Northstar Glassworks is pleased to announce the return of Aquamania Rods and Sluggers! Aquamania V2 is our popular Nemo/Ghost formula that starts as a white opalescent and works to a beautiful opal aqua blue. Rods and Sluggers are made with first-quality materials and sold as transitional or second quality due to shorter or thinner final product. While you’re here, don’t forget to stock up on our three most current WonderTube combinations: WT-062 NS Yellow over Europa Star, WT-059 Extra Light Yellow over NS Orange, and WT-060 Pomegranate over Canary. Need some new stringers? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Heavy Blue Leprechaun 2 – 3 mm stringers. Don’t hesitate! Our color runs are limited and are sure to sell out quickly. Visit www.Northstarglass.com/vault for these selections and more, or call us toll-free at 866-684-6986.
Griffin Glass Tools has six different exhaust hood kits available. There are essentially two different size sheet metal hoods and a few different fan sizes available in these preset kits. The hood ships conveniently and cost effectively in a flat panel cardboard box via UPS ground. The assembly time to put the hood together is approximately 2 hours. This is not a brand new product, but Griffin has added some great options recently. Most of all, the company wants to let folks know this is available, as they have had many satisfied customers who bought and installed this product. Visit www.griffinglass.com for more details.
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) has announced an upcoming exhibition. On July 3, 2021, CMoG, located within New York State’s Finger Lakes Wine Country, will open Fire and Vine: The Story of Glass and Wine, a special exhibit exploring the deeply entwined relationship between wine and glass. Presenting the art, history, and science of how glass touches wine as it travels from the grape to the bottle, then to the cups on our tables, the exhibit is largely drawn from the Museum’s own holdings, the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass.
Fire and Vine will also demonstrate how the combination of wine and glass has figured into social gatherings for thousands of years from the lavish feasts of Ancient Rome to the polite society of 1700s Britain, as well as the essential experience within our food culture today. The exhibit, which runs through December 31, 2022, is organized by Katherine Larson, curator of Ancient Glass at CMoG. www.cmog.org
Bandhu Dunham provides great support and education for flameworking artists via his Contemporary Lampworking: The Practical Guide to Shaping Glass in the Flame book series. In Volumes 1 and 2, you’ll find expert advise on equipment, safety, and studio set-up plus basic and advanced techniques. Each 256-page volume contains black-and-white plus color gallery sections. The 320-page Volume 3 provides information on advanced studies of nature forms and proportion, kinetic glass, international techniques, updated safety info, and more. Visit the website for more information on these great artist resources. 800‑515‑7281 www.bandhu.info
The Flow magazine is proud to announce that it is the new home and owner of The Flow Webinars, formerly known as Glasscraft Webinars. David Winship, former president of Glasscraft, Inc., recently announced that Glasscraft has transferred production and publication of this great resource for flameworkers to the magazine. “The digital and print expertise of The Flow will allow the company to build upon and expand on the work that Glasscraft started, and everyone involved is excited about the possibilities. ” Check the magazine’s website for upcoming offerings. Store ~ The Flow Webinars 502-222-5631 www.theflowmagazine.com
The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass recently announced the 2019 Artist in Residence Recipients. Twelve artists from around the world will each spend one month at The Studio researching and experimenting with new techniques to further their work. Additionally, two artists and two scholars have been selected for the David Whitehouse Research Artist and Scholar Residencies. All of the recipients will have up to three weeks of access to the wealth of information available in the Rakow Library and will provide a public Lunchtime Lecture on their findings.800-732-6845 607-937-5371 www.cmog.org
Paragon Industries, L.P. has brought space age science into kiln production. The company’s recently acquired laser cutter means that its sheet metal parts are the best that Paragon has ever produced, since it is now able to make most of them with the laser. The laser cutter is capable of extremely fine detail, which provides the improvement of parts such as kiln switch boxes, stainless steel cases, and kiln stands. The laser also allows for more efficient production and a faster turnaround time for kiln orders. 972‑288‑7557 800‑876‑4328 www.paragonweb.com
His Glassworks is pleased to offer the LapDancer external faceting arm for use with any flat lap grinder to accurately and quickly create facets on anything from beads and paperweights to marbles and anything in between. The LapDancer is available in three different colors online at the company’s website and over the phone. 828-254-2559 800-914-7463 www.hisglassworks.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) now has beautiful transparent colored glass frit coated with quality CBS Rainbow Dichroic available in 90 and 96 COE. This is a brand new CBS product and is a great addition to any project. It is currently available in 90 and 96 COE only in these transparent colors: Amber, Blue, Green, Red, and Yellow, all with Rainbow Coating. Like the company’s regular coarse frit, these will come in individual two-ounce tubes. CBS will also be offering a Frit Sample Set with all five transparent glass colors plus the regular clear and black frit, all with CBS Rainbow Coating in half-ounce tubes, available immediately at both CBS and your local distributors. 714-538-0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Skutt Kilns presents the new KilnMaster Touchscreen with built-in WiFi. Like your Smartphone, the new KMT controller navigates with just the touch of a finger and guides you through programming with full sentences, helpful icons, and dynamic navigation. Built-in WiFi makes it possible to download any software feature upgrades for free, so it’s like having a new Kiln Controller for the life of the kiln. This feature also allows you to monitor your kiln temperature and status from your smartphone. The Hinged Controller allows you to move the controller up and down to an angle that is comfortable for you to program. After programming, you can push it back down so it is out of your way and easy to view from across the room and has the same functions as the standard GlassMaster plus more. 503‑774‑6000 www.skutt.com
