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November 4, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Well its been quite a while since i wrote my fur-blog hasn't it?  This month has been crazy - Mrs has been giving lots of flameworking lessons, and planning for the summer months and making new works for New Zealand Sculpture on Shore!Speaking of making - did you know that one of the most common questions Mrs gets when she introduces herself as a glass artist is "do you blow glass."   At the risk of sounding perverse, she doesn't! - But this is a valid question given that the...

September 3, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Hi all.  Did you know that New Zealand has a society of Artists in Glass?  It's called NZSAG for short.  Mrs joined it 9 years ago when she first started in the industry and she found it fantastic for getting information on glass classes, workshops, supplies and for meeting other glass artists around New Zealand.   It is also the place to go to find out about exhibition opportunities both here and overseas.   NZSAG has it's own website: www.nzsag.co.nz as ...

August 5, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Winter's not so great in the studio!   Mrs finds it harder to cut and score the glass and get her fingers moving!   My paws are sodden from the rain puddles and I keep bringing mud inside.   In addition, I'm always so happy to see people that my tail wags uncontrollably and in the process i knock things off the lowest supply shelf!    I like bringing people presents and have been taking Mrs' paint bottles in my mouth to give as a gift.  But I forget t...

July 16, 2018

New powder works

Mrs has been making some really nice pieces this week - using alot of Bullseye powders and stringers.   This is what they look like before they have been fired in the kiln - pretty cool huh!  If you want to see more you may have to go over to Mrs' Facebark page - woops I mean Facebook! - as you humans call it anyway!...

June 25, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Best day ever at the studio today - I raced around the back as soon as we got here and discovered - a bone!   Silly wild cats - they thought i was sniffing after them - but bones smell better than wild cat fur any day!    As I was eating it, I wondered if Mrs could have made a mold from it and then cast it in glass.  That way i could have had a bone sculpture to adore each day in the studio!   I don't think Mrs was so keen on that idea though... Happy chew...

June 20, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Mrs hosted a group from Chamber of Commerce the other week - instead of making glass beads on a gas torch,  they came to trial making glass beads in the kiln for a project that Mrs has been chewing over in her head.   Here's a pic of some of the beads that the group made!  Pretty cool huh!...

June 12, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

OMG!  I can not believe how much it has rained.   Mrs took me down to the studio every day in the weekend just to make sure the studio hadn't flooded again.   I didn't really think it would because we needed those five factors for a flood to occur again: low pressure, king tide, strong winds, loads of rain and a full moon - but one can never be sure so it pays to check.  But it's still raining now - and I am getting sooo..bored!  Every time i go outside i get w...

June 6, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Mrs has given two glass-sperience tours in the last week.   The first was the Budding Co who were a gardening group.  The second was the Kowhai friendship Group.  Both groups were such lovely ladies who asked lots of questions and who were really engaged with what Mrs was showing them. Mrs really enjoys having groups like that because she loves sharing her knowledge and passion.But it was so unfair for me!!  I had to stay in the car boot the whole time - not just fo...

May 28, 2018

Glass Blog: from the studio Dog

Can you believe Mrs lost her lunch bag the other day!   Master goes on about me being a cat in dogs clothing, but Mrs is a sieve head in academic clothing!   She searched for it about three times, muttering under her breath that she was going mad and insane.  (I was keeping quiet on that one...!).   All morning she still couldn't find it so she ends up going across the road and buying something cheap at the lunch bar.  A week later she finds it on the...

May 21, 2018

Glass Blog: from the Studio Dog

Hmm - this week wasn't so great either!  Master is annoyed with me - again!! Mrs wakes up at 4am hearing a cat.  She said it was very loud but she didnt' think much of it!  She went back to sleep. (Despite it being really loud - as in like, not just Mrs but the whole family heard it - I didn't hear A THING!) Then at about 5.45 am young Master C comes in to Mrs and Master's room and says "there's a cat in my room" (which is kind of weird cos we don't have one of those fluffy things...

May 16, 2018

Glass Blog from the Studio Dog

Terrible week really.  Master accused me of being a cat in dog's clothing.  All because of those damn rabbits.   He keeps dragging me outside in the morning and pointing at the silly fluffy things sitting on the front lawn.   Like what does he want me to do - chase them or something?  They don't even move!  So then Master does this half run/walk down the front steps - getting closer to the rabbits and waving his arms and me and then back at the rabbits.&nb...

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