Monday, November 24, 2008

More New Stuff!

We are busy making Christmas orders and replenishing our blown glass on hand. Here's a couple of things we did yesterday. Also we are posting another photo of our new red Chandelier.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New Blown Glass Chandelier!

Congratulations and thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Lance Haggard and Lori Dobbins, the proud owners of a new Bella Forte Glass chandelier. In case you can't tell by the photograph, it qualifies as red. It's beautiful! It has 51 blown glass pieces in it! It is about 30 inches tall by 30 inches wide.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Work!

Here's some new stuff we did the last couple of days. I have wanted to get this shape (The wide mouth, low sided, soft curved edges in the light blue - the middle-sized bowl) and finally figured out how to do it. The chartreuse set is a little more green in person, than the photos turned out. The photos make it look a little more yellow than I think it actually is. The blue set in particular is kind've opposite of what U2 said in their song. They said that..."I still haven't found what I'm looking for..." In this set "I found what I am looking for." At least in being able to make that particular shape. Cool-O!

Our First Showing! The Edmond, "Dickens Weekend" @ Dean-Lively Gallery!!!!

Bella Forte Glass will be the featured artists at the Dean-Lively Gallery on Thursday, December 4th, 2008! This is going to be during the "Dicken's Weekend" in Edmond. From what I understand, shop owners and others will be in period costumes (stuff they wore back when Charles Dickens wrote "The Christmas Carol") The Mayor of Edmond, Daniel P. O'Neil comes down and lights the Christmas Tree at the Mayor's Tree Lighting at 6:00 pm on Thursday night December 4th. They have really revitalized that little downtown area and it looks really cool with neat street lights and bronze statues, and brick walkways, and trees and all sorts of neat stuff. They are going to be having Penn Square Christmas Carolers, Santa walking around, carriage rides, street corner food vendors, the governor is gonna fly over in a helicopter and throw millions of hundred dollar bills down...... (I think I just got carried away, scratch the governor and the hundred dollar bill part) Anyway, Micah and I are going to be the featured artists and Elaine Dean will be showcasing alot of our work. We plan on having a beautiful red Chandelier made and hanging.(No promises, but we are working hard to make it happen.) Dean-Lively Gallery (Elaine and Greg Dean) has purchased and just recently moved next door to where they were for years. "They" (I think that means primarily Scott Butler) has really done a great job on all the construction and finishing touches. I think Scott could do Ty Pennington's job and make it look easy! A really talented guy! I'll mention this again and possibly again and again later on! We are looking forward to it.

First Christmas Ornaments & Manheim Steamroller Christmas Music!

Here are the first blown glass Christmas ornaments I have ever blown. The clear one is the first one I ever blew. Followed by the blue then the Gold Ruby one, and then the other Gold Ruby one. They are a little thick, but I didn't want them to break easily. I will say that listening to Manheim Steamroller is the ONLY way to go while blowing Christmas ornaments! Seriously!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

New Sea Life Sets

Here's some new nestled bowl/platter sets we did. I love the color combination of the Chartreuse and Raspberry colors and we are really pleased with the way it turned out. It is really thin but not too thin.....just right! Appropriately thin may be the way to describe it. The Lapis Blue and yellow is also really nice and appropriately thin as well. The Lapis blue and yellow sets have always sold well, so Micah wanted to make another set of those. What Micah wants, Micah gets (most of the time anyway). We are really wanting to do more cane work. We just haven't had the time. We just completed a beautiful red chandelier and are making another one to put at the Dean Lively Gallery

Blowing Glass In T-Town!

We were really excited that Sarah Diggdon with Tulsa Glass Blowing Studio invited us to do some demos and come up and spin out a few platters. We had a great time. Was glad to see Benita Duncan there. Enjoyed meeting Kurt with the Tulsa Police Department and had a good time talking weapons. It was good to see Roy from Andy Boatman's studio there demo-ing fish, skulls, and sea shells. Roy is entertaining in more ways than one. Never boring watching Roy work! Roy is cool!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Read about us in "The Daily Oklahoman" - Also - Blowing Glass in Tulsa on Friday, November 7th, 2008

The Daily Oklahoman came out today to Italian Jim's Pizzeria and then out to our studio to watch, interview, and take a few pictures. I'll confirm this for sure later, but I believe I understood them to say they were going to run it on November 12th. Will let you know later. I can't wait to get some pictures of some of the most beautiful platter sets we have ever blown and post them. I was so excited to get them up to the restaurant that I didn't take the time to get pictues.

Sarah Diggdon has so graciously invited us (Micah and I) to Tulsa Glassblowing Studio @ 19 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK to demonstrate blowing and spinning out a few platters from 6 - 9 pm Friday evening on November 7th! We are excited. Sarah has always been very nice to us. She even came out and ate one afternoon at Italian Jim's Pizzeria! Also, Roy from Blue Sage Studios is going to be demonstrating some sculpting also. Roy has gotten really good! We look forward to watching him work.