Tag: warm glass studio

He Just Showed Me Up …

Doggone it!  But – we’re starting to learn to make torched murrine up in here!  I’m definitely having issues with heat control.  But DH took to it like he has been lampworking all his life.  WTH?!?   My pitiful attempts: And his … We’ll keep playing and figure this stuff out.  In the meantime, I’m …

Updates

While I play with chainmaille, jewelry and lampwork beads, DH is plugging away at the family room.          The direct vent fireplace is installed – and works!  There’s some finish carpentry and the (fireplace) surround to build yet (and CARPET!!!), but he wanted to see the TV in place … Gooo Pistons! Grandma …

T-6 … so what’d you do today?

Less than 6 days ‘til Christmas … Wow, it’s really coming extra fast this year. Of course, a houseful of squishy-faced-love adds to the fun and hectic level of activity. DH and I did a little Christmas shopping today, when I finally decided that my left axilla was officially bugging me.  To review:  I had …

Ready, Set ~ Go … CRAZY

So, I’ve done it again.  DH and I have committed to doing an art show (or two).  Yep, on the weekend … when I’m working.  So, if you’re in the area on September 14 & 15, stop on by and see us at the Highland HeyDays Festival.  (Or – swing into the Opera House in …

This week in the studio …

So, my flower plate ERUPTED too … Dang it! But, I have a plan for this plate and the failed peacock piece … [drumroll] … spoon rests!!!    To go with the other spoon rests I’ll be cutting from these blanks and future bowls … My plate/platter slump run went well.  I like this ‘patch work’ …

Oh Snap!

Who shot the peacock?!?  Dammitall!  Turns out, IF you read the actual CPI tutorial for the plate, there is a small, significant tip regarding firing:  “If the posts are too far under the tile, they will cause uneven heat to that area. Elevating the mold helps to heat the glass more evenly and helps to …

Busy ~ but I’m lovin’ it!

What a week!  I’ve been taking serious advantage of insomnia.  I have 3 kilns running, and so much to report … Here’s what I worked on tonight:  Fingers crossed it turns out as promising as I hope! And, I finished my fish ‘sculpture’ … the Twins gave it a ‘thumbs up’, and it’s kinda growing …

Birthdays, chores and studio news

Happy Birthday to DH!  And to celebrate his special day … we’re painting the living room.  Two tons of fun, let me tell you.  But we’ll be having Christmas (with my dad) here in just a little bit, so we’ve got to get busy!  Good thing I love a challenge.     Speaking of challenges – with …

Too tired to worry …

WWU:  Oh how I wish we could get through this flu season already!  I took care of some folks this weekend who were producing … um … ‘body fluids’ in so many WRONG colors and shades (and we won’t even mention the textures or aromas!) … And now, it would appear various strains are spreading …

It’s the little things …

My new baby kiln arrived – and I love her!  Fired her up last night and drove home the point that I have a new kiln to learn (each kiln has their own heating personalities, preferences, etc.) … DOH!  If I’d been thinking, I wouldn’t have loaded so many pieces, among a few other key …