Friday, December 30, 2005

Blue Sage Studios Work 12-05

Blue Sage Studios Work 12-05
Be sure to check out some of our current work being produced. We have been very busy getting the studio clean, taking breaks, applying to shows and preparing for the new year. I hope you all have a great one. Drop on by anytime to see what we have been up too.
Keep it centered.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Blue Sage Studios Bottles

Blue Sage Studios Bottles
Andrea at Salt Soothers has taken some of our work and filled them with bath salts. This is a wonderful gift idea. The bottles are really beautiful and filled with the colored Dead Sea Salts they really are special. She has wonderful scents in her salts too. Check out Page's Passion.
keep it centered

Friday, December 09, 2005

Artisans

Artisans This site has some good stuff.

Many thanks to all those good people who visited our open house this past weekend. You inspire us to do better all the time.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Gallery Pedastals


Ray Pemberton made these fantastic pedastals for the gallery and shows. They are really beautiful and show the glass off. It looks like I moved again as I snapped the picture.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Blue Sage Studios Home Show - Dec. 2, 3, and 4

Greetings,

I know this may be short notice but if you did not receive our mailing I would
like to let you know about the Blue Sage Studios Home Show and Glassblowing
Demonstration Weekend. The show is December 2, 3, and 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
all three days. At our annual Open House we will be blowing glass all weekend in
the studio and there is art glass for sale, just in time of all your holiday
shopping. If you have not seen our work lately I think you will be impressed. We
have something for everyone from our famous refrigerator magnets, oil lamps, and
ornaments to large platters and bowls.

Visit our website at http://www.bluesagestudios.com to download a map and for
more information. We are located at 2801 S. Post Rd. in Jones, OK. Post Road is
four miles east of I-35. Take the Second Street exit in Edmond and head east to
Post. Make a right (south) onto Post and travel for 1.7 miles. We are the large
red stone house on the west side of the road and the studio is in the barn out
back. Call Andy at 405-473-0754 or 405-396-8428 or Brent at 405-850-3364 for
more information.

If you are receiving this email in error please disregard.

Thanks so much and I hope to see you there.

Andy Boatman
Blue Sage Studios
2801 S. Post Rd.
Jones, OK 73049
405-473-0754
www.bluesagestudios.com

Monday, November 28, 2005

Getting Ready

Many thanks to Bob for posting up a link to our site and information about our up coming home show. We spent the weekend getting ready. The house is decorated and the glass is out. We have a lot left to do but great progress has been made. Many thanks to Chris McGahan at Bella Forte for letting up borrow his annealher for the weekend too. I think we can fill up all three pretty quickly. Thanks to everyone how has come out to help us get ready too. The support and love does not go unnoticed but I am often neglectful in expressing my gratitude. Thank you all - Zack and Michelle, Angela, Brent's mom, my mom, Aunt Nancy, Aunt Pat, Maggie, Dad.
See you all this weekend.
Keep it Centered.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

At the Torch


Here is the torch fired up for lampworking or bead making. It is fun and relatively easy. Brent has open torch night every Tuesday. Drop by and have a seat and make some beads. Brent will give a lesson on how to make different shapes and objects. We have everything you need at the studio for a successful bead making experience.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Home Show

Blue Sage Studios is going to have a home show on December 2, 3, and 4 from 10 until 6 all three days. We will have glass blowing demostrations, art glass for sale. Drop by Blue Sage Studios for a holiday shopping extravaganza. You will surely find some gifts to please all the people on your list this year. From vases, bowls, platters, paperweights and pendants we have gifts from 5 dollars to 500 the sights and sounds of the glass blowing experience will also make a wonderful memory to cherish for years to come. Kids and adults walk away wide eyed and giddy from the interactions of the glassblower and the audience. We also offer glass blowing lessons if you would like to give a loved one a Christmas gift that will last a lifetime.
See our website at http://www.bluesagestudios.com for more information and to download a map to the studio.
Keep It Centered!

Tesuque Glass Works

Tesuque Glass Works
This is a great place. If you are out and about in Santa Fe, NM and have the oppertunity a trip to Tesuque is well worth it. Drop by and visit Charlie Minor and friends as they blow the glass most of us dream about.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Gearing up

We are coming close to the open house. it is not far away now. December 2, 3, and 4. Drop by and get some beautiful glass for the holidays.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Ray at the Grinder


Here is Ray grinding some glass. It is very difficult work. It takes a steady hand and a lot of patience.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Another Angle

Fine Art Institute Display


This is our set up for the Fine Arts Institute Show. We had some great work on display and everything looked really grand. We sold a few pieces so hopefully we can afford to keep blowing glass for a while longer.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Church Bizarre

My Mom will be at the First United Methodist Church in Edmond on Saturday for their annual craft bizarre. If you are out and about drop by and see of our work. The church is at 305 N. Hurd pretty close to Old North and UCO. She will have oil lamps, Christmas Ornaments, vases, paperweights, magnets, and other items. This will be a great oppertunity to stock up on gifts for friends and family.
Brent and I will be at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute tonight. Drop by 27 E. Edwards to see some of our bigger work. We will be showing there through Saturday afternoon.
Don't forget to mark your calendars for our annual Home Show on December 2, 3, and 4.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Platter by Brent


This is one of the many items that will be on sale this weekend at the Edmond Fine Arts Institute fund raiser. This is a great oppertunity to purchase some wonderful art and help a great cause too.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Fine Arts Institute of Edmond Show

There is a big show this week at the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. We created a Christmas Ornament for a fund raiser for the museum. I hope they sell them all. Drop by the Fine Arts Institute this week on Thursday, Friday or Saturday to see art for sale and show your support for all the good work this group does for our community.

