I didn’t drink alcohol this week. It feels good to say that, and it’s always a struggle.
I spent a good amount of time blowing glass this week. It was awesome! My friend Icke came up from Denver to finish a cup we started four years ago. We got five cups done together and two of them sold the next day fresh out of the kiln. The other three will be available on the website this week.
Then my friend Matty B came by with some sections he twisted up at home in Leadville for me to make a cup with. The exciting thing about this cup is that a few weeks ago we pulled the custom vac stack color pattern together which I haven’t done in years. Now we have a custom Black, White, and Amber Purple tube cane for projects that is confirmed workable by this cup Collab which will also be available this week.
In the background I have been planning the Miami Cup Collectors Club that will be happening on Wednesday December 6 at Ocisly Ceramics in Wynwood. We will have more details coming soon, but make sure to mark your calendar for this one!
Speaking of calendars, our annual Drinking Vessels Calendar is being designed for 2024 and we have started a presale list. If you would like to be added to the list please reach out and we can coordinate payment for the calendars that will ship out in December.
Before I go on about last night’s event “Irradiance” I have to mention that I am getting very excited for ski season we are less than a month away.
But last night was a special show that I got to attend with Grace and Bennie down in Evergreen. Alex Ubatuba hosted his second Irradiance 2.0 show at his studio Satellite 6. The work was mind blowing from pipes to cups to marbles and pendants. The real attraction is his living light sculptures which I truthfully can’t put into words. This has got to be one of the most impressive undertakings in our entire scene. Large scale interactive installation art is much more common in soft glass than borosilicate and Ubatuba is pushing the Boro boundaries to what appears to be max capacity for the material. I stay wildly impressed with this work.
At the end of the night when I was saying goodbyes, Alex invited me to come over for an intensive cup collaboration session. The funny thing is that he and Kara came up this winter to do that at my studio but weather and travel conditions cut our trip from a few days down to a few hours. We still have one of our collaborations available from that session which was our first time working together. I can’t wait to go spend more time learning from and working with a master of color.
Now I’m at the studio getting things prepped for our expansion construction with the team in anticipation for a new fan arriving soon and then we begin installation of a new hood and some electrical before we complete two more work spaces in the front corner of the room.
I’ll be going live on Instagram with some Sunday Specials and here are a few special deals we have on the site today!
As always thanks for tuning in and enjoy your Sunday,
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