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Putting in Work

This studio-building business has been a true challenge across the board financially, emotionally and technically.  Definitely the most difficult project I've attempted.  As such, there have been times that I've had to take on side work in order to maintain momentum.  I've recently taken on a job as the floor manager at East-end auction house A.H. Wilkens and I'm absolutely loving it. It's a really fascinating industry and a surprisingly suitable fit for someone like myself with the bizarre and seemingly random skill-set developed over a decade in fine-craft.  It's about as close as I'm likely to get to having a day-job at the V&A Museum.  Poring-over and documenting entire lifetimes worth of treasures is really satisfying.  Speaking of which,...

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Throwback Tuesday: Hive Tumblers from Concept to Completion

Welcome! This week I've decided to share one of my favorite demo videos from a few years ago.  Hive Tumblers are one of the most popular items from my design company; Balance Glassworks.  The video show every step of the my process in coming up with a new set of these cups.  I start off with some card stock shapes I made for myself, assembling the layout like a jigsaw puzzle.  Once I find something I like, it's off to the studio and into production mode!  Enjoy and have a great week! -Clayton

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The Week in Glass: A round-up of Glass News from Around the Web

Corning Museum Brings Kids Drawings to Life: I really love this idea.  Get a bunch of kids together with a bunch of glass artists and make some magic.  I hope I can do something similar with Turnstyle someday.  The kids do the drawings and pass them off to the artists to bring them to life in three-dimensions in hot glass! 60-Year anniversary of Corning's "200-inch Disk" This is really crazy.  Back in 1936, Corning created a 200-inch disk for a telescope.  The largest at the time.  I've seen the first; failed attempt in person at the Corning museum and it is a sight to behold.  It's even more impressive when considering the work that went into it!  Some quotes from...

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