His Glassworks is now offering radiused, electroplated diamond wheels in a lower cost format. This is a perfect way for those who have always wanted to try batutto on their glass surfaces but have been discouraged by the cost to try their hand at surface grinding or for prototyping new work. These wheels can be ordered by phone or online. 828-254-2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Olympic Color Rods presents Kenova Round Blocks, part of the company’s Blockhead Blocks line of hardwood shaping tools for glassblowers. Kenova Round Blocks, named in honor of the late block master Walter Evans, are modeled on notes and interviews with Evans as well as his illustrations. They are available in three styles—Belgian, German, and Kenova Knob. In keeping with tradition, the Kenova blocks have fractional inch increments from 1‑1/2" to 5". Custom sizes are also available on request. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑445‑7742 206‑343‑7742 www.glasscolor.com
Covington Engineering is a leader in the manufacture of cold working equipment. The company caries a full line of grinding and polishing units and supplies. These precision-based machines are a lifelong investment with options for hobbyists and professionals alike. Covington’s newest design, the “Mini” lathe, features a true running shaft that allows engravers to smoothly carve glass. Purchase Covington equipment and supplies with confidence. 877-793-6636 www.covington-engineering.com
Astral Glass Studio, LLC presents the Astral Glass ChopMaster™ Base Unit with Cane/Rod Gauge (Patent Pending). These nippers have all of the Base Unit benefits plus they easily chop vitrigraph cane into consistent lengths for fusing with straight cuts that stand up easily. They allow the chopping of glass with greatly reduced hand strain. Wheeled nippers are not included. The Base Unit and Cane/Rod gauge can be purchased on the company’s website. 928-379-5986 www.astralglassstudio.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents the company’s new Blue Glow Pigment, which joins the CBS line of Aqua and Yellow Pigments. This 100 percent glow-in-the-dark pigment has not been diluted with any filler, making this a unique addition to any functional or decorative art glass piece. Because this glow pigment has no COE, it can be used in fusing, glassblowing, casting, lampworking, and even with borosilicate. To activate the glow, expose the glow pigment to a light source for at least one minute for a short-term glow. For longer durations, expose to sunlight. Glow times and brightness will vary, depending on many factors. Videos, information on how to use the product, and helpful fusing schedules can be found on the CBS website by clicking on the GLOW link.
ARTCO welcomes its hot glass customers to Gloves for Glassblowers, a shopping cart created by the company in an effort to better supply its hot glass customers with protective clothing. It is important to be able to safely handle, manipulate, and move items that are very hot as well as to protect hands, arms, face, and bodies from the heat. For over 25 years, ARTCO has been supplying hot glass artists with a full line of high-temperature protective clothing including gloves, mitts, sleeves, cover mitts, and other protective items. Glassblowers, however, are not the only people who need high-temp protection, and ARTCO also services potters, ceramicists, raku artists, people with wood-fired bread or pizza ovens, and those doing metal heat treating. The company even has crematorium supply companies as customers. An assortment of protective garments is available in several different materials, so there is one that is bound to meet everyone’s needs. When you visit the website, be sure to read the report, “How to Select the Right High Temperature Glove.” The “Contact Us” link can be used to get any answers that customers need to help them find the right product.
Griffin Glass has now added small and large butter knives to the quality line of tools from Griffin Glass Tools. Please check the company’s website for these and many other new sculpting and lathe-related tools.
D&L Art Glass Supply has a great lineup of classes to help you enhance your artistic talents. The 2018 schedule offers a diversified array of classes for all levels of glass artists. Accomplished instructors such as Evelyn Baker, Joanna Manousis, Jessi Moore, Kathy Thaden, and Paul Messink will share their well-crafted techniques. Topics will include fusing, stained glass, pâte de verre, painting, sculpting, mosaics, and more. Let the beautiful Colorado Rockies be the backdrop as you broaden your abilities in D&L’s spacious state-of-the-art studio in Denver, Colorado, just 25 minutes from the Denver International Airport. Full class descriptions and schedules can be found on the company’s website.
Evenheat Kiln introduces the new GTS 41, a large top-load only kiln. The fiber lid on the GTS 41 is constructed of Superwool fiber that weighs less than a traditional firebrick lid and makes opening and closing the kiln very easy. It also does not produce the small “stones” that are often associated with traditional firebrick designs. The lid features surface mount heating elements for maximum heat transfer plus the company’s exclusive swing view adjustable control panel for comfortable programming and use. Excellent extended handles also offer an easy reach and confident grip. Available equipped with the TAP touchscreen, Genesis touchscreen, RM3, or Set-Pro controls as well as the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System, the GTS 41 measures 40.5" wide by 25.25" front to back by 13.5" deep. It has a full, seamless shelf and is capable of all glass firing techniques up to 1800°F, including fusing, slumping, painting, and casting.
Olympic Color Rods presents two new glassblowing color rods from Sun Spot. Iron Maiden offers a wide range of color that is similar to Reichenbach’s Iris Orange and Multicolor Dark. Blue Oyster Cult also offers a wide range of tones in dark to light blues and greens.
800‑445‑7742 206‑343‑7336 www.glasscolor.com
Bethlehem Burners offers four different levels of torch repair options, including a General Cleaning, Valve Replacement, Center Fire Replacement, and Manifold Upgrade or Replacement. Each torch receives a free diagnostic test upon arrival. Repairs only take between one and two weeks. For more information, call or visit the “Services and Warranty” link on the company’s website. 610‑838‑7034 www.bethlehemburners.com
Glastar presents the Model B15 Combination Wet Belt Sander and Disc Grinder. This sander has a strong 1/3 horsepower variable speed motor, sturdy construction, direct water hookup, an adjustable water spout, and easy-to-make belt adjustments. Made in the USA, it’s completely plumbed for use with either a recirculating pump or city water supply and comes with a 6-inch flush mount disc with polishing pad and three different grit belts.
