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Karoline Fritz
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Proud Norse Heathen. Not a nazi. Not a witch. Just a boring Heathen.
Proud Norse Heathen. Not a nazi. Not a witch. Just a boring Heathen.

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Grinding
Glass can do many things.  It can break, snap, glisten and glow.  When it comes to shaping it and "encouraging" one piece or another to fit into place, I have a large arsenal of tools at my disposal. Pictured here is my beloved grinding wheel.  It's like sp...

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Depth
I just finished working with this monster of a piece; the yellow one.  It's was a real pain in the neck, to be honest.  The color was perfect, the pattern was delicious, it was an irresistible piece to be sure. BUT LOOK AT THE DEPTH OF IT!   Goodness gracio...

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A little before and after
By now, I'm getting quite a system in place.  Raw materials go on to the board and a basic cartoon/sketch of how I'm hoping everything will come together.  I start trimming and cutting and looking for symmetry.  Then things start to fall into place, everyth...

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It's certainly been a few years, hasn't it!
What can I say?  I've been keeping this work close to my heart for too long.  I've been afraid to reach out and ask for proper publishing because this one really means something too me.  I've grown far too fond of Arbux. And yet... This year, I took the lea...

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I owe you some pictures, Nikki! Here's the results episode from our recent walkies through Huntley Meadows wetlands...
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Slicing a plate
Most of the glass that comes to me needs to be "adjusted" to fit into place.  Sometimes the chipped plates that arrive as raw materials will be carved down pretty good before they fit!  Every time I split a piece of Heisey, I sigh a little.  It's hard to "b...

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Slicing a plate
Most of the glass that comes to me needs to be "adjusted" to fit into place.  Sometimes the chipped plates that arrive as raw materials will be carved down pretty good before they fit!  Every time I split a piece of Heisey, I sigh a little.  It's hard to "b...

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It's the little things....
This is a broken section of a plate that I picked up when I was in Newark last December. I’ve been saving it for someplace “special” in the panels. Finally last week the piece let me know where to put it! It is going just above my name plate in the lower pa...

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Interview Time! Just a quick question:
Why Heisey?  What got you hooked on collecting it?  Mother had a few pieces of Heisey but I remember distinctly her love of cut glass.  The Heisey pieces in her collection the ones I remember most are the Greek Key jelly bowl and the Salt and pepper shakers...

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Details Details Details
They say "The devil is in the details." And in this case, that couldn't be more true.  Except, instead of "devil", let's say "beauty".  And instead of talking about it, let's just look at some pictures of how far we have come.  Can you see some of your own ...
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