This is often how i feel in the studio!  Lovely little comic show on display currently at the Merryhill Museum in the Colombia Gorge.  I do love it there.  There are many treasures to be found and is a must see for Portlanders!
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This is often how i feel in the studio!  Lovely little comic show on display currently at the Merryhill Museum in the Colombia Gorge.  I do love it there.  There are many treasures to be found and is a must see for Portlanders!

Back in Portland!  My kiln controller is still in the shop.  I have an uncanny way of blowing electronics in the strangest ways. While I wait, I’ve turned my mind to Daedalus wings and creating the glass feather molds.  He’s shaping up strongly so far.  I’m hoping to achieve a soft balance with the glass.  Its important that the glass feathers create a contrasting elegance to the the boldness of the metal.  He will have a glass face with a bird mask that pulls over his head when it’s all said and done.
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Back in Portland!  My kiln controller is still in the shop.  I have an uncanny way of blowing electronics in the strangest ways. While I wait, I’ve turned my mind to Daedalus wings and creating the glass feather molds.  He’s shaping up strongly so far.  I’m hoping to achieve a soft balance with the glass.  Its important that the glass feathers create a contrasting elegance to the the boldness of the metal.  He will have a glass face with a bird mask that pulls over his head when it’s all said and done.
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Back in Portland!  My kiln controller is still in the shop.  I have an uncanny way of blowing electronics in the strangest ways. While I wait, I’ve turned my mind to Daedalus wings and creating the glass feather molds.  He’s shaping up strongly so far.  I’m hoping to achieve a soft balance with the glass.  Its important that the glass feathers create a contrasting elegance to the the boldness of the metal.  He will have a glass face with a bird mask that pulls over his head when it’s all said and done.

Back in Canada!  With the kiln blown, it was a natural break to head out for our spring walk about 2014.  I was uncertain how Canadian entry was going to go, I’ve been sweating it for almost four years… Go figure, they didnt even blink or check the truck.  Point taken, don’t fly into Winnipeg with a mannequin in your bag!!!
The ferry from Victoria to Vancouver is a super pleasant way to spend the morning drinking coffee. What a view!   Currently we’re on our way through Victoria, Idaho, and Montana taking the “back back roads” and trying the local cider.
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Back in Canada!  With the kiln blown, it was a natural break to head out for our spring walk about 2014.  I was uncertain how Canadian entry was going to go, I’ve been sweating it for almost four years… Go figure, they didnt even blink or check the truck.  Point taken, don’t fly into Winnipeg with a mannequin in your bag!!!

The ferry from Victoria to Vancouver is a super pleasant way to spend the morning drinking coffee. What a view!   Currently we’re on our way through Victoria, Idaho, and Montana taking the “back back roads” and trying the local cider.

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We’ve Blown a fuse folks!

It’s been so go-go, that I was not surprised to find my kiln took a dive when I got to the studio to check my new glass wing slump sample.  There is a strange phenomena I experience as a glass artist which I’ve heard other glass casters experience as well.  The phenomena is this strange interrelatedness/telekinesis that happens when things are running amiss in the process.  I stood there with this odd sensation after programming my controller that this firing didnt feel right.  Sure enough, come back in the morning and something had blown… no power to the elements! oofta!!!  It wasn’t the first time my intuition kicked up regarding a firing.  I have to joke and say that I implicitly believe in a kiln god.  That as a kilnform glass artist I’m am heavily reliant on the mercy of said kiln god.  Fortunately the kiln crashing actually supplied me with a much needed stopping break.  I’ve needed the reason to stop pushing myself so hard!  so in the end the universe is strangely provisional!

1st edit of the new short-work in progress:

A creative short film exploring the making, breaking, and other process involved in the creation of a life size kilnform glass and steel Centaur, “Diaphanum.” Built in summer of 2013 by glass artist Jen Fuller and metal artist Steve Tilden, filmed by Hayden Peters and Andy Maser.

More to come