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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.

1 08, 2016

Making a (BIG) glass counter top, part 1

2017-07-03T14:27:24-07:00

Apologies for the overlong ramble, but since this blog is intended to document my creative meanderings, it also details the times I'm bogged down in design and engineering. Apparently stuffing my musings into a blogpost for review is the best way to get me thinking, so sorry about that. And please: ANY suggestions, ideas, criticisms, etc., for this [...]

Making a (BIG) glass counter top, part 12017-07-03T14:27:24-07:00
4 06, 2016

Getting creative with the glass we have

2017-07-03T14:28:19-07:00

Honest-to-Pete, DEQ's search engine cursor is an image of Bigfoot walking. (I, er, did editorialize a bit on the text) I promised you an eye-witness report of the now-infamous Oregon DEQ art glass financial impact hearing. It was intended to discover what it's costing manufacturers to meet DEQ's ever-changing pollution control directives by October 1. This [...]

Getting creative with the glass we have2017-07-03T14:28:19-07:00
4 04, 2016

Saturday musings: glass, color, poisons

2017-07-03T14:32:58-07:00

Rollicking last couple of months. If I were into astrology, I'd probably be talking about cusps and whether Aries was rising or something, which always sounds faintly pornographic. My potentially dirty mind and the vagaries of the universe aside though, yep, it's been a rollicking couple of months. Most of the rollicks (is that really a word?) have centered [...]

Saturday musings: glass, color, poisons2017-07-03T14:32:58-07:00
2 01, 2016

Working with tempered glass

2017-10-07T18:10:29-07:00

People who salvage old glass for kilnforming frequently tell you to avoid tempered glass like the plague because: It's impossible to cut or break (unless you don't want it to break and then it explodes all over you like a bad Clive Barker movie) It's dangerous; tap it in the wrong spot and--blammo!--here comes good ol' Clive [...]

Working with tempered glass2017-10-07T18:10:29-07:00
19 12, 2015

Group buy: Custom thickness/size Tekta sheets

2016-01-24T12:34:39-07:00

And yep, for those of you who know anything about glassmaking (or have been to the Bullseye factory for just about any event), nope this isn't Tekta rolling down the lehr. If I'd had a picture of the Tekta line I'd have posted it, but the Bullseye site is down, and I'm just to illustration-happy NOT to put something [...]

Group buy: Custom thickness/size Tekta sheets2016-01-24T12:34:39-07:00
19 11, 2015

Color Line, revisited with Dustin

2019-02-15T10:02:42-07:00

Remember that Color Line enamel glass paint that I beta-tested for Bullseye awhile back? This, apparently, is what Color Line can do in the hands of someone who knows how to use it. (IOW, someone other than yours truly) Here's the story on that: Last weekend my friend Carla and I hit up the Oregon Glass Guild's Open Studios tour, [...]

Color Line, revisited with Dustin2019-02-15T10:02:42-07:00
14 11, 2015

Glasslanding on a blustery day

2017-10-07T17:33:24-07:00

I know I've promised a bunch of you that I'd deliver a compilation of knee replacement surgery information and I WILL PUBLISH THAT SOON. Promise. It's just that I'm having a little trouble developing a new template that doesn't take 9 gazillion years to edit and maintain. Thanks for your patience because I'm swiftly running out of mine. Whoever thought shortcodes [...]

Glasslanding on a blustery day2017-10-07T17:33:24-07:00
11 04, 2015

Dennis and the feds

2015-04-11T20:20:48-07:00

I want y'all to know I am NOT doing my taxes right now. Please notice the date. Yup. Procrastinating again. (No gloating, Shelby) Dear dear DEAR Mr. Taxman, I PROMISE that right after I post this, I will definitely tackle finding all those scattered notices and W-whatnots and receipts and stuff and get them all sorted and parceled out and jammed into proper little piles of regimented columns in the tax program so [...]

Dennis and the feds2015-04-11T20:20:48-07:00
23 02, 2015

The suspense is kilning me

2017-10-07T18:08:12-07:00

Apologies for the pun. When it gets that bad, you know the glassist is kilnless. Try saying “glassist is kilnless” five times, very fast. Probably not survivable. Neither, according to my fevered brain, is not having a working kiln in the house. First time in more than 15 years and, naturally, the number of just-gotta-do-it-right-NOW projects has reached an all-time high. [...]

The suspense is kilning me2017-10-07T18:08:12-07:00
20 02, 2015

Color Line Enamel Trials, Round 1

2017-10-07T18:08:12-07:00

Glassists testing products would do well to remember this maxim: Failure is good. Each failure deepens your subject matter expertise. Sigh. When it comes to enamels-on-glass, my subject matter expertise must be about as deep as the Mariana trench. Bullseye Glass kindly included me in their beta trials of a new (for them) product line: Color Line Enamels. Right about now I'll bet they're wishing they [...]

Color Line Enamel Trials, Round 12017-10-07T18:08:12-07:00
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