Blue Fused Glass Bowl

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This bowl is one of my latest projects.  I want to make a large plate with a similar design, but I wanted to try a smaller version first.  This one came out very nice and it sold at my last craft fair!!  Maybe I will make some more smaller versions, as well as a large plate.

I made this bowl using two layers of Clear 96 Spectrum glass.  I then added the blue borders and the center piece which is 96 Spectrum Opal Art Glass.  I full fused it, then I slumped it in a larger Ball Mold.

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

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Art Festival is Over

Ashland Art Festival Booth 2007

The Art Festival was last weekend and I am still recovering 🙂  I had a lot of fun talking to people about my glass art, but I didn’t have much fun packing and unpacking and packing again.  It was a lot of work for me.  I learned that I need to change my booth lay-out to make it easier and faster to pack and unpack by myself.

I grossed the most at this Festival than at any other craft fair I have done, but I am not rich by any means 🙂

The photo is of my booth, my first outdoor booth.  What do you think?  Any ideas for me to make it easier to pack and unpack?

I have some ideas, so my husband and I will need to figure out what we want to do for my next Craft Fair, which happens to be in August.

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

Fused Dichroic Pendant

Long Gold Dichroic Pendant

I have been very busy getting ready for the Art Festival this weekend, so I haven’t had much time to blog. 

Here is a pendant that I just made and I really love it.  I cut four square pieces of gold dichroic and three pieces of small boxes dichroic and fused them to a long piece of black on the back and a clear piece of glass on the top.

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

I’m Going to an Art and Music Festival

I have a booth at the MidSummer’s Dream — Ashland’s Premier Art & Music Festival on Jun 16 & 17.  If you are in the area, be sure to stop by my booth!!

I am keeping very busy making new glass art.  I have been experimenting with some of the new molds that we bought a couple of months ago.  I have been doing some fusing projects, too.

Here is a photo of a fused glass bowl.  I fused two layers of black iridized glass and then slumped it into my fluted bowl. 

When I fuse iridized glass, the colors of the metallic coating really pop out and looks so gorgeous!

Black Iridized Fluted Bowl

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

Glass Butterfly Sun Catcher

Butterfly Suncatcher

 I just fused this glass sun catcher!  It came out so nice!  I previously fused two layers of Bullseye Clear glass and then I added the butterfly cut-out made of dichroic glass with clear glass behind it.  I also added the “swirly stixs” which have a rainbow coloration of dichroic glass. 

I did a dimensional fuse, which means that I didn’t fully fuse the dichroic glass into the clear glass.  I left a little dimension to the dichroic glass. 

It looks great in the sun light and is a beautiful sun catcher.  I just love sun catchers and will be making more of them!

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

Glass Candle Holder

Glass Candle Holder

I have been playing around with a new mold, called a candle holder bridge.  For this candle holder bridge, I used two layers of black iridized glass and fused them together.  I really love iridized glass.   When I am scoring and cutting the black iridized glass, it doesn’t look like much.  After I fuse it, the colors really show themselves.  Each time the colors are different.

Yesterday, I fused a bunch of strips of black iridized glass in a basketweave pattern and the glass changed into so many different colors.   I really love how it turned out.

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com

ME!! A Featured Artist!

In his blog, www.artisthideout.com, William Lehman, wrote a wonderful Featured Artist entry about ME!!  He was so generous with his descriptions of my Glass Art.  I just wanted to share this with you!  The link that goes directly to that blog entry is: http://www.artisthideout.com/featured-artist-masters-glass-art/.

 Thanks William for doing the Featuring Artist about me. 

Christine — Glass Artist

www.mastersglassart.com