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Dealer Spotlight: Fuse It Studio

Dealer Spotlight: Fuse It Studio The Fuse It Studio in Cape Coral is run by Petra and Wolfgang Kaiser. Petra Kaiser is well known for her in-depth instructions books including Introduction to Glass Fusing, Fuse It and Glass Forming with the Mold Block System. You will also find her articles in the major glass magazines. Coming up and sharing new ideas and projects is what I love about glass fusing Petra said. It is just amazing what one can do with glass and a kiln. At the Fuse It Studio, you can learn everything about kiln-worked glass - fusing, slumping, draping, casting and cold working. Any supplies needed for glass fusing can be found in their studio store. Specialty products like mold-making kits and jewelry findings can be found in their online store. Another specialty product Kaiser Lee is known for is the Kaiser-Lee Board a most versatile mold-making device. Petra and Wolfgang have come

From Rural Workshop to World-Renowned Studio

From Rural Workshop to World-Renowned Studio Bayou Sal Glassworks began in early 2005, as a backyard studio in an unused workshop 17 miles outside of Franklin LA. Owners Paul Weiss Jr. and Russ Peltier had hopes that their glass working skills could occasionally supplement their household income, but didnt have grand expectations since they lived in such a remote rural area. They first made a few windows for friends and family members, and soon people were requesting that they teach classes. They held their first class in the spring of 2006 with three students. As word got around, more students enrolled, and as more custom orders came in, the part-time hobby became their main source of income. In 2008, the studio had to be enlarged to meet their growing needs. As 2010 draws to a close, their work beautifies homes from New York to California, and from Oregon to Florida. They are currently commissioned by

Glass Works Stained Glass Studio, NC

Glass Works Stained Glass Studio, NC When Mike Hartwig and Kevin McDaniel opened Glass Works Stained Glass Studio in 1997, they made it their goal to create a place where do-it-yourselfers could feel comfortable. Whether artists came there to buy supplies, ask questions or learn something new, Mike and Kevin wanted to offer it all.Both men had more than 25 years of experience in stained glass work including design, construction, repairs as well as teaching classes and operating a stained glass retail business. They knew what artists needed to be successful. In that same vein, they constantly sought to offer their customers new and exciting products and services to keep them interested. What inspires me most is being of help to our customers, Mike said.Whether it is someone looking for a piece of leaded glass for their home or church or just looking for that certain item to complete their own project. The products we

Do You Have the Messiest Art Glass Studio?

Do You Have the Messiest Art Glass Studio? If your art glass studio is a hot mess, enter our Messiest Art Glass Studio Contest and you could win $200 worth of organizational supplies from Delphi. How to Enter Email your photo to [email protected] May 23- May 31, 2011. We will post all photos to an album on Delphis Facebook page on June 1 for voting. How to Win Our Facebook fans will decide the winner. Whoevers photo gets the most likes wins. Voting wil begin June 1 and end June 9. Winner will be announced June 10, 2011. Prize Winner will receive $200 in studio organizational supplies from Delphi. The Fine Print This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Facebook. You are providing your email address to Delphi Glass and not to Facebook. Delphi Glass will notify winner by replying to email address. Delphi Glass will not share your email address with anyone.

Most Organized Art Glass Studio will Win a $200 Delphi Gift Card

Most Organized Art Glass Studio will Win a $200 Delphi Gift Card After the fun and success of last years Messiest Art Glass Studio Contest, Delphi is looking to reward the glass artist with the Most Organized Art Glass Studio. It just might be you. Is your studio full of custom made shelving and labeled containers, with a place for everything and everything in its place? Have you devised an ingenious method for organizing art glass supplies? Then Delphi wants you to share photos of your art glass studio. The entry with the most votes will win a $200 Delphi Glass gift card. Contest Details-Like Us on Facebook to get access to this contest. Then submit photo(s) of your organized art glass studio and provide a 30-100 word description of your favorite organizational methods and products. Submission Dates- July 6-18, 2012 Public Voting Period- July 19-28, 2012 Winner Announced- July 30, 2012 Prize Details- $200 Delphi Glass gift card. Gift cards

