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A Special Anniversary

June 20, 2011

On June 25th it’ll be one year since I released  Steider Studios Glass Medium™!

Steider Studios Glass Medium™

I’ve sold countless jars all around the world and every day there are several Google searches for it, so I know word is getting out.  Several distributors have samples for testing and if there’s a store near you please ask them to carry it.

I want to showcase the amazing things other artists are doing with it.  If you are using it and are willing to share photos of what you’ve done, I’d love to share your work in a post every now and then.

Without further ado, I present Sandy Dukeshire, of Sandy’s Glass Shack in Massachusetts, whose work I adore:

Sandy Dukeshire: Blown Rose Vase

“Roses and leaves made with SSGM and applied to blown vase. This is so much fun being able to make such detailed pieces for blown work.”

Sandy Dukeshire: Blown 'Crazy' Vase

“This was just a crazy thing! It was a great project to get me through the learning process.”

Sandy Dukeshire: Blown Calla Lily Vase

“Calla Lillys fired and applied to blown vase. They were very cooperative to work with and handle well.”

Sandy Dukeshire: Hand Blown Cake

“Each flower takes about an hour to make. Heartbreaking when things go wrong….but boy-o-boy, lessons learned the hard way are never forgotten!!”

Sandy Dukeshire: Blown Purple Fantasy Flower Vase

“This purple vase has a flower and leaves made with SSGM. Colors are layered into bar form then sliced to reveal interior pattern.”

Sandy Dukeshire's Bug Flower Pods

“I made this vase with attached ‘buds’ and ‘flower’ made with SSGM. My friend mica was added for sparkle.”

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Isn’t her work fabulous?

What are you doing with Steider Studios Glass Medium™?  I’d love to feature you in a future post, including links to your sites. Yes all your sites, I’ll promote you with wild abandon! xoxo

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I’ve spent the last few days of May uploading items into my Zibbet shop.  Mostly wall-pocket vases, but also a couple garden fairies and earrings.  I haven’t put a dent in the amount of work I have here that needs to be photographed and written about, then loaded into my shop.  I plan to use my non-garden-worthy days this summer to accomplish that task.

Most of the end of May was spent putting my cabin back together after back to back studio sale weekends….well, almost.  There’s much still to do, but I’ve got the major tasks accomplished.  We can toss the dog toys again, so it’s back to normal living.  And I can get back to work!  I have a couple interesting orders waiting on my workbench.  And I need to make more bracelets!

This last week I’ve been talking with a couple of studios about teaching.  Confirmed is Palmer Alaska at the beginning of August.  Yes, it’s true, I’ll be teaching for Half Moon Creek again.  How I love that studio/gallery and the ladies who own it.  Let me count the ways by sharing (again) my class from last summer in this post.  (Just in case you missed it the first time).

I love Alaska and can’t wait to go back!  I’ll be teaching Powderology again plus my ‘Build a Better Pocket’ class.  I think the classes will fill fast, so if you’re interested in joining me in Alaska (and I do hope you are), better contact Half Moon Creek soon!  I promise you’ll have a spectacular time!

Welcome to Palmer Alaska

June 25th will be the one year anniversary since I launched Steider Studios Glass Medium™.  I plan to have a follow up blog post showcasing how you are using it. I have a few photos that some of you sent me, and will be posting them unless I hear otherwise. If you’re using my medium, I want you to send me a photo or two for sharing – with links to your sites. Yes all your sites, I’ll promote you with wild abandon!

Whether you call it ‘glass clay’ or ‘glass paste’, I’ve seen some amazing work that’s being done with it & can’t wait to share it with you.  Send your photo(s) to me at:  Linda at SteiderStudios dot com.  Thank you!!

Most of you know that BECon is happening mid June and I’d been on the fence over whether to go or not.  I was looking forward to getting together with friends coming in from all over the world while they were here in Portland, only an hour and a half from where I live.  Alas, Granny decided for me that I definitely wont’ be there.  She wanted to rest eternally next to Grandpa in Rose Hills and as it happens Rose Hills was booked until mid June.

 Lastly, I’d like to invite you to a gallery show I’m participating in, ‘Get Centered‘ at  Columbia Arts in Hood River.  The reception is this First Friday, June 3rd from 6 to 8pm and runs through the 26th.  It’s a celebration of Columbia Arts’ first five years in the current space.  Some fascinating work was delivered today, don’t miss it!

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