Last week I finally gathered the necessary ingredients to build a Raku kiln ‘photo-type’. 1/2″ fibre cloth, 2 cases of K23 kiln brick, fencing wire, galvanized steel waste bin, colloidal silica rigidizer plus a shelf, posts and digital pyrometer. I thought I’d best construct one of these kilns while I am still in Toronto and… Continue reading It’s freezing out, still.
Þorrablót celebrations are coming up in Toronto! The ICCT hosts a fun event. I will be working it this year, too! To start the celebrations and Spring cleaning I’m having a Spring cleaning SALE with coupon code: ICELAND2015 25% off everything in my Etsy shop. I’ve recently returned from Brooklyn and almost a month away there-… Continue reading Þorrablót
Ég vinn með málm og gler Yes, I do. Can you guess what that means? Without the help of Google translate! 😉 So, there are 3 days left with the Kickstarter campaign. Phew! It has been an interesting experience and I am so grateful and thankful for all of the support!! Last I checked there… Continue reading 3 days left for Iceland or Bust!
The other day I shared Coral Morphologic’s ‘Natural History Redux‘ and came back to some previously felt inspiration. The Lettuce Slug. Look at it! Simply gorgeous. Sarcoglossans. The colour combinations are mad-crazy, and made me search through my glass powder collection at nanopod. Neo-Lavender! …with Spring Green and Olive Green sifted on top. I experimented… Continue reading Neo Lavender & The Lettuce Slug
It’s a gorgeous, early Spring afternoon here in Toronto. Temperature outside 12c Glass in the kiln. A mix of neo-lavender and kelp green powders… Building upon my ever growing cellular, sea slug, coral-like, algal bloom, I thought I’d pay my friends over at Morphologic Studio a visit. Well, it’s inspiration while I wait for the… Continue reading Spring time in Toronto
Last night I made my first successful vitrigraph murrine pull! Thanks to my beautiful assistant 😉 I was able to pull fifty cane all with various coloured concentric circles. AND there’s still more glass in the pot ready to be pulled!! Over the next weeks I intend to go nuts experimenting with different colour combos,… Continue reading Bullseye murrine
Broken… v. Past participle of break. adj. 1. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured: a broken arm; broken glass. 2. Sundered by divorce, separation, or desertion of a parent or parents: children from broken homes; a broken marriage. 3. Having been violated: a broken promise. 4. a. Incomplete: a broken set of books.… Continue reading Broken
I really enjoy Brain Pickings‘ articles, observations, insights, and musings! Today happens to be their 7th birthday, their 7 year anniversary! I’m celebrating with Maria Popova by sharing her incredibly thoughtful, insightful words of ‘wisdom’, or her; “…seven things I’ve learned in seven years of integrating “work” and life in such inextricable fusion.” They’re all… Continue reading Happy anniversary/birthday, Brain Pickings!
Beast are performative wearable living dioramas using multiple media to anthropomorphize the environmental crisis, and expose parallels to society’s treatment of women to inspire dialogue for change. Through my interpretation of Icelandic mythology and landscape, I try to create work that defines an intersection between emotions and our perception of the environment. I utilize glass… Continue reading razzle dazzle
8 week Metal + Glass (Starts up Wednesday Sept 25th – register today!) Form • Fabricate • Flamework • Fuse Learn basic Goldsmithing + Flameworking techniques 6:30-9:30pm, 8 weeks, 1 evening per week Monday or Wednesday evenings $265 per person, 5 people max, 3 people min. $100 deposit necessary to hold space. evening #1: First evening:… Continue reading