Archive for the "blown glass" Category

Give Me Some Space! Many of our friends, colleagues and visitors to our blogs and websites are Space Buffs. Either they work in the space industry as scientists, astronomers, astrophysicists, teachers, space artists, or are just plain crazy about space. We are, too, and we work the space theme into a LOT of our creations. We have developed many different artworks in glass of various types

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Sometimes, surprises can be a very good thing. Many times they're not but this one is very welcome and special, indeed. Late Friday afternoon a message arrived from Donna Stevens, our good friend at the Planetary Society, informing us of their surprise.

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5
Mar

When Other Artists Like Your Stuff

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It's Great! There are few who could be more critical and discerning. Their observations mean a lot because, in one way or another, they've been there.

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Part III of the Making Of series. How we made the Sun and Planets in Blown Glass. Veerrrrrry carefully.

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Space travel the way it was meant to be—rivets, valves, gears, pipes, portholes, swoopy fins and all! ..but in blown glass.

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15
Jan

Another All-Nighter

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After completing a really successful glassblowing session yesterday (and, of course, dinner), I set to work customizing and linking the blog with Facebook, LinkedIn, FeedBurner and our websites; with RSS feeds, networks, etc. Convoluted and unintuitive don't quite describe it adequately enough. Found workarounds for things that didn't do what they were supposed to and finally crashed a little while after the Sun came up over the mountain tops.... again.

The blowing day was good. Some of the wine stoppers we made on Tuesday didn't survive the overnight annealing process. Looks like they may have been placed into the annealer too cold ("cold" being a relative term)

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