Friday, February 18, 2011

Thin vs. Thick

I have been trying to make things as thin as I could for some long I forgot how nice thicker glass was. I have had a couple orders as of late for very heavy adult beverage holders. IE> They don't want to worry about them breaking under the pressure of a night of drinking.

Challenge Accepted!

Need to make them just thick enough to take some damage but not so thick that casual drinking on a Friday night will leave them in pieces.

Pics later.

Monday, February 14, 2011

The hobby that made me work.

Strong Street Studio has some brand spanking new equipment.

The old annealer that I was using to cool my work down just was not big enough to support my efforts. Also with Ryan (my brother), moving back into town and being a glass blower as well I needed to get more space.

After a long lead time it is at the shop and ready to be wired up. Once I get it all online I will post of picture of the new set up. This should double my space and allow me to create some much larger work.