Thursday, April 2, 2015

Pictures as promised

Here are the pictures I promised in the earlier blog post. These are just a few of the things we will be making in the classes at Glass Craft Expo in Las Vegas this year!

Cane Examples for Twist and Shout
Small Vessels

Purple Flower vessel with bud stopper

Vessel with stopper

Lemon Lime Vessel with Leaves
Hollow Beads


Double Flower

Flower Example

Glass Craft Expo 2015

March was a busy month I got to spend most of it at the torch!
I wanted to make new examples for my classes in Las Vegas. The classes all got a new fresh look and some awesome adjustments to the syllabuses. I like to tweak the classes every year. As I learn more or develop new techniques I want to pass them on to the students. I never want my classes to be "stale" so each year I pull the outlines out review them and "give them a fresh coat of paint"
I learn so much from my students about learning styles, the pace most students work at and what works best to learn a technique. Yes we will make awesome beads, cane ,vessels and flowers but I want them to go home with techniques that will help them in many aspects of working glass.
I will be back later today to post some photos of what we will be doing in class.

Now to pack the dozens of mandrels, tools ,glass ,pounds of paperwork, examples  - oh and my clothes!

See ya in Vegas Baby!

Friday, February 27, 2015

February was Busy!

Yes February 2015 was a busy month.
The studio getting a nice remodel!
Finished the article for Soda Lime Times on Bullseye Pinks
The house finally returning to a place I want to live!
Finally getting to teach some classes
Hosted a wonderful guest instructor.
Getting some work done in between cold spells.

Stephanie Sersich left frozen Maine just in time to teach here in San Antonio. Lucky for everyone the weather was perfect here warm and mild. Perfect for margaritas on the patio! The only thing frozen here were the margaritas.
The real ones were better!

Stephanie taught a Spiny Knotted Bracelet class and then a 2 day off mandrel class.
The classes were awesome and a good time was had by all!
I can't wait for 2017 when she is coming back to teach here.

Stephanie Sersich and students at Dream Fire Glass Studio

I did get a chance to sit down at the torch. I am gearing up for my classes in Las Vegas at Glass Craft Expo. Got going on flowers and didn't want to stop.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Studio Remodel

It has been a long time since my last post. I've been back and forth to Georgia done several shows took over the whole studio space and spruced it up! So that might be why there were no blog posts.
The studio now has a classroom dedicated to non flameworking classes. Which doubles as an awesome lunch/ break room. With the help of my son and husband we added  countertops in the new classroom and the space in the hall. That little divot  in the hall is now a "kitchenette"/ workspace. The torch room is clean and clear with a new set of cubbies to hold students purses, coats etc. There is now a storage closet and new cabinets. Enough talking here's a few pictures!

Divot in the hall before

Bullseye glass crate building materials
Counter made with crates

Counter & shelves in classroom
New classroom
Classroom inspiration

Mismatched cabinets before
Cabinets after the closet is to the right

sink corner waiting for it's remodel

12 Cubbies for students