A Condensed History of Lampworking

Flame work has a long history. Examples of beads and bottles have been found in Viking graves, Egyptian tombs and Roman temples. Thankfully glass was highly prized by the ancient cultures so there are glimpses of its past. It’s believed that Egyptian glass dates as early as 1550BC. While there is no evidence of the…

Art is as natural as sunshine

Art is as natural as sunshine. Do you believe that? Try asking a preschooler while holding a box of crayons. Would the child hesitate? Now ask yourself – what’s holding me back? Recently I made a list, something I do regularly, but I tried something different this time. I put estimated times next to each…

Genie in a bottle

After taking my course on figure sculpting, I’ve been working on making a genie to go inside one of my bottles.  More work required to get the size and pose right, but I’m pleased with the way this idea is starting. The transparent grey glass works well for the idea of a form made of…