Friday, November 04, 2005

New Photos

I am posting photos from the new Moto mobile phone to my Mr. Boatman's Room blog. I have chosen this avenue for the photos because not all my images, albeit most of them tho, will be glass related. So be sure to check out the other blog for lots of wonderous pics of hot glass, glassblowing, and completed works of art.
Thanks for watching and be sure to keep it centered.
Andy

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Our Booth

I got a new Moto phone with a camera. I took a photo of our booth at the An Affair of the Heart show. The focus seems a bit off. I tried to send the image directly to the blogspot via the email posting feature but it did not work. I then sent the image to my gmail account and then to Picasa 2 to get it posted here. Amazing stuff this technology.
Keep it centered. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Testing Email Post

Hey there,
I thought I would try out the email posting feature at the old blogspot. Let me know if this works...
Andy

Monday, October 31, 2005

Hard at Work

We have been working diligently. The Edmond Fine Arts Institute is going to be having a dinner and sale soon. We are trying to get some nice things created for this show. The home show is just around the corner as well. It is going to be here much to soon. December 2, 3, and 4. I hope to see a bunch of good folks arrive and share in the spirit of the festivus.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Filson Fly Rod Travel Case

Filson - Shop Collection: Fly Fishing: Fly Fishing Accessories: Fly Rod Travel Case
I saw a fellow using one of these for carrying around his punties and pipes. It looks like a great item for this purpose.
See you for Ice Cream.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Floating Opal Pendants

What do you think of this site and these pendants?

Monday, October 24, 2005

An Affair of the Heart

Come visit us at An Affair of the Heart.
October 28, 29, 30 2005
Friday & Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday 11 am to 6 pm
Oklahoma City Fairgrounds
10th & N. May Avenue
Travel and Transportation Building
Booth #83

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Arkansas

Brent is at the Bella Vista Arts Festival. I think it is going to be a very good show. He said it is a beautiful place. If you are looking to do something this weekend head over to Arkansas. The War Eagle Show is happening this weekend too.
We will be working in the studio this weekend. Everything is getting in tip top shape. Drop by and check it out.
Keep it centered.

Monday, October 10, 2005


Here is the gallery space from a slightly different angle.  Posted by Picasa

Here is a photo of the studio gallery. We are still in the process of fixing it up but this is almost complete.  Posted by Picasa

Lighting

We got some good lights from the home depot. Go to the one on Penn and Memorial. Great staff. Not as crowded. I like Lowe's as it is close by but the service is lacking as of late.
We put up the lights in the gallery. It is really looking outstanding.
Blowing this evening too.
We have set our Winter/Spring Schedule with the OKCMOA. If you are interested in taking a glassblowing class now is the time to contact the OKCMOA educational section to get on the waiting list or enroll in a class.
Keep it centered.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Friday, October 07, 2005

Weekend Schedule

We will be working on Friday in the studio just getting things together. Putting up shelving in the gallery. Making space in the torch room. Brent has been diligent in the running of wires for new lights and needs to be praised upon high.
Saturday is class day until 2 and then we will be going and blowing. Sunday will bring a final cleanup I hope and blowing around 2 or 3 for the evening.
I got a new receiver for our stero so music should be playing and hopefully speakers will be hung throughout the building for our listening pleasure. If you have not found Archive.Org you need to check out thier live music collections for download. It is a wonderous place full of awe.
Drop by the studio this weekend if you are out and about. Check out our progress and change.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Painting

We are in the middle of rewiring the studio. Many thanks to Ray who came out and helped us run new wire. It made it so much better having an extra hand. We also started painting the floor in the gallery. It will get a second coat tonight. I hope it comes out nicely.
Drop on by if you get the chance.
Keep it centered.

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Regatta

The Regatta show as a bit slow but we had a really good time. If you are around Oklahoma City and are looking for something you really need to check out this area of town. It is south of Reno on Lincoln (Byers). The city has really improved the riverfront. They said the bike trail goes all the way down to Meridian. If only Edmond would now follow suit.
We are working the next couple of weeks getting ready for the show An Affair of the Heart. It should be a really good one. Put it on your calendars now. http://www.aaoth.com/. It is the weekend of October 27th at the OKC Fairgrounds.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Bluer then blue...

Here it is in blue on blue. Cerulean blue on the dark blue. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Logo Reduex

Here is the latest version... Posted by Picasa

Gallery Space

We are working on our gallery space. We are painting out the room today and need to get some shelving. We have new lights and the space should really benefit. I have to paint the floor too. I will get some photos once it is complete.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Logo Design #2

I like this font and color scheme a little better. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 26, 2005

Logo Ideas


I have been tinkering around with this...
tyring to used blogger images but they are not going through. School must block access as it works at home...

