Glass

Jeanine Huot

Lake Elmo MN

JoyfromtheHeart.com

2019 Booth #90

© Jeanine Huot

© Jeanine Huot

I use various types of fusible glass including dichroic. The design is cut and ground to the size I need. It is then cleaned and placed in the kiln to fuse together. It may need some cold working after being in the kiln for at least 12 hours. I then add more glass and re-fire, or slump it in the kiln. Some pieces may be polished more after they come out of the kiln. At this point the piece may be finished or put into a display. I also recycle wood window frames or create my own displays to put the glass in.

Mary Ila Duntemann

Minneapolis, MN

www.maryiladuntemann.com

2019 Booth # 28

© Mary Ila Duntemann

© Mary Ila Duntemann

I create art glass beads.

My glass beads are constructed hollow and then surface decorated using materials including handmade glass shards, handmade frit (crushed glass), reactive frit powder and silver fuming. My beads are then tumbled in a rock tumbler to achieve a soft, smooth, matte finish. Finally, the beads are hand-buffed with a homemade bead luster butter made from olive oil and beeswax.

My beads are made to be held and my beads are made to be worn.

Berry Davis and Colette Fortin

Celina, OH

2018 booth #57

www.neptunehotglass.com

Solid glass sculpture with an ocean theme. Individual interior parts are sculpted on the punty,assembled,encased in clear glass, and hand shaped while hot.[no paints or molds used] The materials used are glass, glass powders [for color] glass frit, precious metals, and gemstones. We grind, coldwork, and hand facet our pieces using high speed diamond wheels.

© Berry Davis

© Berry Davis

Teresa Soriano

Mosaic Art Professionals
Middleton, WI

© Teresa Soriano

© Teresa Soriano

2019 Booth #5

www.etsy.com/shop/warmglassbyteresa

I begin my pieces with color exploration and then the patient creation of confetti and layering. I heat, cold work and sculpt with multiple 24 hour fusing cycles. My inspiration comes from how a piece may be interpreted by others therapeutically or energetically. I adore playing with light and reflection and bringing color to life with the translucent and opaque nature of fused glass to create original art glass.  

 

Jeff Sorensen

Jeff Sorensen Glass

Bloomington, MN

www.jeffsorensenglass.com

2019 booth #131

Raw. Sharp. Dangerous. Glass is the prose of the soul, brought to life by the breath of its creator. Each piece has its own story, its own charm, its own identity. Whether it is an elegant wave, a hard edge, or a smooth sphere, every piece is hand-blown to challenge preconceptions, inspire the future, and instill a sense of place.

I strive to blend the techniques of the masters, while testing my physical stamina, in new and exciting ways. Blowing glass requires strength and knowledge; strength to not allow the piece to rest and the knowledge to recognize when to beg it to stop. With my glass, I offer beauty. I offer context. I offer a reminder of what it is to be human.

I am a Minneapolis gaffer with more than 15 years of training and practice. Pulling techniques from all over the world, my roots can be found in the Swedish style of glass blowing. Using a style based on high heat and a quick pace, it is my goal to capture the human experience.

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

© Jeff Sorensen

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Warren Slocum

New Richmond, WI

www.frontiernet.net/~dooda

2019 Booth #22

I make stained glass windows and mirrors, using lead came, instead of copper foil.
My glass panels include kiln-formed "tiles" that I make by fusing, and incorporate into the panels along with other pieces of glass.
My work is done in many sizes, shapes, and styles, such as Victorian, Arts-and-Crafts (Prairie Style), Contemporary, and Art Deco. 
My glass includes many colors and textures, some of which are silver-plated and/or iridized. 
I also use dense opalescent, transparent cathedrals, and textures such as traditional glue chip glass.
I make my own frames of oak wood, rounded copper, and anodized aluminum.
The wooden frames are generally of oak wood, and fashioned using traditional methods of fine woodworking, along with innovative techniques that optimize the characteristics of the material.
In addition to the framed stained glass panels, I also do kiln-formed glass work that includes casting, slumping, and fusing.

 

 

© Warren Slocum

© Warren Slocum

© Warren Slocum

© Warren Slocum

Andrew Shea

Andrew Shea Glass Studio
Minneapolis, MN

sheaglass.com

2019 booth #106

My work consists of blown glass characterized by vivid colors in facetted forms.

Each piece is worked on a blow pipe out of a furnace to create the color patterns and shapes. When cool I grind the glass to shape, sandblast and acid etch the frosted parts, and polish the facets to open up the interiors of each piece.

I have been working in glass since college in the seventies. I enjoy glass because you have to plan the work before you make it but you also have to see what you have before you and deal with that. Glasswork is very hands on and very thoughtful, both aspects that I appreciate.

© Andrew Shea

© Andrew Shea

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Robin Mueller

Brooklyn Park, MN

www.whimsiesdesign.com

2017 booth # 103

My work has been described as quilting with glass, though in simple terms, it is glass on glass mosaic. I draw a pattern and then cut or snip sheet glass to the desired shapes. I also use elements that I have fused in my kiln. These range from simple drops to more intricate bargello strips. In much of my work, I also incorporate glass saucers and beads to add depth. Most pieces are finished with grout, which enhances the colors. I love to use old windows and barn wood as the base of my work.

© Robin Mueller

© Robin Mueller