One of those pieces that ends up being mine. It’s rare, but sometimes there’s technical things that make me feel like it’s a piece not to be released into the wild. I may change my mind, but for now, it is a piece of summer on my right pointer finger. It reminds me of the seashore sands, and the ocean water out at the Oregon coast, where I am spending a lot of time this summer!
A fun one, quirky, with a learning curve. I’m experimenting with textures! Boro glass is so gorgeous and creates layers and swirls of color like no other glass. I just got myself a more powerful oxygen supply to my torch, and I am looking forward to seeing what I can do with boro glass with that extra power!
It’s October! Cider and donuts and crunchy leaves. The colors are peaking on some trees right now here in Oregon, the brightest reds and oranges are afire on the trees. The days are still sometimes sunny and warm, but the rains have come as well, earlier than usual. The heat in my house has started turning on in the mornings. I treated myself to some really good, organic hot cocoa mix this week. It’s time to start burrowing in for the winter....
Artisan Glass Jewelry by Carli Schultz
The sparkle of glass was something that resonated with me long before I was old enough to own something made of glass. At age seven my parents took me to the Corning Glass Museum and I was completely smitten – in awe of the wizards that turned something that looked like slow-flowing water into sculptured poodles and fish.
Carli Schultz is an artist working in the medium of art glass with a process called lampworking, or flameworking, a method of manipulating glass by melting it in the flame of a torch. As a child Schultz’s parents took her to the Corning Glass Museum in New York, where she watched wizards create amazing objects with glass as it flowed like slow water. The fascination has stayed with her ever since.