Sunday, September 25, 2005


Annealhers circa September 2005. The angle on this photo is opposite from the other.  Posted by Picasa

The Annealhers in the studio circe December 2003. Posted by Picasa

The front of the studio circa December 2003. Posted by Picasa

The front of the studio circa September 2005. Posted by Picasa

New Logo Contest

Design a new logo for Blue Sage Studios and win a piece of art if your logo is chosen to be our representation for the next year. I think we will have a yearly change of logo's. Change is good. This is your chance to show off your skills as a graphics designer.

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Dale

I just thought I would remind everyone to drop by the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and check out the Dale Chihuly exhibit. This is one that that has set OKC on the road to being one of the most excellent cities in America. We are striving to become something greater and we are completing tasks of a magnatude that is unmatched elsewhere. I really do love looking at the glass. The colors and forms and the lighting wow. They have done a most excellent job over at the museum. I like that word too. Museum. The Muse. Inspiration.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

12 X 12

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Annual 12x12 Art Sale and Exhibition
is this Saturday, September 24! Follow the link below to purchase tickets and preview the art.
Venue is the Sonic Building on the Bricktown Canal, 300 Johnny Bench Drive.

http://www.ovac-ok.org/upcominghome.html

Tickets are $24 in advance and $30 at the door.

This exhibition features more than 120 Oklahoma artists who create works no larger than 12x12 inches. Painting, sculpture, ceramics,
photography, glass, graphite, mixed media and more make this exhibit perfect for every art lover.

Funds generated by the show go back to Oklahoma artists through grants, awards, workshops, exhibitions, publications and more!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Changes

Well, we working diligently over the weekend on the studio. Things look mighty different now. We have the welding shed up. We took down the glass wall. We started moving things around. It is a completely different place. Over the next month more changes will be taking place but this weekend set the tone for things to come. Hopefully, pictures will be coming soon.
Thank you to everyone who has read about us in the Edmond Outlook. What a wonderful oppertunity.
Keep it centered.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Furnace Going Up

Brent changed out the coils last night and the furnace is getting hot again. Hopefully all will go well and we will have hot glass soon.
We started building out addition. We will have a welding shop attached to the barn. This is really going to open the space and allow more room for storage as well as a place to weld and create. I think the roof and sides will go up this weekend and a new garage door next week. Wiring and lighting are on the agenda too.
Great Progress is being made. I will try to get photos taken next week so everyone can see our progress.

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Furnace Down Again

We have lost a coil in the furnace. It is going to take a day or two to cool and then we will have to change out the coils for a new set. I can hardly wait for a new furnace. It never breaks at a good time anyway. But then there is really never a good time.
Keep it hot.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Working for the Weekend

It was a nice weekend. I began my first OKCMOA glassblowing class of the Fall on Saturday it should be a great class. I am really looking forward to it over the next four weeks. I still have an open spot in this class. If you are interested in taking a glassblowing class you need to contact Chandra Boyd at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and get enrolled. Brent starts a class on Wednesday.
Thank you to all our guests this weekend. We had several people stop by on Saturday. It is always a delight to have people come in and watch the glassblowing process. You can always pick out your colors, choose a shape and we will custom make an item of your choosing.
Keep it centered.

Friday, September 09, 2005

New Map


I have a new map for directions to the studio.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Comment Varification

I have turned on the Word Verificaiton feature in the comments. I know this will be troubling to do but that extra minute will help to not allow the spammers to attach nosense to the comments.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Lampworking - Beadmaking Classes

We are gearing up for beadmaking classes at the studio. Lampworking is the art of creating objects in glass using the hot flame of a torch. We have glass, color, supplies, kilns, and torches set up and ready to go. Tuesday evenings we will have classes. Call Brent to reserve a seat as they will fill up fast.
Come and check it out.

Monday, September 05, 2005

We Have a Winner

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Osborn. She has won our drawing for a one of a kind art glass piece. Thanks to everyone for signing up.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

OKCCC Show

I hope you all will make it by the booth this weekend at OKCCC.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Bella Forte

We went over to Chris McGahan's place on Saturday. Italian Jim's for pizza and pasta and then blowing until about 1:00 in the morning. It was great. What a set up. Very cool indeed. Look for good things coming out of his studio to be sure.
We are getting ready for the OKCCC Arts Festival this weekend. It should be a hoot. I hope it is a good show. We worked on Pumpkins last night and have some good new stuff. Drop by if you get the chance they say this is one of the best shows in OKC.
Kudos to Chris and his family.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Something Big

Did you check out latest round of photos? Fun stuff going on in the studio.
We are gearing up for the OKCCC Art Fest over Labor Day Weekend at Oklahoma City Community College. I hope you all can make it by. I am going to try to unveil our new hummingbird feeder just for the Ice Chick too.
We are going over to Bella Forte Glass in Yukon on Saturday afternoon/evening for the debut blowing in Chris's studio. I can hardly wait. What great things.
Keep it centered.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

August Work

Here are some photos of the Blue Sage Studios booth at the MidSummer Nights Fair in Norman. There are also photos here of my work over the past couple of months.
http://www.bluesagestudios.com/August/

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Glass Ornament at flickr


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Originally uploaded by papaverfugue.
This is really cool. flickr will allow a posting to a blog site. This is a nice ornament me thinks.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Back in Action

We are back in town and continue to be up and running in the studio. It seems cooler and the blowing is going well. We worked a bit on Monday night. We made some pumpkins for the up and coming fall season.
I went by Bella Forte today and took a look at Chris' annealehr. I am going to have to try to find a good sheet on how to program it. The ramping down is going to be the difficult part I think.
School starts soon and I will be posting our Fall Schedule soon.
Thanks for the interest.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Vacation

I will be heading out of town for a few days. If you need anything call the house. 405-396-8428. Brent will be around and should be working in the studio too.
Stay in touch.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

The Firehouse Arts Center - Midsummer Nights Art Fest is located at 400 S. Flood in Lions Park in Norman. It runs from 6-11 tonight. It is a great location and really cool community show.

