Blowing Up the Solar System

Saturn Ornament

It all started with Saturn. For years, before we started doing any glassblowing of our own, we had seen ornaments titled "Saturn" that were just a squished ball, usually in dark colors, with a very thick squished ring-blob around the center. Having a science background, I knew these were NOT Saturn! And it really cheesed me off.

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Big Corporate Licensing vs. Cottage Industry

Police Box Fridge

Recently a big hoohah has come about over the Jayne hats from the Firefly series, aired so many years ago, for a single season before it was cancelled. Fox owns the rights to Firefly and they chose to pretty much ignore anything to do with it for more than a decade. Meanwhile, loving fans were making hats in a certain style similar to one that a character wore. Now this wasn't a newly designed hat, made specifically for the show. It was an old, old style knitted cap with ear flaps that people have been wearing for centuries. Enjoy The Full Story...


Making a Police Box Refrigerator

Police Box Fridge

I've turned my refrigerator into a Police Public Call Box. The doors look like the Police Box, the cap has the sign and a working light beacon, the ice/water dispenser is hiding behind the little phone door and it even makes a "whooshy" sound when the doors open!

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Kickstarter Project a Success!

Blown glass ornaments for the whole solar system

This past spring, in order to help us pay the ticket to the National Space Symposium, we ran a Kickstarter campaign.

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Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity

sky-crane-800

Recently, I was commissioned by a lady to create a canvas painting that depicted a moment for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, Curiosity, when it was being dropped off on Mars by the newly developed Sky Crane deployment craft. The landing is to happen this evening.

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If You Want It Done Right….

Rocket Necklace

You do it yourself. Yes indeed, this is the bane of most self employed people, especially artists. We work in such different media that we can't just hire a guy off the street to do sections without it costing more time and energy than if we just did it ourselves. Plus, most people running their own company have a higher set of standards than someone who gets hired. Not saying there aren't extremely hard working hires out there,

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LinkStephen Hawking 70th Birthday Exhibit — The Science Museum, London

Saturn Glass Scupture

BJ's blog post about: Our Blown Glass Saturn sculpture in the London Science Museum's exhibit of Stephen Hawking's Archives and Curiosities