Stunning functional art, creatively playful inspired my nature.
Wine is nature too!
Frequently Asked Questions: Glass
1. I want to put boiling water to my glass beer jug for tea?
The glass we use for blowing is sensitive to temperature shock so drinking glasses are intended for cold beverages, not hot beverages. Do avoid extreme temperature changes. If ice is to be added to the vessel, slide ice down side of glass.
2. Can I put the glass in the dishwasher?
Always check with the artist, some may recommend the dishwasher, some not. Either way this glass is soft, if the dishwasher is recommended give the item space so there’s no contact between items. No extreme heat, sanitizing.
3. How do I hand wash my glass sculptural piece?
Put something soft in sink bottom, tea towel or sponge. Place item to be washed on this surface, use warm water and dish soap. Attention to jewelry, rings & watches will scratch the glass, as will green scrubbies and abrasive cleaners. Water spots? Dry immediately with clean paper towel, if spots persist use a diluted vinegar mix, 1:4 ratios or there about, then dry immediately.
4. Will you repair my Grannies cut crystal chipped goblets?
Sorry, I do not do repairs.
5. May I hang my glass in a window?
Yes, but the sun will eventually deteriorate the hanging device. For long term window exposure we recommend using nylon coated stainless steel wire, sometimes referred to as “tiger wire’ with a crimp closure. This applies to Christmas ornament, friendship ball, icicle, feather.
6. My glass candle stick holder cracked?!
The tapered candle holder I make will break in direct heat or flame. (see note above regarding temperature shock) Keep an eye on your candle and don’t let it burn down to less than 2 inches above the glass.
7. Can I remove scratch on the glass?
A partial fix for a small shallow scratch would be a thin layer of clear nail polish.
8. Where can I find your glass work?
Whyte Museum, Banff
Fireweed Glass Studio,http://fireweedglassstudio.ca/ we have a small gallery in our working studio in Canmore.