Organized Studio Contestants Share Their Tips

Organized Studio Contestants Share Their Tips Your studio is your haven, your cave of creativity, your me space. It is as personal as the work that comes out of it. One thing that studios everywhere could probably use is some ORGANIZATION, and thanks to Delphis second annual studio contest we can all learn some secrets to keeping it clean. In 2011, we featured those of you who had the Messiest Studios. We had 50 photo entries in that contest, and boy we really enjoyed seeing the functioning chaos. This year we explored the opposite end of the spectrum, hoping to gain some insights, tips, and methods to keeping an art glass studio neat and tidy. Whether you have a large dedicated space for your studio, or like most you are repurposing a section of your home to accommodate your ever growing passion for glass, these tips will help you get organized. Tips from the Contest

Delphi Featured Artist: Stephanie Murphy

Delphi Featured Artist: Stephanie Murphy Each month at Delphi Glass, we’d like to put the spotlight on one of the many talented artists we see daily in our Artist Gallery. For the month of February, we’re delighted to introduce Stephanie Murphy, who goes by the name aMosaicist in our gallery. Stephanie was born and raised in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, and now lives just south of there in a town called Schnecksville. After earning her nursing degree in college, she became a critical care nurse for 10 years. But in order to care for her autistic son, Patrick, she had to leave her career behind. Throughout college and beyond, Stephanie began using art as a coping mechanism for the stresses in her life, especially when it came to raising her autistic son. “In college, I filled my electives with art classes, drawing and ceramics, to give my brain a respite from the vigorous nursing courses. Creating art

Business Owners Learn How to Make Money with Glass

Business Owners Learn How to Make Money with Glass At Delphis latest Glass Getaway, 14 Ceramic Studio/Paint-Your-Own-Pottery owners from Texas and Oklahoma gathered in Austin to learn how to make money with glass. Participants learned how to make nine exclusive fused glass projects that they can recreate in their own studios. In addition, glass artist and business expert, Denise Christmas-Gibson, shared marketing ideas and best practices for implementing glass programs. This is, by far, the best class Ive attended in 10 years of business,said Michelle Booth of Glazed Over studio in Houston. These [projects] were cute, fun, easy projects that will make my studio money and my customers happy. Christmas-Gibson agreed that the getaway was a success. When studios get together like this, they share ideas with eachother and brainstorm together, Christmas-Gibson said. Its really great to see participants getting so much value out of these workshops. So far this year, Delphi has hosted Glass Getaways in Phoenix, AZ,

D&L Art Glass to Host David Alcala

D&L Art Glass to Host David Alcala D & L Art Glass in St. Augustine, FL, will be hosting renowned glass artist David Alcala in its studio on October 6 and 7, 2012. David will be sharing his innovative techniques of working with frit in the vertical along with his revolutionary new product Flexi-Glass. Join D L for Davids Sand To Glass Tour 2012 and walk away with a new sense of creativity and inspiration.

Five Social Media Sites to Promote Your Business

Five Social Media Sites to Promote Your Business 1. Blogs Sites like blogger.com and wordpress.com make setting up a blog free and easy. Its a great way for studios to create online portfolios of their work and document the creative process. Use a blogging site as a free mini-website for your business. 2. Facebook Facebook is a social networking service that makes it easy to keep in touch with friends and family. With 1 in 7 people on the planet on Facebook, its also a great platform for promoting your business and finding new customers. Find out how to set up a Facebook page for your business. Here are a few good examples of art glass businesses on Facebook Momma Mosaics (photo top left) Stained Glass Creations and Beyond Steider Studios 3. Flickr Flickr is an online image gallery, where studios can share images from store events, classes, students work, etc. You can adjust the privacy settings to

