Category: Glass

Mar 04

Blue Engobed Cup

This was the second cup I made, right after the twice green cup. Another student did a technique which I believe is called engobing, where you cover a piece with a layer of colored glass. When you first mash the hot glass on, it looks a little like one of those frowning bad guys that …

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Feb 25

Twice Green Cup

Just started a new glass blowing class. I couldn’t get into the shorter weeknight one I usually take, and am in a longer one on the weekends. The other women in class far surpassed me in skill. This is good, in that they will likely inspire me to strethc myself, but bad, in that it’s …

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Nov 28

Morning Glory Number Plaque Tile Mosaic

This is as project I did this summer as a gift for a couple of people I like very much. I used the glass tiles that they had bought for a kitchen remodel. They gave me the leftovers to use in one of my tile projects, and now I’m giving them back. I chose the …

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Jun 24

Adam’s Cup

This is the cup that my friend chose as his favorite of the ones I made in the class I took in February, so this is the one I gave him for his birthday.  The only sad thing is that he has good taste, and this is my favorite cup too.  At least I still …

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Jun 17

Blue Swirl Cup

I made this tumbler to try to practice dragging stringer lines with simple swirls of color rather than actual stringers.  To make a stringer, you need to have a piece of colored glass hot enough that it will stick to a punti, which means putting it in the annealer, which takes more foresight than I …

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