800-423‑5635 818‑341‑0301 www.glastar.com
His Glassworks is pleased to offer the AIR-300, the newest air powered right-angle grinder from Alpha Tools. This water-fed grinder is a more compact right angle grinder with a lighter weight for longer work with less fatigue. It’s capable of working with both 2-inch and 4-inch backer pads and diamond disks for more versatility. The AIR-300, backer pads, and diamond disks can all be ordered by phone or online at the company’s website.
Bethlehem Burners has new flameworking torches specifically designed to work and excel with low pressure O2 concentrators. The internal structure of this new generation of Bethlehem Burners torches allows large amounts of fuel to travel through the torch using very little pressure. Low pressure fuel flow creates a low velocity flame that is traveling at a slower rate, which in turn allows more time for the fuels to mix. Having more O2 available equals more fuel that you can burn, and that equals more heat. This new generation of torches includes four different configurations: the Alpha, Bravo, Champion, and Grand models. Visit the company’s website for more details. 610‑838‑7034 www.bethlehemburners.com
Janice Peacock is a glass flameworking artist and instructor whose work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of several museums. She has combined her passions for glassworking and murder mysteries to create her highly successful Glass Bead Mystery Series starring glass bead maker and amateur sleuth Jax O’Connell. The novels in the series, High Strung, A Bead in the Hand, and the newest release, Off the Beadin’ Path, are filled with Janice’s wit and great writing, as well as flameworking wisdom shared through the characters as they work their way through plot twists and turns. Visit her website and follow her on social media to learn more about Janice, her glass art, and her novels. www.facebook.com/JanPeac www.janicepeacock.com
Milon Townsend presents Advanced Flameworking, Vol. II: Dichroic Coated Glass, his first major new book in 15 years. The 126 pages, formatted in an 8‑1/2" x 11" size, are spiral bound for ease of use on the work area and contain nearly 2,000 color photos. In addition to various innovations, practical executions, and a multitude of applications for dichroic glass, the detailed, thorough, and organized list of short cuts and how-to sequences includes the uses and possible outcomes for dichro. Milon also provides an introduction to this often misunderstood, difficult to work material while giving readers an outline using the Townsend method for breaking down and executing lampworking techniques. In the tradition of Advanced Flameworking, Vol. I, the artist gives readers a foundation for solving problems and creating as a lampworking artist or craftsperson. 585‑392‑6476
Paragon Industries, presents the Sentinel Smart Touch, a new optional touch screen controller. The Sentinel uses the same wiring harness as Paragon’s standard Sentry 12-key controller and can replace the 12-key on existing Paragon kilns. It can be updated through Wi-Fi, and custom Ramp-Hold programs can have a program title entered through the touch screen. The firing schedule can be edited during firing using Skip Step, Add Segments, Add Temperature, and Add Time. The Sentinel can also turn a kiln vent on or off for each segment of a program. Visit the company’s website for more details. 800‑876‑4328 www.paragonweb.com
His Glassworks is now offering two different 3M Buttercut sandblast resists in the 45 mil 507 and 35 mil models. Both are excellent for sandblasting and acid etching on your glass. The 507 material is available in 12 inch by 10 yard and 24 inch by 10 yard rolls as well as by the square foot. The 1532 material is available in 15 inch by 10 yard and 30 inch by 10 yard rolls. These products and the new 2017 catalog are available online or by phone. 800-914-7463 828-254-2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Stainless Bottle Stoppers offers a large selection of stainless bottle stoppers. Made in the USA, all stoppers are manufactured from 18-8 FDA food contact compliant 304 stainless steel. Visit the company’s website for more details. 570-253-0112
ARTCO has been serving the glassblowing community since 1985. The company, which first catered to furnace workers, has over the years experienced an expanded customer base. In 2005, it began to expand its product line even more to include products that are trustworthy and dependable, and founded the company on the concept of offering only items that they would use themselves. Their goal is to provide the best quality, selection, and service possible. Please visit the company’s website for a look at the great products available from ARTCO.
His Glassworks is pleased to announce a new steel welded 18-gauge tabletop sandblast unit. It is now in limited availability at a low introductory price for efficiently, easily sandblasting small objects and saving space in your studio. The BT20 sandblast unit measures 20" x 18" x 28", uses 3.6 CFM of air at 50 psi, and offers a great solution for the small shop. It’s available now online or by phone. Visit the company’s website for more information. 800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559
Evenheat Kilns introduces the Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System. This new system does away with traditional mechanical relays and uses solid state relays instead. Mechanical relays wear out and fail at some point, but solid state means that there are no moving parts, nothing to wear out, and nothing to replace. Solid state also means superior heating element operation, resulting in tighter temperature control, longer heating element life, and enhanced performance. The Quiet Drive Solid State Relay System is available as an option on all Evenheat models equipped with electronic controls. 989-856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Ed Hoy’s International is now open to the public, both online and onsite, through the Ed Hoy Concept Store. Glass enthusiasts of all levels will find a world-class retail experience with glass from many of the top companies in the industry including Youghiogheny, Armstrong, Wissmach, Kokomo, Bullseye, System 96®, Simax, TAG, and Northstar. The company is also committed to enriching the glass community through weekly workshops.
800‑468‑4527 630‑225‑3900 www.edhoy.com
Olympic Color Rods now has the BMG-04CM Graphite Marver Block from Blockhead Tools. These blocks sit on the marver not far from the furnace. Just a quick step sets your bubble, ready for another gather. Gather once, give it a quick blocking at the marver, and gather again without having to sit down at the bench. The marver block sits firmly on rubber feet to prevent sliding off the marver and is secured to a birch ply base, which will protect the block even if it does take a tumble. Best of all, a graphite marver block never burns out.