Stained Glass News 25th Anniversary Contest

Stained Glass News 25th Anniversary Contest Check out these Project Ideas Now for some news from Stained Glass News SGN, in conjunction with Aanraku Glass Studios and Spectrum Glass, has announced details of their their 25th Anniversary Contest. Nine winners will be chosen to receive cash prizes as well as glass and supplies from Spectrum Glass Studios. To enter the contest make one of three new Aanraku projects using Spectrum Glass - either art glass or System96 - and send a photo of your work to Stained Glass News in Newaygo, MI. You can use any glass crafting technique and enter as many projects as you like. Buy your supplies from Delphi Glass or your favorite local glass retailer, then visit stainedglassnews.com/contest for complete rules and entry form. You have until December 31st to mail in your project. Winners will be announced in the March 2013 issue of Stained Glass News. Project Categories Cash

Delphi Gets Generous Donation for Beads of Courage

Delphi Gets Generous Donation for Beads of Courage Last week, we were surprised (and thrilled. ) to receive a donation of 120 beautiful lampworked borosilicate beads for Beads of Courage. The artist was Ruth Kelley from Gainesville, MO. We caught up with her this week to ask her a few questions about her generous donation. Delphi How did you hear about the Beads of Courage initiative? Ruth Kelley Initially I saw a TV spot about Beads of Courage and how much the organization means to the patients. Then I got the Delphi e-newsletter about the initiative, and knew I had to contribute. Delphi How did you get started flameworking? Ruth Kelley A neighbor opened a studio (Sharon Stoffel of Morningstar Glass), and I started taking classes from her in 2008. Delphi Who or what inspires you? Ruth Kelley There are so many talented glass artists. I used to spend hours looking at websites and admiring artists work. Plus,

Animal Creations Contest

Animal Creations Contest Pets make great inspiration for art. In Delphis new contest Animal Creations submit a project of your pet to our online Artist Gallery for your chance to win. This contest is going on now through September 30th. See the contest rules and enter today. More About the Contest Submit any project done in art glass, mosaics, ceramics or even in jewelry form. This is an online contest open to everyone. All skill levels, from beginning crafters to studio artist, are encouraged to participate. Entries must be submitted electronically through the online Artist Gallery by September 30, 2010. See full contest rules on the Delphi Glass website. Prizes Delphi Glass Genius T-shirts will be awarded to 10 randomly selected entries. All entries are also eligible to be featured in future Delphi catalogs and publications; artists selected for publication will receive a Delphi Gift Certificate. Artist Spotlight Our featured artist is Robin

Mark Hall: Leaving His Mark on the Glass World

Mark Hall: Leaving His Mark on the Glass World We recently asked our Facebook fans to send us photos of glass art from their gardens. We received some especially interesting photos from glass artist Mark Hall. Impressed as we were, we realized that Marks talent goes far beyond the confines of his garden. He is self-taught and has mastered German leading techniques, hand beveling, mirroring and sandblasting among other techniques. He fine-tuned hisskills while studying abroad in Germany at Derix Glass Studio,at Pilchuck School of Glass in Washington, andwith The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. He and his wife, Leslie, now work together at Hallmark Glass. How did you get started in glass? In 1976 my brother informed me hed started a business, and I was his partner. Surprised, I asked, Whats our business? He responded, Stained glass. I knew nothing about it, so I learned how to make a window on our first

How to Create a Business Page in Facebook

How to Create a Business Page in Facebook Creating a page for your business in Facebook is easy. Follow these steps to set it up. Then remember to update your page frequently with engaging content like photos, business tips, event information, etc. 1. Click on Create a Page in the bottom right-hand corner of Facebook.com 2. Choose whether youre creating a page for a brand, a public figure, a charity cause, etc. 3. Follow prompts and fill out information - youll have to attach the fan page to a personal account. Note Facebook prohibits creating duplicate personal accounts like having a work account and a personal account, so make sure you adjust the privacy settings on your personal page before you link it to your business page. 4. Once your page is set up, youll want to secure a username like www.facebook.com/delphiglass, to do this, go to http //www.facebook.com/username. Choose wisely, you cant change the username once selected.

