Just for fun, I’m sharing a timeless list that celebrates the passionate dedication of all glass artists, no matter what their chosen technique might be.
Let’s celebrate our diversity and our shared love of creating, art and glass. We artists are so fortunate to work in a field that inspires broad-minded thinking. Take pride in your uniqueness, your originality and your creative flare. Then pass it on.
Are You a Glass Addict?
You know you’re a glass addict if…
You tell your spouse you programed the dishwasher.
You see a spectacular sunset and say, Kokomo 14splp.
You think the perfect score is stripping alone with your glass cutter.
No crack means you had a great day.
You brag about the size of your glory hole.
Your idea of venting involves a kiln.
You write notes on shelf paper.
You tell friends you got diamonds for your birthday and you mean a grinder bit.
You buy Band-Aids at Sam’s club.
You used to park in the garage.
You prefer the company of a Hot Head over anyone else.
You believe if it doesn’t breathe you can mosaic it.
You’re okay with looking look through peep holes.
There aren’t any wheels on your favorite hot rods.
You’re okay with pulling your hand from your pocket with a piece of glass stuck in your fingertip.
Your idea of getting some fresh air is a trip to the welding supply.
You hate to get up for work but will jump out of bed to check on your kiln.
You describe the texture of hash browns in terms of course frit size.
You think striking is a good thing.
You know that latticcino is not something you order at Starbucks.
You ask your partner to hold you for 5 minutes than ramp you up to 1450 as fast as they can.
Are You a Glass Addict?
I’m proud to be a glass addict with you.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday enjoying family, friends and time cozying up to your kiln. Wishing you a happy, healthy and productive new year.
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NEW WEBINAR for 2020
Fused Glass Sculpture, Webinar January 14, 2020 https://www.glasspatterns.com/glass-patterns-quarterly-store/product/1400-fused-glass-sculptures-made-easy-with-lisa-vogt-jan-14-2020.html
In this in-depth webinar, you’ll learn pro tips and tricks for better glass cutting. See how to mix different fusible materials to make more elaborate designs.
You’ll be amazed how using standard slumping molds in unique ways can drastically improve the shape of your art. You’ll be inspired by the innovative combination of ordinary techniques Lisa shares.
You’ll be confident to fuse glass after seeing how easy it is to load, program and fire a kiln. Best of all, you’ll have an exclusive technical advantage with the advanced understanding of Lisa’s dependable firing programs. And you’ll love the stunning three-dimensional results you can achieve by fusing all of these concepts together.
Beginner and advanced students alike will find inspiration, motivation and renewed artistic freedom from seeing the step-by-step construction of more than 5 sculptural projects in this webinar.
After this exciting webinar you’ll have the professional knowledge and increased confidence to incorporate these innovative methods in your new work. In addition, you’ll have a working knowledge of kiln operation, custom firing guides, and a deeper understanding of sculptural glass fusing fabrication.
LOOKING AHEAD in 2020
Glass Craft & Bead Expo 2020! April 1 – April 5, 2020 Get more info here.
See you in Vegas! I’m teaching the following classes.
Register today! Classes are filling fast!
SOLD OUT! Fired Up! Fusing for the Adventurous
2 SEATS LEFT TH-08 Painting with Frit
3 SEATS LEFT FR-18 Breaking Through – Making Exhibition Quality Art
2 SEATS LEFT SA-22 Sculptural Fused Glass Art
4 SEATS LEFT SU-01 NEW Sculptural Fused Glass DESIGN Made Easy
Sculptural Fused Glass, 4-Day, Hands-on Workshop
May 12-15, 2020
Wesley Chapel, Florida, 4-Day, Hands-on, Class size is limited.
It’s hard to describe what it’s like when I’m feeling the creative flow. Time flies. Hours pass in what I thought were minutes. My naturally distracted mind is focused on what my hands are doing, and nothing else. I get lost in my own world. When I return to reality, I feel rejuvenated and spiritually uplifted. That’s why I like sharing my studio space with others. I try to give them that experience and hope they feel the same inspiration and fulfillment I do. -Lisa
Join me and I’ll show you all the pro tips and tricks I use to make stunning 3-dimnesional art. You’ll learn how to combine advanced techniques in new ways to create extraordinary sculptural pieces of art.
You’ll leave class with several completed glass sculptures, my custom firing guides and a deeper understanding of sculptural fused glass fabrication. You’ll have the knowledge, confidence and inspiration you’ve been craving to take your artwork to the next level.
Materials are included, that’s a $150.00 value! Plus, a professional photo shot of your artwork is also included.
This is the turning-point workshop you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what the students are saying about the workshop.
“Lisa is very professional, knowledgeable and freakishly talented. House, art, mosaic, her work – really fun and beautiful.” -Lorna
“Incredible class. Lisa shared her artistic knowledge of color flow and her technical knowledge of glass.” -Larry
“I had so much fun! Lisa is a great teacher!” -Brenda
This class is for you! Any skill level can attend. Beginner, intermediate and advanced students alike will learn how to advance their glass fusing skills and expand their artistic style.
Watch it NOW! Start fusing today!
Downloadable instructional videos for every skill level.
Check out my eBooks for elegant patterns and detailed fusing instructions.