Friday, 17 May 2013

Steam cars in the Glassblobbery car park!

Members of the National Steam Car Association came to visit and parked their amazing Steam cars outside the Glassblobbery today.  What a fun bunch of people :) Here are pictures of some of their cars
2 steam cars

 What part of the steam car is the laziest?
(The wheels, because they are always tired!)
Steam cars in the Glassblobbery car park

 What made the dinosaur's car stop?
(A flat Tire-annosaurus!)
Steam car
How do steam cars hear?
(Through their engine-ears!) 

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Glass paperweights from Twists studio

We have some lizard riding Glass paperweights by studio artist Mike Hunter in at the moment. Here’s picture of one:

Glass paperweight with Lizard

Q: What did the grape say when the Komodo Dragon stood on it? 
A: Nothing, it just let out a little wine!

Joke source:

Friday, 10 May 2013

Glass dragon on slate from the mountain

I went up the mountain to get a piece of slate for a glass dragon I made. Here in North Wales we do have a generous amount of slate, so it only seems right that a dragon created in Wales should sit proudly on a piece of its home land.  Anyway here is the picture of The Glass Dragoon mounted on the slate base:

Glass dragon on a slate base

I'm sure everyone knows what dragons like to eat...

What did the dragon say when he saw St George in his shining armour?
It’s a good job I like tinned food!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Glass Sky Dragon Flying

 As I made a Nordic Viking Warrior yesterday it reminded me of a glass Sky Dragon I made some time ago.
Time travels and we learn new stuff. Last year I was shown a dragon from a game that was released in November 2011. It had a striking resemblance to a dragon I made in 1992. I dug out the old sketch book and notes. In those days I made the wings using a different technique, which took more time than I wanted to give it.  So I thought I would have a go at re-making it with the techniques I use today. Here’s the picture of it:

Glass flying dragon

If you want to see more glass dragons you can go to the Glassblobbery website.
It’s interesting going into past student and later design ideas books from my early days on the burner. I think I‘ll redo some of the older designs and let you see them on future posts.
I was thinking about the similarity between dragons and dinosaurs, as any insane person would. I’m sure dragons were about long before dinosaurs.

What’s the difference between the dinosaur and a dragon…? Obvious really. Dinosaurs are too young to SMOKE!

On that note I’ll go....

Monday, 6 May 2013

Glass Black Viking figurine

Today I thought I might post a Glass Viking figurine made of glass. I made the Viking out of Clear glass, which is fired in the kiln to reduce the stress. The glass norse warrior sculpture is then dipped into black lamp lacquer and cured onto the surface of the glass in the hot box (the box a bit like an oven).

Glass Viking or Norse Warrior

I was going to tell a Viking joke , but it was such a saga I thought it would never end.