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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In memory of the recently deceased Australian artist, educator, and friend Klaus Moje, Bullseye Glass Co. of Portland, Oregon, has instituted two initiatives to commemorate his impact on the company. Bullseye will establish an annual scholarship to the renowned Pilchuck Glass School and rename a key department The Klaus Moje Center for Research and Education.

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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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YES, WE’RE OPEN! Despite all the construction signs, you can still get to the Resource Center by turning west on SE Bush from SE 22nd and driving around the block. Check out the map below.

We’re looking forward to seeing you!

An example of a French cleat hanging system used in a gallery context, Jessica Loughlin's an ever changing constant (white)

French cleat hanging systems create a "floating" effect as with this 2013 Jessica Loughlin piece, an ever changing constant (white).

In our last video lesson, Attaching French Cleats, we gave you some instructions for displaying glass panel artwork with a hanging system we particularly like.  French cleats are discreet and sturdy, and give your art the appearance of floating in front of a wall.  But hanging your artwork with a French cleat is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. There are different sizes of French cleats and considerations should be made based on the surface area and weight of your artwork.