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Pomegranate

It was only five months ago today that I first lit my dragon in the lot where I have been blowing glass. In those five months, there have been at least six weeks that were either too hot, too smoky, or too windy to set

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Perfect Timing

           Glassblowing is hard.  This is not a complaint—it is one of the things that I love about the craft. It demands complete attention, adept hand-eye coordination, and perfect timing. Each of the hot shops that I have worked in has

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Jessica

Smarter than my fears…

One of the most frustrating feelings for me is feeling stuck or realizing that I am the only thing standing in my own way.  I have been feeling like I am in limbo since my dragon furnace arrived right before thanksgiving—and here it is, already

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Dragon’s first Melt!

Last Sunday was the day I had been waiting for for months—the first melt with my Dragon. We arrived at the art center around 8:30 and immediately started unloading the trailer and setting up. I had everything in position and assembled in about an hour. 

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My Dragon Breathes Fire!

One step at a time, one Moment of Truth after another… I suppose that is how all things are accomplished. Thursday’s adventure was full of both. I was up before the sun, knowing that the 130+ miles to the art center was going to take

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Studio

Seeing Is Believing…

When I woke up Saturday morning, knowing that it was the day I had set aside to assemble my dragon, my nerves were all set to high alert. It was kind of like first-day-of-school jitters, full of excitement and anticipation, tinged with the instinctive fear

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The Hive Project

In May of 2012 I came across a listing for art submissions for a show called “Plight of the Pollinators.”  I began reading about the disappearance of honeybees and the mysterious phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).  With a little research I found out that

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The Breast Cancer Journey

Summer of 2009 my mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  I processed the experience of our journey together by creating a body of work to chronicle the path from diagnosis through treatment. Before her diagnosis, I thought that the increasing presence of Pink Ribbon items

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