My husband and I recently fixed up and then sold our house. All good news! The bad news was that our Living Room was my glass studio and when we started to do the fixing up last fall, I had to pack up all my glass and store it in the garage. At first it was hard to go from running three kilns a day to doing no fusing at all, but as work on the house progressed, I was so busy that I didn’t have time anyway.
As we got close to selling the house and I had more time, I began looking for a workshop. I found it to be a frustrating experience because many artist conclaves, where I thought would be fun to work surrounded by many different kinds of artists, kept saying no to me as they didn’t want kilns. I believe it was mostly due to lack of adequate power and/or the cost of power, but I also sensed some fear and concern about kilns as well. Then I got very lucky. A mosaic glass artist who has a workshop was looking for a shop mate. So now we are two glass artists sharing a shop! Meet Dana Albany, mosaic artist extraordinaire!
Here are a few links to explain her latest project in front of which she is standing.
I did my first kiln cycle this week and had fun trying something new, but alas it has a crack in it. At least I am back in the game and will hopefully have many new projects to share over time.