Stack it, melt it, tack it, pull it, hot form it!

Sung to the tune of Technologic 😉 [youtube:http://youtu.be/YtdWHFwmd2o%5D At last- the pulled murrine/cane! I’ve been mulling over ways of stacking these, tack fusing them and then trying a Vitrigraph pull … Having fun playing with colours! Next up: I am messing with the concept of CMYK/RGB and Pantone colours. Gonna stack in various order/percentages and… Continue reading Stack it, melt it, tack it, pull it, hot form it!

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Cymatic Glass Structures

Wikipedia: Cymatics (from Greek: κῦμα “wave”) is the study of visible sound and vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory… Continue reading Cymatic Glass Structures

creation & developement 2014-15 · Inspiration/Musings · Project Grant 2013 · Unclassified


So tonight I’m pulling the first stack I set up of cut squares – actually the whole stack melted into a pool of colour but, we’ll see what happens! Hopefully the pot hasn’t busted!! Meanwhile, here’s some stacks I’m getting ready for tomorrow! the above stack I’m stacking lighter colours on the bottom fading into… Continue reading Vitrigraph

creation & developement 2014-15 · Inspiration/Musings · Project Grant 2013 · Unclassified

Murrine. At. Last.

Super excited to say- the kiln arrived!! Today I set it up and fired ‘er up! Woo! Murrine was pulled! Happy to say the vermiculite board didn’t crack this time. 🙂 The stack worked and I pulled various bullseyes. I will share pics of those as soon as they’re cut! For the pot fill/stack, I… Continue reading Murrine. At. Last.

Exhibitions/Installations · Project Grant 2013

Project Grant: update #1, June 7

It’s Friday. I’m still coming down from all the work, and energy involved in creating BEAST though, I managed to get into the studio a couple times within the past 2 weeks. This ‘crash’ was unexpected. Full disclosure: I’ve been dosing on B12 & B6. Until I ran out, all was well. The visit with… Continue reading Project Grant: update #1, June 7

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Phew! These past months have been mad crazy trying to complete all of the costumes, hold workshops and classes, pay rent and bills… Fortunately I’ve had supplies like glass, beads, leather, fabric, and yarn kicking around the studio for YEaRS! Honestly though, to whomever is out there actually reading this, the primary concern now is:… Continue reading Motherload

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Glass Casting Workshop!

Glass Casting! Personally, I really dig working with wax, sculpting and forming whether it’s additive or subtractive – I dig it! Add to that working with Gaffer casting crystal and viola! Beauty. January was the first Ars Vitraria Experimentalis {glass casting} workshop at nanopod studio. The students made gorgeous work! [above is Kris’ Femme Liquide]… Continue reading Glass Casting Workshop!

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Fall nano-news

Yay!! It’s officially Fall. I LOVE the Fall. Sweater weather, scarf weather and, BOOT weather!! 🙂 And, it’s almost October which means Halloween, Thanksgivings and, Holiday madness (& possibly some Mayan prophecies). This year I am not participating in the QWAC or City of Craft however, nanopod will be celebrating Dia de Los Muertos October… Continue reading Fall nano-news


The After School Project- Afternoon #1

Today, this afternoon, started the After School Project at nanopod: Hybrid Studio. Six nine year olds descended upon the studio anxious to find out what they would create! Audie (pronounced Aw-dee), Indie, Kimia, Mea, Willa and Alice each received square, 24 gauge pieces of copper and were shown how to use various hammers to texture… Continue reading The After School Project- Afternoon #1