April 20, 2009
Today I have a ton of ‘finish’ work to do in preparation for the ‘Glass Gallery’ show which is coming up too fast! I can hardly wait for the kilns to be cool enough to check out yesterday’s work! I wasn’t planning to post any new photos until after the upcoming show, but Kathleen’s comment on my previous post gave me an idea to tease you until then. The left photo, taken yesterday shows my cast hearts & tree upon opening the kiln door.
Photo on the right shows the glass removed from the molds & ready to cold work (grinding then polishing the edges smooth). These are my own molds made with reusable casting material. In the background, you can also see a commercial butterfly mold filled & ready to go in today’s firing. At the Glass Craft & Bead Expo I purchased a number of Colour de Verre molds to try out & those are what I’m waiting for, cooling in the kilns this morning ( http://www.colourdeverre.com/index.php ).
At the show, for the first time, we’ve invited some of the suppliers we use to join us. If you are unable to attend the Portland show, you can visit them at their websites! Here are some links (you may have to paste the link into your browser):
Bullseye Resource Center: http://www.bullseyeglass.com/
Glasshopper Patterns: http://www.glasshopperpatterns.com/
Elements Glass: http://www.elementsglass.com/
Roses Glassworks: http://rosesglassworks.com/
The participating artists are all members of the Oregon Glass Guild. You can see a sneak preview of the show by clicking on the ‘Member Gallery’ at http://oregonglassguild.org/
Of course, not all members will be showing, but you’ll get a taste! And here are just a few of the participating members:
Heather Fields: fieldsandfieldsblownglass.com
Alex Farnham: www.farnham-art.com
Serena Smith: sjasdesigns.com
Donna LaPlanate: www.confusionartstudio.com
Jane Godfrey / Sondra Radcliffe: www.artglassambiente.com
Bob & Rox Heath: CandlelightGlass.com
Jenny Newtson: www.firebrandbeads.com
Hope to see some of you there – don’t forget: visit my booth # 44 & tell me you follow my blog for a special token of my affection!