Never big enough, but still wonderful, I present, the glass studio I share with my husband and best collaborator – Leland Dennick.
Here he is copying a fusing schedule from my notebook. We just got the green cutting matts and love, love, love them. Very helpful items. The work table is the heart of the glass studio, where we cut and assemble glass.
He usually works on that side of the table and I work on the side facing him, across from the wall of frit (jars of powdered glass).
There’s a bathroom behind him. Behind and to the left is the hallway to the rest of the house.
You have to be aware of the chemistry of color to work with frit. For example, yellow usually contains sulfur which reacts with blues & greens that contain copper. The areas that touch will turn brown or black.
Glass likes to be stored standing up, it helps prevent breakage and makes it easier to see what you have. Leland made this storage system.
You can barely see my closet, design, painting and jewelry making area in the background. Below is a closer shot of it. Leland’s “office” (desk, chair and laptop) is next to this little nook, and unfortunately subject to noise pollution from the glass studio.
Our spacious Denver kiln has a fan and vent to get rid of nasty gases and is surprisingly energy efficient. We also love that it opens from the top rather than the front. Really makes for less stress on the back lifting and leaning.
Not pictured because they look cluttered and messy are: bisque molds, shelf primer, kiln furniture, chemicals, sinks, glass grinder, glass paints, bins of scrap glass, containers of dichroic glass, rods & stringers, HEPA vacuum cleaner, ring saw, rulers, sanders, belts, bins of completed projects; display fabric, risers & trays. Projects in progress – to be cleaned, to be painted, to be fire polished, to be cut up, to be full fused, to be decided what the heck to do with it
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