Whether you’re in the tropics or not, these handmade fused glass clocks will keep you punctual.
They’re made with recycled window glass. (Thanks Kristina.)
Most will be available for sale at Sámara Organics Market.
I’ve been having a lot of fun recently making these wire-wrapped pendants.
I’ve enhanced them with beaded ropes.
I recently selected a few for gifts for the girls and women in my family. When I laid them out on the table so each one could choose her favorite, my 16 year-old grandson swooped in, made his own selection, and wore his pendant the rest of the weekend. So, you see, these designs are unisex.
These earrings are using a new technique with a new material. I hope you like them.
All of this jewelry is for sale at Samara Organics at the Natural Center.
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I was commissioned to make a wedding gift for Jim and Evelyn, who tied the knot on New Year’s Eve. We shared a lovely evening and sent them into their new life together with an amazing fireworks display over the ocean. I hope this 14″ platter will remind them. Best wishes to a great couple.
This is a fun piece I just finished. I feel a series coming on.
Friday afternoon, we made light catchers with students from Mareas Homeschool, here in Samara.
We talked about glass: what it is made of – and glass fusing: what happens when it is heated in a kiln.
We talked about color, the color wheel, and how different colors work together.
We used pre-fired pieces of fusible art on top of a clear base sheet, in designs to match or drawings.
Here are the light catchers, with hooks, in the kiln and ready for firing up to 1490 degrees farenheit.
Twenty-four hours later, we opened the kiln to find the pieces of glass fused to the base sheet.
Colored light, ready to hang in a window.
Kids classes can be scheduled for small groups. Call for more information.
A variety of colorful and bright of colorful pieces made in this week’s class: a nite-lite, 2 plates, and a votive holder. It’s fun to see how different personalities are manifested in light and color.
It’s always exciting to open the kiln after an all-night firing. The results of our first jewelry class were successful.
Linda’s pendants turned out well, with bits of dichroic sparkle. Ready for a simple silk cord.
Becky has a nice blue set with a pendant and earrings. Here copper mesh earrings are swell.
When Roberta picked up her pieces, she sat right down and fitted the findings so that she could wear her earrings and pendant on the plane home.
A new cake plate catches the light like jewels.
14″ diameter, dead flat, it sits on three feet.
June through September
Beginning Glass Fusing – Monday and Tuesday afternoons 1:30pm – 3:30 pm or by appointment.
Reservation required – 2656-1010. 4 students max, $20.00/ 10,000 colones. No experience required.
Classes are offered at our studio in Playa Samara, Costa Rica. You will make a piece of warm glass art, fused and slumped. Allow 72 hours for firing.
Continued learning and project specific studio time is more than possible. Call or write for more information.
Combine glass fusing with a tropical vacation. We have accommodations for you and your family at Casa Mango and Casa Papaya.