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May 30, 2016
Episode 108- Nadja Gustafson.. Great Bras of Fire...   www.wyzguymedia.com/108
 
Hey you!!!  Thanks for tuning in.  This was a fun conversation with Nadja as we cover her life as an mixed media (metal/glass) artist which started at an early age. She mentions there's a picture of her holding a hammer her Grandfather let her use to pound out metal at the age of 3.  Pretty sweet.  She's traveled a ton including residing in Audtralia for 3-yrs before moving to Asheville, North Carolina and began melting glass with the assistance and guidance of James Yaun.  Together they create one of a kind works of art as well as a production line that is distributed through Joint Forces.   
 
 Recently Nadja has begun the development and production of a new product called "Great Bras of Fire" designed to help women keep their breast protected from the heat of their torches. During our conversation we began to five a little deeper into this arena sparking a new direction for Nadja and her products. She will be getting back to us with a follow up of the research she is going to do on the potential women and men can have from exposure to Uv/Uvb radiation as well as how the heat affects breast tissue.  She will be creating a Kickstarter campaign soon to help fund this research.  I'll share the info as soon as it is all established.   
 
Hope you enjoy this great chat as well as support her efforts as she begins a new journey in creating a viable product that should protect the Women and Men of the glass art world.
 
heres her Cyber links
 
instagram @hameroogirl
www.instagram.com/hammeroogirl
www.nadjagustafson.com
 
heres the link to G.B.O.F.  http://www.mountainglass.com/Products/Great_Bras_of_Fire
 
 
 
Bio - I was born in raised in Philly with a coppersmith Grandpop who taught me how to work in metal from a very early age. I caught the bug and pursued art degrees in metals/jewelry making at School for American Crafts and University of Illinois. I jumped straight into marriage after college and learned musical instrument repair. I worked on flutes, clarinets and any kind of odd metal part that needed to be made for specific instruments. Jeff Bradshaw who is a trombone player with Jill Scott and solo has a custom metalworked t-bone he plays often.  www.nadjagustafson.com is my metalsmithing website.
I moved with my husband at the time to Adelaide, Australia where I lived for three and a half years - and long story short the marriage went kapoop and I met Glass blower James Yaun and made the huge decision to leave Australia and return to the US to live in Asheville. James was getting ready for Bead and Button in Tucson when I arrived so he taught me glass bead making and then moved me onto spoons and pendants.
We also made many metal and glass collabs together where I did the metalwork and James did the glass part. 
I love working in glass - it is so different from working in metal and I like the balance of being able to work in both. 
The Great Bras of Fire came from assisting James with cutting a really large glass tube in half with the torch and really feeling the burn in some sensitive areas. I tried sticking a kevlar glove in my shirt but so itchy. yuck. I hate aprons so I thought why not make a pad that you can just stick in your bra that will protect that area but also are light and washable. So that is how Great Bras were born. I am in the process of making other products that are more unisex - not all ladies wear bras and some men have expressed interest in having some similar kind of protection from the radiant heat of the torch.
I live in Asheville with James and we have a home studio. I use a local Asheville seamstress to make the Great Bras !
 
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ABOUT SEA CUBE
 
Sea Cube Co was established in 2001 by Christopher Bock.Chris is a glassblower
and has worked his way up through the ranks from 
assembly worker to senior glassblower. His main focus has always been 
scientific glassware, with a major focus on petrochemical products.
With exposure through the American Scientific Glassblowers Society (ASGS), 
Chris has come to appreciate and dabble in artistic glass. Over the years 
through formal education and experimentation, Chris has embraced the 
artistic side of the craft.
    Chris currently works as a glassblower for a small manufacturer as well 
as owning and operating Sea Cube Co. He is a long-standing member 
of the Delaware Valley Section of ASGS and is currently serving as 
Vice Chairman for the Section. He has served as a consultant 
to many of the glass companies locally and has been sought out on a 
national scale for unique, specialty items as well as intricate, detailed repairs.
 
Sea Cube Co is happy to talk to you about all your needs, just drop a line!
 
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May 2016
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May 25, 2016

 

Episode 107- Shop talk and glass chit-chat with Paul Daknowwonka

 

 

The Flow's Fall 2016: Collaborative Glass Art

Artists working with other artists on a joint project can be inspiring, challenging, and very rewarding. It can provide a fresh approach and new ideas that often lead to an outcome that is unlike what you could have made just by yourself. Working as a group also forces you to sketch and plan your design more than most of us do when working solo. This can also aid in the construction of the finished piece if it is a complicated design. Working with an artist from other media (such as a metal artist, woodworker, painter, welder) can be exciting and bring an entirely new perspective & a synergic combining of skills. With your submission please include your sketch (scanned or just snap a high-resolution photo), a little about your planning, a short description of the medium used, and the names & e-mail addresses of everyone who participates in the project. 