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Awesome Day

We went to visit Chris over at Bella Forte in Yukon. He is going to have the most excellent setup. I can't wait until he is up and running and making his Artifacts again. Looking at that series today I forgot how cool they are.
We will be blowing at 7 am on Monday. Hope to see you all here.
Keep it centered.

Monday, July 04, 2005

J. Malcolm International 405-408-8111

J. Malcolm International 405-408-8111 Jeff came by the studio last week. This is some cool stuff. Jeff is a designer and etcher.

Bella Forte

Chris is making good progress on his glass studio. Three Cheers! Check out the Bella Forte Blog at http://bellaforte.blogspot.com/
We are going and blowing regularly. Thanks to all those tuning into the webcam broadcast via Yahoo Messenger. Come watch us blow glass anytime.
Happy Forth!

Thursday, June 30, 2005

New Web Cam for Studio

I have a new webcam for the Blue Sage Studios. You can watch us blow glass at your leisure. It is most excellent. Check out the webcam at my Yahoo Messenger under the user name andyboatman. I am not sure how it works but you will need Yahoo! Messenger. I will try to get a feed to the website soon but for now this is what is working.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

LOOK@OKC | Powered by NewsOK.com

LOOK@OKC | Powered by NewsOK.com I do not know if the page will take you to the right location but there is a great photo of our booth at the Paseo Festival. The photo is from a really cool angle. The Look@OKC Site is pretty cool too.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Summer Blowing

We are trying to get a summer schedule up and going. It seems to work well starting around 7:00 am and working until around 11 or so and then working again around 8:00 p.m. until around 11 at night. This way we avoid the heat of the day and folks can join us for blowing glass throughout the day. Afternoon's are reserved for naptime.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Here is a great photo of the glass and a bubble.  Posted by Hello

All is Well

Everything is up and running. Brent has installed five new fans in the roof. They pull out a lot of heat. It is really amazing.
The studio is running well. My brother came to town and brought some new (used) equipment. We now have a great granny hanger for the pipes to hang from when working alone along with a new yoke/heat shield combonation. Gotta come check it out.
My folks were in an accident last week and that has made things a little crazy. Mom is at Intgris Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Center. She has a couple of fractures in her pelvis but is on the mend. Room 361 I think. Dad is doing alright. but their car is toast.
Call. Drop by. I think evening blowing is going to be the thing as well as early mornings. The heat of the day is a bit hot even with the new fans.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Update on the Studio

Greetings faithful readers. This is for Chris and I thought I would post it up for all to see instead of just an email.
We are in the process of ordering a new Mercury Relay. I burnt our old one up. We discovered we are pulling about 65 Amps in the furnace. It is designed to pull 45. Why then 65 you may ask. Well, I have only ever been running two coils in the furnace. It is designed for three. With three it pulls 45 with two it pulls 65 Amps.
We rewired the furnace from the breaker box with a new number 2 service entrance wire. It should take the load. We put on a new 70 Amp breaker. We put in a new number 2 wire coming into the furnace itself, plugging into the Mercury Relay. The relay was rated for 60 Amps. It burnt up.
Last night.
We switched out a relay from the annealher so we can blow today. Hopefully I can get a new relay overnighted one rated for 80 Amps.
I guess that is about all I know for now.
We did get to blow glass yesterday. It was great.
We will be showing our glass this weekend at the Acousticadia Festival on Arcadia Lake in Edmond. 15th Street Spring Creek Entrance. www.acousticadia.com
Stay in touch.
Give me a ring 405-473-0754
This has been Andy Boatman at Blue Sage Studios.
Always an adventure.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Gallery

Gallery
This is a great thing.
Scroll down to First Pony Ride to see my little buddy Henry Creed.

Up and Running?

It looks like the glass studio is back up and running. I hope everything continues to work correctly. We should be blowing for Wednesday.
Fingers crossed.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

The Paseo Arts Festival

We are gearing up for the Paseo Arts Festival. It is coming up this weekend. I will try to get a 10% off coupon posted soon. If not make sure and tell Brent, Drew, Calley, or myself that you saw this post and would like to have 10% off any purchases.

Monday, May 23, 2005

Once Again in the Abyss

Well. Getting out to the studio on Friday night I see the breaker has blown. I flip it on and get the temp. back up on the furnace. At about 1750 degrees the breaker blows again. I have the wrong coils in the furnace. They are producing enough heat to get to 1750 but when more is needed the resistance drops and too much electricity flows and the breaker pops.
New coils on order. They should be here after this next weekend.
Speaking of weekends. The Paseo Arts Festival is coming up. I can't wait. It should be a great show. I hope to see everyone there.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Up and Running Again

Many thanks to all those people who came out over the past few days and weeks in an effort to get everything running again.
We replaced the crown to the furnace. I had wanted to wait a little longer but it just made sense to go ahead and do it now. We tore everything down and started over basically. We finished up last night at around 11:00. I took the day off just to get that furnace up and running again. I hope this is the right solution. I am confident everything is going to work out just right.
We should be going and blowing on Saturday. We should have hot glass on Friday night. Fingers crossed and all.
Thanks again.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Fixing

I am looking at the furnace tonight. i hope I can fix it so it will last a while longer. Fingers crossed.
I am going to try to get to Tulsa to get some refractory supplies. They have a bunch of stuff there aht can not be found else where.
Keep it centered.

