July 27, 2018

Sue and I are always looking for new ideas and designs for glass. Recently, we've noticed a return to bold fun prints like Batiks. We turned to our friend Lena, who actually invented a process for designing Batik glass and got to work.

The process is quite involved and...

July 10, 2018

Exciting news! Blazing Star Arts is now the proud owner of a vitrograph kiln, a kiln where glass flows out of the bottom of the furnace where it can be manipulated. So, what does that mean and how does it work?

A pot of glass pieces is place inside the Vitrograph and fi...

June 15, 2018

This month I had the opportunity to take a class from Richard LaLonde, a pioneering fused glass artist who taught at the renowned Pilchuck School in 1985 and who created the Liquid Glass Line technique. 

It was an amazing experience in part because of his knowledge and...

April 11, 2018

We just returned from a week at the Annual Glass Expo and Gallery of Excellence in Las Vegas. It was an exhausting and productive week where we created glass along side some of the most amazing artists, shared techniques, and bought new tools, glass, and materials for...

March 23, 2018

Everyone has a favorite color - quick, what's yours? Now, why is it your favorite color? How does it make you feel? Is it the same one you had as a child?

The simple fact that everyone has a favorite color speaks volumes about the importance of color in our daily lives,...

February 16, 2018

Sue and I have been having a blast collaborating on the design and creation of seven custom orders/commissions including birthday gifts, wedding presents, garden art installations, art panels for the home, and an indoor light.

These pieces include joyous women, wild ani...

February 9, 2018

Many people think that all we need to create our beautiful glassworks is glass and a kiln . But, those represent only half (if that much) of our arsenal of tools.

Once glass is fired - or even before - it often needs "cold working." This is the process of refining the p...

November 30, 2017

It's hard to believe that tomorrow December arrives! That means it's time to shop for holiday gifts and prepare for family and friends who visit.

We have three more events this year starting with Santa's Art Shop in Ridgecrest, California, this Saturday and Sunday. If y...

November 9, 2017

An inside look at Fused Glass Mosaics

October 26, 2017

Our studio is ready to celebrate Halloween. Now, some glass fusers say this is what happens when you sit too close to the kiln! Others say it's what happens when you wait impatiently  for the kiln to fire. Firing can take more than 24 hours for each load, and most piec...

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