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Peggy Pettigrew Stewart. Glass artist, instructor and owner of Desert Glasshopper Studio in Cave Creek AZ.Peggy Pettigrew-Stewart's award winning glass art has been featured in museums, exhibitions and galleries worldwide. Her fascination and unique journey in glass began 16 years ago, after battling cancer. With a technical background she has been able to develop new techniques, processes with glass. With her technical knowledge she has helped manufacturers develop new materials,tools and equipment. She is one of the early pioneers working with Float glass. Considered a master at fusing, casting, kiln sculpting. She has studied extensively coldworking, sandblasting & sandcarving in addition to fusing. She combines multiple processes to create her unique glass art. She is one of just a few U.S. instructors to teach the Verre églomisé glass technique. Ms. Stewart attended the famed Pilchuck International Glass School and Academe' Taller in Spain. She has studied & worked with many masters of glass. She had the honor of working Team Chihuly during installation of the Dale Chihuly exhibit in Phoenix Arizona. Her work is held in museums and private collections worldwide. Her glass is bent to release prismatic color, and is evident in all of her glass works, ranging from human face-to-glass expressions to individually themed bowls formed by kiln forming, kiln casting, sculpting, sandblasting & carving, coloring and use of exotic metals. Ms. Stewart gives voice to the human spirit through her glass sculpturing of “Heroes of Woodstock” ™, a growing collection featuring the faces of great musicians from the Woodstock festival that defined a generation almost half a century past. She continues her decades-long fascination and experimentation with translucence and transparency, with color and light.
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Twisted Fiber Rope - 8 Ft

Twisted Fiber Rope - 8 Ft

Item# 92801
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Fiber rope, July 24, 2018 4 stars
Pros
Fun to use, reusable, can unwind and use individual sections.
Cons
Wish other thicknesses (such as 1”) available.
Other Thoughts
You can be so creative with your kiln forming of glass with this product. I use it all the time, and use it over and over!
Deluxe Sandcarving System

Deluxe Sandcarving System

Item# 41121
Rayzist Sandblaster, July 24, 2018 5 stars
Pros
Ease of use, built in pressure pot & recycling, height adjustment (electric). Air curtain protects the glass window. Dual doors easy for working with larger glass. Foot pedal system is wonderful. Easy to use. Superior workmanship and quality.
Cons
None
Other Thoughts
This is the Lamborghini of sandblasting units. I have had at least 10 other top of the line models. By far this machine tops them all. The only other one I would consider is the smaller Rayzist unit. These are wonderful. American made at their own plant. Superior quality and workmanship
KraftKote Kit - 16 oz

KraftKote Kit - 16 oz

Item# 86102
Kraft Kote, February 16, 2014 5 stars
Pros
Wonderful product. I use to seal my Verre' Eglomise glass. Protects the glass from scratches and tears in the metal / foil overlay. Looks and feels like clear glass.
Cons
Messy to use, long drying time.
Other Thoughts
Many uses beyond mosaic and Verre' Eglomise.!
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart
Peggy Pettigrew Stewart
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joined:Apr 20, 2009
location:Cave Creek, AZ US
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