WyzGuy Radio offers entertaining, informative podcasts with the goal of educating and inspiring today’s glass artists to think like entrepreneurs. Hosted by full-time flameworker Jason Michael, the podcasts share conversations with glass artists who reveal their tips for finding success in their businesses. Visit the WyzGuy Media website to find artist resources, podcast archives, and much more. www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-wyzguy-radio-show
Evenheat is happy to announce the introduction of the new V8 Multi-Purpose/Vitrigraph kiln. The V8 is sized perfectly for home studios, teachers, instructors, and test kiln use. It’s capable of all firing types and techniques including glass, vitrigraph, ceramic, metal clays, and has a stackable design that makes placement easy. The V8 easily transforms into the ultimate vitrigraph kiln with its vitrigraph base accessory. Highlights include a corner-mounted thermocouple, which means more usable floor space, and the ability to handle larger pots up to 7‑1/4", a large 2‑1/2" hole in the base for unimpeded glass flow, and ample power to get there. The V8 incorporates Evenheat’s new relay access port (patent pending) for simple, no-panel-off relay replacement. Designed with convenient use in mind, the V8 operates from a standard household plug. The V8 – Better by Design. Visit the company’s website for more details. 989‑856‑2281
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents two new products. CBS Glow Pigment is a top-quality powder to add to your glass projects to make them glow in the dark. With no COE, it’s fun and easy to use. CBS Border Fire Strips are in the same family as the company’s Wavy Fire Strips, the difference being that they have one straight edge and one design edge. This makes them the perfect choice for an outside border, or they can be fit together for a unique design element. As always, they come in clear and black 90 and 96 COE. Visit the CBS website or stop by the company’s booth #209 at the Glass Craft & Bead Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, to see all of the latest products. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is pleased to offer the new TAP controller on select Evenheat kilns. This innovative controller features touch screen technology and Wi-Fi compatibility. The large-screen, full-text display includes firing schedule titles, schedule development and selection, temperature set points, and more in an easy-to-read format. In addition, the artist is able to create and store virtually unlimited firing schedules for future use, but the TAP doesn’t stop there. It also offers on-the-fly changes during a firing, diagnostics of heating elements, cost per firing, and other desirable features. Learn more about the TAP controller and available TAP-equipped kilns on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
His Glassworks is proud to offer the new Covington Professional Lathe for glass cutting and engraving. This self-contained single arm lathe accepts Morse 3 taper spindles, so it’s compatible with all existing Spatzier and Merker cutting spindles. The lathe boasts a high torque DC motor with electronic variable speed control. This is the perfect lathe for cutting, engraving, and polishing and comes with a one-inch threaded spindle for immediate use of all modern cold working wheels. The lathe is available immediately online or by phone. 800‑914‑7463 828-2559
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents Glow Pigment. Hit it with light and watch it glow in the dark. It works with any COE glass and can be used for glassblowing, lampworking, fusing, casting, and borosilicate artwork. Visit the company’s website for a how-to video plus pricing and additional information. 714-538-0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Evenheat Kilns now offers the TAP Touch Screen Kiln Controller on its kilns. The large display allows information to be presented in legible word form with nothing cryptic or confusing. Simply respond to the screen with a touch. The TAP controller is preloaded with firing schedules for glass, ceramic, or metal clay use but also allows personal firing information for full artistic control. Designed for computer networking via USB Wi-Fi or Ethernet connections, it allows users to monitor the kiln, develop and edit programs, and perform functions from a network-connected computer, tablet, or other mobile devise. Wi-fi and Web-based Apps are expected to be available by the end of 2015. Its many features include real-time graphical viewing and on-the-fly features plus diagnostic and preventative support. Visit the website to find out more.
Olympic Color Rods introduces 24" Electroplated Diamond Discs from Molly Supply. These discs have been tested by some of the most respected cold workers in the Seattle, Washington, area, and the feedback has been consistently positive. The discs have a magnetic backing and are available in a variety of grits from 40 to 400. All of the discs have an arbor hole of 1‑1/4". Larger holes may be cut at an additional cost. Visit the company’s website for more information.
Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Buddha Faces Mold from Colour de Verre. Serene and contemplative, these faces seem to radiate calm. The molds are easy to use and make two faces at one time. The finished pieces are 3-1/2" to 4" tall and can be made to almost glow by fusing a piece of dichroic sheet glass to the back surface. For more information, visit the company’s website.
Coatings By Sandberg presents the Mini Double Coated Splatter Pattern that is now coated on black glass in 4" x 4" squares in random colors. Because the glass is black, it’s coated twice on one side to give it depth and variety. They are available now in 90 and 96 COE.
Evenheat is happy to announce the addition of preset programs to the Kingpin 88 metal clay kiln for Metal Adventures BRONZclay, COPPRclay, and WHITE COPPRclay, plus Burnout Stage for WHITE COPPRclay. Programming is simple. Just choose the metal clay style you’re working with, and the Kingpin 88 takes care of the rest. These metal clays are very popular, easy to work with, and give fantastic results. The addition of these preset programs to the kiln makes working with these metal clays even easier and more enjoyable. The kiln also includes preset firing programs for Art Clay, PMC, and Prometheus, as well as allowing for custom programming. Visit the company’s website for more details.
Coatings By Sandberg presents Frit Flakes on Black Glass Substrate. In stock now, this product is tubed just like Frit Flakes on Clear Glass and is priced the same as well. One-ounce tubes of Dichroic-coated medium size frit is available in 90 or 96 COE, Rainbow color only.
