Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Creative Solutions to Traveling with Glass Rods

This past week I had a couple opportunities to get on the torch and create some flame worked components. As much as I love to work in the flame it is still a pretty small percentage of what I do. With that in  mind, I have made conscience decisions not to add a torch to my personal workspace. Instead I rent torch time from Dream Fire Glass. This does mean taking my materials to and from the studio. Here's what I found works for me.
I use a canvas paint brush holder to store and carry glass rod. You can find inexpensive versions at most hobby/art shops. If you can sew a straight line you can easily make your own.  The compartments of this one fit about a 6-8 dozen rods each.   I'm able to sort, store and carry my materials to and from the studio pretty easily.
With workshops, studio time and guild meetings, I know I'm not the only one traveling with a stash of glass rods. So here' my tip. What do you use?

Monday, February 27, 2012

It's Contagious

What a vibrant and fun treasury. I'm delighted to have been included.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Presentations and Demonstrations

This coming weekend is back to back events sponsored by the San Antonio Glass Art Guild (SAGAG). These events are open to the public. You need not be a member to attend.

The SAGAG moved it's regularly scheduled general meeting to Friday, March 2, 2012 especially to  host internationally known guest artist Mark Ditzler.  He will be teaching a workshop at Wired Designs Studio March 2-5. This is a great opportunity for those of us not in the workshop to hear from Mark.

Friday, March 2, 2012
Dinner 6:30pm 
Meeting begins at 7:00pm

Single strand necklace made with one of Amy Waldman-Smith's Ottoman Beads

Visiting Canadian artist Amy Waldman-Smith will be demonstrating a signature lampworking technique Saturday, March 3. This will be a chance to meet Amy and see her lovely Ottoman beads in person. Amy will be in San Antonio to teach a workshop at Dream Fire Studio March 2-4.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
at Dream Fire Studio
Meet & Greet 6:30 pm
Demonstration 7:00pm

 For more information visit http://saglassguild.com/.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

St. Patty's Day's Not Far Away...

With St. Patrick's day not to far away the all green Etsy treasuries abound. Here are a few featuring yours' truly.