|The artist contemplating a life in glass
Posing in my Wicked Lady outfit...
The artist and her 'familiar'
Duddies Sept' 01 - Sept' 06
Lynne grew up in Edmonton Alberta, and moved from there to Saskatchewan in 1980 to work in mineral exploration. She started working with glass in 1981 while still working in the mining industry. Lynne continued glass as a hobby until 1988. In May of 1988 Lynne took a weekend workshop on glass fusing from Gil Reynolds in Calgary. Eight weeks later she moved to Bradwell, SK, a small village near Saskatoon, bought a commercial building, and started Black Hole Glass.
I started making beads in 1994 after seeing a 'hot head' torch in my wholesale glass catalogue. Always a sucker for new toys, I bought one. A few months later I broke my left hand while skiing. At that time I was using strips of glass; I discovered I could stuff the strips of glass into my cast (which went right to my fingertips) and wave my arm around to keep the glass hot.... I still flamework left handed, but since '96 I have had a minor burner.
My first class was in 2000 from Brian Kerkvliet blowing pyrex goblets using huge torches. After 10 days I had an array of non-functional sculptural stemware! I wasn't impressed by the big torches, so I'm still using my minor today.
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