It’s that time of year again! We are busy getting ready for the ACC Baltimore Show in February! I spent 18 years going to the Buyer’s Market of American Crafts in Philadelphia, but the Rosen Group made a change this year to January in Washington, DC. I took a sabbatical from the Buyer’s Market (now… Read More Getting Ready for the ACC Baltimore Show
‘A Flight of Bees’ installation has returned back to Liquid Light Glass after exhibiting at the Santa Fe Community Gallery for an extended four month exhibit. I continue to create new bee sculptures as my tiny muses continue to excite and inspire me! Come by the shop and check out the latest…
Come to Liquid Light Glass this weekend- Get out of the cold in front of our HOT furnaces and watch us blow glass! Better yet, come make your own paperweight! Just walk in, no reservation this weekend! Have you always wanted one of Elodie Holmes beautiful Aurora Series Sculptures? Well this weekend you can buy… Read More Elodie Holmes Aurora Sculptures
Our 12th annual Holiday Tour came to a close yesterday afternoon. Congratulations to Carol Rose as our raffle winner! Thanks to all for participating in this year’s show, and to all who came out to support the arts in Santa Fe! Liquid Light Glass will be continuing the gallery sale items until Christmas Eve! Glass… Read More Successful Baca Street Arts Tour!
Glass Alliance New Mexico (GANM) and Mill Fine Art have announced recipients of the Glass Invitational Awards for 2012. Announcements took place during the Opening of the exhibit and after the keynote lecture by Marvin Lipofsky on Friday evening. The 2012 Best In Show Award went to Red Shift by Santa Fe glass artist Harry… Read More Glass Invitational Awards for 2012
Here is a sneak peek at the first of my new sculptural series on humankind’s smallest domestic animal and superorganism- Apis mellifera or “honey-carrying bee”. What started out as an experiment in making a glass honey comb using a murrine technique, has blossomed (ha!) into an artistic exploration of the bee world. I just can’t… Read More Sneak Peek at New Work
On Friday after finishing some orders, John and Jannine helped me drag glass from the pots in the furnace. The glass that we dump from the pots goes into a bucket to be reused when the furnace gets hot again. Patrick came in later to help tip the big crucible. This pot is 24 inches… Read More The Furnace is Off
Earlier this week, I tried to drop a new color pot (crucible) into the furnace. To my dismay I discovered that the larger 300 pound pot had drifted slightly forward, narrowing the space I needed for the new pot. It does not fit any more. That means no color. Tomorrow we will have to drag… Read More Temporary set-back with the Furnace
Every year for the past 16 years I have participated in the annual Buyers Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, PA. The Buyers Market of American Craft is the nation’s largest wholesale craft trade show. The Buyers Market offers artists the opportunity to create long-term business relationships with more than 3,000 galleries throughout the United… Read More Buyers Market of American Craft 2012
The last month of 2011 ended as it started- very busy. My last entry was just before our annual Holiday Tour. It was a very successful show and so was the rest of December. It was a great ending to a good year. Many thanks to all our patrons and supporters of Liquid Light Glass.… Read More New Year Update
WALK-IN PAPERWEIGHT MAKING! Once a year Liquid Light Glass welcomes you to come make a paperweight without a reservation! A unique handmade gift for your self or loved one… Baca Street Holiday Arts Tour- This Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shop Local! Walking Maps available at Liquid Light Glass.
“The Sole of Art” is a one person show of Cia Friedrich’s newest glass work at Liquid Light Glass. The Show opens Friday, November 11th at 5:30 pm and runs through December 2011. ‘The Sole of Art’ is an artistic interpretation of the shoe. From stilettos, to mukluks, Cia’s social commentary and humor shown through… Read More Cia Friedrich ‘The Sole of Art’
If you weren’t at Liquid Light Glass last year to watch Chuck pull a 30 foot long cane out into the parking lot, you can come this time and watch! Chuck will return on Saturday, September 10 to give a Maestro demonstration at Liquid Light Glass. His presentation will begin at 10am. Please RSVP Jerry… Read More Chuck Savoie Returns to Santa Fe!
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!
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.
Saturday, May 14 at 10:30 am is our next paperweight class! Come and enjoy making your very own paperweight or give as a gift! Call ahead or email to reserve a spot on the list! Liquid Light Glass: 505-820-2222. Subscribe to this blog to receive automatic updates on classes and posts!
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
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…