Lots of Fused Glass Pictures Coming Soon

I just took a bunch of pictures of some fused glass spoon rests, vases, wine bottles stoppers and plates!!  We have a couple of Art Festivals coming up this month, so I have beeen restocking the shelves with more fused glass art.

I also sent a bunch of Grey Goose and Absolut Vodka Bottle Spoon Rests and Trivets to one of our Galleries in Newport, Oregon on the coast – a great Gallery: Inscapes Gallery.   They should be set for a little while!!

More to come…

Glass Artist – Christine

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Update on Wine Bottle Spoon Rest

Fused Glass Wine Bottle Spoon Rest

The last wine bottle spoon rest mold post was May, 2007.  I have changed the firing schedule a little since then.  Also, there is a new place to get the mold to make this spoon rest.

The new website to get this mold is:  http://www.mackymolds.com/GlassSaggers.htm.  However, it is more widely available, now.  I have seen it at delphi.com, too.

My firing schedule has changed quite a bit since I posted it in a similar post about wine bottle spoon rests, but I am not sure which one at this moment.

Anyway here it is:

300  1100  30 min. hold

200 1250 30 min. hold

400  1420  10 min. hold

Full  1030  2 hrs. hold

150  700  1 min. hold

The first two segments are a bubble squeeze.  This may be adjusted for bottles that tend to get more bubbles.  For those types of bottles, I will go up to 1350 instead of 1250.  Or, you can use 100 instead of 200.

This schedule is for my Skutt 1414 – the bath tub kiln.  Every kiln is different, so you will probably adjust this schedule for your particular kiln.  Play around with it until it is right for you.  I have been making a lot of spoon rests from a lot of different types of bottles.  I even have slight adjustments for this schedule depending on the types of bottles I am slumping.  Some need more hold time and others need less.  So this schedule is not a one type fits all.

The temps. are in Fahrenheit.

Christine — Glass Artist

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The 34th Annual Spring Fair at the Douglas County Fairgrounds

 

The Spring Fair was held March 27-29, 2009.  

Christine’s Grandmother passed away on March 26, so she flew back to Minnesota on Friday while David set up for the Spring Fair and was at the booth all three days by himself.  He had a great time seeing past customers and meeting new people.  He sold a wide variety of our glass art, such as dichroic glass pendants, dichroic glass earrings, glass bowls, a daisy sun catcher, a few clear iridized glass vases, a fused Jack Daniels bottle, a fused Crown Royal Bottle, several slumped and fused Grey Goose Bottles, and others.

There was a lot of entertainment for everyone’s enjoyment. There was a stage for a wide variety of entertainment, such as bands, singers, storytellers, bellydancers, etc.

David was so exhausted from the weekend that he didn’t even go to his Monday night game night with his buddies.  He never misses his game night:(

He did a great job even though I wasn’t there.  Thanks so much for his support during my absence.

Christine — Glass Artist

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Grey Goose Vodka Bottle Spoon Rest with Decorations

grey-goose-spoon-rest

I have started adding decorations to my Grey Goose Vodka Bottle Spoon Rests.  The decorations include: a butter/appetizer knife, beads and a raffia bow.  This adds a nice touch when giving the spoon rest as a gift.  I ran out of the bead “necklaces,” so I have been making a bunch more for my next Art Fair.

Christine — Glass Artist

 

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Our Next Art Festival — 88th Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Fair

The last weekend in September, we are headed for Genoa, Nevada for the 88th Annual Candy Dance Arts and Crafts Fair.  We haven’t been to this Fair, but we heard great things from a couple different people.  So, we thought we would give it a try.  It is a long drive for us, about 10 hours.

We are working hard creating more glass.  We have been selling a lot of glass pendants and glass earrings, so I have been making more.  We also need more Fused and Slumped Grey Goose Vodka Bottles, because they are always a big hit at Art Festivals. 

Maybe we will see you there!

Christine — Glass Artist

 

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My Glass Projects for Today

I have a custom order for two of the large spoon rests — just like the one I posted a few days ago.

Margaret wants one for her daughter and she wants me to make it with a pale amber color glass with a black frit swirl.  The other one she wants for her sister-in-law and she wants this one to be black with a white swirl.

I am making more of them at the same time, because I really love this new mold.  I will be putting them on my website and selling them at Art Festivals.

Today, I also slumped three Grey Goose Vodka Bottle Spoon Rests.  They are probably cooled off, so I can take a look at them to see how they turned out.

Tomorrow, I think I will take pictures of some glass pieces, so I can post them on my blog!

Christine — Glass Artist

 

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Masters Glass Art Booth at Brookings Festival of the Arts

 We had a corner booth and the following picture is the front of our booth.  We have glass earrings, glass pendants, fused and slumped Grey Goose Vodka Bottles, and other small glass pieces.

 

 

The following picture is the other side of our booth.  We set up a shelving unit, so we would have room to display more of our glass art, such as glass plates, glass bowls, glass vases, and glass candle holders.  We had electricity, so we put up lights to brighten up our glass.  We hardly needed it, because it was so bright.  However, the weather in Brookings is very unpredictable.  Last year the weather wasn’t quite as nice.

 

 

Tell us what you think about our booth!  What would you change?  What do you like about it?  We’d love to hear your opinions!

Christine — Glass Artist

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http://www.mastersglassart.com/products289162.html

Bright Red Glass Spoon Rest

 

I got a new mold and I love it!  I made this particular glass spoon rest for a lady in the UK.  She ordered this glass spoon rest for a great friend of hers and is giving it to her for her 48th wedding anniversary!  I mailed it a couple of days ago, so I haven’t heard from them how they like her new glass spoon rest.  It was their idea to add the black swirl.  It really adds a lot of personality to the red glass spoon rest.

 

 

I can’t wait to make more of these and I think I will make one for myself, too.

Christine — Glass Artist

 

Click here to see more of my Glass Spoon Rests:

http://www.mastersglassart.com/catalog359383.html

Silver Oak Wine Bottle Spoon Rest

     

This is one of the Wine Bottles that I have discovered where the paint does not burn off in the kiln.  It is very similar to the glass enamel on the Grey Goose Vodka Bottle, because the label is etched into the bottle with a glass enamel.  This is a really pretty bottle, but I don’t find very many of these bottles.

If you have a bottle where you don’t think the label will burn off, I would love to fuse it flat or slump it into a spoon rest mold and see if the label burns off.  I can’t guarantee anything.  The only way to know if the paint doesn’t burn off is to put it in the kiln and see what happens. 

Send me an email if you want me to try fusing or slumping one of your bottles!

Christine — Glass Artist

 

Click here to see more of my Fused and Slumped Glass Bottles:

http://www.mastersglassart.com/catalog359387.html

Absolut Vodka Bottle Spoon Rest

Absolut Vodka Bottle

I have been slumping and fusing other alcohol bottles.  Most Absolut Vodka Bottles do not have a label that needs to be taken off.  All of the writing on the Absolut bottles is etched into the bottle with glass enamel, so it doesn’t burn off in the kiln.  These are cute little spoon rests.  I have also fused them flat.  These bottles are great for Absolut Vodka lovers.

Christine — Glass Artist

 

Click on this link to see more of my Fused and Slumped Alcohol Bottles:

http://www.mastersglassart.com/catalog359387.html

 

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