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New Line of Drinking Glasses

Here they are, fresh out of the oven.  A new line of drinking glasses made with ‘Ocean’ colors.  Ocean blue, Ocean green, Ocean celadon.  The tall glasses are 5 and a half inches tall. The “Rock’  glasses are 3 and a half inches tall.  Both are 3 and a half inches wide. Each glass has the distinctive one dot of contrasting color.  I really like these. They’ll be available at the Mayo St. Arts Center Craft Fair, this Sunday.  The Fair is from  10 – 4 p.m. Hope to see you there.

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My Glass in the Art Institute of Chicago Fall Catalog

The new fall catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop is now out, and you can see my Conversation Pieces™ for sale there. Page 33. I’m very excited about that.

These are glass cartoon word balloons handblown by me in the Portland glass studio.  You can write whatever you want on the word balloons, with a dry erase marker, which comes off easily with any clean cloth.

The Conversation Pieces™have  been available since June in the Museum Shop, to coincide  with the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit that is going on there. I’m now glad that they are available to anyone, even if you can’t make it to Chicago to see the exhibit.

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More Photos of Davide Salvadore making a Glass PIece

Here are a few more photos of Davide. Here he is pulling some twisty cane, and picking up some murrine.  the top photo shows two pieces put together.  There was a third piece still to be made.  The final result was his version of an ancient stringed guitar.  Pretty wild.

 

I don’t have a picture of the final piece because I was too busy putting it away in the annealer.

That’s me in my fire proof gettup.

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Newest Conversation Pieces™ Are Here

Just added these two to my ETSY store.

I’ve been trying to come up with new words to put on these pieces.  And it’s always important to stay positive, especially about our creativity.  So, I thought Create and Dream Big, would be good places to start.

These would look great on your studio wall or in your office.

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They’re Cupid Approved

Here are my latest Conversation Pieces for Valentine’s Day.  You need to get these for the Love of Your Life.  These are much better than chocolates or even a diamond ring.  Really! Unique, fun, sincere, and they hang on the wall, for all to see.

To pick up one of these handblown glass word balloons, simply visit my Etsy Store.

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You Should Be So Lucky

Now available on ETSY.  This is my favorite Conversation PIece word balloon that I’ve made, so far.  Perfect Hanukkah gift. It’s blown glass with vinyl letters, and it hangs on the wall.  There is a hole in the back, so you hang it just like a photo.

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New Murrini Piece Available on Etsy

This piece is small, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, but it makes a big impression. I just posted it onto my Etsy page.

Inspired by Native American blankets, I made glass tiles and arranged them in this pattern, fused them all together, picked up the pattern on the blowpipe, and shaped it into this small pot.  I then sandblasted the surface, to give it a matte finish.  One of a kind, there are no more tiles to make another piece.  Hope you like it.

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