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New Rock Sculptures

Glass, Glass studio, artDavid JacobsonComment

I recently started making these stacked rock sculptures.  I got the idea while hiking in Sedona last fall. On the trails, you see these stacked rocks all over the place.  They are called Cairns.  They originated in Scotland, centuries ago.  They are used for trail markers, design, and for marking the dead.

i love the spontaneity of them.  The precariousness of their balance.  And the beauty of them as a sculptural form.

These are available for sale, very soon, on this website.

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New Line of Drinking Glasses

craft, GlassDavid JacobsonComment

Here they are, fresh out of the oven.  A new line of drinking glasses made with 'Ocean' colors.  Ocean blue, Ocean green, Ocean celadon.  The tall glasses are 5 and a half inches tall. The "Rock'  glasses are 3 and a half inches tall.  Both are 3 and a half inches wide. Each glass has the distinctive one dot of contrasting color.  I really like these. They'll be available at the Mayo St. Arts Center Craft Fair, this Sunday.  The Fair is from  10 - 4 p.m. Hope to see you there. [gallery]

My Glass in the Art Institute of Chicago Fall Catalog

art, Glass, Word BalloonsDavid JacobsonComment

The new fall catalog of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop is now out, and you can see my Conversation Pieces™ for sale there. Page 33. I'm very excited about that. These are glass cartoon word balloons handblown by me in the Portland glass studio.  You can write whatever you want on the word balloons, with a dry erase marker, which comes off easily with any clean cloth.

The Conversation Pieces™have  been available since June in the Museum Shop, to coincide  with the Roy Lichtenstein exhibit that is going on there. I'm now glad that they are available to anyone, even if you can't make it to Chicago to see the exhibit.

More Photos of Davide Salvadore making a Glass PIece

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Here are a few more photos of Davide. Here he is pulling some twisty cane, and picking up some murrine.  the top photo shows two pieces put together.  There was a third piece still to be made.  The final result was his version of an ancient stringed guitar.  Pretty wild.  

I don't have a picture of the final piece because I was too busy putting it away in the annealer.

That's me in my fire proof gettup.

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!

Combining Glass and Cartooning in One Career

art, cartoons, GlassDavid Jacobson4 Comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Rr0UqpZ2E] I gave this presentation last night in Camden, Maine, in association with the Juice Conference.  It was during Pecha Kucha Night, which is an informal gathering of 10 presenters, who speak about their careers and creativity.  Pecha Kucha is Japanese for Chit Chat.

The format is that I have 20 slides, and 20 seconds for each slide. No time ramble on, which is great.  When the 20 seconds is up, the slide automatically changes.

 

I had a great time.  Sorry that all of the slides don't show up, so you can't see all of the cartoons or glass.  But, you can hear what I say, and I hope, it's entertaining for you.  I had a great time, in spite of my nervousness.  I've never done public speaking before.

New Murrini Piece Available on Etsy

art, craft, GlassDavid JacobsonComment

This piece is small, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2", but it makes a big impression. I just posted it onto my Etsy page. Inspired by Native American blankets, I made glass tiles and arranged them in this pattern, fused them all together, picked up the pattern on the blowpipe, and shaped it into this small pot.  I then sandblasted the surface, to give it a matte finish.  One of a kind, there are no more tiles to make another piece.  Hope you like it.

Work Of The Hand Opening the Other NIght

Fused glass, GlassDavid Jacobson3 Comments

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

Fused glass, GlassDavid JacobsonComment

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!

Don't Buy Gold- Buy Jacobson Glass!

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Anybody can buy gold these days.  Just find a broker, there, you're done. But not everybody can buy Jacobson Glass.  Only those who know about it.  Lucky folks, like you!  If you think gold is a solid investment against a shaky stock market, wait til you see the numbers on David Jacobson Glass.  Well......the numbers  aren't in yet, but they are sure to be mighty impressive. So, just click on the Etsy link to my store, on the right, and get in now, while prices are reasonable.  VERY reasonable.  Beat the frenzy.