Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Studio glass buy-out

After close to a year of ignoring my blog, I'm finally back to writing.

And, finally finished putting away all the glass I bought from another studio who closed up shop here in Miami. Since there just isn't enough room in the bins for many of the smaller pieces, they're all on sale. For those of you who do mosaics, this is the perfect time to come in as I put all the regular scrap on sale for $2.00 per pound (50% off), clear scrap for $1.50 per pound, larger pieces of clear for $3.00 per pound, and other colored pieces for $4.00 per pound. Anyone who does suncatchers, angels, boxes, small panels,etc. can certainly take advantage of these. I also got in another box of Spectrum's sale pieces, so we have over 150 square foot pieces at $6.00 each (a savings of $1.00 to $8.40 each).

It's wonderful starting off a new year, especially after all the upheavals we lived through in the last couple. There are still things that need to be done, plus we have some sandblasting equipment that needs to be sold, but however slowly, we are making progress. There are even a couple of interesting architectural columns that my late brother bought when the old Schlitz mansion was being torn down. One of the good things that happened when we were forced to empty off and remove the second floor was that we found all kinds of things that had been sitting in storage up there. We have old glass jewels, Tiffany lamp prisms, chunks of colored cullet, and several old chandeliers (all of which need restoration work). Even though most of the gallery items had to be packed up and stored at home, there are a number of vases, a few perfumes and paperweights still here.

We're also back to a better schedule for classes. They're limited to only 3 or 4 students now, so there's plenty of personal attention. If there are any classes of interest not on the calendar, just send an email to let us know and we'll try to set up a date.