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  • Posted on August 15 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Introducing Our New GAMA Board Members

    Hi Everyone - I am really excited to let you know that we are welcoming three new Glass Alchemy Makers Alliance Board of Directors!! This group of artists works together on...

  • Posted on June 18 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Mike Shelbo


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    Company News, Product News

    New Glass Alchemy x Mike Shelbo Goblin Poster

    I have been working closely with Jodi and Thomas for over a decade and we just finished a new version of the Glass Alchemy Color Palette Poster. In the last...

  • Posted on June 15 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Event, New Color, Product News, Small Batch, Studio Alchemy

    Another Awesome Open House!

    Hi Everyone - I would like to send a big thanks to everyone who came out to our annual Open House last week. We had record attendance at our event...

  • Posted on May 30 2018


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    Thomas Grimmett


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    Event, New Color, Product News, Small Batch, Studio Alchemy

    Growing the Glass Blowing Color Palette with Pastels!!

    Hi Everyone - It has been a while since the last blog. Things have been really busy here at Glass Alchemy and we are gearing up for our annual Open...

  • Posted on April 27 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Resources

    Setting Up Your Glass Blowing Torch

    There have been many articles written over the years about how to choose the right glass blowing torch; this article, which was originally written by Henry Grimmett and published in...

  • Posted on April 09 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Industry News, Studio Alchemy

    Looking to take Glass Blowing Classes??

    Hi Everyone - We get a lot of phone calls here at Glass Alchemy asking about glass blowing classes.  I thought I would take a minute to provide some information...

  • Posted on March 30 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Product News, Resources

    The Glass Alchemy Numbering System

    We have had a few people ask about our numbering system lately.  We thought it would be a good idea to re-share this information.   You will notice that each...

  • Posted on March 09 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Industry News

    Glass Blowing: An Introduction to Modern Lampworking

    When I tell people I make glass, they generally think of soft glass, more specifically, they think about off-hand soft glass work.  This is totally understandable given that glass blowing...

  • Posted on February 22 2018


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    Thomas Grimmett


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    Viva Las Vegas!!

    Hi Everyone - It's hard to believe the Vegas trade shows are behind us and it is almost the end of February!! Jodi and I attended AGE and Glass Vegas...

  • Posted on January 10 2018


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    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    More Glass, Lower Prices

    Hi Everyone - Glass Alchemy has been a grassroots operation since the company was founded by our parents in 2000. Virtually all our equipment and machinery is developed in-house, and...

  • Posted on January 10 2018


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News, Video

    Aritst Direct Discount Program Price Drop

    Hey Everyone – Thomas Grimmett from Glass Alchemy here, with a quick update for you all. We’ve been working really hard this past year to get more glass into artist’s...

  • Posted on December 21 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    A 2017 Retrospective

    Hi Everyone - I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe 2018 is right around the corner! This has been a busy year for us here at Glass Alchemy. ...

  • Posted on December 06 2017


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    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    How it's Made - Part 3

    Welcome back! This is our third and final look at the glassmaking process at GA. I hope you were able to check out parts one and two. In part one,...

  • Posted on December 01 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    New Color, Product News, Video

    Antidote, Tested Compatible

      Hey guys. I’m Thomas Grimmett from Glass Alchemy. Today I want to talk to you about our latest color called Antidote and the science behind our new pastel palette....

  • Posted on November 29 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    How it's Made - Part 2

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to The Formula. As I mentioned, we are spending a few posts explaining and illustrating our glassmaking process here at GA. In last week's blog, I...

  • Posted on November 22 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News, Video

    Glass Blowing Tutorial: Setting a Neutral Flame

    Hey guys. I’m Thomas Grimmett and I make the color here at Glass Alchemy. Today I want to talk to you about a neutral flame A neutral flame will keep...

  • Posted on November 21 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    How it's Made - The GA Way

    If you’ve read this blog in the past, you can probably guess that nothing gets me more stoked than making and melting glass. I have been doing it for many...

  • Posted on November 01 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Product News, Video

    Glass Blowing Tutorial: Understanding Your Kiln

      What’s up guys, Thomas here.  I make the color at Glass Alchemy. Today we’re going to be talking about your kiln and how to make sure it’s working for...

  • Posted on October 19 2017


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    Thomas Grimmett


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    And the Winner is...

    Hi Everyone - This is a very special update. This summer, we announced the first ever, Glass Alchemy Artist Grant Program and I am excited to let you know that...

  • Posted on October 11 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, New Color, Product News

    The Making of the CFL Palette

    Making glass is in my DNA and imagining what glass could be and making it a reality is an important part of my artistic process. I am always listening to...

  • Posted on September 20 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    New Color, Product News, Small Batch

    Introducing Potion!!

    As you know, we are always working to give you the best possible product while pushing the envelope on what is possible in glass manufacturing. And while we are continually...

  • Posted on August 09 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Mike Shelbo


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    Event, Industry News

    Shelbo on the Mic

    My heart and mind are overflowing with inspiration and admiration because of all the wonderful people who came together to support this year's Michigan Glass Project!! The attendance from the...

  • Posted on August 02 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Event, Industry News

    Q&A With Allison Key of the Michigan Glass Project

    We had the opportunity to head out to Detroit and attend the Michigan Glass Project a few weeks ago.  We have sponsored this event since it started and love getting...

  • Posted on July 19 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Industry News

    The Glass Alchemy Artist Grant Program

    The entire GA crew is inspired every day by artists who take our glass and turn it into spectacular works of art. But we got to thinking, what if there...

  • Posted on July 12 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    New Color, Product News

    New Neo-Cads™ Coming Soon!!

