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charlie holden
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Ann Robinson video

Postby charlie holden » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:23 pm

Here's a nice little video about Ann Robinson --

Highlights: her new work from last summer; high quality, computer generated, rubber molds with fiberglass shells used to make wax models; various shop shots; she has a large opening in the upper part of her kiln through which she lifts a stopper out of the bottom of the crucible -- thus the glass gets rid of bubbles before pouring into the mold; de-molding massive piece wet, (she gets flashing, just like the rest of us); a cool cold working turntable; tea with assistants; cold working by assistants.

Her mold recipes are in "Glass Notes" by Henry Halem. She adds cellulose fiber to her molds so they are porous. Her recipes make for very stiff mixes because she builds them up around the waxes by hand rather than pour the plaster into a box mold.

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Re: Ann Robinson video

Postby twin vision glass » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:17 pm

Well I cannot seem to stop the flow of tears right now. Ann is so very special to us all and I have loved her work for many a year and been so inspired by her passion for the material and her sense of shape and simplistic design. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet and my twin Melanie was fortunate enough to drive her around B.C. for a time during her visit many years ago after teaching at Pilchuck Glass School. Every opportunity I get to see a new video is very special and contemplative. I needed this in my soul today so thank you so much for sharing this amazing womens journey in glass .
AND oh my !!!if I could just dream of a studio and some help !!!!! just the handsome muscle man alone is worth a million, but the saw really did it to me.

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Re: Ann Robinson video

Postby Peter Angel » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:06 pm

Thank you for sharing this link.
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Re: Ann Robinson video

Postby carol carson » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Great video, thanks for sharing.

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Re: Ann Robinson video

Postby Morganica » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:26 pm

Oh, very cool. One of my favorite casters. Taking a class from her is on my bucket list.
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Re: Ann Robinson video

Postby judith » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:49 am

Thank you for sharing, Charlie. It was a wonderful way to start the day.
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