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Jul 14

Fire and Ember Cup

firey quench cup

  I made this cup using a really cool technique that I had never seen before. They called it the quench technique. I gathered, colored it with a little yellow frit, then got a second gather. Got a thin layer of transparent red on the second gather. Once it was blown almost out, I got …

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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 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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