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