COE

CONFUSION OR EFFECTIVE What it means is coefficient of expansion.  It is a measurement of the rate that glass will expand and contract when it is heated and cooled. In the good old days, we just lived and died by put 90 COE together or put 96 COE together. ...

URO BY YOUGH

On May 7, 2020 Youghiogheny and Oceanside announced a partnership where Oceanside will continue with the Spectrum line and accessory glass and Youghiogheny will take on the manufacturing of the Uroboros line. It is exciting to have the Uroboros line again.  With Youghiogheny manufacturing the Uroboros line, we not...

COLOR OF THE YEAR, 2020 – CLASSIC BLUE

This announcement is something to look forward to every year!  It is plain fun.  Pantone is a company that provides a universal language of color.  Many manufacturers use it.  Once you might not know is paint. Because it is all about color, we watch for it every year and...

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....