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Blogs about pumpkins

Fused Glass at Glassique.

2.29.2012

Last fall I took another fused glass class via a Groupon, this time at Glassique in Seattle. We must have been good students - you can see pictures from our class up on Glassique's site.

Multiple fused glass pendants I learned some new things at this Glassique class, particularly how to use the circle-cutter. I also got to play with stringers (for the very thin lines), which was fun. But I was a bit disappointed that all we made was pendants and garden-hangers, since I want to make bigger pieces such as plates and bowls. Let me know if you're interested in any of these pendants - I'll probably be putting them up on Etsy soon.

If you're interested in fusing jewelery, I do recommend this class - the staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and all the tools and materials (large sheets of glass, not just scrap glass) were included.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

Blue Glass Pumpkin.

10.31.2011

Handblown blue glass pumpkin This is another of the pumpkins that I made at Blowing Sands in fall of 2009. As before, professional glassblower Lon Clark did most of the work here.

I did select the colors. I love how the blue and purple, blue and green spread out into jewel tones.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

Brown Glass Pumpkin.

10.10.2011

Handblown brown glass pumpkin This is another of the pumpkins that I made during one of Art By Fire's Blow Your Own events in fall of 2009.

What I love about this pumpkin is its deep ridges and squatty shape. I do think that the clear stems that Art By Fire uses for their events are a missed opportunity - they'd be much nicer with colored stems.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

Purple Glass Pumpkin.

9.26.2011

Handblown glass pumpkin in purple and white For a few months in the fall of 2009, Blowing Sands in Ballard put a "Blow Your Own Glass Pumpkin" sign out on the sidewalk on the weekends. I went in as often as I could, and this is one of the pumpkins I make there, under the tutelage of professional glassblower Lon Clark. (I had more of a hand in shaping of this pumpkin than with previous ones. Lon deserves credit for all that is perfect in this pumpkin; while anything imperfect is surely by my hand.)

This is one of my least-pumpkiny-looking pumpkins, but it is also one of my favorites. I love the color scheme (which I picked out), and I love the resulting "gumdrop" shape.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

The Perfect Glass Pumpkin.

10.25.2010

A perfectly shaped hand blown orange glass pumpkin with brown curly stem Last Halloween, while out doing the grocery shopping, I noticed a "Blow Your Own Glass Pumpkin" sidewalk sign. So I insisted that the husband stop at Blowing Sands. This was my first visit to this studio, and I didn't have my special glassblower glasses with me, so I acted just like a regular customer.

Professional glassblower Lon Clark did most of the work for this blow your own event. I picked the colors (orange with a bit of red for the body, and metallic brown stem), and blew the pumpkin's bubble, but Lon did all of the shaping and other work - including the perfectly curly stem.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

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