Category Archive: Glass

May 12

Green Paperweight

green paperweight

  Paperweights are one of those things that people think are not useful anymore. I guess they hearken back to when you would have your desk next to an open window because you didn’t have any AC or indoor lighting and needed something to keep your scrolls and missives from blowing out into the sheep …

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Apr 29

Jellyfish cup

jellyfish cup

I made this cup because I wanted to use the cool mold that puts regular grids of airbubbles in to your vessel. I used a solid chunk of lavender glass, because I also wanted to have a solid color, but the lavender comes out much, much lighter than I expected. A number of things went …

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Apr 22

Broken Orange Bubbled Cup

broken orange cup

  I made this cup using a chunk of color that a fellow student named Kitty generously gave me. I went back and forth on what I was going to do with it. I love blue and orange and yellow together, or even blue and orange, but in the end I decided that I wanted …

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Mar 25

Swirled Blue Glass Cup

swirled turquoise and cobalt tumbler

  With this cup, I was trying to reproduce one of the glass cups I gave away last year, only I couldn’t remember what it looked like or how I did it, except that it was blue. This looks nothing like what I remember. I think the other cups I liked were clear blue and …

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Mar 11

Cobalt Striped Tumbler

cobalt striped tumbler

  When I made this, I was trying to replicate a cup I bought from a Mexican import store down in Tucson. I’d asked the guy how it was made, and he’d started into a much-rehearsed explanation about how they take glass and get it really hot on the end of a pipie. I was …

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