Monday, August 31, 2009


Here's some pictures of one of the dreamcatchers. The other will be posted soon.

I've been working on some sea creature sculptures and here's a turtle :)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Monsters and Dreamcatcher

I finally came up with some feather designs out of boro that I like for dreamcatchers and made several yesterday. Ended up needing one more of two different colors to finish up two dreamcatchers. Probably post those finished or unfinished either tomorrow or Monday.

Finished up my resume for Sharon Arts Center and having Andrea's sister proofread it while I work on portfolio. Also worked on class descriptions for a few classes; pendants, buttons, paperweights and beads. Really hoping I can teach there this winter semester, January and February :)

Here is some of my monsters from last month. Going to start working on some more again this week :)

Monster with candle, mom with egg, beholder and tripod kitty

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Future studio?

We have been looking in our area to possibly move our studio into a new location, outside of the house. So far we have found three locations that interest us; Concord, Nashua, and Wilton. Concord however is a fifty minute ride each way so that is our last choice at the moment. Our favorite would be the artist mills in Wilton.

We want to move our studio so the public can wander into the studio, watch us work, also maybe have a little gallery section. Hopefully eventually set up some extra torches and teach some beginner classes, both soft glass and borosilicate. We would also try to stock up on some supplies so we can sell starter packs, tools, and supplies to people locally. If it picks up then we would try to order more in bulk so we can start to sell supplies online too again.

At the beginning we would probably just do private lessons since we already have the second torch and extra tools :)

We are going to contact a few local places to see if they would be interested in having me teach a beginning boro class sometime soon since there has been a lot of people asking lately. Not completely sure what subject I would teach yet, I enjoy off mandrel work the most so that would be my first choice :)

Here is a set Andrea made yesterday, picture taken by cellphone

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New booth setup :)

Here's some pictures of the new booth setup we had for maybe a month now :) Much easier to setup and the wind doesn't take away the displays :P

Friday, August 14, 2009

Been sick the past little while so haven't got much torching done lately but here is the pendants I forgot to post. I've mainly been working on a few guardian monsters, also some new monster designs, and lots of focal beads. We started listing on ebay again, getting some old stuff off our website, etsy and artfire. We will probably start listing every day like we did before :)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Treadmill time!

I got to play around with the frit today making some implosion pendants :) They all came out good but there were two that I am very excited to see tomorrow morning. I'm going to work on some monsters and a few more pendants tomorrow :) Also I will post pictures tomorrow of what I made today.

Here's the video of Zoey on the treadmill, enjoy! :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Crushing glass is fun!

Andrea's dad recently got a much bigger frit crusher made for us :) I got to put it to some use after we found some high powered magnets to make sure there is no metals in the glass after being crushed. I got about half of the boro colors done that I wanted and tomorrow I will probably try out making a few different blends! I haven't gotten to use frit much before so I am excited to see results with some nice silver glass :) Probably a post with pictures in a few days with that.

We decided to have one torch on the bench instead of two since we both have trouble with hitting baffles. Sometimes when using glass punty's I can crack the seal by hitting the baffle lightly and then the work comes crashing down, and if it is a marble will probably want to roll on my lap.

Our dog Zoey ran on the treadmill while trying to get a treat, very funny and cute! We made a video of it and will post that tomorrow :)

Oh! Also sold we sold my first monster today! It was the one in the previous post with the flower!