Monday, May 16, 2005

The Saga Continues

The Furnace is down again. There are little points of mortor dabs to hold the coil in place. These dabs broke off on Saturday. Sometime during the night and coild moved forward and pulled off the shelf and broke and fell into the pot of glass. I got the coil out. We are letting the furnace cool now and hopefully Wednesday we will have it up and running once again.
It seems one thing leads to another. Problems compound and progress and fall into place just so it messes everything up.
Oh yes, I need about $70,000 to purchase everything we need for the next little while. Please let me know if you are interested in making an investment in a glass blowing studio.
Keep it centered.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Unscheduled downtime. If you are a blogger you may know something about this.
The furnace is up to temp again. It is now blowing the curcuit breaker. Up and Down, Up and Down, Up and Down we go when it gets fixed? Nobody Knows.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

1000 Degrees

The furnace is at 1000 degrees again. We are working our way up there. It should be hot tonight so blowing should take place on Friday, Saturday for sure. I hope everything goes well this time with the new cement in place.
Dilima.
I am looking at getting a new furnace. The Denver is great. Economical, easy to use. It has drawbacks in the door and the elements burn out, hence our trouble as of late. I could get a new Denver and rebuild the one we have now and switch between them.
I am looking at the EZTherm by Henry Halem. It is a very nice furnace. It is like the Lexus of the glass blowing furnaces.
I am looking at the Moly furnace that Steve Stadelman builds too. More econimical then Henry's. More of the Cadilac of the furnaces.
We need to go electric for ease of use and consumption of electricity. Do we jump off the deep end and go expensive or keep it small and within reason?
The charging bull has two horns. We are back to this once again and always it seems.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

glassblowing - a photoset on Flickr

glassblowing - a photoset on Flickr
Here is another good set of photos. digging this flickr.

Hanging Vases

DSC_0999 on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
This is a nice photo of some hanging vases. I like this style. You can also see a witches ball hanging behind the red vase.

Forming Glass Vase on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Forming Glass Vase on Flickr - Photo Sharing! There are some good glass blowing photos posted over at Flickr. It looks to be a cool service.
Maybe it is just me but I am finding more and more on the internet these days on glassblowing. Very cool! or should I say Very Hot!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Furnace Down

We are having more trouble with the furnace. I bought some high temp. cement from a guy in OKC. He sold me something with the assurance it was the right stuff. Needless to say it is not the right stuff. We got up to temp. and the cement just melted. We are trying to clean out this stuff now. I just hope this works.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Color Order in the Works

I am looking at making a color order today. There are so many beautiful colors available. I would like them all. It is unrealistic to get them all however. If you see a special color that grabs your eye let me know and I will be happy to order it too see how it comes out.
Scheduled to blow on Saturday. It looks like everything is going to be ready. Cleaned up in the studio a bit last night. We just need more space.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Almost Hot

We are almost hot again. the furnace should be about ready to go tomorrow. I need to clean out all the glass in the tank and recharge but may wait until after class on Saturday.
Getting ready now for the Paseo Festival coming up at the end of the month. Mark your calendars now.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Heating Up

We are heating up the furnace. It should be around 1000 degrees now. Everything thus far is looking okay with in new coils and process. Keep your fingers crossed.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Edmond Show

It was a great weekend. Thank you all for coming by and making Blue Sage Studios a success. I would like to thank the judges for presenting us with Second Place in the festival. What a wonderful acknowledgement of our work.
Our Denver Furnace burnt out a coil over the weekend. I got it replaced last night so the furnace is heating up again. We should be on schedule to resume blowing on Saturday.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Edmond Arts Fair- April 30, 2005

Edmond Arts Fair- April 30, 2005
The Edmond Festival of the Arts was a success. Friday I was a bit concerned with the cold weather, I think it was colder on Friday then any day this past winter. Saturday turned off to be one of the most beautiful days in recent memory. The crowds were great. I think all of Edmond and half of Oklahoma City came out to the festival. Sunday was a great day too, cool and cloudy.
Three cheers for all the help provided by Angela, Jeremy,
Brent, Drew, Calley, and Abby Boatman. Without all of you Blue Sage Studios would not be what it is today. Many Thanks.

