Recent works

So – I’ve gone back to my ‘day job’  (I’m an ER nurse, and I work nights …), after being off for some time due to breaking my knee [long story that involves my 170# Neapolitan Mastiff – he’s a friendly, goofy, overly excited dog] … the older I get, the more I subscribe to my Sunday-school teacher’s philosophy … “gettin’ old isn’t for wimps” …Wedding gift

But, work in the studio does continue, at a somewhat slower pace:  My nephew got married this past weekend, and we made a bowl in chosen colors, a custom wine label (along w/the wine), and custom candle labels (along with the candles) to commemorate their big day …

And I did get around to buying the ribbon to hang my butterfly suncatchers … gives the window just the right ‘homey-interest’, I think …

Studio window  butterflies ... closer

And here’s my pendant light … installed!

Pendant light
As you can see by my photos, I love Christmas ... I keep some decorations up in the studio all year long ... 🙂

Other (non-bowl) projects in the works …

The list of glass ideas is bubbling over … I do love our bowls, but it’s fun to try other things too.  For instance – I have been wanting to try ‘quenching bottles’ for months now … finally getting around to some silly supplies (sturdy bucket and fine mesh screen) I need in order to try it … in the meantime, my friends at work have been saving some really cool bottles just for this … but that’s for another day.  Here are some pictures of things recently done, almost done, or ‘in the works’ …  

John’s latest pendant, and a marble trivet – marbles compliments of my grandparents – who never let anything go to waste – God love ’em!  🙂

Newest wire-wrapped cab  Marble Trivet

Played around with a sunflower bird feeder – that looks great on my deck!  🙂  And a nite-lite that keeps me company at night.

Sunflower birdfeeder  Nite-lite

A set of pot-melt coasters … And my first pendant lamp, patiently waiting for John to complete the electrical portion so I can hang it … meanwhile, I have it sitting on my trusty flashlight for the full effect … classy, eh?

coasters  pendant lamp shade

A butterfly suncatcher, just waiting for ribbon so she too can hang out on my deck; and a piece I’m playing around with that utilizes glass powders … not too impressive now, but wait – there are more ideas for it …

suncatcher  future work ...

More nite-lites, waiting for their turn in the kiln; And, I’ll leave with a quick pic of two of my ever-present babies – always here to keep me company … patiently waiting for me to go to bed … 🙂

future nite-lites  Maggie & Winston

Hello world!

I’m taking advantage of some insomnia to create this web site of our glass designs – complete with blog.

My studio was built this past February.  Since then, I have come to love this space, even ‘living’ in it for a time in June when I broke my knee – as stairs were difficult to maneuver …

Here are a couple of pics, clean (as it is a working studio – it’s rarely tidy) from Feb., complete with Yorkie friends:

Studio Pic 1 Studio Pic 2

Since February – my kiln(s) (as I just HAD to have a ‘coffin’ too) have been running pretty much non-stop.  Our dining room table has been taken over – as seen below … I wonder what I’ll do come the next holiday dinner … ???

Some finished pieces ...

A quick shot of the coffin … it sure is a beautiful thing!  🙂

 Coffin - loaded up and ready to go

Here’s a photo of our latest piece – John’s first wire wrapping … I like it!

 wire-wrapped cab

And lastly … a beautiful ‘wish you were here’ kind of pic – complete with my husband’s big feet … 🙂   Thanks for checking us out …

Jamaica