Glasscraft is excited to carry some of the newest and hottest colors in the boro market. The company has a great selection of colored tubing from Greasy Glass, including the very popular Ambrosia and Blue Cheese colors. They also stock the newest colors from Rob Davis. His color line-up includes the UV reactive Orange and Lemon Crush colors. Check the company’s website for more new colors.
888‑272‑3830 877‑893‑9386 www.glasscraftinc.com
D&L Art Glass Supply presents the Studio Pro 17, the industry’s largest 120V glass firing kiln. The 17" 17" x 6-1/2" size is ideal for home studios. The Studio Pro 17 features a lightweight and efficient wool fiber lid to maximize firing speed, reaching full fuse in about one hour, and is both top and front loading. The company stocks the kiln with the 3-Key Set-Pro controller as well as the full 12-key Rampmaster 3. This fine kiln from Evenheat joins D&L’s extensive selection that includes kilns from Denver Glass Machinery, Jen‑Ken, Olympic, Paragon, Skutt, and more.
800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Ed Hoy’s International introduces the new Colour de Verre Bamboo Mold. The varying lengths of the bamboo segments and the deep texture creates cast panels with real dynamics and visual interest. A second firing turns the cast panels into elegant service and decorative pieces. Choose colors that mimic nature such as ambers, yellows, or greens, or classic colors like black and lacquer red. For more information, visit the company’s website.
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is proud to announce five new incredible patterns created and designed exclusively for CBS by artist Chris Stell. These patterns are an amazing blend of art, technology, imagination, and unique beauty. All of her patterns are hand drawn, one-of-a-kind, and frequently reversible. Available immediately, these five patterns come on clear or black in 90 or 96 COE. 714‑538‑0888
Glasscraft is helping glass ebthusiasts connect with world-class artists and learn some of the techniques for which they are known the best with Glasscraft Webinars. The company’s unique digital format lets you watch the webinars live with the artist or via pay-per-view recordings anytime. Visit the website for more details and to sign up for Glasscraft’s newsletter. 888‑272‑3830 877‑893‑9386
Coatings By Sandberg has Crinklized Comet Trail 4x4s in 90 or 96 COE in stock now. These beautiful Rainbow-colored squares are now available in Crinklized Dichroic. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Ed Hoy’s International now has the new LED Night Light. Exclusively available from Ed Hoy, these night-lights are built with an efficient, long-life LED light to replace the traditional style bulb. A daylight sensor automatically turns the warm, white LED light on and off, allowing it to operate from dusk to dawn. Visit the company’s website for more information.
Evenheat introduces the Studio Pro 17 kiln. Measuring in at 17" x 6‑1/2", this new kiln features surface-mounted heating elements for maximum heat transfer plus a Superwool fiber lid for efficiency and increased firing speed. As part of the Studio Pro kiln line, it offers the Dual Access Design, which provides for precision placement, and is available with either the three-button Set-Pro or full-featured Rampmaster controls. The kiln is constructed with a combination of fiber and firebrick, which realizes the best of both worlds. Fiber blocks offer a quick heat-up while the firebrick acts somewhat as a brake to minimize temperature swings, which makes performance smooth and tight. Visit the company’s website for all of the details on this new kiln.
His Glassworks is now carrying the S. Atlantic Street work aprons from Diamond Life Studio. Available in three sizes and eleven different colors, including sparkle colors, these aprons have comfortable shoulder strap attachments with interior pockets for your phone or music player and are great for working long hours and staying dry. Visit the company’s website or call to order.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Paragon Industries has just added new features to its F-130, F-240, and F-500 lampworking glass kilns, which now have 3"-thick firebrick walls. Features that originally came standard only on the F-500 are now standard on the F-130 and F-240 as well. They include a mercury relay to control the cycling of the heating elements and a slide-out mandrel holder that can be adjusted horizontally and vertically without tools. These kilns also now come with sidewall elements that heat from the sides and back, but they can still be ordered with top elements, if preferred, for the same price. 800‑876‑4328 972‑288‑7557 www.paragonweb.com
Olympic Color Rods introduces 24" Elecroplated Diamond Discs from Molly Supply. These discs have been tested by some of the most respected cold workers in the Seattle area, and the feedback has been consistently positive. They have a magnetic backing and are available in a variety of grits from 40 to 400. All discs have an arbor hole of 1.25", but larger holes may be cut at an additional cost. Please visit the website for additional information.
800‑445‑7742 206‑343‑7336 www.glasscolor.com
His Glassworks provides better work lighting with the 24" Flexible Arm Work Lights from Moffatt Lighting. Available as direct mounts with accessories for magnetic mounts and C-clamp mounts, Moffatt Lighting is easy to use, versatile, and long-lasting. These lights are a perfect complement to your work area. Visit the company’s website or call to order. 800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
Dichroic Alchemy introduces a new line of dichroic image theme packs created from the company’s massive image catalog. These packs allow the artist to sample the three most common image chip sizes, as well as have access to the most popular selections, without a large expense. New packs will be featured each month and will also be available from Glasscraft/Winship, D&L, and Mountain Glass Arts. Visit Dichroic Alchemy’s website to custom order any image from the theme pack collection or to see the latest featured theme packs.