Thursday, April 28, 2005

10% Discount

Just a reminder that we will not be blowing glass this weekend as it is time for the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival. Drop by the booth with the discount card for savings on blown glass.
I hope to see everyone out and about this weekend. It should be a great time.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Discount Card for the Edmond Arts Festival

We do have a discount card for 10% off purchases at the Blue Sage Studios booth at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival. Print out this card and bring it to our booth. This will be a great show to get all your teacher gifts. Don't forget to buy for Mom too as Mother's Day is right around the corner.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Thursday Blowing

We will be working on Thursday evening in the studio. Drop by if you get the chance. We are making a couple of commission pieces this evening as well as some other items. Hopefully, everything will go well and it is should be a wonderful day.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Blue Sage Studios - Glass Blowing

Blue Sage Studios - Glass Blowing
I am working on a new site layout. I was thinking the design was interfering with the ability of search engines to find the site. I am in the process of converting to a basic format and will work on changes in structure and navigation soon. Everything should be here just as it was before but lacking some interaction and whatnot. Hopefully the changes will be of benefit.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Bookmarks for Andrew Boatman

Bookmarks for Andrew Boatman I have created a new bookmarks page. It is coming along. I used Backflip to create the html code and uploaded it to my site. I would like to get descriptions for the sites but that is a lot of work. I would like to have a webpage I could update without having to go through dreamweaver and also could open it for submissions and changes by others. Keep me informed.

Monday, April 18, 2005

Run for the Arts

We had the Stillwater Run for the Arts this weekend. It was a beautiful place. Couch Park. Wonderful day. Crowds were a bit lite and we did not sell much glass. Edmond is coming up soon so we should be ready for it.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Getting Ready

We are getting ready for the Spring and Summer shows. Stillwater Run for the Arts is coming up this Saturday. Brent and Callie are going to this show. I hope there is good weather and a good turn out. We have a lot of items we are taking for this show.
The Downtown Edmond Arts Festival is coming up soon too. The end of April in fact.
We will be in the studio tonight working and getting ready.
We will work on Thursday too. Chris if you read this I hope you can drop by and work with us a bit. Come and watch us blow some glass if you can.
Everything is coming together.
Keep it centered.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Weekend Warriors

We will be blowing glass this weekend. We are getting things cleaned up and labeled for the upcoming Stillwater show - Run for the Arts.
All is well. We will be working Saturday starting around 9 or so and running until about 6. Sunday from 2 til about 8. We may get an earlier start but who knows.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

McKenzie: Hand Blown Glass

McKenzie: Hand Blown Glass These good folks will be at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. Good stuff maynard.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005


Here is a photo of the new pipe warmer and the controller for our Denver Furnace. This is a really great setup.  Posted by Hello

Friday, April 01, 2005

Weekend Glass Blowing

We will be working in the studio this weekend. Classes from the OKCMOA on Saturday starting around 10 and going until around 3. We should work for a couple of hours after that.
Sunday we will be working around 2:00 until about 8 or so. Drop on by and check out the studio, watch us blow some glass.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Wednesday

Brent is working in the studio this evening. We are in the midst of creating a slew of things for the spring and summer.
Wednesday is date night for me. We schedule it every Wednesday. It really is very nice.
We will be working on Thursday evening, Saturday and Sunday too.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Glass and Oklahoma

I believe that Oklahoma is on the cusp of something great. We have great weather, great people, great attractions, great cost of living. Granted we rank at the top of most social ills scales too but the offset of wonder is to great to ignore.
We need glass blowing studios in this state. We need the OKCMOA to receive a grant to build a full scale art glass facility in the city. We need Dale Chihuly or Randy Walker to come in and create a premiere place for glassblowing and learning the art of working with all mediums of glass. I could do this too with the right funding. If you have about a half of million dollars you are willing to invest in the future of this state give me a call.

Types of Glass - Materials

Types of Glass - Materials Here is a good site with information on the elements that go into glass.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Lessons

We are scheduling individual lessons for glassblowing. Currently, Wednesday is the best day for a lesson. We have time slots open all day on Wednesday's. Call for details (405) 473-0754.
We will be working in the studio this afternoon. Drop by if you get the chance.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

KFOR - Glassblowing at Blue Sage Studios

Here is the Channel 4 story on the Blue Sage Studios and glassblowing. It is really a great spot. You will need a fast connection to view the video. Many thanks to Galen Culver for coming out and featuring the studio on his program.

Wednesday work

Brent should be out at the studio this evening. If you are interested in glassblowing classes Wednesday is a good evening for learning. Drop us a line if you get the chance.
We will be working Thursday around 5:00 p.m. Drop by the studio if you have the oppertunity.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Technocrati

I am trying the tags at technocrati. It looks like an interesting service.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Is this a great state or what

Tonight Blue Sage Studios was featured on Channel 4 is this a great state or what with Galen Culver. I have not see it but heard good things. I will try to find out if it will air again and let everyone know. The spot is not yet posted to the channel four web site but when it is I will post up a link.
Keep it centered.

New Week

It is a new week. We are blowing today around 4:00 or so. Looking forward to a good day. The Studio is coming together. We are starting to get a good stock of glass for up coming art shows. The Run for the Arts in Stillwater will be our first Spring show.
Wichita was great. Chris was able to get a great deal on a furnace. I am looking forward to seeing it up and running. This should be a good week. Have fun.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wichita

We are heading up to Wichita on Thursday around 5:00 am. Chris, Drew and I are going to look at a furnace for Chris, some blowpipes, a diamond marver, and various tools. Secondary to the trip, and the reason to go so early, is to head over to Rollin Karg's place to watch them work. I still can't find a link to his website. I am looking forward to the trip and all the things that lie in store.
I am not sure if we will be back for blowing on Thursday night yet or not. Be sure to call if you are planning on heading out to the studio to check and see.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Glass Blowing on Tuesday

