Jacobson Glass Studio

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New Fused Bowls for the Holidays

art, Fused glass, GlassDavid Jacobson2 Comments

These are the latest fused bowls that I've made, just in time for Christmas and Hanukkah.  I take rods of glass canes, lay them out in two layers, in contrasting angles, and fuse them together. Then, after cooling, I slump the plate into a shallow mold.  These measure about 5 1/2 inches in diameter, and 1 inch deep.

Check them out on my etsy store.  Click on the photo on the right to get there!

Work Of The Hand Opening the Other NIght

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Work of the Hand Opened the other night.  Great crowd. Hope you were there.  If not, this is what my section looks like.  All pieces are kiln-formed.  There is no handblown glass here.  First time I've shown only kiln-fomed work.  I'm very excited about it.  I get to make shapes I couldn't ordinarilly make, in much more complex designs and patterns. Let me know what you think about these pieces!

Craft Show Opening

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Work of the Hand Opened the other night.  Great crowd. Hope you were there.  If not, this is what my section looks like.  All pieces are kiln-formed.  There is no handblown glass here.  First time I've shown only kiln-fomed work.  I'm very excited about it.  I get to make shapes I couldn't ordinarilly make, in much more complex designs and patterns. Let me know what you think about these pieces!

Newest Fused Murrini Bowl

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I really like the way this came out.  The combination of opaque and transparent glass allows some light to come through and reflect on the table surface.  Which, for me, becomes an important part of the bowl. This bowl measures 16 1/2  inches in diameter.  A large size for me.  But it didn't present any difficulties in the oven for fusing or slumping.  The thickness is no different than usual.

I'll be showing this at CRAFT gallery in Rockland.  Show opens August 5.  Click here to read the press release.

What a Show!

art, craft, Fused glass, Glass, Word BalloonsDavid Jacobson2 Comments

Wow. was that fun.  Great turnout at the Big Thaw craft show in Portland.  Here's  my table with the bud vases, bowls and platters.  Sold a lot of glass, but what I'm most excited about is that people bought my Conversations Pieces.  ( On the right hand corner of the table) And kids were drawing on them all throughout the show. Just what I wanted to happen. Got a chance to meet some of the other people who sold their crafts there.  I had seen a lot of their work on Etsy, but it looked better, of course, in real life.

And thanks to everyone for the wonderful feedback about my glass work.  Really appreciate it.  A great way to start off the spring/summer season.

Loon Glass on Slate Stand

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Just posted this on my Etsy store.  I love this one.  I made the glass tiles, called murrini, and fused them all into one large tile.  Very time consuming process, but I like it.  PIcked the hot tile up on the blow pipe and blew it out into this shape.  I then to a diamond wheel on a lathe and ground the surface down to a matte finish.  Made the stand out of a thick slab of slate. The vase is 3 1/2 inches tall, and with the stand, the whole thing is 6".

I call it Loon Glass, because I based the colors on the markings of the loon, a very beautiful, quirky bird up here in Maine,with a haunting cry.

Fused Murrini Bowl In All Sorts of Colors. Wild.

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I enjoy putting all of these colors together.  It's like assembling a painting.  Some of these glass tiles (murrini) are made up of opaque glass and transparent glass, allowing the light to shine through in certain areas.  You can see the reflection of the light on the table. First, I fuse all of these tiles together, and then the next day, after it has cooled, I place it on a mold in this bowl shape, heat the glass, and allow it to slump into the mold.

This piece is about 13 inches long, 8 inches wide and 2 inches deep.