Episode 203- Bryan Ratcliffe- Road Trippin' Down Memory Lane
find him on instagram @surfratglass and his foot pedal at www.daspedal.com
In the ever changing environment of the functional glass scene it is more important to be a well-rounded glass artist. Between the changes in state laws and the technological advances in vaporizers, you have to be able to evolve and pivot with the market.
If your having trouble with sales currently, it's time to take a 30,000 foot view of your situation and ask yourself what areas can you refine or merchandise you can create that will help you financially get through the down times while still keeping the integrity of your style and voice in your work. If you find that your still searching for your voice then continue to further educate yourself with classes and get fresh perspectives in areas of the art that might need some polishing. This should help to inspire ideas of potential product that you can begin to create while finding your voice and sharpening your skills.
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Episode 201- Are you prepared for a disaster?
With the recent impact from Hurricane Florence on the East Coast of the United States, specifically The Carolina's, it brought back memories from last year when we were hit hard by Hurricane Irma here in Central Florida. This bring us to this episode which is a replay from my recording outside in the hurricane. I really wanted to give you a sense of reality and why it is so important that you are prepared for an emergency when it comes to packing your important tools and equipment from your studio. This way you can at least work in a fellow artists studio if you are required to evacuate.
Every part of the world has the potential of unleashing catastrophic devaststion whether earthquakes, fires or hurricanes just to name a few. As a glass artist we have specific essentials that are used daily to produce the work needed to fill orders and pay our bills. When emergencies happen we have to be prepared to act fast and leave which includes bringing your studio essentials. Here's what I recommend to make sure that when enemy danger approaches you are prepared to cut and run.
-Purchase a large plastic bin to store your essentials in and with a big piece of tape and marker label it "STUDIO EMERGENCY BOX".
Here's a link to where you can purchase one for cheap
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Episode 195:Josh(Smitty)- Co-Owner of Smokin Smittys smoke shop with 3-locations in Montana. Bozeman-Billings-Butte. You can find them on Instagram @smokin_smittys
They are the Winning smoke shop Sponsor of Artist Josh St.George @st.george who won 1st place in the first round of Season 2 in The Tournament of Fire. An online social media glass blowing competition . Check out @tournament_of_fire on Instagram
Smokin' Smittys won "Smoke Shop of the Year" at this years 2018 GlassVegas trade show. In celebration GlassVegas is throwing a party with demonstrations by glass artists Hic Dogg, Tammy Baller, and Bob Harley Dawg with special guest Lacey St. George (Laceface) 8/18/18
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Kevin was born In 1976 and has been blowing glass for close to 21 years. He learned the basics of lampworking in Arcata, California before returning to Pennsylvania and continued to learn this art on his own. FInd out more about Kevin in his interview.
Come spend five days at Independent Lake Camp in Northeastern PA on September 10th - 14th, 2018, surrounded with like minded people. Not only will you get to see some of the best glassblowing in the country, but you'll also have access to as much torch time as you can handle. Learn from established artists through glass demonstrations and informative seminars. Come with a group and stay in one of the summer camp style cabins on site--complete with full baths and electricity. When you wake up, our kitchen staff will be prepared to provide you with three square meals a day, as well as late-night snacks. We will keep you fed, as you will need your energy to handle the many activities available at this camp. Including, but not limited to, a skate park, BMX track, paddle boats, canoeing and kayaking. To cap off each night, enjoy DJs throughout the week in the torch tent area. Be prepared for a couple great bands on Friday night and a spectacular fireworks display. Think of it as a summer camp for glass blowers. It's going to be the experience of a lifetime.
Episode 192:Rex Estrada- The love of science and exploration from the perspective of a glass artist
Rex Estrada is co-owner of Blissful Glass with his wife Alaina who is a talented artist on her own and helps keeping the business running smoothly.
Rex started blowing glass at the age of 14 as a hobby and has been in love with it ever since. His hobbies outside of glass are gardening and inventing. He enjoys researching and discovering new things everyday. Whether it is learning how to take care of his garden like making his own soil and saving seeds or listening to the newest information being released on his favorite podcasts. Rex has many passions that cover many spectrum's of science and wants to help influence positive change in the world.Find Rex on Instagram @blissfulglasslinks to topics discussed in our chatThe Primer Field.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EPlyiW-xGI9-fingers of Ninjitsu
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Episode 189- Pedro Grime..Accelerated Learning Through Necessity
"Here is a brief summary and why you may or may not like my pipes. I was born and raised in Los Angeles California before moving and settling to Colorado Springs with my wife. My wife has four children, myself included. I became obsessed with glass the moment I tried melting boro in December of 2013. Since starting I have had the honor of placing at several Champs glass games events as well as a Firepower Production event. I enjoy the Neverending lessons that glass has to offer as they are the only thing that seems the quell the voices raging inside."-Pedro
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Episode 187- Eric Goldschmidt..Don’t limit yourself by being a one-trick-pony
Erics bio :
Working as a candle maker for a few years, Eric’s interest in molten media was born in 1993. After three years of working with wax, flameworking found him. In 1996, Eric’s roommate set up a torch in their garage and Eric became captivated by the processes and possibilities of flameworking. Throughout the past 21 years he has devoted his efforts to practicing and developing the techniques of several well-known glass instructors, while studying and assisting with many of the World’s most talented glass artists. These experiences have given him a vast array of techniques from which to draw. He combines this wealth of knowledge with his own interests in the subtle energies of the natural world, delicate forms, and the capture of raw human emotions to create original new works.
Eric held the position of Resident Flameworker at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass for six years where he was able to share his knowledge and passion for glass with thousands of students and museum visitors. He then worked with Arribas Brothers Company where he designed, developed, and produced works at Walt Disney World. He returned to The Corning Museum of Glass in the spring of 2008 to accept a position as Team Leader of the Flameworkers, and he is currently the Supervisor of Properties of Glass Programs. This position allows him to develop demonstrations that help to educate, inspire, and spread the word of the very fascinating glass World to hundreds of thousands of visitors per year. Of course, Eric will always be dedicated to the expression of his own voice through his favorite medium of glass. He continues to exhibit his work and teach both in the United States and abroad.
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