We are blowing on Tuesday around noon at the studio. Wednesday about the same. Come on by and see what we have been up too. We made a bunch of oil lamps yesterday and ornaments too. Today and wednesday we will probably focus on vases, bud vases, hummingbird feeders?, and more.
Thursday we are heading to Wichita for the day. Rollin Karg has some good stuff going on and we are going to check out what they are making. I can't find a link on their website.
Friday blowing in the morning, taking Saturday off and back for Sunday evening.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Spring Break

At the Blue Sage Studios glass blowing will continue during Spring Break. Whereas I thought I would be going to Santa Fe, NM for the break I have decided not to take that trip. We will be working in the studio most of the break. I look forward to see everyone. Drop by and watch. Call and make a time and we can fire it up just for you too. I hope everyone has a good one.
Keep it centered.
If you get the chance go see the Dale Chihuly glass exhibition over at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It can change your life and the way you see the world. Sort of a Suessian kind of experience.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Thursday Blowing

We should be out there working on Thursday around 4:00 or so. Brent has to work at 501 Cafe that evening but Drew, Cali, maybe Chris and I will be working right along.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Spring Break

We are looking at the schedule for Spring Break next week. It looks like Brent will be working during the day some. Very few evenings next week. I will get more details out in the next couple of days.
We blew Christmas Oranaments last night and some new oil lamps. Brent, Cali and I filled up one annealher with those and the other about half full with vases. It was a great night.
Brent will be out over the next couple of days and I will be blowing on Thursday evening. We may be working on Friday after school to but I am not sure yet.
Keep it centered.

Monday, March 07, 2005

His Glassworks Diamonds and Glass

His Glassworks Diamonds and Glass This is a great place to find diamond disks for grinding glass. Check out thier site if you get the chance.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Weekend Blowing

We will be blowing off and on this weekend. Today until sometime. Saturday until about 4:30 or so. Sunday normal times I suppose. Come on out and see what we are up too.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Blowing Tonight

We will be working this evening in the studio. It looks to be a great day for hot glass work. We are working on vases and bowls right now. Brent blew a lot of Christmas Ornaments on Wednesday. We should have a good stock of c-balls for shows this summer so everyone can get an advance move on the holiday season.
Zack is in town this weekend and we will be working some on Friday and Saturday and Sunday if all goes well. Come on by but you may want to call first. 405-473-0754.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Brent Jacking


Another one of Brent and Chris. Brent is jacking the neck line of his glass. The jack line allows the glass to break off the blowpipe with relative ease. Posted by Hello

The New Pipe Warmer


This is the new pipe warmer Brent built. You have to heat the blowpipes and punties in order for the glass to stick. This pipe warmer allows for good control of the propane but also has forced air to create extra heat. Very cool, or should I say hot. Posted by Hello

Blowing Glass


Here is a photo of Brent working with Chris in the background and Cali too. Posted by Hello

Monday Night

We were blowing glass last night when Angela called. She was bringing home pizza and wings from 2 Brothers Pizza in Arcadia. We went up and ate and then back to blowing and in about 15 minutes walks Chris and he has two pizzas from his place Italian Jim's in Yukon. Good night for Pizza.
Brent is working on a new series of pieces. Beautiful colors. I will try to get a photo soon. Speaking of photos...

Monday, February 28, 2005

Galleries in Oklahoma

We are looking for places to show our art work. We need to find some galleries around Oklahoma interested in having blown glass on display. All the better it is "Made in Oklahoma". If you are a gallery or know someone who would be interested in selling handmade glass from the good people at Blue Sage Studios please drop me a line.
We had a great weekend of blowing. Several good pieces came out. We got some new colors in and they look to be beautiful.
We do need more milk bottles. If you drink Promised Land milk please save the bottles for us. It is sold at Albertsons and Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. I would be pleased to subsidize your milk drinking if you save us the cool glass bottles.
Stay in touch. Keep it centered.

Friday, February 25, 2005

Great Night

It was a great evening. Thank you to everyone who dropped by the studio. We got to blow a little glass and chat and Angela did bring in a great salad from Lottinvilles.
It was a come and go evening. I don't think we really go a lot of glass made and put away in the annealher but we did have a great time. Everyone got to meet Jet and Myrna and they are heading back up to Seattle today. I really do want to visit them up there soon. Hang out. Go to the B&O Espresso. Visit glass studios. Reconnect.
I would like to hang out at Chico's Art Glass and Cunningham's studio again. I loved being at the 5th street Hot Glass Studio and want to visit there. Trubey likes a place in Pioneer Sq. I will have to find the name of it again.
I will be heading to Santa Fe for Spring Break and checking out the studios there. More details to come.
Keep it centered.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Blowing Tonight

We will be working tonight. It is a beautiful day and shows promise to be a glorious evening in the studio. I hope to take some photos today!
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Blog Oklahoma

I joined the blog Oklahoma webring for bloggers in the great state of Oklahoma. I think we need to promote Oklahoma as a state and as a place to be. The blog oklahoma may be a good place to get our collective online selves noticed.

Brent finished working on the pipe warmer. I will get a photo posted soon. It is really very cool. I am not sure what the next project will be but great strides are being made in the studio.

Keep it centered.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Blowing with Trubey

Jet is coming to the studio on Thursday. Come and see the master at work.

We are blowing tonight too. See you there!

