Friday, 26 October 2007
The Spirit Gallery and Gift shop in Eshottheugh, Northumberland is now stocking Glassprimitif sushi dishes and coasters. Visit their website at http://spiritunique.co.uk where they sell jewellery, hand bags and other unique gifts.
Saturday, 20 October 2007
My article "Glass Cutting for the Nervous" has now been published on the CGGE website. It's aimed at beginners to glass cutting or as a refresher for glass artists who are coming back to the skill. Although glass cutting is a skill, it is an easy one to learn as it only really requires two things: confidence and practice. I really like cutting strange or small shapes as I enjoy the challenge. Glass cutting is one of my favorite tasks and Bullseye is my favorite glass to work with.
Read it here http://www.cgge.org/articles.aspx and let me know your comments or further suggestions.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Saturday, 13 October 2007
So, I made one scarey Skully and my son took it as a present for his friend's birthday. So I made another skully and my daughter took it for herself. I have now made five more skullies so hands off, kids! To bag yourself a scarey skully got to http://glassprimitif.etsy.com/ or http://en.dawanda.com/shop/glassprimitif
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
What is an inclusion? Well it's anything that can be fused between two pieces of glass (but not glass itself).
What objects can be fused as an inclusion? Washers, razor blades, certain types of metal foils, copper wire, coins, leaves, clock parts......
What can't be fused as an inclusion? Paper, plastic, hair, fabric, string, wood, foodstuff.
Why can you fuse plant matter but not paper or fabric? Because they will all turn to ash in the intense heat of the kiln but certain plant matter will leave behind a skeleton in the shape of the inclusion - such as ivy leaves, ferns and heather.
Why has the glass cracked around the inclusion? This happens when the inclusion is too thick for the glass such as heavy coins and bulky washers.
I have fused metal foil in between my glass but it has turned black. It could be that the foil is too thin or that it isn't a fusible foil. for fusible gold, silver and copper foil coe 90 go to:
Copper sheet sometimes sheds small rusty or black residue between the glass. Clean the copper well with a silver cleaner and wash in hot soapy water before use.
Can all types of glass be fused with inclusions? Gosh, I don't know the answer to that one - I fuse inclusions (with the exception of the coe90 foils) between float glass coe 80 -82.
Fused glass sushi dishes with inclusions can be bought from http://glassprimitif.etsy.com/ and fused glass pendants from http://en.dawanda.com/shop/glassprimitif
These glass items have been designed and made by me (Glassprimitif). Please respect the copyright of this design.
Monday, 8 October 2007
Sign up for the CGGE Newsletter.
Sign up before October 30th and you'll be entered to win this beautiful nightlight kindly donated by GazedUponGlass. Drawing will be October 31st. By joining the CGGE newsletter mailing list you will receive updates on CGGE activities, including sales, promotions and coupons, as well as the latest information on our new articles and featured members. Just go to http://www.cgge.org/emailsub.aspx or view the complete website on http://cgge.org
Thursday, 4 October 2007
I have been exploring the boutique store http://asianicandystore.com/ as their oriental inspired items are just gorgeous (slipped in one of my sushi dishes here).
If anyone wants to buy me the blue kimono jacket please don't hesitate - I promise I won't be embarrassed. Awww, thank you so much.
Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Today we held a harp meditation workshop in the gallery where I work http://kafgallery.blogspot.com/ and I got to play the harp! It was so beautiful that I really want one now (if I had £2000 to spare). The workshop went very well and was enjoyed by all the participants. Our next workshops are Wednesdays10th and 17th October - and they are free.