Friday morning was a beautiful day for a demo. Thank you to Mathew Cummings for sharing his talent with us. Thank you also to Glass Alliance-New Mexico and Liquid Light Glass for hosting the event. Photos by Marcy Albin Horne.
Liquid Light Glass presents, ‘Hot as Lava!’ A glass show featuring glass blowing and flint knapping demos. This is a dual reception for the Grand Opening of our newest artists studio at Baca Street Studios #6, Caldera. ‘Why Does it Matter?’ is the title of the show for Sandra Wong, Crockett Bodelson, and Chris Brodsky, a… Read More Caldera is Hot as Lava!
Liquid Light Glass and Glass Alliance-New Mexico are proud to present Matthew Cummings to Santa Fe. Though he initially majored in painting in college, after taking a required elective class in glassblowing, Matthew Cummings found, in this new medium, the potential to work with color and light in a way that painting could never match.… Read More Matt Cummings Maestro Demo — August 26
The opening reception for the National Hispanic Cultural Center Chihuly show was well attended. We had a great time visiting with lots of wonderful new people. Friends and family from Santa Fe and Albuquerque came to the show as well as a representative from the Governor’s office, a former Museum curator from West Virginia, and… Read More NHCC Chihuly Show a Success
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Museum Gallery, La Tiendita, in Albuquerque is featuring Dale Chihuly glass along with 3 New Mexican artists- Donna Nova, Xavier Zamarrita and myself. The opening reception is Friday night, July 22nd from 5:30-8:30 pm. There will be an auction and benefit dinner in September. For more information call 505.766.9858.
Jane Sauer Gallery, Liquid Light Glass, and Glass Alliance-New Mexico welcomes Janice Vitkovsky to Santa Fe. Janice is a minimalist glass artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Jane Sauer Gallery had the first United States solo show of her artworks on Friday, April 22. It was a very well attended and beautiful opening reception of her… Read More Janice Vitkovsky- Visiting Artist
Glass is one of the most versatile and useful materials to be forged by nature and improved by human ingenuity. We’ve used glass as tools, for hunting, cooking, in construction, insulation, transportation and plutonium. From telescopes to microscopes. And don’t forget art, design, and jewelry. With the ingenuity of Corning, to the Japanese, glass is… Read More History of Glass: Innovations and Versatility
Many years ago, I encountered a glass engineer and his wife, a ceramic engineer, in my studio/gallery. One of our topics of conversation was on glass myths. One of the most common myths people talk about is the one about stained glass windows in Europe slowly melting due to being thicker at the bottom. If… Read More Common Myths About Glass
‘Alien’ Martini Goblets written by Jannine Cabossel I can’t wait for the next martini party we go to! I can’t wait to have a martini after a long day in the garden this summer! We made 4 Alien martini glasses at our hot glass shop, Liquid Light Glass. I thought they’d be fun to drink… Read More ‘Alien’ Martini Goblets
My fascination with Calcedonia, or silver glass, started in Santa Fe at Peter VanderLaan’s old studio, about 15 years ago. During the 5 years that I worked out of his studio, he melted his own formulas and shared some of his knowledge of glass melting with me. This fascination of glass colors continued in Italy… Read More My Fascination with Calcedonia Glass
People often ask me to describe the colors of Calcedonia that I make. I find it hard to describe because of all the layers and striations of color that vary so much from sculpture to sculpture, even coming from the same pot of melted glass! That is why I have named the Calcedonia that I… Read More Description of Calcedonia Glass
During a trip to Italy 10 years ago, I spent some time on the island of Murano with the Master of Calcedonia and sculptural glass, Dino Rosin, and his family. We talked about the color, but he didn’t share any secrets with me! I found a brief history of Calcedonia glass in his book, ‘L’Arte… Read More Calcedonia Glass- A Brief History
Starting Tuesday, March 1, I will be back in the shop to blow some glass! I’ll be working in the hot shop every morning until 1 or 2 pm. On Thursday I plan on making more Aurora Sculptures. It will take most of the day, so anyone interested can come by Liquid Light Glass to… Read More Getting back to what I do best…
During our trip to Philadelphia, the rest of the crew left watching the shop had their own very successful glass art opening reception on Friday, February 18th, titled ‘While the Cats Away’ (me being the feline here…) It was a very catchy name that drew a lot of people to the shop. I was so… Read More While the Cats Away…
Jannine and I arrived home safely tonight. It’s good to be back! We stayed up late last night, thinking we could sleep-in, but when we woke up to 6″ of snow, we had to get to the airport early in case of delays. We caught an early shuttle without having had breakfast yet. Everything turned… Read More Good to Be Home
21 February: The final day of the show was uneventful for us, but one poor soul had his booth collapse! Most of his glass fell and broke when someone from a surrounding booth pulled on one of their poles holding up their booth and the it had a domino effect. We were all freaked out… Read More Last Day of Show
Yesterday the convention center had another ‘gate crasher’, a Vietnamese ‘buyer’ without a badge- right in front of Wendy Rosen! He got ‘escorted’ out by the staff before he could even get in. We never saw him only heard about the incident from her. Friday was super busy, Saturday moderately busy, but I think I… Read More BMAC, Day 2-3
Yesterday, on our first day, we had an interesting interaction with someone claiming to have a gallery in Scottsdale. They ordered 4 of my biggest pieces, the calcedonia Auroras, without hardly looking at them. Then, they gave me a San Francisco address for delivery even though their name tags said their gallery was in Scottsdale.… Read More BMAC, Day One
Thursday February 17: Today we worked from 11am-4 pm (that’s 9 am Santa Fe time). Tomorrow we will have to get up early 7 am (5 am our time) to finish cleaning the glass pieces. Ugh— Not used to this time change! We spent our time today hanging the show, placing the work, cleaning mirrors,… Read More The Booth is Ready!
Wednesday, February 16: Today was a long day- 11:30 am- 7:30 pm with no lunch break. We got the booth ready to set up glass art for tomorrow. It’s amazing how long it takes to create a hidden storage area, square-up the booth (which takes forever!), put down the floor, put up 32 lights, hang… Read More First Day at the Philadelphia Convention Center
We decided to break up the photos today into 2 segments. This first segment is on Reading Market where we like to eat while working at the convention center. It is right across the street. Here is a little tour of a few of the shops and stands before the lunch hour crush of people!… Read More Reading Market
Well, we finally arrived in Philly at the hotel at 12:15 am last night after being rerouted to St Louis as we mentioned yesterday. The flight was uneventful-just long. We are already tired! About 7 hours flying time. This morning we will get a bite to eat over at Reading Market across the street from… Read More Arrived in Philly-finally!
15 February 2011: Got to the airport, via John Marks 🙂 only to find out our flights had changed due to a problem with our connection in Houston. So here we sit, waiting 3 more hours before we board the first plane. Now we go through St Louis, and arrive in Philly around 11:30 pm.… Read More First Day of Travel
Saturday was our Valentine paperweight class. It was a lot of fun with all new participants- including two young boys, Andrew and Baruuck, with their father, Paul. We made traditional round paperweights, and heart-shaped ones. Everyone had a blast!
On Monday, I charged the furnace with more glass again. Today, Cia blew glass in the morning, then Jannine, Cia and I made some sculptural martini goblets in the afternoon. John Marks even brought a few bits too. It was fun and energetic! Goblets are technically challenging, and have endless potential sculpturally. I’ll try to… Read More Blowing Glass Again