UNCERTAINITY AND DISRUPTION RULE

In January, the COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the United States. The Trump administration declared a public health emergency on January 31. In February, the first deaths were recorded. On March 11th, the World Health Organization declared the Novel Coronavirus Disease, COVID-19, a pandemic. On March 13,...

Setting Up a Workshop

Recently on Facebook, I saw someone asking about the floor in her workshop she was setting up. Her husband wanted to put down carpet since the workshop was in the cellar and the carpet would make the floors feel warmer. Of course, she got an emphatic, “no” because of...

WHY THE GLASS YOU WANT IS NOT AVAILABLE

    Stained Glass Express always took pride in never being out of stock on any glass.  We would have AT LEAST one sheet cut up and out on the retail floor ready for you to carry out.  Then we had another full sheet in the warehouse.  As soon...

BOTTLE BUILDINGS!

I was recently asked if I had ever seen the Bottle House on Prince Edward Island.  “Never did! I’ll Google it.”  I googled ‘bottle house’ and got more than Prince Edward Island. There are a lot!  They are amazing. Here is the one on PEI This house is in...

Fallbrook Art Center’s Galaxy of Glass

click on the title to see the entire blog.  A few years ago, I was in California for a wedding. After the wedding, we spent a couple of days wandering around and ended up in Fallbrook. Luck was with me. The Fallbrook Art Center was open and hosting its...

Cutting Tip — Does the Cutter Matter?

Is the sky blue? Rudi Gritsch, former Director of Research at Bullseye Glass Co. and a world-class glass cutter, says you should buy the best cutter you can afford. If you are a good glass cutter and do not have to rely on a grinder or saw, you will...

From Problem to Solution!

July 20, 2019, marked the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, and this anniversary was covered often in the news. It brought to mind my favorite scene from a movie, Apollo 13 — “From Problem to Solution.” It is also called the “duct tape and cardboard” solution....

Trompe L’Oeil

This is a glass blog, so before I launch into trompe l’oeil, I will say something about glass. In Readfield, Maine, there is a building called the Union Meeting House. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. We had the good fortune of being asked to repair...

Colors for Earth – New Stuff!

We have been distributors for Colors for Earth Paint since August 2017. Since we started stocking, we have added new products as they came out. One thing we added is Piping Paste, which comes in white and black and is great to use as an outline. It is raised...

Copyright Infringement Concerns

Weird situation in my mind. You buy a pattern book because you like a pattern in it. If you make up the piece and sell it, have you committed copyright infringement? Technically, yes. If, however, you make the piece and hang it in your den, you have not committed...