Monday, December 23, 2013

Out With The Old To Make Room For The New

Cleaning out old works will help me to have a fresh start on new works. Click the link to see items on sale.
Clearance Happening I am clearing out the old in order to make room for a new body of work in 2014.
Blown glass, glass beads, paintings, tumblers and more.
This is an example of what I look forward to creating in the new year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Local Event This weekend!

Bring your family and friends to this Pop-Up Art Sale. Local artist will be selling their works in the Education Center at Oakland Nursery in Columbus Ohio. Art event to take place this Saturday, December, 21 2013, 10am to 4pm.

Post by Horkover Glass. Local artist will be selling their works in the Education Center at Oakland Nursery in Columbus Ohio. Art event to take place this Saturday, December, 21 2013, 10am to 4pm.
#local #shopsmall #lastminutegifts #buyart #OaklandNursery #somethingtodo #columbus

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Featured Artist

I am excited and honored to have been chosen to be featured in the blog article.
 Please Click here and Enjoy!    Love Ohio Crafters and Artists

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Art gifts To Give

Shop small business. Please have a look in my shop when considering handmade gifts for your loved ones and hostess gifts.
My shop in here!

For example ->

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Working with Andy Hudson today

I have known glass artist Andy Hudson for around 11 yrs. Today was the first time Andy and I shared time at the bench. I was doing some production work, and Andy was working on some amazing artistic and colorful vases. In the link you can see Andy working on a vase with a face.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New Work, it's over here!

Monday, October 14, 2013

My work being made

As visiting artist at CCAD working with the glass instructor Dawson Kellogg, assistant,Chris Harmon and students, we are making a body of work with my fused glass plates.
 Here is a link to an album with work done today.
--------------> Works in progress 
My Shop
A few pieces I worked on with the students.

HERE GOES! I am a visiting artist today.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Honored to be good news today!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Whatcha Drinkin?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Better Than The Nature Channel

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pieces Parts

These are some parts that will be included in fused roll ups while working at CCAD, the Columbus College of Art and Design, along side Dawson Kellogg, Chris Harman, and advanced students.

Monday, September 23, 2013

End of Creative Block

What can you do with these???

I love to make these glass stones. They are simple elegant and vibrant. I have a few possible uses listed.
What would you do with a glass stone?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Making Glass Parts

I have been working to get glass parts done for a project I will be doing in October. I will be a bit hush hush about what the final project is until it is under way. It involves building many glass art works.
What I am doing now is experimenting with various paints on glass that will go to high fire and piece strips of glass together to make "glass color bar", which will be cut and included in final hot works of glass. Here are some examples of what I have been up to.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Almost Done with This Work of Art

New art work here This one going as part of a collaborative work with Mother Artists at Work. Saw blade art work of 10 different artists being assembled as one work of art for an invitational art competition. With 2 of my fellow MAWs, Catherine Bell Smith and Cyndi Bellerose, we created a work of art from the art of 10. I am exited to share the final work after our opening.

First we went to the scrap yard. Our second annual trip for this project.

We distributed saw blades to our fellow MAWs, ARTed them up, and cut through some metal.

We had a skeletal structure made. We assembled all the blades into one cohesive totem.

The final work is now installed at Columbus Metropolitan Library, the main library. Columbus Invitational Arts Competition 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Columbus Art Scene in here

This blog does a great job of showing some of the artists and opportunity in the art world for Columbus.
#ColumbusArtScene. The Columbus Art Scene

What to do in Columbus today

To Do's: Blow glass and tell it like it is, today 12 to 3pm at Franklin Park Conservatory. Come watch a glass blowing demonstration and ask me questions. ‪#‎activityinColumbusOH‬ ‪#‎FranklinParkConservatoryhotshop‬

Monday, July 22, 2013

Garden Troll Enjoys Handmade Glass Art

While he spends most of his time in the darkness under a bridge, this troll enjoys stepping into the sunshine to view the handmade glass garden art of Horkover Glass LLC.  See glass art here too More art this way, and visit Horkover  on FB.

This handmade glass yard ornament has brought a smile to this trolls face!
Glass yard art is all the rage with the fairies up-top, this little ornament has enticed the troll from under a leaf out into the daylight.

One last glass creation for this fella to see before heading back to the bridge to sleep out the rest of the day.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Amazing glass blowing video in technicolor

Amazing glass blowing video in technicolor. As a glass blower this is near and dear to my heart. Please enjoy this Fantastic view of glass blowing.

See my glass and art here on Etsy
and on my website Horkover Glass

Monday, July 15, 2013

These will reappear

These are glass parts that will get fired and in the near future, be included into glass that will become sculptures or bowls in.
Painted Glass

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Now Showing

I have 3 miniature works of handmade glass art, appearing in The Painted Lady Museum which is part of the S.Dot Galleries. I am showing through July, with Mother Artists at Work, MAW. This is a fantastic collection of miniature works of art.
Here are images of my 3 glass works of art. All are under 3" tall.

