Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My lampworking studio

Back in 2003 (it seems like a long time ago!), Tom and I moved into our little house here in Jay. One of the things that drew both of us to it was the workshop in the garage - Tom was thinking about a place for his tool collection, and I was thinking about a place to put a torch and a kiln. (The kiln didn't come until much later, though!)

Tom built me a beautiful workstation.















We installed a ventilation hood and after we got the kiln, Tom built a table out of a leftover door. When I took up fusing, I set up my glass cutting system on the table next to the kiln. What I love about it the most is the beautiful view of the Jay Mountain Range that you can see out of the picture window!















(It's not the greatest picture, but you get the idea!)

So, now that I'm starting to gear up for the Syracuse Gem & Mineral Show, I am thinking about what kinds of inventory I want to bring to sell at the show. I think I am going to have a large selection of my handmade glass beads, probably a few bead pens and magnifying glasses, a large selection of kits and instructions/patterns, and a few finished pieces made with gemstone beads. I'm very excited about this show! It will be my largest show ever, and I think with the help I've received from Kathy and Ruby at the Northern Adirondack Trading Cooperative, I think it is going to be a great show for me.

1 comment:

SharonP said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog posts! You have gorgeous jewelry--good luck on your show!