Featured Artist: Cheryl Syminink

Featured Artist: Cheryl Syminink Its clear from all of your pieces that you love working with bright colors. Where do you get your love for color? I just love color. Without color, life can be dull. Color helps to create mood, passion, emotion and can bring out the best in people. How would you describe your artistic style? I believe that my style can be categorized as beachy. I love the beach and surfing, but I also love the woods and nature, so sometimes its nature inspired. You have done several beautiful mosaics and stained glass panels, and I also understand you do some fused glass work and bead making. Whats your favorite medium and why? I love making mosaics because thats what led me to glass in the first place. I go through spurts though. Ill make a whole bunch of mosaics and then make beads in between. Then Ill switch it up

13 Tips for a Tidy Craft Space

13 Tips for a Tidy Craft Space We scoured the web, asked our Delphi artists, questioned our fans on Facebook, and finally came up with 13 easy-to-implement tips for keeping things clutter-free. Feel free to share your own in our comments section below. 1. Choose an area with good lighting. If you have a window, keep the area clear, so light can flow in nicely. 2. Partition off the craft area (contain the craft creep) with a screen or furniture. 3. If you havent used something in 2 years, consider donating it to a school or senior center, selling to a buy-back program or tossing it. 4. Label everything. 5. Consider what tools and supplies you need the most. These should be easily accessible. Store the rest in clear bins. 6. If your space is limited, go vertical. Install a slat wall for easy shelving. From our Facebook fans 7. Scrapbooking paper shelves are also great for

Delphi Glass Partners with the Morean Arts Center

Delphi Glass Partners with the Morean Arts Center On a recent company field trip to St. Petersburg, Florida, a group of Delphi Glass employees attended a glassblowing demonstration at a local Hot Shop. With music pumping in the background, the group watched as the glassblower gathered, rolled, twirled and twisted a glob of molten glass. He shaped it with conviction and intensity. He performed a calculated dance from the furnace, to the rod, to the steel table. And only moments later, the lava evolved into a striking vessel. From a furnace - to a queens dowry. That is the magic of glass. After the demonstration, the group wandered into the Hot Shops Glass Studio still mesmerized from the lively performance. The space sparkled with bottles, bowls, pitchers, jewelry and more. Had the group not just witnessed the demonstration, they might have overlooked these vessels. But now the bowls and plates were more than just colorful glass shapes. They

Jodi McRaney Rusho: Glass with a Past

Jodi McRaney Rusho: Glass with a Past You may know Judi Rusho by the Epic Kiln Carving post we shared on Facebook last week, or by one of her many jewelry pieces floating around on Pinterest. Jodi is a glass artist who is known for stacking, tacking, slumping, fusing and etching discarded glass items into tasteful, functional art. How did you get started in glass? I was originally interested in lampworking, bought a kiln and couldnt afford to buy glass or any more equipment. Not being particularly patient, I promptly rounded up some bottles and started melting them. I liked the recycled aspect, and when other artists told me that it couldnt be done, I was in for the duration. Im nothing if not determined. I began in 1999, and have learned so much since then. Happily, I finally made my first lampwork beads last year. Why glass? If you look around your home or office right

Delphi is Pinterested in Your Glass Art

Delphi is Pinterested in Your Glass Art If you've ever stumbled across a project you love on DelphiGlass.com or read an Artist Spotlight in our catalog and wondered where we get all the project images the answer is simple. Most of them come from people like you - our customers - and at Delphi we love to show off your work. We regularly browse the Delphi Online Artist Gallery for projects and artists that inspire us to share. Open your own Delphi Artist Gallery and upload your projects. You could find your art features in a Delphi email, on our Pinterest boards or in an upcoming Delphi catalog. Delphi's Pinterest boards are a great place to find inspiration and get fresh ideas for your next project. If you want to get creative promote your studio or gallery or just show off your art - let Delphi help. Follow us on Pinterest to keep up on the latest

Dealer Spotlight: Sunflower Glassworks

Dealer Spotlight: Sunflower Glassworks A Sunflower Blooms in New Mexico Mary Datwyler has been creating glass art for nearly 20 years, seven of which she has spent as owner of Sunflower Glassworks in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She founded Sunflower as a full-service glass shop. That means whatever youre interested in -- supplies, classes, finished artwork, or commission work -- Mary and her team have you covered. Sunflower Glassworks offers a wide variety of stained glass and fusing supplies. They are currently the only glass shop in New Mexico that carries both 90 and 96 COE fusible glass. Besides supplies, customers can find fished gifts. (Mary is an accomplished studio artist. Her art has been commissioned for churches and private installations and has been featured on HGTVs Thats Clever. ) Expect to find a wide range of art in the gallery from Southwestern style chili peppers to chic Japanese sushi sets. Find exclusive store

Vladimir Aituganov Comes to NYC - Don't Miss Him!