    I don’t know about you, but even when the munchies kick in, a snack of OJ & ketchup doesn’t sound too appetizing. But a combo that might not sound that...

  • Posted on June 14 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Event, Industry News

    Q&A with Craig Lewis Founder of the Armadillo Art Glass Initiative

    A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual Armadillo Art Glass Initiative (AAGI) in Austin, Texas.  Thomas, Alex and I were all in attendance and...

  • Posted on May 26 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Event, Studio Alchemy

    Inside Studio Alchemy

    Hi Everyone - Event season is in full swing, and we are excited to host another summer Open House at Studio Alchemy! This year's event on Thursday, July 6th will be the...

  • Posted on May 03 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    Our Commitment to Color Innovation

    You have been keeping us busy and it has been a while since I was last able to post a blog. I always wonder what our glass will be made...

  • Posted on March 28 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Ryno: Levelheaded Quack

    Using ducks as his canvas, Ryno is able to communicate his ideas through a highly recognizable, ever evolving cast of characters.   Ryno is one of the most talented and...

  • Posted on March 24 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    2 Stroke: On That Tight Weave

    Christopher McElroy, AKA 2-Stroke, is a creative power house with the ability to execute like few others. With pattern work and design ability that could be applied to any medium,...

  • Posted on March 23 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Joe is Joe

    While many of today's artists have an impressive set of crossover skills, Joe seamlessly integrates all of these aspects of flame-working into his intricate creations.His impressive set of crossover skills...

  • Posted on March 21 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, New Color, Product News

    The Glass Alchemy Neo-Cads™

    We always hear that life is a journey, and I think glass-making is, too. Throughout my career making glass, some of the best inspirations and ideas have come to me...

  • Posted on March 15 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Ghost: The Legend

    Ghost is a mesmerizing lampworker to watch in action, if you get the chance. Ghost is one of the most widely exposed, but most underground artists in lampworking today. His...

  • Posted on March 14 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Coyle: The man, the monkey, the maker

    Drawing on an impressive set of scientific glassblowing skills, Coyle emerged on the functional scene with an impact. Consistently making some of the most collectible work out there, Coyle's emotive...

  • Posted on March 10 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Elbo: Constant Evolution

    Most people think of Elbo as the dinosaur pipe maker, but if you take a step back and look at Elbo's portfolio, you will see he is a design and...

  • Posted on March 09 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Banjo: Spirit & Creation

    Banjo first discovered the medium of glass through contemporary craft traditions, and his creations are often amalgams of personal visionary experiences. Spend some time with him, and it won't take...

  • Posted on March 07 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News, Studio Alchemy

    Hand Made, Self Trained

    Nick Voorhees is the embodiment of an underground artist.  Finding a creative outlet wherever he can, Voorhees is able to apply his imagination to glass, graffiti or actual canvas. We...

  • Posted on March 03 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Snic: Merging Street Smarts & Fine Arts

    A veteran on the scene, Snic repeatedly reinvents his work and sets new industry standards.  This is exactly the type of artist we wanted on the GAMA Board of Directors....

  • Posted on March 02 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    Brandon: Saving Our Planet

    The GAMA Board of Directors has developed organically over the years as the artists and Glass Alchemy have worked to forge deep relationships. Since the day we met Brandon Martin...

  • Posted on February 28 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News

    M. Slinger

    Slinger has emerged as an industry leader, with many makers crediting his film, Degenerate Art for what sparked their desire to blow glass.  As the Board of the Makers Alliance...

  • Posted on February 27 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Company News, GAMA, Industry News, Studio Alchemy

    Salt: Sculptural Game Changer

    The Board of the Makers Alliance is made up of talented artists who are breaking boundaries and putting lampworkers on the map.  We are proud to introduce Salt as a...

  • Posted on February 10 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Mike Shelbo


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    Company News, GAMA

    Mike Shelbo: Pardon Me, I blogged...

    I have been appointed to Co-chair the Glass Alchemy Makers Alliance Board of Directors, along with Thomas Grimmett, since I have the longest working relationship with Glass Alchemy as an...

  • Posted on February 08 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Industry News

    Introducing the Board of Directors

    I mentioned in my last post that I really enjoy hearing from our customers, and you responded again with tons of feedback, questions and ideas. The one-on-one conversations are great,...

  • Posted on January 31 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Event, Product News, Studio Alchemy

    Neo-Cad™ at Studio Alchemy

    The Neo-Cad™ Party at Studio Alchemy was lit! Salt rolled in hard with a new body of work featuring the newly reformulated cadmium colors!! He truly outdid himself.  Over the...

  • Posted on January 13 2017


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Product News

    Our New Mobile App - Your Instant Access to All Things Glass Alchemy

    Wow!!! We are blown away with the great response to our new Rewards Program. Apparently, you guys like discounts on color! In the first 48 hours, hundreds of you signed up as...

  • Posted on December 23 2016


    WRITTEN BY

    Jodi Grimmett Ozen


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    Event, Industry News

    Detroit Hustles Harder!

    This past summer, Thomas and I went to Detroit for the Michigan Glass Project.  When we got to the Russel Industrial Center, we were blown away. The Michigan Glass Project...

  • Posted on November 10 2016


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


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    Company News, Industry News

    PDX Tubing Company

    Hey everyone - I have some exciting news for the boro scene.  Its bittersweet for me, but super sweet for all of you. Over the past few years, Glass Alchemy...

  • Posted on November 02 2016


    WRITTEN BY

    Thomas Grimmett


    FILED UNDER

    New Color, Product News, Small Batch

    From Test Lab to Small Batch

    Hello everybody -  Since the start of this year, you have been able to get your hands on some colors named "Thomas' Transparents".  I want to take a little time...

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