Thursday, April 27, 2006


Brent is blowing a vase. Standing on the bench so the piece will strech a bit as he blows. He heats. Strech. Heat. Blow.
Notice he does keep it centered. Posted by Picasa

Google Calendar

Google Calendar
I created a google calendar. This should allow anyone on the net to see our schedules for upcoming shows. Try it out.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Calley at Work

Our friend Mary Hines came out and got some great photos of Calley at work and made this awesome collage.
Keep it Centered. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Purple Shell

The opaque cover was great. A smooth strait line all the way around. The transparent did have some stray bubbles come through tho. I am not sure where they came from, perhaps the pickup for the color bar had some small bubbles in it.  Posted by Picasa

The bucket of broken dreams

This is the item that most glassblowers do you want you to see. The tragic and untimely demise of perhaps the most beautifully colored shell I have made. Alas. Some things are just to perfect for this world it seems.  Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 22, 2006


I just finished up the intermediate level class offered at Blue Sage Studios through the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. It was a great session. Five weeks for five hours on Saturdays. They did great. It is really something to see the progress being made. Good stuff.
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Friday, April 14, 2006

Answers to Questions

The Enclamo piece is just the way you described on the comments Gnat. It makes it very easy to creat the look of the enclamo without having to go through the knock of the the pieces. You get a good result.
Th Gott Shelf liner is great. the Graphite is a good quality and it works well. If you have pieces with jagged bottoms it can tear but with care it lasts a good long time. I have been very pleased. You can get it at Alan's site or Hub consolidated glass stuff. If you call Alan tell him I said hello and I do recommend the 10" x10" pieces instead of the large piece of graphite. This is also a bit better on shipping.
On the new blocks. I have not yet made an order. Guy is making a trough style. I think this looks really good if you were making tumblers. I plan on ordering and trying one out soon.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Peek a Boo

Opening the lehr (this is like a kiln) to get the first glance at the mug and a cool twisty spiral vase. Notice the little bits of color we heat up for lip wraps or things of that nature.  Posted by Picasa

When in Rome

This is a roman foot in the process of being formed. It creates a special foot on the piece. It involves really tapering the bubble and thinning the glass at the base and then jacking while blowing and then sucking out the bubble to get the foot to seal against the base of the vessel body.
Keep it Centered my friends.  Posted by Picasa

Enclamo Mugs

Here are a couple of Enclamo style mugs we made with Bruce. Very cool indeed. This is really a neat way to get some cool effects. Just blow a tube. Blow out the tip. Drop a solid piece of color on top. blow it out. Add a clear top. Transfer. Close the bottom. Encase in clear. Blow to size. Transfer to open the lip. Add a handle. Easy Peazy. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Jack in the Pulpit

Bruce made a Jack in the Pulpit today. It is areally wicked cool. We had a great glass session. I made a great mug. I hope to get a photo of it tomorrow when it comes out of the lehr.
Keep it Centered! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Glory Hole

This is our Glory Hole. It is really very nice. Liz D. drew the Squid on the rolling yoke heat shield. Helps us to remember to go into the heat. Posted by Picasa

Stadelman Furnace

We charged Spruce Pine Batch on Thursday night. Thanks for all the help fellows in getting the furnace ready for the charge. It was beutiful and ready for Saturday class. Great glass! Great Furnace.  Posted by Picasa

Kristine at the bench Jacking

One of our students from the Saturday Intermediate Glassblowing Class offered through the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is at the bench with her piece jacking in the neck line.  Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 07, 2006 Discover Oklahoma Travel Show Discover Oklahoma Travel Show
Jenifer Reynolds came to the studio a few weeks ago to try her hand at glass blowing. Now if you don't know Jenifer Reynolds she is like the queen of Oklahoma televisioin. The Discover Oklahoma show on location at Blue Sage Studios airs on Saturday! Thank you Oklahoma!
Oh yes, be sure to Keep it Centered.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Hot Block Tools

Hot Block Tools
There is a new block maker in town. Looks like Gary has a good product line going. Anyone trying them yet? Drop us a line.
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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Art of Fire - Our Emerging Artists

Art of Fire - Our Emerging Artists
Many thanks to our friend Bruce. He has been most gracious in his teaching and grace at the studio over the past week. It is indeed a pleasure. We will be working on Thursday evening if anyone is interested in dropping by the studio and watching us work. Last week 12 folks showed up to watch and participate in a marathon glass blowing session that went until midnight. Great fun is to be had by all and as Bruce says, "Find yourself some fun!"
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Saturday, April 01, 2006


Here is Chris standing next to the newly poured pad for the addition on the studio. It is great work. Three Cheers to Chris. Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray! Posted by Picasa

Hanging Vase Part Duex

Here are two. I can really picture this on the front porch of a house with columns or with a third one as a wall grouping. Thanks to everyone for the help on these vases.  Posted by Picasa

hanging vase

This is the vase for the stand I was needing. This is a pipe ring with a flat decroative metal thing to attach it to the wall. I am happy with the result.  Posted by Picasa