I get asked a lot about if I give classes and due to a very small studio and a rather full schedule at times, I always say no. But I have finally decided to write an ebook about my specific technique of working freehand ( or off mandrel for the bead makers out there) with soft glass (coe104). I will also be sharing many of the tricks I have learned over the years of doing production work for working more efficiently in the studio. Since I am new to glass tutorials I would like to pick your brain a little. I have put together a little survey about what lampworkers like in a a tutorial. If you are a lampworker I would really appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to give me your opinion, and please pass it onto any lampworkers you know.
This is what I'm upto this beautiful day. Are you working on anything fun?
I first fell in love with glass when I was living in Finland for a year and visited the glass village of Nuutajärvi. If you are ever in Finland (and you should go it's awesome!) take the time to go and checkout the glass studios. And so you can find them here is a website of the Glass Trail of Finland.....I love that they have a glass trail!
I love watching the glass in the flame is still mesmerizing for me even after so many years working with it.
Some of my new work needed some special details, so I spent sometime pulling special canes that will be cut into slices called murrini.
I have been selling on Etsy for a few years now, it has allowed me sell my work to glass lovers all over the world (Australians really seem to like me). On March 21st. I will be hosting a workshop on how to open your own shop on Etsy....so you can be popular in +Australia too! I can also set you up with some free listings so that you can start your shop for *FREE. There is limited spaces in the workshop so RSVP right away
+I can not guarantee that Australians will love you
*This only works for new shops, do not list anything before using this code or it wont work.
I have spent the past month contemplating things like how the hell do chickens manage staying up right and the anatomy of pigs. Of course this just wasn't for the fun of it.....though it was kinda of fun. I am working on designing a new line of glass work that is neither wearable nor hang-able. Little miniature glass animals. So my question or you is.......What animals do you love or collect?
Over the last year or so I have been posting videos of me working on my Facebook page not only have they been popular with my fans, they have been a great help for getting me over (a little bit) my stage fright and camera shyness. Today I had the chance to tape a new one and it is up online now. You can view it here!
Erin has been working with hot glass since 1999.