Borosilicate cabochons

Using Glass Cabochons

September 29, 2015 |

 I love making glass cabochons especially because they can be so versatile in jewelry designs. I make mine using borosilicate glass because I like the rich colors and added strength of boro.  The method I use is called an implosion. The glass is manipulated to envelop the color and this creates the wonderful three dimensional flower-like designs. Small cabochon trays are … Continue reading Using Glass Cabochons

raku style glass and enamel beads

Random Acts of Glass – A Look At Intuitive Beadmaking

August 29, 2015 |

 During my 20 years as a color field painter I used to study the works of Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and Joan Mitchell. I loved the way these artists spontaneously used color, added and subtracted negative space and allowed their paintings to emerge intuitively. These painters advanced the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique into visual art. … Continue reading Random Acts of Glass – A Look At Intuitive Beadmaking