Saturday, June 13, 2009

Corning Made the Best of It - New tools and pens!

As I was telling you yesterday, the trip to Corning was a comedy of errors and I missed out on the trip to Stueben and seeing the early morning demo but I made it to the vendors tent.

There are certain techniques I've taken classes on like marble making, that haven't become part of my studio because I don't have to proper tools. So, ya know what I did don'tcha? Seeing the Infinite Rim Marble Molds developed by Drew Fritts sitting on the Artco table, I made a beeline for it.

Look at that baby! What struck me was how light it really is! I mean light! It looks like it'd be heavy but it's absolutely not. Malcolm was very helpful - thanks, Malcolm.

So now I have the right tool to work on those marbles. It's gonna take some practice, ok, alot of practice but I can't say I don't have the right tool.

I wandered the tent - and came upon the Glassline pen display. I'm always looking for another way to draw onto glass and here it is! I like the idea of water base rather than oil base enamels, easier clean up and if they dry out, easier to re-wet and fire. I loved the option of choosing a custom color set of 14! The guys manning the booth were awesome and very knowledgeable about their product and how it applied to glass.

All in all, I came back with a select group of tools and materials to use. I'm looking forward to putting them to use.

How do you think I did? Have you had to salvage a trip like I did? What did you do?


rosebud101 said...

Looks like you did quite well, Cindy! You might have missed the demos, but you were able to find what you needed. Good luck with the marbles.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Mallory! It's gonna take some practice practice practice! LOL!