Art and Design

Parker January 13, 2014

Hotglass Weekend Wrap-Up

A look back at our hot glass weekends this past holiday season along with pictures, other blogs and more!

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Parker January 5, 2014

The Mighty Tumbler - A Question of Design

Why is good design so important? Why is being willing to do design differently so important? There is no one way, no one school or method. Sometimes we are just caught up in old habits which need to be broken, even if just a little.

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Parker January 3, 2014

Have You Ever Commissioned An Artist To Do Work? Here Is How It Works!

Commissioning artwork is really not so daunting as you might expect. Follow these few simple guidelines to help make the process go more smoothly for you AND the artist!

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Parker January 2, 2014

How We Are Different...

What sets Stafford Artglass apart from other studios that teach glassblowing? At SAG you get more than you bargained for as glass comes alive before your very eyes! Read this post to find out more about what sets us apart from others.

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Parker August 13, 2013

New Work

When life gives you lemons, make lemonaid. Remaining creatively viable against the odds is perhaps one of the most inspiring things to happen in my life and in most anyone’s life. IN this post you will learn about what I went through to realize new work and a new life.

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Parker July 22, 2013

The New Precious

Over the last few weeks  I have been busily working developing a new line…

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Parker July 15, 2013

The End Of The Artisan

Parker gets cranky and complains about the use of “artisan” in areas such as bread and wine making.

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Parker July 7, 2013

Cold Work - The Other Side of Hot Work

When you have guests everyone notices how pretty the table looks once its been…

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Parker July 4, 2013


I have spent years studying inspiration as part of being an artist. Very recently…

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Parker June 28, 2013

Breaking New Ground

Much of what I do in glass has been an effort not to do…

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Parker June 19, 2013

Welcome To The Swamp

When I first began my business I discovered that my production created or required…

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Parker May 13, 2013

"A Dime A Dozen"

Yesterday while making brunch for my Mother at her home, my sis and I…

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Parker May 10, 2013

Unexpected Gifts

In my last blog entry I explained how the students I teach at Radford…

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Parker May 8, 2013

Glass Garden

This semester, facing a dwindling array of options for how I might be able…

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Parker April 9, 2013

The Essence of Inspiration

My students at the university aren’t always happy with me.  The ones who are…

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