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Timne to give our favorite diamond saw a bath and clean all the glass dust out.

Photo of the day

Fiddlehead bowl

Photo of the day

Glass dictionary

Glass dictionary: Striping – a technique of applying a different colored glass on the outside of a form. Starting at the end closest to the pipe and spiraling to the bottom.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Sometimes, but not too often, things end up not making it. This was looking like a nice piece, but now it’s scrap.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Our wine decanters aren’t just for wine!

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Some of our favorite paperweight designs.

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Time to start decorating the yard with glass again.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

A nice example of the reduction process (when you pull the silver and gold to the surface and trap it there).

Glass dictionary

Glass dictionary

Glory Hole – An insulated drum, which is heated with a natural gas/ forced air burner system to approximately 2400 degree Fahrenheit. Used throughout the glassblowing process to reheat the glass piece being worked on. Most glory holes have some type of door system, opened via handles, to accommodate larger pieces.

Photo of the day

Photo of the day

Photo of the day: ‘3 Sahara’ by April Wagner

Going for a ride

Going for a ride

Not only does our glass get the best views and go to the most exotic places, it gets there in luxury. We thought that our client’s new convertable Maserati was the perfect way for his set of custom wine decanters to travel to his house.

Spring Show + Sale

A HUGE thank you to all of our amazing clients! Thanks for coming out this weekend and making it a fantastic show! Without you, we couldn’t do what we love to do!

Spring Show + Sale

We had a great day yesterday at the shop, lots of new faces, good demos, and great sales! Thanks to all of our awesome clients for supporting us! We’ll be open today from 12-6 pm. Stop by and see us.

Oakland Press

Oakland Press

Look who is on the front page of today’s Oakland Press! 

Antonio ‘Gritón’ Ortiz beside one of his conceptual nudes in his Mexico City apartment studio. (Eva Hershaw)

Paying taxes with art

We love this idea, Mexican artists get to pay thier taxes with art! Read the article in The Atlantic

Spring Sale + Sale

Looks like the site is working again, so time to remind everyone about the show this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you!

Website updates

Bear with us while we are making some updates to our website. All the parts built in Flash are undergoing some updates. Thanks for your patience!