I dunno if you’re aware out there but there is a bit of glass crisis… Spectrum 96 cullet is a thing of the past. What is Spectrum 96 cullet you ask? Spectrum is a glass brand, 96 is the coefficient rate of expansion… its the science behind melting glass and cullet is the glass chunks you melt down in the furnace to blow with. I have a full furnace of clear glass melting right now – like I said the last of the clear.
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday I will be using the rest of the precious clear glass and then charging the furnace with the recycled ugly glass until I can solve my glass dilemma.
If you have been in contact about memorial orbs this weekend is the weekend to make it happen – after I use the recycled glass, the glass will no longer be clear it will be a transparent steel blue in color and not idea for memorial pieces.
I plan on making urchins, sea stars and maybe a few other things… I am looking forward to the this weekend, the warmth, and just being home. Stay tuned for pictures!
What an incredible weekend! We are so thankful for such an amazing weekend spent at the Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire.
Getting into the holiday spirit, I wanted to share with you a new design from TideLine. Blown sea urchins – they are small measuring approx. 3″ across… designed for the tree!
Holidays are fast approaching for me – I have been counting down at work and some have asked “are you going somewhere?” and I answer yes, I am going to my happy place. Not that work isn’t happy – its work and I enjoy it, the people and the challenges but my happy place is my hot shop. When the furnace is cold, I think about what I can make next, how I can make myself better at the craft. I research youtube, pinterest, the glass forums, anything to learn more. I follow the glass museums and artists on facebook – I am certain that my happy place is the hot shop.
As most you know, Vicki is my business partner (also my dads wife, a k a my mother) we have been collaborating some ideas – we are almost ready to share with you. I usually don’t collaborate the blowing with Vicki – but she has been coming up with some pretty cool ideas so I ordered some new glass color – and not the usual colors I lean towards. I think the new line will be a hit! Stay tuned!