Tuesday, March 18, 2008

March 18, 2008

My first blog. Hmmm. Where to begin?

First, by explaining what this is all about. I love what I do, and I do what I love. It's that simple, really. In my 10 years as a glassblower, I've heard alot, seen alot and realize that there is so much more to experience. And this is my opportunity to let you know what it 's like to be a glassblower.

If I had a dime for every time someone asked if I make smoking paraphanelia, I'd be sitting on my own island oasis, feet up, sipping a margarita.

That's not what I make, or want to make, or will ever make. I work with soft glass......furnace work, as it's called. I'm not against those that make those products, I just choose not to.

I make what I call fun.ctional objects. Fun and functional. And there is nothing I make that I wouldn't want to own. I think that's important, and helps keep me inspired. As an artist, it can be difficult to find new ideas, and I've learned that it's easier when I look at my own life, and what I want in it.

So, that's a good beginning. I hope to find inspiration through this process, too. I welcome any comments or suggestions on what you'd like to see, and read. Enjoy.

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