Musings on everything flameworking- Art, Industry, and Culture.
Many of us start the new year with goals and resolutions. My goal this year was to expand my skill set behind the torch. My name is Jenn Langill, I have been a hobbyist on the torch for 9 years, 2 of those years were spent in the Scientific Glass Technology Program at Salem Community College. I am currently the Education Coordinator for Glasscraft. All those awesome classes and webinars Glasscraft offers, I help make those happen. I spend a lot of time behind a desk.In fact, in 2016 I was behind a torch 3 times. Crazy, huh? So this year, I decided to take advantage of all the webinars that Glasscraft offers. My goal was 1 webinar per month and at least 3 torch sessions working on what I learned. Then I thought, what if I worked with a group of people doing the same thing? So, the 2017 Webinar Project was born.
Looking for a bell kiln? We've got a great deal on a used one at our Golden location! Local pickup only.
The boro world is bursting at the seams with new techniques, new color and new ideas. Yet many things we do have deep roots on the island of Murano.
Christian Luginger will be teaching "Goblets, Shapes, and Vessels" on April 14th – 16th , 2016 at the studio in Golden, Colorado. It is time to get to know Christian a little better.
Having the right tools for the job is as important to the lampworker as it is for a carpenter. Luckily, some of our tools are a bit cheaper and do not require you to install a toolbox in the back of your truck
Brian Serck aka Berzerker was just in the Golden studio teaching 3 classes, a Multi Layer Graal class and 2 sections of his Dark Matter Clay Mold class. Here are the highlights!
Do you know that both Glasscraft locations rent studio space? Here are some reasons you should rent from us!
Glasscraft is proud to welcome back instructor Brian Serck aka Berzerker for 3 classes in January 2016. Let's get to know him a little better!
If you’re serious about growing your business as a glass artist, you have to extend your name and reputation beyond a small circle of potential buyers. With the web and social media, you can find a million ways to share your work (more on that in a future post), but nothing beats the feeling of seeing your work highlight in a glossy magazine.
On February 18-20, 2016, Steve Bates will be teaching a Construction and Concept class at Glasscraft’s Golden Studio. Let's get to know him a little better!
Glasscraft is your go to source for all things glass. In addition to our current offerings of education, materials and supplies, and a place to work we are happy to announce that we are offering distribution services for your functional pieces. Glasscraft will give you distribution pricing for your finished functional pieces and we will do the hustling for you.
You spend hours over the flame creating a single piece of art. The creativity takes focus, craftsmanship and skillful attention to detail. And when it’s finally complete and you’re
ready to show it off... you take a quick picture with your phone on a cluttered bench in terrible light?
The American Scientific Glassblowers Society (ASGS) has been teaching and sharing information on scientific glassblowing since 1952. Last year, the ASGS partnered with Glasscraft to bring the educational videos created by members of the ASGS to the glass community.
On September 12, 2015 members of the Rocky Mountain section of the American Scientific Glassblower’s Society (ASGS) gathered at CPI International for their 3rd meeting of 2015. This meeting was sponsored by Glasscraft and was a lot of fun!
If you want to make a piece that really glows, you have a couple of options: glow in the dark or UV/black light reactive. So what’s the difference?
Freddy Faerron and James Yaun and their teaching assistant Jerilyn Alderon spent last week at Glasscraft, Golden. We have all of the details and pictures!
While our Golden, Colorado studio is always a great place to be, next week will be really exciting! Freddy Faerron and James Yaun will be taking over the joint, spreading knowledge ad showing off their extensive fuming and vortex capabilities.
Once more, we got to sponsor and participate at the amazing community event for charity that is The Michigan Glass Project.
Our own Dave Winship recently attended Pilchuck Glass School for a class on Digital Fabrication. Another attendee, Mark Ganter, recently wrote about his experiences of this class.
On July 13th and 14th, Glasscraft will welcome Toni Goodstash and the Tailpipe Tour. There will be barbeque, special deals on glass, and a bridge building contest!
Did you miss the Dellene Peralta webinar last week? Well, lucky you, there's still time to see it. All Glasscraft Webinars have a pay-per-view option and this one is worth the $29 investment. Why's that?
We’re just a couple of days away from DFO7. Our team looks forward to this every year. As an executive sponsor (doesn’t that sound fancy) and local supporter of the Eugene pipe and functional glass ecosystem, Glasscraft has been there since the beginning.
On June 11, award-winning glass artist Dellene Peralta hosts a Glasscraft webinar. Here's five reasons why you should sign up today.
ASGS Rocky Mountain Section held its spring meeting at Glasscraft on Saturday night, May 30th. Fifty-five members joined us for food, drink, lots of camaraderie and great demos.
Making glass art may be hundreds of years old, but this year’s Glass Art Society (GAS) Conference in San Jose puts ideas, innovation and technology front and center.
For many lampworkers, working with glass is solitary activity. But sometimes you have to turn off the torch and do some socializing. Networking with other glassblowers is a great way to socialize and strengthen your business.
Continuing this month with our profiles of Glasscraft employees who are also exceptional glass artists, we proudly announce Chris Schutz as Glasscraft Artist of the Week. Please read a little about Chris and check out these pictures of his work.
I'm naturally very curious. It doesn't take much of an excuse for me to try something new. Earlier this year, I began working with Glasscraft to support its marketing and social media efforts. It was as if a little window opened onto a whole new world of this spectacular art and sub-culture of artists creating it.
After a career as a scientist, Terry Henry answered her heart's call to turn to art full time and since March 2005, she hasn’t looked back.
Last month, the Golden, Colorado Glasscraft location hosted the very talented Ryan Sullivan and his Greasy Glass for an evening of demos, try-and-buy and of course, food and drink.
When asked how he got his start in glass blowing, Luke Stone says he was hanging out with the right people at the right time...
Our March webinar host, Preston Hanna, has the mind of an engineer, the know-how of a machinist and the soul of a... woodland creature?