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We all know that today’s world is changing faster than we can keep track of. The world today seems to be dominated by computers and video games – and with those changes, the value of creativity is often sacrificed. We think that creativity should be encouraged and fostered in all areas of life. Whether you’re introducing a young child to the joy of exploring the arts or simply reflecting upon the day as you look at some of your fine fused glass art pieces… The beauty in art shows you that there’s more to life than meets the eye and provides inspiration to be creative in more areas of your life. Decorate your home with joy by adding inspiring fused art glass pieces … [Read More...]
Friday was the last day of another class I took at the Bullseye Glass Factory with Bonnie Celeste, entitled Design For Drop Out Molds. In this class, we were working with various sizes and shapes of drop out rings. Drop out rings are a mold that is a fairly flat surface with a hole in the center. When you place a sheet of glass on the mold and heat it to slumping temperatures, the glass falls through the hole in the center to make a three dimensional shape. Commercial drop out rings come in circles, ovals, and squares, and you can also make your own custom shapes out of fiber board. The photo to the left shows one of our projects still cooling down in the kiln after … [Read More...]