Monday, December 29, 2008

The Week Ahead

what great fun. Enjoying the break. I took off yesterday. Whew. Refreshed and ready.

Monday - Noon til about 8
Tuesday - Noon til about 8
Wednesday - not sure yet
Thursday - not sure yet
Friday - afternoon til about 8
Saturday - 8 til about 2
Sunday - not sure yet

After school starts again on the 5th I am expecting fairly regular hours until summer break.
Have a good one and keep it centered.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Week Ahead

I really do not know right now.
Crazy busy with the holidays. I do wish to thank everyone for the support and loving care you have shown to me and the studio and everyone there. What a wonderful year and thank you all.

We will be working off and on.
Friday morning at 9
Saturday morning at 8
then we shall see.

Keep it centered!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Week Ahead

Christmas is almost upon us. Keep up the good works my friends.

Monday - 4 til 9 - except the furnace blinked off and went cold and we had to heat it up so no glass
Tuesday - 12 til 9:30
Wednesday - 4 til 9 with the OKCMOA Ornament Class
Thursday - 4 til 9
Friday - 4 til 7
Saturday - 9 til 3
Sunday - 2 til 7

Then I am off from school for a couple of weeks.

Keep it centered, and warm.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Week Ahead

Monday - 4 to 9
Tuesday 1 til 9:30, Kincade Tour group at 1
Wednesday - 4 til 9, OKCMOA Ornament Class!
Thursday - 11 til 9
Friday - 4 til 8:30
Saturday - 10 til 2 and start charging
Sunday - Charging the furnace or lesson at 2

Many thanks to all the folks who came out to the Home Show.
Keep it centered.

Home Show 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Week Ahead

Thanksgiving flew by fast. Wow. Thank you to everyone who helped out this weekend. Things are looking good.

Monday - 4 to 9:30
Tuesday - 4 to 8 or so
Wednesday - 4 to 9
Thursday - 4 to 9

The Home Show Hours
Friday, December 5th - 4pm til 9pm
Saturday, December 6th - 11am til 9 pm
Sunday, December 7th - 11am til 5 pm

Don't forget the Bella Forte opening at the Dean Lively Gallery in Edmond on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Week Ahead

Thanksgiving Break. I am not sure how everything is going to fall into place but it should be a great weekend. My brother is in town.

Monday - 2 til 9
Tuesday - 5:30 til 9
Wednesday - 8 am til Noon - break - sometime in the evening
Thursday - Closed?
Friday - 4:30 til 9
Saturday - 8 am til whenever
Sunday - 2 til ? or maybe we will be charging

Call or just drop on by.
keep it centered!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Week Ahead

The weekend was super duper! Thank you all.

Monday - oops. We worked til about 8
Tuesday - closed for charging the Furnace
Wednesday - Roy in at 2:00 working til about 9
Thursday - 4 til about 9
Friday - 4 til 9 or so. Trying to do a casting with Jarrod
Saturday - 10 til 2 or so with OKCMOA Class
Sunday - 2 til 7 or thereabouts

Roy got himself a deer. Very cool.

Keep it centered.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Success!

many thanks to everyone who came out to the 1st year anniversery of the Istvan Gallery opening. What a wonderful time.
Keep it centered!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Week Ahead

Sorry I missed the update on Monday. Another of those habits...

Monday - 4 to 9
Tuesday - Tour group at 3:30 and torch lesson at 5 til 7 and working some afterward
Wednesday - 4 to 9 with OKCMOA class
Thursday - 4:30 to 9 or so. Cleaning up for the weekend.
Friday - 5 until 10 or so. First Year Anniversary for the Istvan Gallery Party!
Saturday - 8 to 5 with the Urban Art Weekend celebration
Sunday - 11 to 7 with the Urban Art Weekend celebration

I almost have all the ornaments created for the Edmond Fine Arts Institute
I hopefully have all the trumpets for Aunt Pat's nativity angels created too.

Keep it Centered!

Monday, November 03, 2008

The Week Ahead

Great busyness all around. Make time for you and create something of delight just for you sometime this week.

Monday - 5 til 10
Tuesday - Closed for charging (adding glass) to the furnace
Wednesday - 2 til 9 with an OKCMOA class from 6 to 9
Thursday - 3 til 9
Friday - 4 til 7
Saturday - 8 til 4 or so with an OKCMOA class
Sunday - 2 til 7 or so

Drop by and see what we are up to. Things are coming along!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Week Ahead

Thank you all who were able to come to the Ice Cream Social. What great fun. many thanks to Chris for showing off the pumpkin and the platter.

