Not the sad blues! I charged the furnace with every piece of glass I could find that didn’t work out or scraps from the pipes of any colour including white, black, green, pink… any colour I have ever worked with in the hot shop I saved in buckets just for this week.
I ended up with 8 big buckets of glass that really should have gone into the garbage but to glass blowers – glass is precious. It is expensive and is coveted. As a result all the glass in the furnace is now blue. A beautiful transparent blue that makes for great castings.
If given the choice I would rather sand cast over blowing any day. Don’t get me wrong I don’t mind making balls and jelly fish but the casting – there is no comparison really.
Because the castings are so thick it takes longer to come down in temperature – the wait is approximately 2 days. But oh so worth it! Photo credits and video credits go to by brother Dakota… my family, my assistant, my rock.
Art in the Garden this past weekend in Nanoose Bay was amazing. If felt so good to not only prepare the weeks prior but to set up our tables and arrange our artworks for people to view and talk about with just felt – well natural. It felt like home. It is what we do. What we are meant to do.
Vicki’s Driftlines were a success. This was the second showing for them and the response from the public was so encouraging and rewarding. She even took it a step further and incorporated sandcasting made by yours truly.
The Jelly fish were a hit. And the tidal balls as usual. My favorite though was the sandcasting burl my father put together. Thank you for all that came to say hello and support me and Mother! Thank you to Leslie for such an awesome and successful venue. Beautiful scenery and talented artisans that made our weekend a memorable one!
This weekend, July 9th & 10 we are excited to be a part of the Art in the Garden show in Nanoose Bay! It starts at 10am and goes until 4pm both days. It’s cash admission by donation – Proceeds go to the Nanoose Community Services – Food Bank!