Archive for the "sculpture" Category

Blowing Up the Solar System

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

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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If You Want It Done Right….

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
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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Stephen Hawking 70th Birthday Exhibit — The Science Museum, London

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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

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Making Saturn

Sunday, August 7th, 2011
Dobby gives Saturn the Sniff Test

Loving astronomy, and becoming a glassblower, it was only a matter of time before we would try re-creating the planets and Sun in blown glass. It is an interesting challenge to figure out the right mix of colors, the density of the colors and how big or small the chips of color (frit) need to be so that they will mix and swirl together and look like whichever planet's atmosphere.

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I Have the Best Friends in the World!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Recently, we ran a Kickstarter program. is a place for creatives to post a project they're trying to raise money for. There are art projects, films, books, inventions... all kinds of really cool things on there, all trying to get funding so that they can be created. The artists/writers/inventors/whatevers post a story about the project they want to do and offer rewards to anyone who will donate to their cause. It can be as little as one dollar, or as much as the supporter wants to give.

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New Kickstarter Project

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Each year, we travel to Colorado Springs to attend the National Space Symposium. Actually, we don't *attend*, we work. First off, we move the giant glass sculpture from it's home at the Space Foundation corporate headquarters to where the conference is. When we're done moving and setting it back up, we spend the rest of the week exhibiting our work in a booth in the exhibit hall with

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Who Doesn’t Love Cupcakes???

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Over the past several months, I've gotten the love bug for cupcakes. My mom got me a book for Christmas that was all about cupcakes with different recipes and decorations and then my friend, Sandra Salamony, sent me her wonderful book, 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes with glorious pictures of all sorts of different decorating ideas. Of course, I wanted to make them

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