Sunday, November 25, 2012

Linda Perrin's online shop!

You may or may not have noticed that we have an online shop linked to our website and facebook page. It is being put together by my amazing sister in law, Cyndi Stein . Having lots of computer skills from working for Broderbund and other cool places in her life, she is now dedicating her skills and burgeoning photographic talents to the "family" business!

We have such fun together, in this picture we were visiting the international UNESCO world heritage site of Quebec, CA( around halloween!). Perhaps it is here then we dreamt  up the plan to bring Atlantic Art Glass international!! The idea led to some research and now we hope to do an international show in...wait for it- Paris.
I was recently invited to exhibit at Museum Expressions in Paris France. So now the scheme Cyndi and I have, is to save all the money we make from the online shop and use it to pay for travel and show fees to do this show in 2013!!! If you would like to help us with this scheme or just get a little lovely item for someone for the holidays go shop at I assure you it will feel great on so many levels, and you will get a one of a kind piece of contemporary art glass filled with all kinds of good vibes! PLUS it is just plain fun to wear! Nice photos no? Nice glass yes? go ahead treat your self, and help us create more creative economic progress in our small corner of the world.

You could find your self as happy as these two customers of Linda Perrin blown glass jewelry!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fire Gathering 2012

December 15, 10 am-7pm

25 Pine Street, Ellsworth Maine, 664-0222
Glass blowing Blacksmithing and 
Raku fired clay!
Live Music, Munchies and beverages!
You are invited!!  
To the 3rd annual Fire Gathering!
The hot shop warehouse becomes the center of creativity and last minute holiday shopping as demonstrations in the art of Glassblowing, Blacksmithing and Raku are shared with the public.

Maine Crafts Association members  are encouraged to come.  They can make an easy donation to MCA: a percentage of all purchases by members will be donated back to MCA. Buy a spectacular hand made blown glass gift for someone and give back to the community at the same time!!

Any one who would like to bring some pot luck finger food will receive a wrapped grab bag gift, while supplies last.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

COA AD479 Final Projects.

At long last the final post about our glass class at College of the Atlantic. Here are images of the final projects that the students made. A wonderfully  imaginative collection of work reflecting all the inspiration and effort that the ten students made manifest this spring. As I am sure you can tell, we were exceptionally pleased to work with this group. Enjoying every hour we had together, in lecture and lab time. It will be fun to watch what the future brings for these clearly artistically (very) awake and "On Center" individuals. 
Enjoy the show! 

In Between 
blown and sand blasted glass, sterling silver, steel 
Mollie Bedick

Blown glass, window glass, found objects, poetry
Andrea Garcia Molina

Blown and sculpted glass graffiti

Marco Accardi

Light Cast
Blown glass, water, wood
Rachel Briggs

Keeping Time Measuring an Abstract
Blown glass, silver leaf, cobalt cullet, fiber, found objects
 Crista Shere

A Troubling of Goldfish
Blown & Kiln worked glass, copper wire, cut glass
Nora Walker

Cross Sections
Blown glass, torch worked glass, hot bit work, copper, found objects
Joslyn Richardson

Eye Candy
Blown glass, torch sculpted found glass, candy
Erica Carey

Built Landscape I & II

Blown, cut, kiln worked glass
site specific installation
Austin Bamford

Mariana Calderon


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

COA glass exhibit, College of the Atlantic Student Glass Exhibit

an Exhibition of FINAL SCULPTURE projects 
from the spring 2012 students from COA
will take place on campus at COA at the 
Blum Gallery Courtyard 
Saturday, June 2nd 10-5.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Finishing Strong! COA Class week 9

Time Flies! We had our last studio class on Saturday and it was a productive, exciting day. Also, just a little sad because it was our last 
studio time all together.
Everyone made the most of it and the final projects are looking great.
With so much happening it was all hands on deck, and we had valuable help from glass blower Derrick Seckulich who worked with the students on the hot shop floor as well as offering advice on fabrication issues. 
Thanks Derrick!

This course has concentrated on two approaches. The first is a technique oriented instruction, where one learns to wrangle molten glass on the end of a blow pipe. The second is one that encourages the students to "think outside the bubble", to manipulate the glass in any manner imaginable to express a sculptural form. We have had lessons and demonstrations on cold working techniques; cutting, sand blasting and grinding, as well as warm glass manipulations; blowing, slumping, casting.

ON CENTER  an Exhibition of FINAL SCULPTURE projects 
will take place on campus at COA at the 
Blum Gallery courtyard 
Saturday, June 2nd 10-5.

Hope the following images whet your appetite to attend the show. 

Check out the following images.
The photos show all the skills that glass blowing and artistry requires, and how far the students have come in their explorations!


Keeping it on center.

Playing with metaphor, the glass, the muse and an excellent use of the sketchbook

invites transformation!

A balanced approach between the artisan and the artist!

a sense of adventure...and a willingness to surprise oneself!

...a well thought out plan anda jump suit....

 Big Kilns, little kilns, heat of all types, combined with great ideas= cool hot glass!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Many Hands Make Light...

So many amazing things are happening in the class that it's hard to keep track. Everyone has really been working hard and all their hard work is paying off.
Every corner of the building is filled with a bright student cutting, sawing, drilling blasting, slumping, torching or blowing glass, musing, and their many ideas are coming to fruition! The sun is out and we are feeling some pretty springy energy here.
A picture is worth a thousand words and so we'll let the photos carry the story.
So without further ado, here are weeks 7 and 8.