Monday, 16 December 2013

Frosted glass white dog

Here is a picture of a frosted white  glass dog, which will be finding a home on Wednesday. Hope they like it...
Frosted glass white dog
A really bad dog joke i saw on the internet ...
A guy is driving around Oklahoma and he sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking Dog For Sale." He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a Labrador Retriever sitting there.
"You talk?" he asks.
"Yep," the Lab replies.
"So, what's your story?"
The Lab looks up and says, "Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running.
"But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security wandering near suspicious characters and listening in.
"I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals. I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
"Ten dollars," the guy says.
"Ten dollars? This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?"
"Because he's a damn liar. He never did any of that stuff."

Sunday, 15 December 2013

A glass kingfisher coming up with a fish in it's mouth.

Not long ago I was making a glass diving kingfisher, Roger asked me why I hadn't made one coming out of the water with a fish in it's mouth? I couldn't think of a reason for not doing one. so here is a picture of a  glass kingfisher coming up with a fish in it's mouth.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Glass unicorns there are more, but hee are two...

Here's a glass unicorn to get us in tune with this mystical time of the year...

Glass unicorn
The pink is created by applying Gold.

If that wasn't magical enough, how about a glass flying Unicorn....

Glass Flying Unicorn

Went to the cinema the other night and saw a unicorn POP CORN!

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Glass kingfisher with fish in reeds.

Roger Green has taken a picture of a Glass kingfisher with fish in reeds. I was note sure about the black background, however it seems to have worked very well. Roger tells me he took over 189 pictures overlaying them to get the depth of field. Mind blowing. I hate to think how long it must have taken. Anyway here's the picture:

Glass kingfisher with fish in reeds. 

There are some other goodies to come...

Friday, 6 December 2013

Glass Owls on a Branch

I was asked if I could make 2 Glass owls sitting on a branch. One glass owl is a parent, so this is what I came up with...
Glass Owls on a Branch

"Knock, Knock"
"Who's there?"
"Who who?"
... "Are you an owl?"

Well I thought it was a HOOT anyway. :)

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Frosted Glass Heron

Roger Green took a Frosted Glass Heron home to photograph. He tells me he took over 100 of it, which he overlaid to get this picture of the handmade glass heron I made. I don't know how long it took him! I hope you like the picture.
Hand made Frosted Glass Heron figurine
From HE RON in Roger will be taking even more photos of my glass...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Glass fox for the States

Lisa asked me if I could make a glass fox and send it to the USA. So here is a picture of it:

Glass Fox Walking
Here's a funny I came across:

Q: Why don't foxes make good dancers?
A: Because they have two left feet!

Monday, 25 November 2013

Slate Top Tables by David Thomas

I was asked for some pictures of Slate Top Tables by David Thomas on show in the gallery.
there are 5 I chose and here they are...

Oak slate top table

Walnut slate top table

Walnut slate top table

Walnut slate top table

Oak slate top table

Nest time holly....

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Crystal Clear Glass Christmas Decorations

I was asked if we had some Crystal Clear Glass Christmas Decorations... We have quite a range of them here at the Glassblobbery. so to wet your appetite here are some pictures I took earlier.

Crystal Clear Glass Bird Christmas Decorations 
And for those who like Icicles here are some Crystal Clear Glass Icicle Christmas Tree Decorations.
They are £2.99 ($4.80)  for one or £15.00 (£24.00) the set. I really like these:

Crystal Clear Glass Icicle Christmas Decorations

Next Time will be another day another glass adventure...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Glass Dragon On A Slumped Crystal Base

Today we finished and photographed a Glass Dragon On A Slumped Crystal Base. Here's the picture.

Glass Dragon On A Slumped Crystal Base 
Xmas decoration next time.... or something else :)

Monday, 11 November 2013

Glass Owl Graduation Prize

I was asked if I could make a Glass graduation prize based around a glass owl holding a diploma.
After some thought here is what I came up with:

Glass Owl Graduation Prize  
The diploma is sandblasted to make it white, the amber on the body is using silver impregnated into the glass.
Dragon next time...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Glass Christmas decorations using Wax to color Glass

There was a post about making Glass Christmas decorations using Wax to color Glass. So I thought I would have a go... here's the first attempt:

Glass Christmas decorations using Wax to color Glass
The wax temperature is very critical and will need a bit of practice to perfect it. Quite an exiting concept. I'm looking forward to doing more :)

Owl or a Dragon next time

Friday, 8 November 2013

Glass dragon on a wooden candle stick

A while ago I had a commission for a Glass dragon on a wooden candle stick. The candle stick was made by David Thomas who lives in a beautiful wooded valley not far away. Some one asked me what the wood was and I had to say "Tree wood". I was completely stumped. :) The same customer asked me to do a dragon on another rally nice yew candle stick from David.  Here's the picture of the one they've taken away:

Glass dragon on a wooden candle stick

next time wax colored glass decoration... see you then :)

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Glass horse and rider

I was asked to make a glass horse and rider. The helmet had to look as if it was in mid air and the rider had to be a little on the plump side! Here's what I came up with:

Glass horse and rider
Bad joke ;)
(Q) What do two horses in love do on the internet?
(A) They E-Loap!

Dragon on a candle stick next time...

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Glass dragon looking over a shelf

we had a customer in a few days ago who had ordered a Glass dragon looking over a shelf down at her collection of other dragons. She let me take a picture of it, so here's your chance to get a look at it:
Glass dragon looking over a shelf  
Long Tail Glass Dragon looking over a shelf
Horse and rider next time...