Gallery entries, general interest stories, heath, safetyor technical articles, as well as any tutorials are welcomed. Any skill level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced)
submissions are accepted (beads, sculpture, marbles, paperweights, vessels, mixed media, etc.).
Deadline: June 1, 2016 Release Date: September 19, 2016
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May 21, 2016

Episode 106- Another Brainstorm

Hey how are you!!?! Wanted to do a quick brain dump about pricing. Please hit me up if you have any thoughts you'd like to share..

 

Info@wyzguyradio.com

-Wholesale(distributor)
-Wholesale(to retail)
-Direct to customer
-Production vs one offs
-Customs

 

 

http://www.mountainglass.com/Boro-Soft-Glass-Sales.html

https://www.theflowmagazine.com

 

 

 

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ABOUT SEA CUBE
Sea Cube Co was established in 2001 by Christopher Bock.

Chris is a glassblower and has worked his way up through the ranks from 
assembly worker to senior glassblower. His main focus has always been 
scientific glassware, with a major focus on petrochemical products.

With exposure through the American Scientific Glassblowers Society (ASGS), 
Chris has come to appreciate and dabble in artistic glass. Over the years 
through formal education and experimentation, Chris has embraced the 
artistic side of the craft.


Chris currently works as a glassblower for a small manufacturer as well 
as owning and operating Sea Cube Co. He is a long-standing member 
of the Delaware Valley Section of ASGS and is currently serving as 
Vice Chairman for the Section. He has served as a consultant 
to many of the glass companies locally and has been sought out on a 
national scale for unique, specialty items as well as intricate, detailed repairs.

Sea Cube Co is happy to talk to you about all your needs, just drop a line!

 

May 18, 2016

Episode 57-Karl Termini.  

This was a great conversation. Karl has a great philosophy to life. Some days he's an artist, some days a craftsman. 

     Karl Termini’s love for glass began in New Jersey in the late 1990’s as a lampworker. Like most people back then he taught him self glass through trial and error. He started up a small shop in his house in the the late 90's and built a small catalog. He advertised this in retailers magazines and things were going great till 2002's nation wide issues.  In 2004 he got tired of the grey area environment as a pipe maker in the states and moved to Amsterdam, Holland and quickly established notoriety as a glass maker and artist. Karl focused on scientific glass making techniques and opened his second pipe company, SNOB, with two friends: Hans Meijer "NL" and Adam Dunn "THSEEDS/HempHoodlamb.” Right out of the gate SNOB was being recognized as a leading pipe company and they managed to take home the Can Cup multiple times.

While in Amsterdam Karl started a school, Studio Termini Amsterdam, that he used to teach students from around the world basic borosilicate art-glass techniques. Karl loved to educate and share his knowledge. One of the most rewarding teaching opportunities Karl had was with a young adult with autism. Over the course of two years Karl taught this student advanced glass work techniques.

The Holland lifestyle was non-stop party and Karl was ready for a change. His skills continued to improve and he was ready to bring his pipes back to the States. Karl moved to Ithaca, NY and opened his new company, Termini Tubes. The first couple of years flew by and his customer base exploded. 

Karl makes every Termini pipe personally. He focuses on providing the ultimate product by only shipping pipes made out of the absolute best glass possible, at reasonable prices, and with unmatched service. Every piece on the site is made to order, and there is no inventory stocked. This way Karl can change it up as often as he likes and keep it fresh.

Now you can find Termini Tubes in shops around the world or purchase a made-to-order piece made personally by Karl Termini here on www.TerminiTubes.com.

(referenced from TerminiTubes.com)

 

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May 2016
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To use multiple coupon codes online, enter the additional codes in the field marked multiple coupon codes. We will apply the discounts once we receive the order.
 
May 2016
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Effetre Rod 30% Off
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May 11, 2016
Episode 104-The Comfort Zone and a inspiring speech by Jim Carey
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V80-gPkpH6M
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ABOUT SEA CUBE

Sea Cube Co was established in 2001 by Christopher Bock.

Chris is a glassblower and has worked his way up through the ranks from 
assembly worker to senior glassblower. His main focus has always been 
scientific glassware, with a major focus on petrochemical products.

With exposure through the American Scientific Glassblowers Society (ASGS), 
Chris has come to appreciate and dabble in artistic glass. Over the years 
through formal education and experimentation, Chris has embraced the 
artistic side of the craft.

 
Chris currently works as a glassblower for a small manufacturer as well 
as owning and operating Sea Cube Co. He is a long-standing member 
of the Delaware Valley Section of ASGS and is currently serving as 
Vice Chairman for the Section. He has served as a consultant 
to many of the glass companies locally and has been sought out on a 
national scale for unique, specialty items as well as intricate, detailed repairs.

Sea Cube Co is happy to talk to you about all your needs, just drop a line!
 
BORO SALE - Schott Rod & Tube 40% OFF
SOFT GLASS - Effetre Rod 30% OFF
 
 
May 2016
Borosilicate Sale
Schott Rod & Tube 40% Off
 
Coupon Code: SCHOTT
To receive the discount, enter SCHOTT in the coupon code field during online checkout, or mention it on the phone with a sales representative. Sale applies to pieces as well as cases but does not combine with volume discount.
To use multiple coupon codes online, enter the additional codes in the field marked multiple coupon codes. We will apply the discounts once we receive the order.
 
