When Isabel Glasser was a child, her father, the glassmaker, made her an impressionable child who was taught how to make all kinds of different types of glass.
“He would take her to his place to paint and he would come home and he’d make all these different kinds of glass,” she says.
Glasses were the main focus of her attention, which she enjoyed so much she wanted to be an artist.
“And I was fascinated by glass, and I wanted to get into glass making.
I was like, ‘Well, this is the only way that I can do this.'”
But Glasser’s interest in glass was curtailed by a devastating accident in 1989, when she fell on a piece of glass while building a model airplane.
After the accident, she lost the ability to make the glass-enclosed models she loved.
“I would sit there for hours and hours and days and days trying to make these models, trying to find the right glass, until one day I just gave up,” Glasser says.
Today, Glasser is an avid glassmaker who is making custom models for people who need to express themselves, from children to senior citizens. “
When I started looking at my own glass, I realized that I was the only one who was not making glass,” Glassers says.
Today, Glasser is an avid glassmaker who is making custom models for people who need to express themselves, from children to senior citizens.
In her new book, “Heart of Glass,” she shares how she’s helped hundreds of others get into the business, from making glass sculptures to turning her home into a glass art gallery.
“In the book, I describe how the first piece of the model airplane was made from a piece that I made for my dad, and then that piece was used to make a second piece,” she tells The Associated Press.
“This second piece of model airplane is my signature.
It’s my piece.”
Glasser created the model plane in 2005 and is now in the process of re-creating it with a new model.
The model plane is made of two pieces of glass: one that Glasser originally built for her father to use for his airplane and another that she created for her.
The original piece was designed by Glasser and her son to be used for a model plane.
But it was too small for the airplane and Glasser realized she needed more space.
“My son, he made a model of his airplane for me, and we’re going to use this model to do a model,” Glassner says.
When she started making her own glass she found it was difficult to get hold of.
“It’s hard to find a good glassmaker.
You just can’t find a glassmaker in your area,” she explains.
“We had a big warehouse that was just full of glass and it was hard to get a job.
It was the original piece that was used for the model. “
The glass that I have in my studio is one of the most beautiful pieces of my work.
I want to show that they can be done by anyone, because I want people to know that they are not just for the kids.” “
Now, I’m in the business of making these pieces.
I want to show that they can be done by anyone, because I want people to know that they are not just for the kids.”
Glassers is currently in the midst of a new project.
She and her husband, the sculptor James Gifford, are going to build an indoor museum to help people who have glass problems or want to help others who need help.
Glasser has built and restored dozens of glass sculptures, including the Millennium Falcon from “Star Wars.”
She is also working on her own model airplane, which will include all the parts for the original model.
She says that people who want to know more about glass should check out her website, glassmakerofsaskatoon.com.
“You can find a lot of information about glass in the internet, but it’s not as much information about the craftsmanship,” Glasses says.
It is not just about making glass, Glasses adds.
“Making a model or a sculpture is more than just that.
It also helps you have a sense of accomplishment, a sense that you are doing something meaningful.”
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