, …

Our 2nd Vit pull …

And dinner.  First (and most important) – we made our favorite cold weather soup (Acorn squash soup)!  But this time, we used a butternut squash.  Yep – just one – cuz it was just that big (- and from my Mother-in-law’s abandoned garden … from November!)  It changed the flavor a bit – but nothing …