Tag: glass

Earth, Wind & Fire

  ‘Glass working is like a choreographed dance’  Reprinted from The Western Front. Photo by Chris Fuller /TheWestern FrontBrian Kerklviet’s glasswork is displayed at his gallery and studio at Gossamer Glass Studio in Bellingham By Alashia Freimuth The Western Front April 18, 2001 Dozens of intricate, multi-colored glass sculptures light up the white walls of […]

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Murrine Madness

By Brian Kerkvliet, copyright 4/1/97   Mosaic cane has a long and rich history that is important to understand if you want to get closer to the mind set of making cane. This comes to you if you spend time researching reading, thinking, and a lot of time in the studio! Many of my biggest […]

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Society of Glass Beadmakers, Under the Magnifying Glass

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1996 The Society of Glass Beadmakers Is going through yet another growth spurt! This is the third year of their existence as an organized group, and already it has grown more than expected. In August SGB will be holding a special conference in Seattle, the annual “Gathering”. I want to take […]

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Marbvelous Marbles

By Brian Kerkvliet, Copyright 1996 Glass marbles have been around for a long time. Your great grandfather probably played with them when he was a kid. Most of the older marbles have ended up in someone’s collection. Most likely these collectors are children at heart, or perhaps they played with marbles as a kid, but […]

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Listing of Past Articles

Here are some articles that I have written over the years. I hope they help you. Articles on Inspiration Farm Books and Supplies Flameworkers Safety Sheet Bead Basics Beads From the Beginning Twist and Shout of Lampworking! Magic Kiln Tactics Annealing & More! Finding Your Style Did you loose it, or what!? The Flame Grew […]

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Bead Basics

by: Brian Kerkvliet copyright 1994 Whether you are a glass worker, stained glass retailer, instructor, jewelry designer, or a reincarnated Phoenician, beads seem to be the current topic of choice. Why is it that recently people have become so attracted to these small art glass pieces with holes through them? This is a question that […]

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Books and Suppliers

Suppliers list for Glass Artists Articles on Inspiration Farm Books and Supplies Flameworkers Safety Sheet Bead Basics Beads From the Beginning Twist and Shout of Lampworking! Magic Kiln Tactics Annealing & More! Finding Your Style Did you loose it, or what!? The Flame Grew Brighter GAS conference The Bead gets Bigger: Core Vessels Marbvelous Marbles […]

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