Fortunately, I have been feeling better lately, a bit stronger, so I've been branching out more and getting back into things, like lamp working and the business! Online classes at VSCC will be starting in a couple of weeks, so I have to get in my glass time while I can!
|Entrance to the studio from the garage.|
Kiln cart designed and made by me. It's topped with ceramic tile for heat safety.
The wheels roll easily and lock when I need them to.
|The studio, with an old computer for music, videos, and glass tutorials.|
That's Corina's book at hand!!
|The work table, ready and waiting!|
I need to devise and make some arm rests.
|Kiln is ramping up to 980-1000 deg f.|
|The beading and leather tool area.|
|More supplies and beads, most of which I've been collecting over the years|
and now have a place to store it all.
|Glass stash! I need more glass....|
|Lamp working tools... can never have enough of.|
|Mandrels are prepped and waiting, tools laid out, glass rods warming.|
Fiber blanket waiting for small test beads to cool.
Ceramic topped table for safety, safety glasses hanging off it.
Just waiting for Corina's Dominapron to complete my safety equipment!
9:00 pm: And they are almost done! Here are all but one of the beads (still soaking in water to get it off the mandrel). They need cleaning still.
|Just out of the cooled kiln|
|Off the mandrels, waiting to have the holes cleaned.|
The butterfly is 1 inch high.