Thursday, June 25, 2009

The last 2 days!!!

We are down to our last 2 days of class! It was so amazing to spend time with my mentor and to really focus on work in the cold shop! We are all drained and tired.
Above is an engraving I did.

Below work I did with Martin Rosol.

The Studio provides a professional photographer at the end of the session. It's been a good day.
Now time to pack and get ready to head across the country.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

At the count down

There are only four working days left here at the Studio (Corning Glass Museum). It's been a productive trip and my brain is full.

Above is my starter block of optical glass laminated together with colored Hextal. The glass is all clear so the light transfers the color of the pigmented adhesive through the shape of the block.

Above is my teacher working on a piece. We are using diamond and stone wheels to remove glass and shape our objects.

Above is my piece after I took it to the saw! I need to get a picture of the final piece!

Above is the engraving lathe I have been using- I loved the saline drip bag for a water source! Very Funny!

Above is the first piece I worked on last week.......I need so much more paractice on the engraving lathe! Yikes!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Corning, New York

Well my friends, I am saturated! I am at the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) Rakow Research Library today. There are no words for how amazing this places is....
I am on day 3 of an engraving and coldworking class with Jiri Harcuba and Martin Rosol.

The Studio at the Corning Glass Museum is very impressive. We are getting a lot of work done. I hope to post some photos tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What the....

I just posted my last blog and went outside and there was a cow being born!!! Can you believe that!!!

a few days off

Pilchuck ended on Friday and I have been up on the farm hanging out with my mother -in-law.
The session went well and I feel like I got a lot done and learned hoards of new information.
Here are some pictures from the last week or so of the class.
Before class began-


Here are my cast glass carrots right out of the molds .

the installation of the carrots..

we hung all the cast clothes on a line for our final walk through to see all the work on campus.

Tomorrow I head to Corning, New York for the Glass Art Society "GAS" Conference and a class at the Corning Glass Museum on Monday!

I will be studying engraving again with Jiri Harcuba

Off to the east....