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STAINLESS STEEL MOLD PREP

This was fun!  A customer came in with a stainless bowl that she had slump a thick piece of glass over.  It stuck! She broke the ruined bowl off, but a very thin layer of glass remained on the mold.  That prompted a discussion on how to get the...

NEW PRODUCT – Modeling Glass!

Modeling glass is a very exciting new product!  It is a two-part kit consisting of a powdered binder and liquid medium that you combine with water and powder or fit.  The result is the like clay and is easy to manipulate.  Use it like you would clay.  Coil it,...

GLASS MANUFACTURERS – Now That the Dust Has Settled

This is not a complete list..  It does not include the rod manufacturers and overseas.  These are our major supplies at this point in time.   Since May of 2016 it has been a roller coaster ride in the art glass industry.  It really does seem that the dust...

JUST FOR FUN MEANS “JUST FOR FUN”

A rewrite of the 2017 blog “AM I GOOD ENOUGH” Right after the holiday season we start encouraging all of you to get your entry ready for the Just For Fun Contest.  We often hear, “I am just not good enough.”  I just want to say, “YES, YOU ARE!”...

Foils.. why so many?

  We often see people just standing in front of our foil display looking overwhelmed!  Here is a picture of our display just so you can see how overwhelming it is! As you can see, we have three different brands in our store.  We just recently switched from Venture...

Happy Birthday, Tiffany!

Louis Comfort Tiffany was born in New York City to Charles Lewis Tiffany and Harriet Olivia Avery Young.  (He died in 1933).  He attended Flushing Boarding School in New York City. The Civil war starts in April of 1861 and in 1863, Tiffany attended the Pennsylvania Military Academy, in...

STAINED GLASS AWARDS!

For several years our Maine State Chamber of Commerce come to our store and purchase beautiful glass.  They then take the glass to a framer and arrange the glass on a matt and frame it.  It then becomes the award that they give out at their annual awards meeting. ...

Bullseye Settlement

I opened an email this a.m. to see.  “6.5 million dollars to prove your innocence.  Bullseye said it all along and finally it is over.  After glass price increases from all glass makers to fund Baghouse filter, lawyers, testing, more testing and now the plaintiff’s lawyer. . . It...

Artist Spotlight – Miriam Di Fiore

This summer, July/August 2018 Glass Art Magazine did an article on Miriam Di Fiore.  Her art jumped right off the page to me.  Amazing! She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1959 and has lived in Italy since 1980.  Her work is in galleries all over the world...

Fusing with Non-Fusible

I have written many times about COE (coefficient of expansion) and how never to mix COEs.  But what about art glass..  Can you fuse that?  Yes you can! It is not like tested glass where everything that is 96 COE can be fused together.  You cannot fuse one piece...