Archive for the "glass" 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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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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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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How Things Ought to Work!

Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Seafoam 12 inch Baptismal Bowl

I love it when things work out just right.

Ten days ago, I got a call from a lady who had seen our Baptismal Bowls website and wanted to know if we could do a custom piece for her church. The bowls on the website are large - 18 inches diameter by 5 inches deep. She needed one that was about 12 inches across by 4 inches

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Design to Creation

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Barrios Award

A really fun part of my job is the first contact I get with a new client and they say "We're thinking of something, but we don't know what. Is that possible?" and then from there, based on their budget, the use and how wild they want to be, I get to design and create a piece of artwork that is new and truly unique.

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Just like Chihuly

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
Deep Sea Anemone Table

It's the singular quote we hear more often from people who see our larger pieces of artwork. "Wow, it's just like Chihuly!" I used to get a little miffed at that comment, because our works are NOT just like Chihuly. Our works are our own and usually meant to depict something in particular, like the Solar System. From the many pieces I've seen of his works, they're a conglomeration

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