Monday - 4:30 to 9:30
Tuesday - 5:30 to 9 for a private party for Ms. Fox
Wednesday - 5 til 9
Thursday 5 til 9
Friday 5-8
Saturday 8 til 2 with an OKCMOA class
Sunday - 2 til 7

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Week Ahead

Arkansas was great fun. Thank you for all our visitors and supports at the Bella Vista Arts Festival.
This will be a busy week in the studio.
Tuesday - 4 to 8
Wednesday - 4 to 9
Thursday - 4 to 9:30
Friday - 4 to 8
Saturday - 8 to 4
Sunday - 2 to 4 The Ice Cream Social!

Hope to see you all there.
Keep it Centered.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ice Cream You Scream


Well it is almost that time again. Ice Cream!
Come by the studio for a tasty treat. The 26th of October at 2 o'clock!.
Keep it Centered.
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Monday, October 13, 2008

The Week Ahead

Monday - 4:30 til 9
Tuesday - Packing for Bella Vista
Wednesday - Saturday - The Art Festival at Bella Vista Arkansas
Sunday - sometime...

Good work is happening all around. New ideas and new techniques. So wonderful to watch people grow. Check out Chris over at Bella Forte. They are making great strides! Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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Adding a photo to the blog via Flickr. It is an more complex system then the Picasa Web Albums but may be functional.

Flickr

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Week Ahead

The upcoming week starting wit October 6th at Blue Sage Studios:
Monday - 4 til about 9
Tuesday - Closed due to charging (adding new glass to the furnace)
Wednesday - 4:30 til 6 and 6 to 9 with OKCMOA class
Thursday - 5 til 9 or so
Friday - 5 Til 8 or so
Saturday - 8 til 2 or 3
Sunday - 2 til 7 or so
Monday - 4:30 til 9
Tuesday - Packing for Bella Vista
Wednesday through Sunday - We are closed for the Arts festival in Bella Vista Arkansas on October 16, 17, and 18.
If you are looking for something fun to do over the weekend. Bella Vista is about a four hour drive. There are about six art festivals going on within a thirty mile radius, War Eagle is the largest of them, Bella Vista is the best. Hope to see you there.

Keep it centered!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Little River Hotglass Studio - Our Glass Process

Little River Hotglass Studio - Our Glass Process
This is a great tutorial on making a bowl.
Easy to follow directions. Makes it look much easier then reality dictates.

Keep it centered!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Week Ahead

Good Morning and thank you everyone for a lovely weekend.
I did get to meet Robert Plant while in Austin. Very nice place for a visit. We saw some nice glass too. http://www.austinartglass.com/. Food, music, shopping, just relaxing. Hard to beat.
Anyhoo back to work...
Tuesday - 6-9 for lessons
Wednesday - in at 4:30, OKCMOA class at 6:00 til 9:00
Thursday - in at 4:30 til about 9:00
Friday - in at 4:00 til about 8:00 Roy and Andy working on stuff
Saturday - 8 til 2 or so
Sunday - 2 til 7 or so

Drop by if you get a chance. If I missed your calls or messages try again. I am somewhat more then forgetful.

Keep it centered!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

This Week

Hi Folks,
Christine is in the studio tonight. We will be working from 5 till about 9.

We will be closed this weekend for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Time for some personal time. Enjoy and we will see you all again next week. As Monday we will be working at 4:30 til 9.

Keep it centered!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Week Ahead

Already Monday and Tuesday have passed us by...
Wednesday - Lessons and the OKCMOA class. Torch work also going on...
Thursday - the girls of blue sage are in the studio starting around 4:30
Friday - Roy is in at 9:00. Evening looks like we are closed
Saturday - Morning as usual at 8:00 then a birthday bash at 7:00 pm. The 12x12 is Saturday night. Be square there.
Sunday - Something is happening usually around 2:00
Monday - 4:30
Tuesday - closed me thinks.

