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Green Channel Plate

It is no secret that blues and greens are my go to colors. They are the colors I am most comfortable with. Perhaps it is because these are the most abundant colors in nature. But, there really isn’t a color that I do not like. In fact, looking back, I have had a long love […]

Haste Makes Waste

Space on Kiln Shelf

I think it was Benjamin Franklin who said, “Haste makes waste.” He was pretty smart. I hate leaving empty space on my kiln shelf when I do a firing. It seems like such a waste; not at all efficient. As I was preparing the kiln for firing the other night, I decided I would “quickly” […]

Jig for Cutting Fiber Paper Strips

cutting fiber paper for fused glass damming

When I get going in the studio on a strip cut design, the last thing I want to do is stop and cut up fiber paper strips. The fiber paper strips are necessary when damming pieces that might spread. Most of my strip pieces are 6 mm and don’t spread much. I do, however, like […]

Fused Glass Pendant Inspiration from South Africa

At the start of this new year, I took some time to review 2017. It was a good year. One of the highlights of 2017 was a trip to South Africa with some dear friends. Wherever I go I am always inspired by the colors and shapes around me. South Africa was no exception. We […]

The Process of Making a Fused Glass Art Plate

I often share picture of my work on Facebook. Usually it is a picture of the piece ready to be fired and then a completed picture. Today I thought I would share a few more pictures showing the complete process from beginning to end.  This is a piece I just completed. Our family has a […]