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George Is Still Around

A lot of regulars and many of you that have met George have been asking me where he has been and how he is doing. So, I needed to show all of you the evidence that George is still around and so is his beautiful wife Lilliana!  Since George’s job issue, he has been doing what he needs to do to make things work; which, has kept him away from the studio.  Every now and then between everything else George shows up with his handsome face and wonderful charm; and you can’t forget that hypnotizing cologne. We are always hoping for the best for George and Lilliana and cherish the moments that we do get with them.  So when you do get to see him, enjoy the moment, give him a hug and let him know how much he has been missed and while you’re at it get a good whiff of that cologne.

George's Saloon


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Cutting Up Glass

Just received a new shipment of glass and now to cut it down into smaller sizes. We are trying to make sure that from now on we are always leaving at least a 24 x 24 piece for those bigger projects you might have.  These two pieces are are Spectrum SP3176 and SP3196 and I have to say that Spectrum nailed these right on the head and as far as browns go they are probably my two favorite. They make great bark, shadows, wings on birds the list goes on and on for what you can do with them.

SP3176

SP3176

SP3196

SP3196


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Bill’s Window

So in between cold weather, meetings and a trip to a nice warm place with beaches and cocktails (not that I’m jealous), Bill has put this window together.  He was rather hard on himself thinking it was not going to be very nice; well, last night Bill got the window to this point and I think he was pleasantly surprised. I had little doubt that it was going to turn out nice, but I’m not sure he was.  Next step clean up the lines, patina and a wood frame.  You made a real nice piece Bill can’t wait to see Shelly’s lamp cause I think its gonna be nice also.

Bill's Masterpiece!

Bill’s Masterpiece!


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Since You Asked Me

Several of you contacted me to see if I finished the plane kaleidoscope yet. Yep, I did and here it is, I just need to clean it and add the patina to make it complete.  I added two pictures looking into the kaleidoscope also for your enjoyment . I need to post or share a few pictures of some Kaleidoscopes by Jim Perkin, one of my Facebook friend’s, his kaleidoscopes are gorgeous. He does a beautiful job, puts this to shame.

Before

Before

After

After

Looking Inside The Kaleidoscope
Looking Inside The Kaleidoscope

Looking Inside The Kaleidoscope Also
Looking Inside The Kaleidoscope Also


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This Thursday Fusing Club

February 27th at 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM.  Our topic this month will be,  Pulling Your Own Stringer with Vitrograph and Shaping with a Torch. Demonstrations will be during the first hour of each session, attendees will then have approximately 2 hours of studio time to work on projects.  Please call or email the studio if you plan to attend the demonstration and/or come in for studio time. See you there!


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This Is Your Finger On Glass

This is your finger and here is your finger on glass. As we like to tell all our student’s, “It’s not if you get cut, It’s when you get cut.” In the art of glass there are some inherent risks that come with the territory and here is the main reason why we have age limits on our classes.

Yep, here is Markay’s finger on glass.

 Markay's Finger