Evenheat Kiln introduces the new Load-n-Go Bead Annealing Process, now featured on the Fishbone Bead Annealer, that allows artists to make glass beads at their own pace. A “load” portion has been added to the program that holds the annealing temperature for up to two hours. Only when you have created all of your beads and placed them into the Fishbone does the Load-n-Go run the actual glass bead annealing process using the company’s professionally developed anneal settings. Load-n-Go guarantees that all of your glass beads will be perfectly annealed every time. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
Glasscraft has new American-made lined tubing by Rick Zimmerman to provide a quick way to bring original color combinations to your work. The company’s original goal in 1970 to share essential tools, techniques, and information with a glowing community of glassworkers continues, and that goal continues to grow. 877‑893‑9386 888‑272‑3830 www.glasscraftinc.com
D&L Art Glass Supply now has one of the best selections of Golden Gate line tubes in the nation. Choose from color pattern stock and solid color tubes, plus an amazing selection of dichroic colors, patterns, and even patterns including glow glass. Let Golden Gate do your prep work for you and increase your productivity, output, and profit. D&L also stocks over 50 styles of Golden Gate murrine that feature nature, abstract, and popular character patterns. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
His Glassworks is proud to announce its new upright 4" x 106" wet belt sander. Featuring quality construction and compatibility with all CRLaurence parts, the sander boasts a one-horsepower TEFC motor and an enamel-coated exterior with water hookup and bucket. Sanders are in stock and ready to ship from the company’s Asheville, North Carolina, location. Call or check the website for more details.
800‑914‑7463 828‑254‑2559 www.hisglassworks.com
ARTCO now manufactures and distributes Shelbo Whisper Tips, new premix torch tips designed specifically with the glassworker in mind. Artist Mike Shelbo has worked with other glassblowers to develop a premix torch tip that offers quality, versatility, and a different perspective on what a torch flame designed for glass should be. Each orifice is only 0.015" in diameter, while the average hole size in most premix tips is twice that or more. These tips offer clear advantages in fuel efficiency, flame setting variables, and glass workability and can be used on both soft glass and borosilicate. They are ideal for working with scientific apparatus, polishing punty marks, fixing cracks, making small welds in tight areas, and creating beads, sculpture, marbles, and all sizes of blown work. There are two series of tips available—the original Whisper Tips for the National 3A Hand Torch and the new Mini-Tip series for the Smith Little Torch. Contact ARTCO for more details.
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces Comet Trail 4" x 4" Squares just in time for upcoming holiday projects. This beautiful Rainbow-colored square has both a colorful blaze down the middle and a unique combination of Rainbow Dichroic in each piece. Available immediately, the squares may be purchased individually sealed and packaged in either 90 or 96 COE on clear or black glass.
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) presents Rainbow 2 Sample Sets. Dichroic Extract is a pure form of the company’s high-quality coatings literally extracted off of the glass and preserved in a glass container. Rainbow 2 sheets will be sold only by the full sheet and will be broken down into eight separate containers of colors. Artist Brian Serck recommended that CBS add this sample set to its Dichroic Extract line, since it’s a blend of Premium Dichroic colors and contains both “powdered” and “large grain” Extract with the additional colors created in the Rainbow 2 sheets. Visit the CBS website for more information. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Glasscraft, Inc. carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. In Spring 2014, the company has even sourced a stock of uranium tubing for its more adventurous customers. Lenz ground joints have been added to the product lineup at competitive prices, and there are also 10 mm ground joints in males, females, 10 mm–14 mm transitional pieces, and Dewars.
888‑272‑3830 877‑893‑9386 www.glasscraftinc.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) is pleased to announce the release of a brand-new product, Wavy Firestrips. They are available in a huge variety of colors, patterns, and many glass textures. Wavy Firestrips are water jet cut to 16" and feature the highest-quality CBS Dichroic coatings. They come in two sizes, 6 mm and 3 mm, are available in clear or black 90 or 96 COE, and are preferred for the artist’s convenience. Individual Wavy Firestrips are available only at an authorized CBS distributor or may be purchased on the company’s website by the tube, with ten pieces per tube, in either texture, patterns, or primary colors. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Ed Hoy’s International presents the Gallery Pendant, a no-glue option for jewelry that is interchangeable. The open-topped frame allows artists to change their fused glass in seconds, creating glass pieces and switching them on a whim. Insert the glass, attach a cord or chain, and you’re done. The sterling silver–plated face provides an elegant border for your glass. The cavity for the square and circular styles is 1" x 1" x 5/16", while the cavity for the rectangular and oval styles is 1" x 1‑1/2" x 1/4". The square and circular faces are interchangeable, so if you want a deeper cavity with a circle frame, just switch the faces. Each pendant features three holes in the bottom for optimal dangling embellishments. Visit Ed Hoy’s website for more information. 800‑323‑5668 www.edhoy.com
Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches, is pleased to announce the release of the Champion Glassworking Torch, the company’s most technologically advanced torch to date. It offers a robust flame that is ideal for working large-diameter glass rods and tubing plus a new ball bearing scroll for smooth adjustments and easy locking. The Champion is structurally larger than other Bethlehem Burners models with its 8" flat base for easy mounting, a weight of 8‑3/4 pounds, and a taller height than its Alpha and Bravo counterparts. It has a burner configuration of six center fire ports and thirty outer fire ports, and is capable of emitting a wide range of flame widths from a pinpoint to a large bushy flame. 610‑838‑7034 www.bethlehemburners.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present 4" square pieces of Profusion Patterned Dichroic Glass. Artists can choose from a myriad of color and pattern combinations that are available in both 90 and 96 COEs. These great new offerings from D&L are perfect for those wanting to work with this fun accessory glass while staying within a budget. