If You Want It Done Right….

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You do it yourself. Yes indeed, this is the bane of most self employed people, especially artists. We work in such different media that we can't just hire a guy off the street to do sections without it costing more time and energy than if we just did it ourselves. Plus, most people running their own company have a higher set of standards than someone who gets hired. Not saying there aren't extremely hard working hires out there,

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Making Saturn

Dobby gives Saturn the Sniff Test

Loving astronomy, and becoming a glassblower, it was only a matter of time before we would try re-creating the planets and Sun in blown glass. It is an interesting challenge to figure out the right mix of colors, the density of the colors and how big or small the chips of color (frit) need to be so that they will mix and swirl together and look like whichever planet's atmosphere.

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I Have the Best Friends in the World!

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Recently, we ran a Kickstarter program. Kickstarter.com is a place for creatives to post a project they're trying to raise money for. There are art projects, films, books, inventions... all kinds of really cool things on there, all trying to get funding so that they can be created. The artists/writers/inventors/whatevers post a story about the project they want to do and offer rewards to anyone who will donate to their cause. It can be as little as one dollar, or as much as the supporter wants to give.

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Help a Starving Artist and Help Yourself

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Our first Kickstarter Project has just launched. What's Kickstarter? It's a new and innovative way for individuals across the globe who are interested in what an artist does, or wants to do, to fund creative projects by pledging various levels of support according to what they each can afford. Doesn't have to be a lot. Each pledge level has rewards that the project's backers will receive

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New Kickstarter Project

Saturn Glass Scupture

Each year, we travel to Colorado Springs to attend the National Space Symposium. Actually, we don't *attend*, we work. First off, we move the giant glass sculpture from it's home at the Space Foundation corporate headquarters to where the conference is. When we're done moving and setting it back up, we spend the rest of the week exhibiting our work in a booth in the exhibit hall with

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When Other Artists Like Your Stuff

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It's Great! There are few who could be more critical and discerning. Their observations mean a lot because, in one way or another, they've been there.

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