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Crystal Clear Glass Christmas Snowflake

I was asked if we had any Crystal Clear Glass Christmas Snowflake. As Christmas is speeding up on us I thought I might let you have a picture of one:

Crystal Clear Glass Christmas Snowflake
Next will be a dragon on a shelf or around a Candle stick Or I may do something else. Life's an adventure :)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Glass Female Gymnast Doing A Handstand

Jean asked me if I could make a Glass Female #Gymnast Doing A Handstand. I have made some different ones but i thought this might be of interest.

Glass Female Gymnast Doing A Handstand
A female gymnast was asked if she had a boyfriend? She replied yes he's the son of Mr and Mrs Nast... Jim Nast. :)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Glass Pumpkins For Halloween

I made some Glass Pumpkins For Halloween and here's the picture...

Glass Pumpkins
Baby ones :)

Oh And a glass heron or two. Here's a frosted one of those. The frosted effect is created by using a sandblaster, which shoots sand at the glass heron to scratch the surface.

Frosted Glass Heron
I make the glass herons in Pink, blue, clear and frosted glass.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Glass #fairy flying

A flying Glass Fairy was seeing in the Glassblobbery today. Must be coming up to Halloween!
The pink is gold, which is applied after the clear glass has been worked.
I managed to get a picture of the flying #faery so here it is:..

Flying Glass Fairy
Here's a fairy good joke from Wendy Joy...

What is a scouse fairies favorite song from Liverpool...
Fairy cross the MERSEY
For those who are to young to know the song the Mersey is the river by Liverpool. :)

Monday, 21 October 2013

Glass Blue Lobster to Llangollen

Jean Johns ordered a Glass Blue Lobster on the 28 of September. It has been sent off and she's very pleased with it. Here's a picture for all you lovely folk!

Glass Blue Lobster
Just found this awful joke:
Where does a lobster keep his clothes?
In the clawset!

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Glass Yellow Rose to Borneo

Wendy has asked me to send a glass yellow rose in a dome to Borneo. So here is a picture of the glass yellow rose in its glass dome!
Glass Yellow Rose
The Yellow Rose is a sign of being a good or best friend.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Glass fairy on a mushroom

#Glass Fairy
The other day our man Roger ran of with a glass fairy and sat her on a mushroom. Here is the evidence:
Glass fairy on a mushroom
 Roses in domes next time ...

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Wall Hanging Red Glass Dragon

Opened the kiln today to find 2 large Glass Wall Hanging Red Dragons cuddling to keep warm. The kiln had only been up to 690 degrees Centigrade (1274 F). Well they are only newly born #dragons. They will be flying over seas to find a good home... Lucky beasties ;)  By the way they are £197 ($290) each. Here's a picture of one of the red dragons. My son has told me if you like the dragon I have to ask you to share him with your friends ;)

Glass Wall Hanging Red Dragon
Next time see what happened when Roger ran off with a glass fairy...

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

#Diabetes UK (Cymru) Photo crystals

Today I sent off the #Diabetes UK (Cymru) Photo crystals and blue dragons we have been working on to Cardiff . Really nice commission. Here's a picture of a photo crystal with a blue Welsh Dragon :) A good #diabetic charity to create glass dragons for:

#Diabetes UK (Cymru) glass dragon Photo crystal
Next time Red Wall hanging dragons... if all goes to plan. Just have to see after the kiln is open.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Crystal Clear Glass Miner

I was asked if we could do a crystal glass Miner figurine. so this is what we came up with... Battery pack, helmet, pick axe and other goodies like arms and legs. 

Crystal Clear Glass Miner
Mines are for miners.
Dwarves like mines to!
EEEk non PC miners joke A Chinese guy applied for a job in a Welsh coal mine and was put in charge of the supplies. One day, Di Jones and Aled Williams were walking down the main tunnel in the lowest level. All of a sudden Di says,"Hey. Have you seen that Chinese bloke, I'm running short of candles. I haven't seen him since started."
The Aled says,"No, I haven't seen him either."
Right then, the Chinese man jumped out of a dirt mound right in front of them and yelled,"Supplies!!"

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Glass Flying Witch on a Broom.

When I was up in Edinburgh I visited an exhibition in Modern 2 about witches in art. So inspired here is a flying glass witch I made the other day which came out of the staining room today. The loop on the hair is so she can hang and look as if she's flying.

Glass Witch on a Broomstick
Getting closer to Halloween. Here's a question to ponder next time you see a witch... 
Why do witches have stiff joints ?They get broomatism!

How does a witch go faster when she's flying?
She goes broom, BROOM :)

Monday, 7 October 2013

Glass pig on it's back laughing :)

The other day Roger (A guy I work with here at the Glassblobbery) took a glass pig on it's back laughing to photograph. Here are the results:
Glass pig on it's back laughing  
Hopefully the witch I made today will be out of the kiln and stained over the next few days.
I'll post a picture when it's finnished.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Squirrel holding a glassblobbery leaflet!

Roger just been sent a picture of a squirrel holding one of our leaflets. How cool is that!

Squirrel holding a Glassblobbery leaflet :)
Clever Squirrel

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Glass Red Griffin

I was asked if I could make a glass griffin. The last ones I made were yellows for The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) So to be different I made a red glass Griffin....
Glass Griffin

Tomorrow I think I have a witch on a broom stick among other things to do (well Halloween is not far away). Lets see what happens :)

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Glass dragons can drive you up the wall

Last time I said I would post a glass dragon. I’ve been busy here’s a gaggle of them…

5 wall glass dragons
They just keep growing!