 
May 2016
Soft Glass COE 104 Sale
Effetre Rod 30% Off
 
Coupon Code: EFFETRE
To receive the discount, enter EFFETRE in the coupon code field during online checkout, or mention it on the phone with a sales representative. Sale does not combine with volume discount, nor does it apply to sample packs.
 

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Since its inception, the focus of The Flow has been to provide a bond among members of the lampworking community. This has been accomplished by developing relationships with the finest artists & sharing their techniques with you through in-depth, step-by-step tutorials. In every issue you can enjoy great content with the hottest artists and cutting edge techniques using the latest industry products. These features along with the continuation of our Women in Glass edition, Glasscraft Emerging Artist Awards, inspiring gallery showcases, dynamic general interest articles, as well as health and safety information make The Flow the leading international lampworking journal.
 
 
 
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May 6, 2016

Episode 103- Why you need an Emergency Fund

 
  It was recently brought to my attention the potential devastating effect a simple injury can have on a professional artist.  If the body is injured it is unable to perform at its highest ability hindering the artist from being productive and losing the ability to create their income.  Has this ever happened to you? Have you cut or burnt yourself that you were unable to use your hands for more then a day? I have!! About 10-years ago while working late one night the tubing that I was laying some color stringers inside of cracked, fell apart and exposed my left hand to my torch. The flame made a direct hit on the nail bed side of those fingers which put me out of work for almost a month. I was right in the middle of a large commission so having good timing and financial luck on my side I was able to pay bills, rent and survive. Had I not had that deposit I would have been screwed. 
 
     This brings us to the importance of an emergency fund. The emergency fund isn't just their for thr business to survive. its also to help continuing to pay yourself while out of work.. that being said if you already have a personal emergency fund then this doesn't necessarily pertain to you. If you have a personal emergency fund of at least 3- months of expenses(food, water, shelter,etc) then you are golden and can relax and heal faster. If not then what do you do?   One can be resourceful and this episode isn't about solving that problem. This is about be proactive and setting aside an emergency fund for your business and here's one way to go about making this concept reality. 
 
 
     Hopefully by now you have gone through the process of determine how much you should pay yourself either daily, weekly, or bi-weekly. If so you have a set amount you need to earn in order to pay all your personal stuff which should only come from the profits of the business.(refer to Episode 84- Base cost calculations)  The worse thing you can do to yourself is to get into the habit of selling an order, say for $500.00 and automatically considering that you just made 500.00    
 
Dont lie to yourself,you didnt make $500.00, your business made $500.00 and now you have to pay the business First.
 
subtract the appropriate amounts needed to ensure you are covering the material cost, daily cost to run the business as well...your power, water, cable, WiFi etc. if you are a home based business you should still treat the space as its own entity which come in handy as a tax benefit towards the end of the year. 
 
once you have that figured out your left overs or Net is the profit.  
for example....
 
$500.00 sale-cost $150.00 to produce in material costs=$150.00(gas,glass)
                  power$5.00/day(took 3 days to produce)=$15.00
                  misc bills $3.00/day(""""")                     =$30.00
total cost------------------------------------------------------=$195.00(cost)
sale------------------------------------------------------------=-$500.00 (sale)
profit----------------------------------------------------------=$305.00
 
 
                                        
Once you truly get his down you'll be able to calculate your weekly salary, savings for taxes and your emergency fund.  This is just one way of setting this up. Their are other ways but I find this to be the simplest in the end.
 
EXAMPLE WEEKLY PROFITS
 
If each week your made an average of $1000.00 profit you can then calculate how this money will be alocated.
 
1- PROFIT=$1000.00 
2- DIVIDE THIS UP INTO 2 SEPARATE CALCULATIONS 75% and 25%
3- a.salary=$750.00-20%(taxes)   ($600-pocket  $150.00-taxes)
    b.retained earnings=$250.00(75%-emergency fund,25%-retained savings) ($188.00/week emergency fund, $66.00-retained savings)
 
if your average monthly cost to run your studio(rent,power,misc) $800.00 total 
it would take you an average of 12-weeks to save up for the 90-day emergency fund giving you a total of around
                                                                                  $2400.00-emergency fund and $800.00 retained savings
 

 

As you can see this is only going to happen if you start now by creating good business habits and paying the business first

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May 2016
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Schott Rod & Tube 40% Off
Coupon Code: SCHOTT
To receive the discount, enter SCHOTT in the coupon code field during online checkout, or mention it on the phone with a sales representative. Sale applies to pieces as well as cases but does not combine with volume discount.
To use multiple coupon codes online, enter the additional codes in the field marked multiple coupon codes. We will apply the discounts once we receive the order.
 
May 2016
Soft Glass COE 104 Sale
Effetre Rod 30% Off
Coupon Code: EFFETRE
To receive the discount, enter EFFETRE in the coupon code field during online checkout, or mention it on the phone with a sales representative. Sale does not combine with volume discount, nor does it apply to sample packs.
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