Friday, February 18, 2005

KuglerColors

KuglerColors
This is a good place to get glass blowing supplies. Good folks, good service. I like the Kugler colors. If you find a color here that you are interested in please let me know and I can order it. Special orders for colors and shapes are always welcome.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Going and Blowing

We will be working out at the studio blowing glass on Thursday around 3:30 or so. Brent has been busy getting this torn apart and built again. He has been working on a pipe warmer and it should be ready to go for Thursday too. I am looking forward to working. Drop on by if you get the chance.
Summer classes are being scheduled for glass blowing classes through the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. We will have two classes in June. It just gets too hot in July and August. We will have Fall classes again too.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Here it is another nother angle. Wondering now if the foot may be a little small. We may need to glue it down.  Posted by Hello

This is the tip jar for the Perfect Harmony Cafe. I hope they like it. Posted by Hello

Monday, February 14, 2005

Tip Jar

I was at the new Perfect Harmony Cafe the other day and told them i would blow a tip jar. I did a black vase with a foot. It will come out of the annealher today and I hope I will post a photo tomorrow. Hopefully, it will be worth a few latte's in exchange.
OKCMOA started a new class on Saturday. It as a great time. I think everyone will have a good experience.
The studio is still in the middle of reorganization. It is coming along. The new glory Hole is going to be huge. Damon came out and cut the front off with his plasma cutter. I want one of those now. Very cool tool. I will get some IFB and hopefully in about a month we will have a new glory hole. Tulsa has a place called Thermal Specialities. It looks like a good supplier for refractory materials and the things that are needed in order to build items that will take the high heat of melted glass.
Thanks also to all of those kinds folks who helped out this weekend.

Google Maps - 2801 S. Post Rd. Jones, OK

Google Maps - 2801 S. Post Rd. Jones, OK This is a new google map. It has decent detail and is fairly easy to use. I wish Post Road was labeled on the map but one can not have everything.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Spinning Platters

We have been making a set of dining plates for my buddy Jeff Bakel. They are coming along. It is difficult to get a good spin. The bottoms of the plates tend to curve a bit. They are really fun to make and improvement keeps coming. On Monday I broke two of them. Last night I think I had three survive.
OKCMOA class starts on Saturday and we will be blowing after 2:00.
James B. came out last night too. Kudos to James. Brent's student Cali came out too. I love it when the shop is full and running smoothly.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Website Updates

I have been looking at HTML validators. Seeing the need to have cleaner script I have been making changes to the Blue Sage Studios glass blowing web site. It is coming along nicely. I had a few errors and some 501 issues that needed work. I do not think you will notice much change in the site itself visually but the behind the scenes action is much better. I also need to use more key words in my text. Things like glassblowing and whatnot throughout the site in order to help be found easier on searches.
Changes are coming along nicely with the studio. I will try to get some photos this weekend and post up some of our improvements. Brent almost has the vent hood completed for the torch room and with the addition of a couple of more small torches in the near future we will be able to handle several folks working at the same time.
We are planning on building a new annealehr (the oven). Brent just needs a taller one and also when spinning out platters we need a wider space with shelves for multiple objects. We are also wanting to get our new glory hole built. I need to get the front cut off of the drum we have and order the fiber and bricks and burner.
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Working Diligently

I broke three pieces on Monday. It has been a long while since I lost that many. I think I am attaching the punty on too hot. I need to make some adjustment but I have not figured out what I was doing wrong yet.
We made several plates yesterday. It was a very good day all in all.
Should be working next on Thursday around 3:30 or so.
My new class starts on Saturday at the OKCMOA.
Keep it centered.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Monday

Today we will be working at the studio from 3:30 or so until around 8:00. Feel free to drop by if you get the chance. It should be a nice day for glassblowing. I think we will probably do some oil lamps and vases and try to spin out some platters too. I would like to make a few hearts for Valentines too.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Weekend Schedule

We will be working on Saturday around 2:00 p.m. I have class on Saturday morning at 10:00 until 2:00. Channel 4 may come out and do a piece on teaching glass blowing for the "Is this a great state or what" program. It could be really cool.
Sunday we will be working from 2:00 until around 7:00.
Feel free to drop by if you get the chance.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Classes

We do offer classes in glass blowing. Currently our main offering is through the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. This is a five week class with four people in a class. We offer an introduction class and an intermediate class too. This class fills up very quickly. We are working on the Summer schedule and it should be ready around mid-March. Keep an eye out at the OKCMOA website.
We do offer one-on-one glass blowing classes on a limited basis. Please let us know if you are interested. Monday and Wednesday evenings and some weekdays are available for these individual lessons.
We are scheduling Flameworking classes too. Brent will be teaching flameworking (bead making) classes for interested parties. If you are interested in taking a bead making class let us know. Perhaps you and a small group of friends are looking for a fun party activity. This would be a great opportunity to get together and learn something new.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Entry One

I wanted to start a new blog just for the studio. I think it will be a good thing.
What can you expect to find here?
New postings for events at Blue Sage Studios. New art glass produced by the studio. Class schedules. Musings on glass blowing. And much more.

Blue Sage Studios is a glass blowing studio near Lake Arcadia in Edmond, Oklahoma. We offer glass blowing lessons, flameworking (beadmaking) classes, and art glass for sale.

Call Andy at 405-473-0754.
Email Andy at andy@bluesagestudios.com
Visit our website at www.bluesagestudios.com