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Glassmaking: Morganica (Cynthia Morgan) demonstrates the technical and creative challenges of making art using glass through fused glass, coldworking, and experimentation. Primarily focused on the casting of glass, including pate de verre and reservoir casting, she also discusses less-used kinformed glass techniques such as tack-fusing, kilncarving, and pattern-bar development.

8 06, 2019

Wazer update: Getting deeper into the machine

2019-06-10T17:33:30-07:00

We're a few months down the road with the Wazer waterjet cutter. I thought an update was due but--apologies--we are nowhere near as far along with learning/using this machine as I thought we'd be. Thank unrealistic expectations for the lapse: I tend to shoehorn 40 hours worth of work into a 24-hour day that includes cleaning up the studio, learning [...]

Wazer update: Getting deeper into the machine2019-06-10T17:33:30-07:00
14 01, 2019

Wazer review: The prodigal desktop waterjet finally arrives

2019-07-30T11:07:26-07:00

Reviewing the Wazer desktop waterjet cutter, Cynthia and her friend Bob Heath find it's a powerful, probably revolutionary tool but also expensive to buy or run, has a steepish learning curve, and a few other challenges along the way.

Wazer review: The prodigal desktop waterjet finally arrives2019-07-30T11:07:26-07:00
20 11, 2018

Studio practice makes perfect (or not)

2018-11-19T16:04:23-07:00

I almost titled this post "losing my religion." I've never, in my whole life, had writer's block, or lacked for art ideas. Quite the opposite: No sooner do I start work on one idea than the next pounds on the door, demanding to kick my current project to the curb. Lovely problem to have, but it makes actually FINISHING a [...]

Studio practice makes perfect (or not)2018-11-19T16:04:23-07:00
10 10, 2017

I think I’m in love…with my bathroom

2017-11-29T09:39:31-07:00

Some people dream of finding the right lover. I dream of finding the right bathroom. So when, after spending months in a construction zone, I got to shower in my brand new bathroom for my birthday, well...it was a glorious day. It really was a birthday present. Nathan-the-resident-carpenter dropped everything to ensure that, on my natal day, plumbing was working [...]

I think I’m in love…with my bathroom2017-11-29T09:39:31-07:00
29 07, 2017

Frit volume: Weighing’s best

2017-09-21T18:40:53-07:00

The first time I packed frit into a mold I learned the difference between the volume of frit and the FIRED volume of frit. Even so, when you're casting or fusing with frit, the level of shrinkage can be disconcerting. Here is an example. Fill up a test mold to the brim with powder, tamp it down tightly so that [...]

Frit volume: Weighing’s best2017-09-21T18:40:53-07:00
3 07, 2017

Making a (much smaller) glass countertop, part 1.5

2017-10-07T18:14:39-07:00

Remember that ginormous glass counter I was planning to cast last August? I spent a bit of time figuring out how to achieve a piece of 1.5 to 2 inch-thick glass about 36 inches wide and 9 feet long to top the family room/dining room cabinet: Temporary plywood top, intended as a stopgap until I got the REAL glass [...]

Making a (much smaller) glass countertop, part 1.52017-10-07T18:14:39-07:00
12 12, 2016

Setting Up My Gallery-Style Art Show Booth

2017-10-07T18:13:59-07:00

Kathy Engholm here. Cynthia invited me to write a guest article about my new(ish) art show booth furniture (shown above). My  previous post was about the main parts used in designing the booth. In this post, I'll describe the setup process for this gallery-style art show booth. Before a show For many basic life activities, I use physical objects to [...]

Setting Up My Gallery-Style Art Show Booth2017-10-07T18:13:59-07:00
11 10, 2016

Choosing parts for a gallery-style art show booth

2017-10-07T18:13:59-07:00

Kathy Engholm here. Cynthia invited me to write a guest article about my new(ish) art show booth furniture (shown above). My first post was about the requirements I set before starting the design. In this post, I'll discuss the key parts that allowed me to meet those requirements. Basic structural design Mating pieces for connecting rails to posts [...]

Choosing parts for a gallery-style art show booth2017-10-07T18:13:59-07:00
10 09, 2016

Making a gallery-style art show booth

2017-07-03T14:26:14-07:00

Gallery-style art show booth by Kathy Engholm Last spring I visited the Oregon Glass Guild's big art show and saw some wonderful glass. I also saw my friend Kathy's innovative, low-cost art show booth design, which looks simple but is chock-full of great ideas. Kathy's an author, blogger, artist, engineer and inventor, used to solving nasty technical problems [...]

Making a gallery-style art show booth2017-07-03T14:26:14-07:00
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