April 30, 2010

New Quest: My glass flameworking adventures!

As you all know... I love glass.
Learning more and more about it everyday... and I'm thankful for the opportunity at Aquila Glass School to have an apprenticeship.
So I took a class taught by Leah Pellegrini called "Torchworking for Fusers".  And wow!  So amazing and fun.  I am looking forward to creating some new glass with torchworked elements in my glass designs.

Here are a few pictures from that class:

We learned how to make glass dots, squiggly lines, petals, leaves, latticino (twisties) and also multi colored dots. If you're interested in taking this class or any other exciting glass class, check out Aquila Glass School.

And to celebrate learning the fun that is flameworking with glass... going to have a custom fused glass coaster set giveaway when I reach 200 facebook fans! Your choice of up to three colors on clear glass, squiggly lines or polka dots for design... tell all your friends!


April 24, 2010

And the poll winner is... Glass Coasters!

Thank you to everyone who voted on my blog poll!
Coasters won with the most votes with candle holders being a close second.

So here is my first official set of fused glass coasters!

The blue, purple and white swirls are so beautiful.  Each coaster is a generous 4" square (10.16cm) and is equipped with feet to protect your furniture.  Makes a great housewarming gift too!   Let me know what you think!

These are available in my Etsy.com shop.

April 20, 2010

POLL: What glass item would you like to see next?

Variety is the spice of life, right?  I've been pondering creating some new items for my shop but would like some input from everyone!


Thanks for voting!

Feel free to post any comments for additional input or ideas!  Love to hear all feedback!

April 17, 2010

Latest Glass Plate Additions

Here are some recent glass plates that I've made.

I'm very open to custom orders so if you see something that you like, let me know.  I'll be happy to make a one of a kind glass piece just for you!

April 14, 2010

Introducing... my studio mascots!

As you already know, I'm a one woman studio.  I love listening to a great variety of music while I'm making my next glass creation.  But it was starting to get a bit lonely...
So I've added new Amy Kirkman Glass Studio mascots to the mix.

Introducing.... *drumroll please*

Domo-kun says "Safety First"!

New pal just joined... Game Stop Bunny!

They make me laugh while I'm at my glass cutting table... looking all cute in their safety glasses.


April 03, 2010

Peepshi? Making sushi from peeps!

'Tis the season (Easter) to find peeps in every almost grocery store.
But what could be more fun than making your own sushi... from Peeps?!

To start, what you will need:

A sharp knife
Peeps: 6 Peeps per roll, 1 Peep per handroll, 1 Peep per nigiri
1 box of Rice Krispies Treats
1 box of Fruit by the Foot

More info:
How to make Peepshi. Peeps + Sushi!
    I bet these would look so fun presented on a special glass sushi plate.  :)

    April 01, 2010

    Polymer Clay Eggs - Happy Easter!

    Okay I know that this is not glass art related but I just have to share this fun video.
    I haven't thought about doing anything with clay but making these eggs look like a blast.

    Polymer Clay Easter Eggs

    I just love all of the colors and styles of these eggs.  Enjoy!