Friday, June 29, 2007

Contest Update - Tons of Glass Pictures - Shop info - Stop drop and roll I'm on fire!

Hello guys, the above is a picture of a 3 unit piece that I will be displaying at Studio B. MiniMolli has named it "Vintage" which is what I was going for. It really is a small collection of 60's inspired glass pieces that I did over the last week. I think the colors are pretty spot on for the time peroid. Below is the same pieces from a wider view.
The green pieces is about 23 inches high. It is a big piece. Below is a smaller vase that has some robins egg blue and alabaster white. I was doing a truck load of yard work and trimming back the yard forest and brought these trimming in to put in the vase below. I think they look pretty cool.
Here is a close up of the neck of that vase. You can also see a "HUGE!" blue floppy vase in the background. I bet that thing is 18 inches high and at least that wide. I made that for MiniMolli's grandma as she just loves cobalt blue. It is living in it's foster home on the by the window.
This is a collection of 4 pieces that might be in the StudioB show. We have not decided on this grouping yet.
New paperweigth from last week. Kind of the jellyfish look I have been working on.
Same one different view.
This is what I call stage 1 shells from Wed. night. As you can tell I made one that is all blue. I am working on different color patterns for the shells. Using greens and yellow on the outside but I need to start looking for a different base dark color just to have something to switch in and out of.
2 years ago I tried my hand at a wine glass. This is what happend. MiniMolli only uses this glass when drinking wine. It is a bit clunky if you ask me and I should make her anouther one that is much thiner as my skill is much better now, but honestly I don't believe that she would use it. Mini has a thing about "first try" pieces, she ends up keeping anything that was a first try because it is often such a paradigm change of what I was doing that is just fun to have a visual reference what "the first one".
Me trying to get a tortoise shell. I was trying 2 different ways on the same piece. It really looks like the top of the glass is better than the bottom. But I need to adjust some frit sizes to get it to look just like I want..
This is my new work bench that I built for scrap lumber from a place called "Gus's Shuck Shack" which dispite the name was a huge place. The top and middle parts that are blue where doors in the inside of the place. Really thick cedar blanks. I really just ended up building out a frame like any other bench and slapping the doors to the top and middle. It turned out quite well and is and interesting conversation piece when people come over.

Above and below you can see me trying out a new color that I have which is called.....ahhh...man...I can't remember. Some kind of green, maybe olive green. Anway I made some cups to test the color and a vase. Then I was playing around an put a couple handles on that little thing. I don't know what to call that thing...
Stage2 shells below. That one on top is largest one I have made to date and is heavy as all get out. It has been etched and had the first cut but has not been sanded and polished. The second one has not been etched or had it's first diamond cut. I like the way it looks right now so I am not going to be etching it just sanding and polishing it.
The Three Amigos! Terrible picture of the three amigos but they are cool paperweights and gave me permission to post even a bad picture of them.
The Contest winnings..Finally eh? I brought these to work yesterday to send out durring lunch but forgot to sign all these guys. So I had to take them back to the house. If the winner of the cup has a favorite of the 2 shown let it be known or I am going to pick one for you. I was thinking if it was a girl I would give the orange one. If it's a guy the amber. I will have to look back and see who won and get the right one to them. I will be packing this stuff up this weekend and shipping out on Monday. You can see the 2 marbles that are going out, one all the way "Down Under". Jewels, your shell is calling. I might switch it out, I can't be sure. This one is the current one I am thiking of sending...things might change if that blue one from above turns out really nice...

This think is pretty damn big but has a crack in the neck. Such a pitty....it was going to be part of the "Vintage" collection but it decided that it would rather jump off the punty right before I put it away. In effect committing itself to the floor model group. They end up living in my yard or near the grouping of misfit paperweights.

This is an old black piece I made about a year ago, I have no idea why I took a picture of it today. I need to make a couple more because I like the pattern I have on this. It is all about the black and the color on top reacting to each other. Still has a bunch of sanding scmuttz on it but you get the idea.
Ok that is it until I have a post about me building my shop. Which is going very well. Just figured everyone would like to see glass not pictures of me cutting wood!
Anyway, this weekend is demo on the garage so more pictures of the shop in progress soon.


Have a great weekend everyone.

Scott.
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PS> Currently listening to The Bravery and I love the new album...did not hurt I saw them and Interpol a couple weeks back live.







11 comments:

snowelf said...

Okay, let's see...my faves are The green glasses and Thing Yet to Be Named, the colbalt blue floppy vase, and the orange glass for the contest winners. Very nice, Scott! I also dig Molli's wine glass cause it's one of a kind.

My best to you and Molli! (sorry about spelling that wrong in my other comment) :)

--snow

MyUtopia said...

Those are incredible pieces! I love the green glass.

Jewels said...

Wow! Somebody's been busy!!! I love it all! Los Tres Amigos rock! (even if it IS a bad piccy! LOL!) That jellyfish paperweight is awesome, u should try one of those with Krypto in it! ;)

Speaking of: Did u ever get my email reply?

The Phosgene Kid said...

Great stuff - the jelly fish looks as though ti is made of carnival glass. Thanks for sharing the pictures, I really enjoy them!!

Gnat of Glass said...

Snow,

Wow you have a lot of favs. I will try to get a better picture of the blue bowl. Cobalt blue is by far one of the most requested colors for a reason. As for MiniMolli, I don't think she minds.

My,

Thanks I have a lot of people telling me the green is pretty nice. I think it is because it is not a color you see much in glass.

Jewels,

Mucho busy. I need to order more krypto, I am fresh out but I have made one huge one the a bit back I will try to get a pic of it. For some reason I did not get a reply. Please shot it to me again, if I don't get it I will have to check my mail filters they are pretty strict.

Phos,

I am a picture machine. If I posted every pic I took this would just turn into a photo blog.


Scott.
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OnLineDatingDiaries said...

Absolutely 100% off topic but Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is reopen. I think it's time for you to go to Disney again.

Rich said...

These are really cool Scott! I'm with Snowelf, the green glass is great, really vibrant and beautiful... I even like the handles on the vase. Kinda reminds me of libation vessels used in Cretan (ancient greek) times.

The Phosgene Kid said...

but is it dishwasher safe??

EXSENO said...

I think the pink vase in my favorite.

angel said...

wow... those paperweights are breathtaking!!! fantastic pictures!!!
i'm still kicking myself over not knowing i'd actually won something i will be able to touch and hold and show off!!!

Chris said...

Very cool stuff.