Sunday, August 15, 2010

What I'd like to create

It's time for the Handmade Division's Talk About. Each month members blog about a given topic. This month, our topic question is: "What would you like to create, that you don't have the skills or technology to do currently?

I would like to learn glassblowing and create hand blown glass pieces. Several years ago Mark and I took a hot glass workshop at the Indianapolis Art Center. It was an exciting, fast-paced class in which we became familiar with the glass, tools, equipment and furnaces. We made paperweights. Mine is pictured above (not so impressive, but fun to make). Glassblowing has interested me for such a long time and I'd like to learn more. I already enjoy working with fire.

I've created this Etsy treasury of some fantastic glass work:

Please check out other Handmade Division members' blogs to see what they would like to create:

Andes Cruz:
Jewelry by Natsuko:
Beth Cyr:
ArtJewel Designs
Abhaya Fibers
nova of sweden
Bella-Bijou Jewellery
Pink Crow Studio:
Sand Fibers:
Alice Istanbul:
Thomasin Durgin:
Moxie & Oliver:
Tosca Teran
Delias Thompson


  1. The thought of working with molten glass terrifies me and I so admire those who do. What a cool thing to learn...I hope you get a chance to explore glassblowing more in the future!

  2. Ohhhh~ I totally do too! Glass fascinates me!

  3. Glass is so amazing. I just took a class with Tosca Teran while I was up in Toronto last week. It was great. You should try it!

  4. oh, I would love to explore glassblowing one day too! my list getting longer & longer...:) great post!

  5. So wonderful to read your blog and 'meet' you!! I dream of glass, too - someday, that's one of my goals as well, but I will probably start with lampworking first!

  6. oh glass is so intriguing. I would love to make my own glass cabochons at some point!

  7. Love that you brought up glassblowing, Lisa! I've experienced the magic of being in a glass studio, watching and assisting an artist with the blow tube. It's a truly amazing experience, seeing the molten glass in the process of becoming a sculptural form!

    Hope you get to explore this passion more! :)

  8. Awesome goal! I would love to learn glass too!