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Griffin Glass Tools now has two new styles of flameworking jacks available. The “Mini Jacks” are designed with an inside steel barrel for adjustable outward tension. Their tweezer-like long, narrow blades have a smooth bevel on the back edge that is great for small openings and hard-to-reach applications without causing any building up on the lip. The “True Flameworking Jacks” are designed with 90-degree turned blades and are just the right size for flameworking with an overall length of 11‑1/4". The 2‑3/4"-long jack blades have a pointed and beveled tip, and the back edge of the blades is rounded and smooth for easy, consistent flaring. This new line of jacks are made of high-grade stainless steel that is hardened in a way that allows a perfect outward tension and also allows the steel to be exposed to direct heat without damage to the working area of the jack blade. The hands-on experience of using these tools every day has led Griffin Glass Tools to release many new, innovative tools over the past year, with many more great items coming soon. 607‑331‑6221 scott@griffintools www.griffinglass.com
BeadFX has built a class schedule that offers something for everyone. From simple jewelry stringing to soldering and metalsmithing, there are classes that will complement your work and help you take it in a new direction. Offerings include: Hot Connections (introduction to solder), Getting Started with Hadar’s Clay, Wrap It Up (creative wire wrapping), Kumihimo Japanese Braids, Peruvian Wire Crochet, and many more. Classes are affordably priced, and students get in-store discounts as well. The BeadFX dedicated classroom and metalsmithing studio are comfortable and well supplied, and the fully stocked bead store is a delight to browse in. There is also a fully equipped lampworking studio with rental torches. Check the company’s website for a schedule. 877‑473‑2323 416‑751‑1911 www.beadfx.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) announces the new Mini-Double Splatter Pattern. This phenomenal new pattern fulfills requests from clients for Dichroic patterns that are tighter and smaller. It comes in a variety of exotic colors and is further amplified by double coating the splatter patterns. The result is many beautiful color shifts and layered color combinations that are not found in any other type of patterns. Because the glass is coated on both sides, this pattern is available in clear only. In addition, the color combinations vary greatly and will come in a medley of random compositions. CBS is currently offering this pattern in both 90 and 96 COE in 4" x 4" squares only. Side-by-side comparison photos of the original Splatter Pattern and the new Mini-Double Splatter are on the company’s website for easy reference. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950, has announced an enhanced online shopping experience and will be offering free shipping on all orders made through the company’s website for delivery within the continental United States. The free shipping offer has no minimum purchase requirements and is available for all products sold online, including torches and accessories. Visit Bethlehem’s website to learn more about news, events, or products. 610‑838‑7034 www.bethlehemburners.com
Skutt Kilns introduces the FireBox 8x6 LT, a new kiln that gives the glass, ceramic, and metal clay artist plenty of options. There are built-in programs for glass, ceramics, and PMC, but users can also write their own programs with Ramp/Hold. The kiln plugs into standard household voltage, and it easily stores away in a closet when not in use. 503‑774‑6000 www.skutt.com
Glasscraft carries a full range of borosilicate lampworking supplies from clear glass and ground joints to color, tools, and torches. This fall the company is making its high-quality clear boro even more affordable by giving a minimum discount of 15 percent on all orders of Simax glass. Call the company or visit their website to see how they can help supply all of your glassblowing needs. 877‑893‑9386 877‑893‑9386 www.glasscraftinc.com
D&L Art Glass Supply has a wide variety of casting molds, including the popular glass cabochon cameo molds from Creative Paradise, Inc. Designs vary from timeless classics such as the Woman Cameo mold to the fun, unique Skull & Crossbones and Dragonfly molds. Make the details of each figure in your cameo really stand out by using vastly different colored frits. Check the company’s website for D&L’s ever-expanding line of Creative Paradise molds, including new styles by Patty Gray plus a video tutorial with useful tips and tricks to help you create beautiful glass cameos. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is constantly adding new styles or murrine and cane to its 90 and 96 COE accessory glass lines. Known as a great addition to fused glass pieces, murrine instantly adds a bit of design and color to your latest creation. Choose from traditional millefiori floral designs, whimsical creatures, or wildlife and holiday themes. Use them in pendants, plates, earrings, and more to provide the perfect finishing touch. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Griffin Glass Tools now have two new styles of flameworking jacks available. Our Mini Jacks are designed with a inside steal barrel for adjustable outward tension. The tweezer like long narrow blades have a smooth bevel on the back edge that is great for very small openings or hard to reach restrictions, without causing any bunching or build up on the lip. Our True Flameworking Jacks are designed with 90-degree turned blades and are just the right size for flameworking with an overall length of 11.25". The 2.75" long jack blades have a pointed and beveled tip. The back edge of the blades are rounded and smooth for easy, consistent flaring. Our new line of jacks are made of a high-grade hardened stainless steel. The way in which we harden this kind of steel offers a perfect outward tension and also allows the steel to be exposed to direct heat without damage to the working area of the jack blade. 607-331-6221 www.griffinglass.com
D&L Art Glass Supply now has many new additions to its inventory including the new stained glass pattern books from Jean Beaulieu, and Milon Townsend’s Kiln Casting Glass, a detailed guide to lost wax and reverse relief techniques. D&L also stocks current and past editions of Glass Patterns Quarterly and The Flow magazines. Become inspired by the beautiful workmanship displayed in each issue and begin creating for the busy upcoming holiday season. D&L is your source for instructional periodicals, books, DVDs, and more. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Skutt is now offering its newly manufactured and much anticipated Mini Scarab kiln designed by Marcel Braun. This smaller version of the popular Scarab model has a 12" x 12" x 16"-tall chamber that is the perfect size for many studios. Features include a stainless steel main door that opens and closes to a tight seal with ease, vent holes to keep the electronics cool, and the Easy-Glide point rest with optional 4" rests for more loading flexibility. The new hinge design and the point rest system, also found on new Scarabs, are smooth and precise. Visit the Skutt website for more information on this new kiln. 503‑744‑6000 www.skutt.com
