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4 days ago

Stafford Art Glass

With all the time on my hands you would have thought this would have gotten done sooner. Somebody must be fired! Reorganizing the studio to make more space, and sense, of our storage and workspace. Boring, I know, but so much better once you have gotten more fung for your shwei, am I right? Luckily I don't have to worry about drapes or wallpaper!

If you have done major rearranging recently I feel your pain but also your gain!

Is it Friday yet?
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4 days ago

Stafford Art Glass

Here is something from our curiosity files.

Normally our glass is water clear, just like the sample in the first photo. But about two years ago I had a temperature controller that gave up the ghost, but not before sending the glass melting furnace on a joy-ride to temperatures that melted the metal elements. Once they melted, they dropped metal particles into the glass. The glass, now rich in iron oxide, tinted the glass this lovely shade of green. It's great when it's intentional, but not so great when it's not. This is how all glass is colored, though, with metallic oxides. Cobalt for blue, gold for cranberry, chromium and iron for green, and cadmium and selenium for reds and oranges.

This chunk decorates our flower gardens here at the studio. So now you know! Have a great week!
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1 week ago

Stafford Art Glass

I 've been a bit quiet this week, but things have been busy at the studio working on building pedestals (first pic) for the gallery, and cranking up the furnace so we have hot glass again after shutting it down during the...shut-down. The furnace door recently had to be repaired unexpectedly, too (second pic). Along with this my new booking calendar is getting up to speed and a new set of coupon codes are getting ready to go out to our subscribers who have signed up to our V.I.P. list (we do this because posting codes tend to get buried and our followers might miss them---it's easier all the way around).

If you want to get on the subscriber list, sent out about once a month, you can find the sign up at the bottom of our web site pages at https://staffordartglass.com
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1 week ago

Stafford Art Glass

The arts have the power to transport us from the mundane to profound. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

Stafford Art Glass

NOTE: our booking calendar is live on our site but don't try booking anything yet since it is still being tested and adjusted the next few days.Thanks!!

Update on classes: I am working on the online booking calendar. This is a new calendar that should make the process....easier. If you want to book your small group or family for a few sessions back to back, this version will allow you to do that without having to go back and forth each time from cart to booking (over and over). I have added a text message feature so that you will get a confirmation of your booking (s) as well as a reminder the evening before your appointment. I will be doing some tests soon, and will let you know as soon as it is ready for prime time!
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