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First Show of the Season!

You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival

Clarence Presbyterian Church

March 3 and 4

http://www.clarpresby.com/information/special-events/you-ve-gotta-have-art-festival

Just finished two raku fired pieces for the show…meet matte & crackle!

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Thank you…

Sending heartfelt thanks to everyone at You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival – savvy organizers, amazing volunteers, friendly fellow artisans, and especially the wonderful community members who stopped in to visit and support local artists and Family Justice Center of Erie County!

Recycled solid copper unisex fire-kissed Buffalo Cuffs! 

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Sneak peek at some of my new glass

My next two shows:

Sweet Home Dollars for Scholars Fundraiser 

Saturday, October 15 at Sweet Home High School in Amherst, NY  9-3

MOSAIC  

Thursday, October 20 at The Foundry in Buffalo, NY  5:30-8:30

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Busy getting ready for these two fundraisers designing and fusing glass for jewelry and my stainless steel bottle stoppers.

I begin by cutting and adding layers of fusable glass, heating them in my kiln to 1500 degrees.  Once the glass has cooled, I grind it to shape and return it to the kiln to fire polish the rough edges. Then the fun begins as I attach the new glass to their settings (this is where I find out how accurate I have ground the glass!)

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Experimenting with black and white glass

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Ready to grind (some pieces require more grinding than others!)

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Time to fire polish those grinding marks away!

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Fire polishing to 1350 degrees

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YAY- the glass pieces fit! (I made 25 new glass stoppers today!)

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Black and white and Over the Buffalo Moon!