Vessel in Bondage - Ode to Fay Wray

Mother Child Binding Spirit

Saturday, July 6, 2013

7-8-13 Blowing glass/Live Glass blowing Demonstration

Blowing glass  I will be demonstrating glass blowing for the visitors of the Franklin Park Conservatory from 12 to 3 on Sunday July 8th. I love to blow glass. Blowing glass is challenging, physical, and creative. It's an amazing feeling to pinch into hot pliable molten glass that then turns solid and keeps that shape I just made.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Doing It In Public

Blowing glass that is. Today I will be demonstrating glass blowing for the visitors of the Franklin Park Conservatory from 11 to 2. I love to blow glass. Blowing glass is challenging, physical, and creative. It's an amazing feeling to pinch into hot pliable molten glass that then turns solid and keeps that shape I just made.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Blown Glass Vessels, Not Just for Ashes!

Hand blown glass vessels are torch-worked on a small blow pipe. I create each blown glass vessel myself no two designs are the same. Glass art for fairies, wishes, love notes, and all precious thoughts and emotions.
There are many uses for these glass Enchanted Vessels ® . A young man used one to put a small love scroll in and gave it to his new girlfriend. Others have used them to keep a prayer or affirmation in. Some have put a bit of sand from the beach where they had been on vacation. My daughter keeps a small bit of her late pet's ashes in a small blown glass vessel that she takes to college. My son keeps eucalyptus oil in his glass vessel to help wake him up in the morning.
I am passionate about creating with glass. It gives me pleasure to know that my small brightly colored glass vessels make others happy as well.
Blown glass torchworked vessel
I have many available in my shop please have a look. Look here for sale priced Enchanted Vessels®

Blown Glass Lampwork Amphora

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Glass Mixed Media Works in Progress for Painted lady Feminist Museum 7/13

I am working on handmade miniature glass sculptures. These will be under 4" big, mostly torchworked glass, and found objects. My glass sculptures will be in a group show in an art gallery called Painted Lady Feminist Museum. This is part of the S.Round Creative. The show themed "Liberation," opens in July, and I will be sure to post images here.
Last night I finished assembling one glass sculpture it involved using most of my tools. Thank goodness I hang on to all of my art supplies, some were from the early 90's. Sculpture #1 is torchworked glass, brass, copper, and gold thread. The title is tentatively Mother, Child, and Binding Spirit. Although the theme is "Liberation," most of my pieces involve bondage or bonding. Below is a glimps of piece number one unfinsied. To see more of my work available for purchase you can find my shop here and I am also on FaceBook where we can interact a bit more.
Sculpture no. 2 still in progress. I will post the completed works when the show opens. See more of my art here.

Mother, Child, and Binding Spirit 2.75" 
This is not completed, you will have to wait for the show to see the finished work.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Travels In Glass

Hi, It's me, back from my travels. I was at The Corning Museum of Glass where I took a class in Venetian glass blowing techniques, and while I was there I auditioned for their blow glass at sea program too.
Venetian glass blowing techniques was taught by William Gudenrath. Bill has a wealth of information on glass history and glass blowing techniques through the ages. He is fascinating to listen to, watch create, and learn from.
The class was challenging, as most glass blowing is, It was a good opportunity for me to do a lot of assisting of the other students. Assisting is something I need to work on as well as the glass blowing.
There were 9 students a T.A. and our instructor, Bill. It was a wonderful group of people. I had a great time with them. This class ran one week and we were in the studio from 9am to 11pm, there are some great relationship dynamics in this kind of intense work situation.
After my 6 days of class, I spent a day in the Museum. I went back and fourth between the indoor and outdoor live demo studio. I was watching the performance of the demonstrators. The narrators talk non stop, this is a bit different from when I am demonstrating at The Franklin Park Conservatory. I wanted to pick up how they worked in preparation for my audition with the Blow Glass At Sea program the next day. In-between watching the two demo stages, I walked the museum and sketched the work that was interesting to me. Well there are thousands of works in glass, and much of that is interesting, so I picked and  chose throughout the day. Sketching and photographing helped me to capture my impression of the works much more so than just photographing.
The next day, my last day in Corning, NY, was my audition. Six people involved with the Blow Glass at Sea program were there. First I would narrate for a glass blower. It went great. I said funny things, I was engaging with my audience, and I was completely comfortable on stage. When it came time for me to be the glass demonstrator it did not go as smoothly. I took a large gather, lager than I am used to, because I knew that they expect large works to be made, this is more exciting for the audience. I did not do so well. I think in the end the bowl came out fine, but I was too labored in making it. Fail!
In our discussion afterwards I was told how much they loved my narration, that I said things they had not heard, and I looked comfortable there. The woman from HR seemed to love me, maybe if the decision was her's I would  have gotten a position, but it is a group effort, so I did not.
On the up side, I was asked to work on my skills, and come back for another audition in November at SOFA.
I love Corning everyone is very happy and upbeat there. I would love to be contracted to work for them. I will be working on my skills, which any way I look at it is a good thing for me. I hope to get a position with Blow Glass At Sea, but if I don't, in the end my glass blowing will be much better for trying.
I have some photos of my trip here on FB.

My class minus one.
The Corning inside stage

Bill Gudenrath working solo on a dragon stem goblet.

Bill's color collection! collecting color since 1979.

Me with Harry Seaman, my favorite shop tech.

Me, Lisa Horkin, capping a bubble.

Lisa Horkin Blowing glass
Me, Lisa Horkin, jacking some glass.

Me and Leslie Baker working at the marver.