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1  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Re: Jade Green handblown Jar on: May 19, 2009 12:59:38 PM
I love it! You did such a beautiful job.  This may be a silly question, so forgive me if it is.  Is it blown glass?  Were you taking a class?  where?  I want so badly to work with glass but know nothing at all about it.

Yes, it is blown glass, made in a hot shop in valdosta, ga.  This opportunity to work with glass came up so randomly, I feel very blessed to be able to have this cool opportunity!  I go to VSU, where I have been the ceramics tech for the past 2 years.... I have a lot of experience with kilns and the tech aspects of clay.... SO there happened to be this guy designing a new building for our school, and he started doing hot glass for fun at Jacksonville U, in his spare time... he liked it so much he built a hot shop at his house!  It really takes more than one person when you are making large pieces... to transfer the punty, give air, shield... etc., so he contacted my ceramics prof asking him if he knew where to get some assistants!  and TA DA that's how I am learning.  It is so awesome, I don't have to pay anything, I just help him out in the shop in exchange for lessons!

*If you are wanting to try hot glass, I would suggest trying out a class first to see if it is something you are really interested in.  It is extremely physically demanding and hard to do.  But the physicality of it is one of the reasons I like it so much...  BUT I have to say that all of my ceramics experience really helps with some of it.  I personally have never tried lampworking.... I am trying to get my hands on a cheap torch though if anyone is trying to get rid of one Smiley  I know a bunch of people in ATL that do it, so I'm hoping to get some experience up there this summer!!
2  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Jade Green handblown Jar on: May 18, 2009 01:12:20 PM
I made this jar a few weeks ago in valdosta, ga.  It is about 5 inches tall and has opaque jade green and transparent light green flecks in it.  I don't use color very often because I still break so much, but this one actually turned out well Smiley

3  GLASS CRAFTS / Glass Crafts: Completed Projects / Glass Eggs *New Pictures* on: May 17, 2009 10:20:52 PM
I blew these eggs for a local art show in south georgia.  I have been blowing glass now for about 6 months, and I love it!  It is amazing to me how one simple element, heat, can transform brittle, hard glass into glowing honey.  Some of the eggs in the first pic were made by my teacher John.  The ones I made in the group shot are the rainbow and the yellow wrapped one.  I also made the other 3 eggs pictured individually Smiley

up close!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Re: Summer festival attire! on: May 17, 2009 09:30:40 PM
Hey Kristen!! It's Jeni, from HoopCity!!  I searched "hoop" on craftster and this thread came up, lol Smiley  I've made a few infiniti dresses out of cotton stretch knit fabric... super lightweight, stretchy, breezy... They are awesome to wear to fests. 
I think I posted some of the things I have made for festivals a year or so ago...  I'll send u the links if I find them!  I would like to go to Bonnaroo, even though it is hotter than the center of hell... but I think I am gonna go to allgood instead, and probably rothbury... my friend Chrisha is going to B roo though... she's on hoop city... ya'll might see each other!  See ya :-D
5  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tutorial: Felt beads on: May 14, 2009 04:15:05 PM
Thanks!  I'm doing a summer camp for kids this summer on Fiber Art... and I am definitely going to try this with them Smiley  All of your colors look great! 
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need HELP: how to transfer xerox on stainless steel or aluminum? on: June 09, 2008 11:13:48 PM
Yep yep!  You can use Xylene (About 5 bucks at walmart or home depot) or acrylic medium!  You can transfer on bronze too!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Discussion and Questions / Re: How can I transfer images onto fabric cheaply? on: June 09, 2008 11:10:36 PM
Yes Maam!  You can print out an image from ur computer... cover it with acrylic medium, place it image side down on the fabric, and rub for a few minutes!!  That's kinda confusing.... Here's a link instead Cheesy


My images transfer as red... I'm not sure if I'm not leaving it on long enough... or because I'm using Medium and not Xylene... I still have quite a bit of experimenting to do Cheesy
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: I might have carpal tunnel, but I think it was worth it! on: October 22, 2007 04:20:08 PM
damn girl I would need about 35 adderall to accomplish somethin like that!! hahaha maybe that's why i didn't do so hot in 2-d design Tongue  We miss you down in VTown!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: People & portraits, some nudity & img heavy! on: October 22, 2007 04:15:35 PM
awesome possum, you are a great drawer.  Drawing is def one of my favorite things to do... it's one of the only mediums u can do almost anywhere at anytime Smiley  I am taking a nude figure drawing class for the second semester in a row, I def love drawing from life the best Smiley  Great job.
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Cabled Hand and Coffee Warmer [img heavy] with pattern on: October 22, 2007 04:07:37 PM
I'm makin some TOOOO nite!  Genius Smiley way cooler than just a plain cozy
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