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by ellen abbott
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Kiln Casting
Topic: Bear Facts
Replies: 14
Views: 15864

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Morganica wrote:There are some people whose creativity writes large. I think Les is one of them. ;-)


That's like me and detail. Everytime I finish a piece the next one is going to be simpler and when I finish the model, Marc is asking me...I thought this one was going to be simple?
by ellen abbott
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Being in business for oneself
Replies: 23
Views: 24183

80? Is that all?

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by ellen abbott
Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Art Glass Network
Replies: 2
Views: 3548

What does DPG mean? It precedes certain high dollar names.

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by ellen abbott
Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblasting tempered glass
Replies: 14
Views: 13774

I haven't ever had one break once it was installed and never had any refused by inspectors. I imagine if it received a hard blow to a spot where it was cut the deepest it might blow, but so far it hasn't happened to any of our pieces. We will use laminated glass whenever possible (when edges will no...
by ellen abbott
Fri Apr 09, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: need webmaster help!
Replies: 2
Views: 3303

Thanks for the input. Our site is hosted by Earthlink and I have corresponded with their support group, laid the whole thing out in detail, they even looked at the stats. Told me they would have to refer it to some specialist tech guy and he would get back to me, which never happened. Have never got...
by ellen abbott
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Being in business for oneself
Replies: 23
Views: 24183

I gotta say, I agree with Dennis for the most part too. When we started our architectural etched glass commission studio we had an idea, not a business plan. No one else was doing it. We had a dinky compressor and a gravity feed sandpot. We marketed by doing a few local art shows a year and calling ...
by ellen abbott
Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Sandblasting tempered glass
Replies: 14
Views: 13774

We carve on 3/8" and 1/2" tempered glass all the time and have never blown a piece. I wouldn't try it on 1/4" though.

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by ellen abbott
Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: BIG Adhesive Question
Replies: 13
Views: 7533

In the mid-80's, we did a commission that had 21 different fossil forms cast in clear Blenko crystal glass and glued onto the surface of the panels. They ranged in size from about 8.5" diameter x 2" tall (smallest) to about 13" x 10" x 3" tall (largest). We used a flat lap to finish the bottoms and ...
by ellen abbott
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: need webmaster help!
Replies: 2
Views: 3303

need webmaster help!

I am having an unusual problem with my website that I have no idea what to do about. I use the Urchin software to track my web stats and I had been averaging 400 - 800 visitors a week. Last December, the week of the 19 - 25, I had nearly 10,000 visitors registered in the stats. It gradually declined...
by ellen abbott
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: Being in business for oneself
Replies: 23
Views: 24183

You might find it difficult to succeed in your glass venture when you are working full time at another job. Any job or venture, to be successful, needs your full attention. when we first started our architectural etched glass business, my partner would take the occassional pert-time job to help supp...
by ellen abbott
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Business Topics
Topic: "Collectors' Discount"
Replies: 30
Views: 24531

I just had an experience with this. I have been picked up by a new gallery for me. I am told that it is a very good contact to have so I am happy about it. I seem to be in good company. I got an e-mail from the owner the other day saying there had been some real interest in one of my high end pieces...
by ellen abbott
Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26572

Charlie Holden wrote:
...so you tend to be precise about what you write...reek havoc...


Havoc stinks?!? Actually, it's 'wreak havoc'.

Sorry Charlie, I couldn't resist.

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by ellen abbott
Sat Mar 20, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: Warm Glass Dictionary
Replies: 43
Views: 26572

Etching: eroding the surface of glass with some form of hydroflouric acid OR sandblasting etching is not a specific process but a result. Pate de verre: using fine to medium frit (no larger than BE frit size 2) with a binding agent to make a paste and filling the mold. Literally translated, pate de ...
by ellen abbott
Fri Mar 19, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My most recent
Replies: 33
Views: 21942

No I don't make my own frit, although I did before it was commercially available. I use Bullseye. There are all kinds of 'binders'. I use gum arabic. Other artists use CMC which is a cellulose product. I didn't care for the white stuff it left in my finished glass but it was very tacky. I have heard...
by ellen abbott
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My most recent
Replies: 33
Views: 21942

Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

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by ellen abbott
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do you see new work
Replies: 22
Views: 12988

A year or so ago, I found out that the Higuchis (the Japanese pate de verre artists) had a book, so I ordered it. Oh my God! Why do I even bother? It depressed me so much that it took me over a year before I could look at it again, which I did just this last weekend. And then it was in the context o...
by ellen abbott
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Techniques and Tools
Topic: How do you see new work
Replies: 22
Views: 12988

On the edge of sleep. Sometimes I remember these, sometimes not. My hope is that the ones I don't remember will resurface when I am ready for them. On the eliptical at the gym. Bored, I try to occupy my mind. Also while I drive. I have a sketch book that sometimes I will try to work out a series in ...
by ellen abbott
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My most recent
Replies: 33
Views: 21942

firing schedule

Our schedule is divided into 3 parts. First we dry the mold by raising the temp from room to 300° (75°/hr) and hold for 3 hrs. Then we raise it to 1100° (100°/hr) and hold for 3 hrs. Next we cast the glass by raising to 1650° (550°/hr) and holding, in this case, for 3 hrs. Annealing and coolin...
by ellen abbott
Sun Mar 14, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: Pic of new work
Replies: 21
Views: 14688

Very cool Lisa. I love that pattern bar stuff. Wish I could do that but my mind just doesn't work that way.

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by ellen abbott
Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Photos and Stuff
Topic: My most recent
Replies: 33
Views: 21942

Thanks Haydo. I do actually, but it's very loose and constantly on the edge of chaos. Mostly native and other perennials with some annuals thrown in now and then. Takes up most of the yard. Lots of birds, butterflys, little reptiles, and insects.

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