Author Archives: Bonnie

About Bonnie

Bonnie Celeste received her BS in education from Buffalo State College in New York. Her background in glass comes from years of experience working in the Research & Education Department at Bullseye as well as in her shared studio in Portland. Most recently her work was included in the BodyWork exhibition at the Bullseye Gallery. As a Bullseye instructor/technician, Celeste enjoys helping individuals build a solid foundation in glass by teaching workshops, developing online educational videos, and assisting with open studio sessions.


We set up a color palette exercise in-house to see what would come of it.

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Open Kilnforming Studio is one of the great perks of taking a workshop here at Bullseye. It’s open to all levels, whether you’re new to glass or have years of experience. Once you’ve completed one class or workshop at a Bullseye Resource Center, you’re eligible to participate in Open Kilnforming Studio.

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We’re pretty into these little dishes. The form is functional, small and right at home in the kitchen, at the dining table or on a nightstand, dresser or desk. Nice for salt, jewelry, coins or other small items. Great as a set or as a stand alone object.

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Here’s the scoop on making a sweet little light box, great for frit & powder work. We put this version to the test in a few recent workshops with Miriam Di Fiore and it passed with flying colors.

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Simple hake brush math

Here’s an easy time-saver for anyone who uses shelf primer on a regular basis.

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Have you ever thought about working with rods in an elevated drop out mold? We did just that with a some extra pieces from this Stripes and Dots Quick Tip. Check it out.

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Frit! Lots of frit!

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Workshops and projects are in full swing! Special thanks to visiting instructors, Morgan Van Madison, Louise Krampien & Erika Tada. These images were taken at Bullseye Resource Center Portland over the past few weeks.

Creative Concepts in Kilnforming, with Morgan Van Madison:

Thanks for an inspiring workshop, Morgan!

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We’ve decided to clean up the mezzanine area in the Research & Education studio, Resource Center Portland. It’s a long overdue project and we really should have taken a true ‘before” photo.

After removing a heap of extra boxes & regrouping like items, it looks something like this.

In case you’re wondering, this is a mixed storage space for video props, teaching samples for certain classes, a testing archive, assorted supplies & MORE.

Here are a few gems from this round of organizing:

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