Hot Glass Color & Supply has the full array of Beadmaking 104® colors for lampworkers. This outstanding cane by the makers of Kugler Colors® is available in forty colors, including signature pinks and purples that don’t burn or fade during the creation process. Call to order or shop online. 206‑448‑1199 www.hotglasscolor.com
D&L Art Glass Supply is excited to present Dichroic Extract from Coatings By Sandberg (CBS). This purest form of the high-quality coatings by CBS has been extracted from glass and bottled for your next creation. Amazing results can be achieved in all forms of glass art, since there is no COE with this great new product. D&L carries six solid colors, two types of Rainbow patterns, and a sample set. Check them all out on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940 303‑442-3429 www.dlartglass.com
Griffin Glass Tools presents a line of tools as a two-part joint forming tool. Most skilled flameworkers have been forming their own ground joints using a reamer and a waxed glass ground joint to finalize the tapered fitting. With these new tools, you can use the reamer to achieve 90 percent of the tapered fitting and the brass “plug” to finalize the shape. Both parts are the width and length of a Lenz or Accugrind manufactured 10-1 ground joint and are made of brass instead of graphite to provide longevity and consistency of the formed joint shape after multiple uses. The joint-forming tools should be waxed each time they are heated. For better success, preheat the plug in the back flame before using. These forming tools do take a little getting used to, so detailed instructions are included with each item to help with the learning curve. 607‑331‑6221 www.griffinglass.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its uncoated glass stock to include Wissmach 90 COE glass. This glass substrate is an affordable, unique addition to the company’s current 90 COE selection and is available in full sheets with your choice of pattern and color. Wissmach glass is sold as “thin” glass (approximately 2 mm thick). Standard glass is approximately 3 mm thick. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
D&L Art Glass Supply presents Lenz ground joints for lampworkers wanting to work with uncompromising product quality. These high-quality male and female joints are available in 14 mm and 19 mm, as well as varying glass thicknesses. The company also offers Accugrind and value-priced Asian joints. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
Coatings By Sandberg (CBS) has expanded its Dichroic Coated Ceramic Tile line with two new products. Available immediately, CBS is offering 1/2" x 6" Accent Tiles. The company currently offers eight Fusion Jewel Tone patterns that include both standard and premium colors, each sold individually. These are the perfect companion to CBS Dichroic-coated 4" x 4" ceramic tiles, and together they create many brilliant designs. In addition, for mosaic artists CBS has Dichroic Coated Ceramic Accent Tile Packs, which feature three 1/2" x 6" individual Dichroic-coated Fusion Jewel Tone Accent Tiles in standard and premium colors. Nip, cut, set, and grout your way to affordable Dichroic mosaic artwork. 714‑538‑0888 www.cbs-dichroic.com
D&L Art Glass Supply stocks a wide variety of fusing cane in both 90 and 96 COE. Look for 96 cane in four new color-coordinated mix picks. The vibrant twists in every cane can bring new life to fused glass by integrating just a small piece or the whole cane. Visit the company’s website today to find out how much fun you can have with these design elements. 800‑525‑0940 303‑442-3429 www.dlartglass.com
Evenheat presents the Studio Pro 41 kiln designed with a large, wall-free floor and seamless shelf to allow artists to produce large and architectural pieces without reservation or restriction. The kiln enlarges and further develops the design concepts of the company’s Studio Pro program, which features both front and top access. Handles have been designed for actual use, with the lid handle being lowered and extended to offer an easy reach, and the main chamber handle properly anchored to the strong corners. Placing the kiln is also easy, since the floor and main chamber are independent of each other during setup and may be moved through doorways as narrow as 28 inches. In addition, the available full, seamless firing shelf offers 6.14 square feet of firing surface. And the Studio Pro 41 is equipped with features you’ve come to expect from Evenheat such as the Rampmaster with Swing View pivoting control, laterally positioned lid heating elements, spring-assisted lifting, and construction details designed to promote easy use and long life. Quality and performance are what you expect from Evenheat, and the Studio Pro 41 delivers. 989‑856‑2281 www.evenheat-kiln.com
D&L Art Glass Supply announces two new dam molds stylized by the famed glass artist, Patty Gray. The molds will create glass slabs measuring either 8" x 10", the size that was recently used in Patty’s workshop at D&L, or 6" x 6". The slabs require no cold working after firing. Assemble glass strips, scraps, and stringers and fuse together for your next masterpiece. Once fired, either slump or leave them flat for a decorative tray, platter, or one-of-a-kind wall piece. D&L also offers tutorials and firing schedules for these molds, which you can find on the company’s website. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
D&L Art Glass Supply makes it possible to enjoy the freedom of crucible firing in a small space with the Darby Dipper Crucible Kiln. With easy access to the crucible, reliability during lengthy heat soaks, and the long-lasting mercury relay, the Darby Dipper is perfect for glass artists to use when creating stringers, blown vessels, paperweights, and more. For artists who need something bigger, the company also offers the Vulcan Crucible Kiln, which takes pots up to thirty pounds. 800‑525‑0940 303‑449‑8737 www.dlartglass.com
The Glass Expert Webinar™ DVD featuring the two-hour Web workshop presented by Lisa St. Martin, one of the world’s foremost experts on metallic techniques in beadmaking, is now available from Glass Patterns Quarterly. During the Webinar, Lisa works with soft glass to demonstrate how to create striking focal beads, prevent scumming in dichroic glass, fume with gold, and granulate silver wire. Included are questions asked via live chat by remote participants plus all of the bonus materials used by Lisa during the workshop. 800‑719‑0769 502‑222‑5631 www.glasspatterns.com