While Toronto roasts at 30+ degrees today (& feels like 40!!) I will update this here blog!! So, the correct Extension Ring (kiln collar) arrived!! Woot Super excited to set up the Vitrigraph kiln and fire it up! the kiln is now approximately 9 inches deep. here’s a pic looking into the kiln through the… Continue reading Extension Ring
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
New year, new workshops at nanopod: Hybrid Studio Friday, January 11th saw the start up of a new glass casting workshop-course. An introduction took place from 6-8:30pm where we discussed the outline, expectations, materials, and options for the next three weekends in January. The course will take students through recycling glass bottles, sculpting two dimensional… Continue reading Ars Vitraria Experimentalis
Yesterday I prepped some knit jersey for a Tshirt workshop I’m taking at Toronto’s very own Workroom. However, first I had to locate some bleach out paste. One local supplier was out and seemingly too busy to go into their back room to grab me a jar .. Luckily though for Kid Icarus who saved… Continue reading T-shirt workshop
I will be offering new workshops and courses this summer at nanopod: Hybrid Studio. Metal 2: Strengthen your sawing, forming, and soldering skillz. Metal + Glass 2: Work with precious metal clay, bronze and copper clay, glass clay. Casting.. (shhh, it’s still a secret and in development) Flameworking 1 & 2 Check the website for… Continue reading Metal on Metal!
April is Earth month (though we think every month is!) nanopod: Hybrid Studio is a Friend of Live Earth- to take part in Earth month and Earth Day celebrations, outreach, and education nanopod will be hosting Garbage Art workshops at the Ontario Science Centre. What is Live Earth? Founded by Emmy-winning producer Kevin Wall, in… Continue reading Friends of Live Earth – Garbage Art: Creative Science
Yesterday I heard from Amy Schwartz, director of the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass. I’ve been awarded a full scholarship to study at Corning (June 13-19) with Loren Stump. One crazy summer ahead of me! I better get to work now! So, I’m turning off my Cheetah and plugging in my Mirage! While I usually attempt… Continue reading …practice makes perfect…