so much wonder around

so much wonder around

Forgive me, it’s been awhile–I didn’t realize how much wonder I had to share. It really is all around us–morning, noon and night. This is a bit of what I’ve had the privilege to see since mid-December in the order that it crossed my path. That was rather a lot of photos for one post, … Continue reading

Sights & Sounds of the Glass Studio

Sights & Sounds of the Glass Studio

There’s a reason a glassblowing studio is also called a hot shop. The glass is hot, the tools can get hot and, well, so do you. The heat may just be the first thing you experience when walking inside. But, it’s not the only thing happening. Listen closely and you’ll hear the roar of the … Continue reading

Tool Tuesday: paper cutter

Tool Tuesday: paper cutter

Confession: I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler. The same goes for cutting. What’s that have to do with glass? Well, paper is an important part of how I share my work. ┬áIt conveys the title of a piece, a bit about the process and helps to introduce me to you. My trusty … Continue reading

Meet the Wunder Birds!

Meet the Wunder Birds!

You’ve seen them. Along the sidewalk’s edge, in the flowerbed, high overhead. Little birds chirp chirping as they peck and forage. I like to think they’re excited–exclaiming about a choice berry, crunchy beetle or perfect little twig to take back to their nest. They’re a good reminder that the little things can be wonderful. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

Go see the baskets!

Go see the baskets!

With its focus on American craft, the Renwick Gallery is one of my favorite museums. And since it’s part of the Smithsonian, it’s also free–so it’s totally okay to visit often! However, the gallery will be closed to the public beginning December 9 for renovation, so get to it quick if you haven’t been already. … Continue reading

Tool Tuesday: glass

Tool Tuesday: glass

I guess I don’t generally think of it that way, but probably the most important tool in glassblowing is the glass. It comes out of the furnace clear, at a working temperature of 2080 degrees fahrenheit. Whether you’re adding color, making something that will fit in the palm of your hand or that will need … Continue reading

See you at the show!

See you at the show!

Last year I traveled to Chicago to share my glass, but this year I’m sticking a little closer to home. Starting next week, I’ll be on the road and sharing handmade in DC, Maryland and Virginia. Here’s a peek at a few of the newest pieces I’ll have along with me. And here’s where you’ll … Continue reading

handmade holidays

handmade holidays

My grandmother on my father’s side made this little house. Plastic canvas and yarn that’s survived many years longer than the gingerbread that inspired it. I don’t remember exactly when it became mine, and I don’t always remember to put it out somewhere prominent each holiday season, but it’s a nice memory of a woman … Continue reading