Monday, December 5, 2011

Trees, Holly Berry plates, Booth

Nancy made these pretty trees!
Blues to fushias


Greens and Aquas

Ribbon and Berries

Small dishes - great for nuts, votives, soap

Large dish, 8.5 curved square

Saturday Show at Redeemer

Did you notice that red ribbon? We placed second in glass category at the Waynesboro Art Show!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nov 11 -13 Dulles Expo Center Christmas Market

We will be in booth 454.5-455.5 this weekend for the Northern VA. Christmas Market. Looking forward to seeing you there! Here is a preview of some new pieces.

Monday, October 3, 2011

More pieces from the kiln

First I wanted to share a picture one of my customer's sent. She put the keyboard I made on her piano.

A few more things that have come out of the kiln recently

Bet you can't guess one of my favorite colors! I can't show any of the neat pieces that Nancy made because they are all packed up for this weekend's show in her car.

It's Gerald making those VT trays that fly off the shelf at each show. He is now officially part of our team.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Black bowl !

My bowl is done! It is the deepest mold I've ever used AND I had to open the kiln while it was running (at 1225 degrees) and look in to see if the glass had dropped to the bottom. Even with the special green glasses (not a true fashion look) and heavy leather glove, that handle gets hot) it was a scary thing to do.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 7

I'm finally going to use my deep bowl mold. First I'm fusing a two layer disk, then I will slump it in the mold. This is a tricky one (bullseye glass, the manufacturer of it said so) I have to put on special green glasses and look in the kiln to stop the slump when the center hits bottom. That will be tomorrow when the disk comes out of the kiln.

The pictures were taken this morning with poor light, it is pouring rain here, and the camera needs to be recharged.
Bottom layer - sliced to let air escape.
Top Layer

THE Mold
UVA colors made by a HOKIE!
Halloween is coming!
A little geometry!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer and Sun Hats

I love summer and sunhats! Here in humid Virginia "fuzzy" hair days happen a lot but pop on a sun bonnet and the most wonderful transformation occurs - right to movie star glamorous! The only problem is by dusk hat head happens and it does look odd when I keep that wide brimmed chapeau on at dinner in a restaurant!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Yeah, finally made it to TNK - Tuesday knit night after way too many weeks. Had a very relaxing time and got several rows done on my feather and fan.

In March my sister and I did a weekend show in Virginia Beach and on Mother's Day weekend Gerald and I did the Gosport Arts Festival in below. I really love my new kiln because we can make larger pieces.

Gerald and I have also been taking a lampwork bead class from
Brad Pearson who is the most amazing lampwork artist and a great teacher. I'm now saving up to go from my Hothead torch to a minor burner (it uses both oxygen and propane). The good thing about Gerald taking the class is he no longer warns me not to burn down the house! I'll get some pictures of our beads on another post.

                        Virginia Beach Spring Market
Great show people were lined up around the convention center before the show opened. Packup was so easy - only brought home 7 pieces!

       Gosport Art Festival - Old Towne Portsmouth:
Mother's Day weekend, the weather was perfect Saturday. Sunday early showers but cleared shortly after the show opened. The sponsors put on a amazing dinner for the artists, they treated us like royalty......then we had to return to reality on Monday.


Friday, May 6, 2011

See us at Gosport Art Festival in Portsmouth this weekend Booth H-121

Heading out with a carload of plates. Hope to see you there!

Here are a few of the new pieces. The one below is 8.25 x 8.25 - love that bigger kiln!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

From the new kiln

The day my new kiln arrived  I was up at 6am waiting for the UPS man

I put it to work right away
and here it is hard at work late into the night
...and out came this

Next stop at the torch to twist glass rods to decorate this plate
blue and green followed
and red and black

then a stepping stone path
  I call this one Morning Fog
...and all of these