I love the process. Even though it is time consuming, complicated, and tricky, the resulting creations are always so satisfying.
Check out my new loon vase on my website, under 'vases'.
12 inches tall with strong black and white patterns made from murrini tiles.
I am happy to say that I have been selected as one of the seven artists for this project. Artists in Their Studios is a photography project sponsored by the Maine Craft Association to document Maine fine craft artists in the spaces where they create. Recipients receive images of their process for their unlimited use.
Click HERE to read more about it.
Beautifully textured, multi-colored murrini vase is small in size, and tall on presence. Matte finish allows you to see all the color and texture without interference of reflection or glare.
In conjunction with the 2016 Maine Craft Weekend, Jacobson Glass Studio is offering the chance to try your hand at glassblowing free of charge. Experience the excitement of creating a drinking glass or vase. This opportunity is on a first-come, first- served basis. Participants will choose the colors and help inflate the hot glass while I shape it into its final form. When finished, I place the piece in the annealing oven to cool down overnight. Your piece will be ready the next day. You can come back to pick it up or, for a shipping fee, I will mail it to you. Plan on about 30 minutes per person. The minimum age is 12 (must be accompanied by an adult).
I will also be offering demonstrations of glassblowing throughout the day. And my gallery will be stocked with items including pumpkins, vases, glasses and bowls.
I love making these small murrini pieces. The intense colors and patterns are possible only because I don't use any clear glass to encase the colored glass. This also gives the piece some surface texture. Although this pot shape is only 3 inches in diameter, I think it has a big presence.
One of my glass vases from the Loon Series is on display in Senator Angus King’s office in Washington, D.C. The vase, made of glass tiles known as "murrini", has a design based on the markings of the loon.
I am honored to have my glass in Senator King’s office — how fantastic that he believes in showcasing the work of Maine artists.
In May, I met Senator King at the Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast where a conversation began about loaning a piece of my glass to Senator King’s office.
During their recent stay at Camden, Maine’s The Hartstone Inn, Walter and Mayra visited my studio to try their hand at glassblowing with me. Walter made a beautiful bud vase and Mayra created two colorful ornaments (not shown). You too can get in on the fun — plan a stop at my studio. For more info, go to my website: www.jacobsonglassstudio.com
My thanks to Micky Bedell of the Bangor Daily News for this excellent BLOGPOST about me and my glass studio. She captured the excitement of the studio, and also put together a great one-minute video. Please check it out.
Give someone special the chance to unleash their inner “Artiste” while having a boat-load of fun. A gift certificate for glassblowing at the Jacobson Glass Studio afford the opportunity to make a piece of glass art that will become a family treasure. Jacobson does all the hard stuff, so the Artiste can focus on the fun stuff.
For more information and to purchase, click here.
I’ll be making more complicated pieces using Venetian techniques, along with pulling cane and requests from you. Not only that, I’m offering to assist you in making your own glass-blown ornament (first come, first-served — $30 per ornament) for an extra special gift to yourself or someone on your list.
My gallery is also fully stocked with one-of-a-kind glass gifts made by me right here in Maine.
Hope to see you!
I’m excited to let you know that Damariscotta’s Stable Gallery (26 Water Street) is carrying my work. Several talented artists — painters, ceramicists, woodworkers, fiber artists, sculptors, a basket maker, jewelers, glass blowers — will have their work on display and for sale now through the fall.
I’ll be one of the featured artists from August 14–September 17, with an opening reception (5p.m.–7p.m.) on Friday, August 14. I’m looking forward to having you see more of my glass.
Mother's Day Extravaganza
My special Mother’s Day glass-making event was a whirlwind of activity throughout the month of April up to the night before Mother’s Day. Thank you to all who let me help them create glass-blown Mother’s Day gifts.
Mothers, daughters and sons came out to try their hand at glassblowing by themselves or in small groups. One clever man surprised his wife and mother with glass making for each of them.
“Where are we going?” his wife asked.
“It’s a surprise.”
“Do I dress up?”
“That would work.”
When they arrived, the women were momentarily disoriented and then quickly got into the swing of making their own gift: a robin’s egg blue rocks glass and a cobalt blue vase. They had a blast and so did I.
I love the way the light flickers through this vase and reflects onto the surface. I made murrini tiles out of various shades of blue and fused them all into one sheet, and then picked that up onto the blowpipe. This is about 5 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall.
I'm very happy with it.
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Back to making murrini, which really excites me. It's my favorite form of glassmaking. I love the process of making the murrini, picking up the fused sheet and forming it into its shape. I'm happy with these pieces. Have a a great texture.
ABC/Fox News from Bangor came down to my One-Year Anniversary Celebration. Thanks for shooting this video and putting this news item on the 10 pm news.
Check it out.
Come on out and celebrate my anniversary. Call for directions or info.
Come on out Dec. 6 and 7 from 10am - 4 pm for my Open Studio. I'll be giving demonstrations both days and you can check out what I have for sale in the gallery area. If you need directions or have any questions, call at 914 715 6848. Look forward to seeing you.
This will be lots of fun. You can make an ornament and give it as a gift that YOU made.