It looks to be a busy week. Drop by if you can.
Keep it centered.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Week Ahead

For the upcoming Week - September 8-14
Monday - 4:30 to 9
Tuesday - 6:30 to 9
Wednesday - 5 to 9 with OKCMOA class
Thursday - 4:30 to 9
Friday - (not sure yet)
Saturday - 8 to 3
Sunday - 2 to 7

It should be a good week. The show was good over Labor Day Weekend. We still have some very nice items on display at the studio. The Girls of Blue Sage are waiting to hear if they got into the Girlie Show. Tracey Bewley was accepted with her fused glass creations.
Everyone is making good process. Thank you for the help over the past week. It is wonderful to know I can be called out of town and leave without a worry to the shop.
Keep it Centered!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

:: Neal Stephenson ::

:: Neal Stephenson ::: "Writing novels is hard, and requires vast, unbroken slabs of time. Four quiet hours is a resource that I can put to good use. Two slabs of time, each two hours long, might add up to the same four hours, but are not nearly as productive as an unbroken four. If I know that I am going to be interrupted, I can't concentrate, and if I suspect that I might be interrupted, I can't do anything at all. Likewise, several consecutive days with four-hour time-slabs in them give me a stretch of time in which I can write a decent book chapter, but the same number of hours spread out across a few weeks, with interruptions in between them, are nearly useless."

I read this today via Merlin Mann. It is interesting. Maybe a bit like glass. It takes time. Making one piece once is not enough. Time to do and do again. To think and process and do and not have the other of life interfere. Makes good sense and puts to words something I had not been able to put to words.
Thanks.
Keep it centered!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Week Ahead

Whew. Things are moving fast at the studio. Making things and people working and having fun. The cool weather was a blessing and the heat again is kind of nice. Come sit by the fire with us if you get a chance.
Monday - 4:30 til 9:30 or so...
Tuesday - 4:00 til 10:00 making some major awards
Wednesday - 5 til 9
Thursday - 5 til 9 and setting up for the OKCCC Festival
Friday - OKCCC Arts Festival Oklahoma 3 til 9
Saturday - OKCCC Arts Festival Oklahoma 10 til 9
Saturday - at the studio at 8 til about 2 or so
Sunday - OKCCC Arts Festival Oklahoma 10 til 9
Sunday at the studio around 11 til 7 or so
Monday - OKCCC Arts Festival Oklahoma 10 til 5
Monday at the studio but not real sure when...

Come by the festival and look for our booth. Drop by the studio and watch us work. Most of all have a safe and happy holiday.

Keep it centered.

Andy

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Week Ahead

Whew, what a crazy busy summer. Many thanks to all those folks who made it possible. You know who you are and you are most dear.
School is back in session so I should have a better idea of the fall schedule in the next week or so.
Saturday - 8 am til about 2 pm
Sunday - around 1 until 7
Monday 4:30 til 9
Tuesday is closed
Wednesday - 5:30 til 9
Thursday - 5 til 9
Friday - we shall see

Thanks again and remember to
Keep it Centered!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Live Web Streaming of the Hot Shop Live video of the Hot Shop | Museum of Glass | Tacoma, Washington

Live Web Streaming of the Hot Shop Live video of the Hot Shop | Museum of Glass | Tacoma, Washington
Our friend Chris McGahan is in Tacoma this week watching Lino Tagliapetra blow glass. You can catch the streaming video at the Tacoma Museum of Glass website.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Week Ahead

Things are coming along at Blue Sage Studios. Zack and Michelle are in town for a few days. Hoping to finish up his wall flower installation. We plan on getting Brent's big annealher wired up and running too.
We got a new fan, it pulls 10,000 cfm of air. It seems to be helping not be so very hot. Thanks for Ray and Jim for the installation assist.
OKCMOA class on Saturday but the museum class was canceled for next week so we have some morning blow time slots available if you can come in and work.
The GAS conference is coming up soon in Portland. If you need any tools let Roy know and he may be able to pick something up for you.
Andy is heading out of town around the 24th. Roy and Richard will be the primary caretakers of the studio while I am out of town, Mara will be manning the phones. Scheduling may be a bit tight but everything should work out just fine.
More to come.
Keep it centered.
Andy

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Week Ahead

I have really no idea what the schedule is looking like.
The last day of school is today.
Next week Museum classes start again.
My brother is coming into town on the 4th of June.
Call or drop by.
Keep it centered.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Glassblowing Demos


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Paseo

We have a schedule for the Paseo Arts Festival over Memorial Day Weekend.
We will be doing glassblowing demonstrations during the festival at the Studio. Drop by our booth and the studio too when you are out and about.

Demos
Saturday 9:00 until 2:00

Sunday 2:00 until 7:00

Monday Noon until 5:00

See you there and remember to...
keep it centered!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

News9.com - The art of glassblowing

News9.com - The art of glassblowing
Many thanks to Christian and Channel 9 for coming out to Blue Sage Studios and doing a feature story on the studio. Check out the videos!
Keep it centered.

