Look Ma, I’m a winner!

I’m very excited to announce that my “Spring, Texas” jar, begun at my summer class in Pittsburgh, won 2nd place in the Novice category at the Art Glass Association of Southern California‘s annual members exhibition.

From Flame to the Furnace – A week in Pittsburgh

Yours truly spent a little time in Pittsburgh this summer, learning to combine lampworked glass with offhand glassblowing. The class was at Pittsburgh Glass Center and was titled From Flame to Furnace. I took plenty of pictures of our processes and my classmates, but here are a few of me: Our class had excellent instructors […]

It occurs to me that I haven’t posted in a while, though I have been blowing and fusing glass a ton over the last few months. And, so, here’s a little eyecandy (pun intended) for those who haven’t seen these in person or on facebook. The star of the show – the gigantic 3 foot […]

South Park Walkabout

Thanks everybody who stopped by the South Park Walkabout today – it was fun meeting you all! Special thanks to David and Gracie for letting me set up shop in their garage. As you can see, my site is still only semi functional, but I’m hoping to be back in (online) business soon. Until now, […]

Back to the drawing board…

Hey y’all… my poor blog and website got hacked! That means I’ve lost almost all my blog posts from 2012, but I’m using this as an opportunity to make some much needed improvements (and, um, start a new plan to back up the blog after every new post…). So, um, new stuff soon! Yeah!

Well 2011 was a pretty crazy year! One where… – I attended two weddings – Went to Glass Camp again at Corning – Got an amazing in-house job – Moved to California – Learned to blow glass – Bought a car… and a HOUSE – Turned 31… on the same day my best friend had […]

Go West, Young Crafter

“[New York] is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable. Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country.” Okay, so I totally took that Horace Greeley quote out of context (especially since he was talking […]

What I did on my Summer Vacation

So, as usual, I did “glass camp” this summer – this time around I took Pippa Beveridge and Rene Culler’s Architectural Glass class at the Studio at Corning Museum of Glass. We spent a week learning a ton of different techniques, from casting, to layering, to enameling, to sandblasting – all of which are appropriate […]

For Buddy, With Love

My friend is having a baby. We don’t know his name yet, but we affectionately call him Buddy. And today, said friend had a baby shower to celebrate his arrival! For my present to dear Buddy, I made a ‘onesie’ baby romper from my beloved (yet ancient) Kwik-Sew for Babies. And, I suddenly remembered why […]