Vladimir Aituganov Comes to NYC - Don't Miss Him! The grand art of mosaics, which has existed for thousands of years, was used by the ancient Greeks to decorate their walls, floors, tables, benches, fountains, and pools. Made from marble, ceramic tiles, semi-precious stones, and smalti, mosaics are luminous, lightproof, water and temperature resistant. They allow artists infinite possibilities to design unique and long-lasting creations in their own expressive style, from realism to abstract. This weeklong workshop guides students through the various steps needed to complete their own one-foot square mosaicfrom the cartoon drawing to the final installation. Most materials needed for the workshop are provided, but participants must bring their own tools. Please see the workshops materials list, available in the Leagues main office. Born and trained in Russia, Vladimir Aituganov immigrated to the United States in 1991. He then became an American citizen, and established his studio. He is known as a master of mosaics and of

Delphi's Fusing Forum is Coming Up!

Delphi's Fusing Forum is Coming Up! Get Fired Up with Fusing. Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 10am - 3pm ONE DAY ONLY. Hang out at Delphi for the day and watch free fusing presentations by Delphi Experts. Learn about the fundamentals of fusing, tips and tricks from Delphis best and network with other artists. Dont Miss These Exciting Presentations 10 00 am - Lets Start Small Learn the basics on how to fuse glass. Glass cutting and layering will be demonstrated. Take advantage of the opportunity to try new embellishing products by making a small cabochon that will be fused and ready to take home later in the afternoon. All material will be provided. 12 00 pm - Prepare and Apply It Which kiln wash do I use? Learn what kiln wash works best on which surface and how to prepare and apply Check out the New Molds and see what they can create. 1 00

2nd Annual Delphi Glass Animal Creations Contest

2nd Annual Delphi Glass Animal Creations Contest Back by popular demand, Delphi is sponsoring its second annual Animal Creations Contest. Last year, animal lovers submitted hundreds of amazing projects inspired by their furry friends. Submit a project of your pet to Delphis online Artist Gallery for your chance to win a Delphi Swag Bag full of goodies. This contest is going on Oct. 1 through Oct. 30. See the contest rules and enter today. VIEWASLIDESHOWOF2010 ENTRIES. More About the Contest Submit any project done in art glass, mosaics, ceramics or jewelry. This is an online contest open to everyone. All skill levels, from beginning crafters to studio artists, are encouraged to participate. Entries must be submitted electronically through the online Artist Gallery by Oct.30, 2010. Prizes Delphi Swag Bags will be awarded to 5 randomly selected entries. Swag bags will contain a Delphi T-shirt, a Delphi lanyard, $10 Delphi Dollars and more. All entries are also eligible

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House

Don't Miss Delphi's Winter Open House Delphis Winter Open House is one of our most popular events of the year. Free to the public, visitors can attend previews of many of our most popular classes - even new classes. Dont miss this exciting chance to meet our fabulous instructors and network with other artists. When Saturday, January 14th 2012, 10am to 4pm 10 00 am - 11 15 am Free Flameworking Previews Glass Bead Making / Beads on Minor / Intensive Bead Workshop / Intro to Boro/Boro Jewelry / Decorative Blown Glass Spheres / Marble Making 11 30 am - 12 30 pm Free Stained Glass Previews Beginning Lead Came / Lead Came Construction / Cutting Art Glass / Soldering Made Easy Bandsaw Magic / Designing & Installing Kitchen Cabinets Beginning Stained Glass / Copper Foil Studio / Tiffany Lamps / Panel Lamps 12 45 pm - 1 15 pm Free Jewelry Previews Beginning Metal Clay