News9.com - The art of glassblowing

News9.com - The art of glassblowing
Many thanks to Christian and Channel 9 for coming out to Blue Sage Studios and doing a feature story on the studio. Check out the videos!
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Week Ahead

Good Morning,
It looks like it will be a busy couple of weeks heading into the Paseo Arts Festival Memorial Weekend.
Tuesday - 4:30 to 6:30 with Christine
Wednesday - 4:00 to 6:00 Andy and Roy 6:00 to 9:00 the OKCMOA Class
Thursday - 3:30 OKCVB Meeting at Urban Art, 4:30 Patty, 7:00 Private Lesson?
Friday - 1:00? Christine, 4:00 Andy and Roy
Saturday - 8:00? 10:00 to 3:00 OKCMOA Class
Sunday - 2:00 ?

Keep it centered...

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Week Ahead

Wednesday we have an OKCMOA class.
Thursday is Open Blow Time - We are making things for the Paseo Festival and some Votive Holders for the Martini Lounge
Friday - Open House at Urban Art and the Istvan Gallery
Saturday - OKCMOA class!
Sunday - Open Blow time around 2
Drop on by if you get the chance.
Keep it Centered!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Thank You

Many thanks to all our wonderful supporters. It was a great festival in Downtown Edmond. We got of see many good friends. Thank you to everyone who helped keep the booth going too.
We are gearing up for Paseo at the end of the month. I look forward to seeing everyone there!
Keep it centered.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Festivals


The Edmond show is just around the corner.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Art

We have been busy in the studio. Gearing up for the Edmond Art Festival on May 2, 3, and 4. It should be a great show. This week the Downtown Oklahoma City Art Festival is happening. Let's get out and support the arts, and the food. Don't forget about the food... and the music...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Art Showing

There is a art show all the month in the Loft at the Urban Arts. The Oklahoma Artists Guild is having an opening this evening from 7 til 9. We will be blowing glass during the opening. Buffalo Fitz is playing some music. It should be a hoot.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Summer Intensives - Pittsburgh Glass Center

Summer Intensives - Pittsburgh Glass Center
In looking up Scott Darlington I found he is teaching an August class in Pittsburgh. Randy Walker is teaching in June.
Keep it Centered my friends.

Picasa - David - Maui 2007

Picasa Web Albums - David - Maui 2007 - DBB_070220_03...
Great series of photos showing the opening and spinning out of a bowl. Beautiful work.

Emporia State Glass Guild

Emporia State Glass Guild
The Great ESU Glass Blowout! Scott Darlington will be working his magic in glass. This should really be something to see.
keep it centered!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Zack and Andy At Prairie Dog Glass

Zack and I got to work together at the Prairie Dog Glass in Santa Fe. It was great fun to be in Patrick's studio and have the opportunity to show off for the crowds. This is really a great place to watch glassblowing and to pick up a nice memento of a trip to Santa Fe.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Monday, March 24, 2008

Studio Update

Things at the studio seem to be in good working order. We are getting a new relay for the blue annealher so it should be functioning properly again. The elements for the big annealher are shipping and it should be running very soon. Jim's Glory Hole is needing some work and finding the time is the trick.
We are creating some new and exciting items. If you have not been by lately, now is a good time.
I had the opportunity to visit Santa Fe last week and saw some very nice glass and a couple of new techniques. Patty was in a class in Tulsa with Ed Schmid and brought back some new insights.
Thank you all for your support and help. Together we really have created a wonderful place for learning and creating.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

OklaTravelNet

OklaTravelNet
Whitney Allen came by the studio today to watch us work and even dipped into the tank and made some glass. Look for us on Saturday around 10:00 on OklaTravelNet.

Blown Foot Video

Blown Foot Video
I know I put up a link to this before but it is so very cool. I think there are four of these she is making and not one came out. Difficult to say the least.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sonarta video

These folks are super. Many thanks.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Hours

Well, I guess I need to post hours as we are far enough along to have something regular.

More often then not...
Sunday 2 til 8
Monday 4:00 til 9
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 4:30 til 9
Thursday 4:30 til 9
Friday 4:30 til 8
Saturday 8 til 4

Monday, January 07, 2008

Flower

Photos of the Flower recently created at Blue Sage Studios and being sold at the Café City Arts 2008: Circus Maximus fund raiser.