Friday, November 10, 2006

The Glass Guys - Part #2

Ok so I have the day off and I am having fun with this. I have gone all out and put out count them 4 pieces today...on top of the other two. That means that we have 6 pieces out in Pensacola right now just waiting to be plucked. Here is a quick look at all of them on my work bench at the house.

Starting from left to right we have a vase that is pink with colbalt blue frit. It also has some dicro glass mixed in that gives it some strange colors. aIt is #6 and was placed in the same intersection in Aragon as #3. #3 was long gone by the way...I wonder who got it. Anyway..the brown is #4 and it is Amber and Sand powder with and optic twist. Next is #7 which is a red strawberry powder on top of a enamel white powder. The Red strawberry was contaminated from the factory and has little black metal scraps in it which gave the glass little black specks. Made it really look like a strawberry as irony would have it. The last one is #5 which is colbat blue with a opal red lip wrap...would be a great little flower vase.

#5 was droped off a bayview park on the end of the boat ramp. I figure the next boat that comes in will find it. We will just have to see.

As you can see above it is a great day today. Go day to be out getting out and about. Lets move onto #4!I put #4 which is brown and sand colored piece in a really cool spot. I went to seville park which hosts the Greater Gulf Coasts Arts Festival. I figured this would be a cool spot to hide one, then I found the perfect spot.

Can you see it? It is right in the wood statues hands! I think it will be pretty cool when someone stumbles across it. Plus it is a pretty cool bowl.

One to #7 which I put in a spot I don't think anyone is going to find for at least a week. I also hope the train does not bump it off of it's perch. Here is the walk up to it.

I really wonder how long this one will stay up there I drive by it on my way to work so I will be able to check on it every morning. Anyone want to lay bets?

Ok that is it for today boys and girls. I am going to go get a couple pieces to drop off at the concert in Alabama and one for the Atlanta trip this weekend.


The Glass Guy #3 (aka Scott)

The Glass Guys!

Today I got a call from my friend Corkchop and his nephew Shortchop to go eat some good stuff at Bagelheads. I figured it was a perfect time to do some more "IFTG" stuff. Plus it would be nice to have someone to do it with. Cork and Short got into it and so we picked up two pieces from the first year that I had been blowing glass. I am now in my 3rd year of blowing glass and work mostly on specific things that people now want to buy so I don't have a lot of new stuff hanging around. This is older stock that I really just wanted to have fun with and get out into the world instead of hanging out in my garage in a box. I hope the people that find this enjoy them and the unique way in which the glass makes it into their lives. Ok enough about why and how, lets get to where and when!

This will be the 2nd and 3rd piece I have done. I love the fact that I now have a couple a team members that will not only be putting them around the local area but also in remote locations as they travel. Short and Cork are going skiing soon and will be putting one on the slop at Winter Park Co. How much fun is that going to be, I will be putting one in Alabama, Georgia, and NYC very soon as well. Anyway...#2 piece was I would have to guess about the 20th piece of glass I ever made and I have held onto it for the better part of 3 years. Sorry about the picture being sideways...I did not spin it in photoshop. You get what it looks like anyway.I picked the area around the park that honors the soldiers of wars past seeing how it is V-day tomorrow.

You know I hope someone comes to think about someone they lost and finds this piece. Then takes it home and has a little reminder that people do think about the sacrifice that our young men and women make everyday.

The second one that we did today and the 3rd one over all I made about 2 1/2 years ago when I was seeing how different colors would go together. It is cobalt blue and sunburst yellow. I figured it would kind of turn green in the middle, it also has what is called by me as a jewel swirl. It is made by using a...ahh nevermind that would take forever to explain. If you find this piece post in the comments and I will give you a detailed blow by blow on the way it is made. I did however get the shape down the way that I wanted when I made the piece and I had it on my living room table for about a year before I retired it to the garage. This was a nice, thick, vase that would look great on someones table. This time I put a card inside the piece with the website not only on the card but on the piece as well. I had to write on the back of one from bagelheads but I don't think they will mind. I hope if someone finds these pieces they will drop by and tell me when they found them and what they are going to do with them.

I plan to take one up to Alabama and Georgia tomorrow. They will be my first out of town pieces in the IFTG project. I think they will have to be smaller pieces so that they don't get ruffed up in the trip but it should prove to be fun. I plan on doing a geo-cache piece, as well as a Hint piece in the near future. So if you have found one please check back later for the geo-cache(I will give gps location and you can find it) and the Hint piece(I will make a little game of hints on where it is).

Until next time.