So I recently made a purchase of a Paragon QuickFire kiln after attending a few fuse glass classes. Wow! I am having so much fun with it today.
I've been attending Nan Phillips studio at her home and she has shown me some of the basics. I still need much more to learn since three (3) sessions isn't gonna cut a whole 20 years she has on me. However, prior to going to San Antonio for the Texas Payroll Conference I had my kiln, grinder and supplies delivered. Well as everyone knows that after coming back from vacation and/or conference you have a lot of catching up to do at home and work. So things had to wait for the weekend.
So yesterday, after a few minor errands I cleaned up my workshop in the garage and arranged the layout. It all worked out great especially since it was raining and the temperature dropped here in Dallas. I am really impressed with the kiln and I hope you like my new pieces. They are still in the rough stages since they stilll need additional grinding and bail attachment but I thought I share how my day is going.
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I am a jewelry designer and metalsmith specializing in custom designs. I started beadwork in 2010 and in 2011 learned silversmithing with Don Norris of Academy of Silversmithing and Art Metal. My work includes pieces with semi-precious gemstone, pearls, beads, copper, brass and silver.