Tag Archive: Glass

Apr 21

Book Review: Stuff Matters

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik This is a good non-fiction book about materials science, which is a high recommendation in my book, because non-fiction books about chemistry for the layperson are in a narrow category of books I like to read quite a lot. The author …

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Jul 21

Red Glass Pitcher

red glass pitcher

  This is the last of my glass-class pieces from this winter. I’ve been parceling them out so there’s a variety. I don’t know if I’ll take glass class again next winter. It’s expensive, but not completely affordable. But I was so busy this winter that the time was definitely an issue. When I described …

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Jul 07

Rainbow Juice Cup

rainbow juice cup

    I saw some lovely, delicate glasses in the studio that someone had made for a project. They tapered in at the top, and had small divots on the side to make it easier to grab. I had an inspiration of making something just like that, only with ┬áthree whisper-thin patches of frit around …

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Jun 02

Giant Glass Beer Stein

krol sized mug

  This one is closest, in color to replicating the cups I gave away. However, it’s more complicated than a basic tumbler because it has a handle and a cookie foot. I wasn’t very good at handles (still am not) and we did a couple of practice pieces at the beginning of class, which was …

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May 15

Light Blue Tapered Swirl Cup

blue striped cup

  I made this cup using the optics mold, trying to reproduce the beautiful blue and white and light blue cups I gave away two years ago. I can’t even remember exactly what they looked like, excepet that there were a number of them and when I let people take whichever cup they liked, those …

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