Working in the Dark

Working in the Dark

I had an “aha” moment the other day. But this time instead of the light bulb going on, it went off… literally. When using my sandblaster, it can be difficult to see the piece I am working on in the cabinet. The sand and dust that circulates in the box dulls the window area thatContinue Reading

Lesson Learned: Read the Fine Print!

Lesson Learned: Read the Fine Print!

A while back I made a piece that I wanted to slump into a tray. Unfortunately I didn’t have a mold big enough. The piece I made was 16.5 inches. I guess I got a little carried away in the design process and forget to check if I had an appropriate mold. Oh darn! 😉Continue Reading

Glass Fusing Firing Notes

Glass Fusing Firing Notes

Notes! Notes! And more notes! I keep notes on everything I fire. Unfortunately I often jot my notes down hurriedly. Later I sometimes look at my notes and wonder what the heck I was trying to say. Today I finally sat down and transcribed all of my little sticky notes. Well, except the ones IContinue Reading

The Glass Workshop

The Glass Workshop

Someone recently asked about advice for setting up a glass workshop. My work space was more of an evolution than a thought out plan. In fact, when I first started doing stained glass, my “workshop” was a plywood board on two saw horses in the breezeway between our house and garage. That changed the dayContinue Reading

I've been around glass my whole life. Both my father and grandfather were stained glass artisans. In 2002 I started working with stained glass. In 2009 I started glass fusing. My blog is mostly about my journey in glass, with a sprinkling of other things thrown in.

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