Cynthia Morgan (Morganica) discusses how she makes small glass sculpture for pendants, brooches, tiny vessels, and bracelets, and her journey learning to integrate her glass art with new skills she’s developing in metal clay (PMC/EZ960/base metal clay/etc), precious and semi-precious stones, and enameling. This section includes tutorials, musings, business and marketing strategies, admired artists, the pitfalls and perils of learning new artforms, and some new examples of her work. It includes making, carving, and layering metal clay, setting stones into metal clay, enamelwork on copper and silver metal clay, and engineering mounts and settings for pate de verre jewelry pieces.
Nathan and Grizz are inseparable, or at least Grizz thinks so... If Nathan does anything, from putting on clothes to sitting in a lawn chair on the back porch, Grizz wants to do it, too. "Can you believe it?" I chortled to the Resident Carpenter-Blacksmith, "They said to get a SECOND dog, it would calm Grizz down! TWO [...]