Posts Tagged ‘glass’

Anne Dybka taught me glass engraving in her studio in The Rocks from 1987 – 1989, she was an inspiring teacher, passionate environmentalist and very good friend. Jeffrey Hamilton and Rod (aka Old Man Crow) recorded her story in 2006 she passed away in 2007

The Shoal by Anne Dybka 2001 carved when she was 80
it was so good to listen to the recording again this morning

that’s how the light gets in

Posted: September 23, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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there-is-a-crack-in-everything-mo16“there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” line from Anthem by Leonard Cohen
it’s the Spring Equinox here in the Land Down Under
celebrating the balance point of the seasons
there’s some lovely optics going on with carving the cracks in this beautiful lead crystal ink well (WIP)
it’s the count down, 3 days to go til the Crow Show finishes on Sunday

“They were built out of music…”

Posted: July 13, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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dogmirror“They were built out of music,
And so not built at all.
And therefore built forever”
Oscar Wilde
“Dog Mirror” by Mo 1993
engraved mirror, carved flashed glass, inlaid rosewood frame with patinated copper, titanium and bone
MaxanddogmirrorRod with Barry’s dog Max 23 years ago,
the mirror is gone, burned down along with Barry’s recording studio a year later, they were built out of music…

Last Chance To See

Posted: February 11, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Blue-Cat-Heavenour old websites
are quaint but redundant in this ever changing 21st C world
they will vanish from the cyber sea on February 28th when our host closes down
it’s been some journey!

hopeful-thingsTwo Hopeful Things with Feathers by Mo16
made with “Story Stick” beads lampworked by Priscilla Johnson
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
crow, emu & budgie feathers, turquoise, rosebud, vintage glass and clay beads,
ochre stained hand plied string from Arnhem Land 1976
detaildetail of Old Man Crow’s Story Stick with Crow Feather
detail-2detail of my Story Stick with Emu and Derry the Budgie feathers
thank you Margaret!

PS you can see more of Priscilla’s beautiful beads online at
Sage Moon Beads & Trappings
Sage Moon Beads on Etsy

Fly Free Star Man

Posted: January 12, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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carved crystal cullet by Mo Orkiszewski with glass cabochons by Lee Gaywood
we made this piece to give to David Bowie on his Glass Spider Tour but his minions wouldn’t let us anywhere near him!
c’est la vie

Fly Free Star Man!


Posted: November 8, 2015 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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Dragonglass by Eric Imeson 15a new dragon freshly born from flame and neon by Eric Imeson of Dragonglass in Far North Queensland
Dragonglass a by Eric Imeson 15fire and light
Dragonglass b by Eric Imeson 15Dragonglass studio is nestled in the misty mountains of the Atherton Tablelands
Dragonglass c by Eric Imeson 15new life
(photos courtesy of Eric Imeson 2015)

bluesHere’s some of the Blue Things gathered from around the house…
trying to decide on just one blue thing to take along  for Roz Hawker and India Flint’s Bower Bird Blues Workshop this weekend. Roz and India sent a note back in October asking us to bring along our favourite tools for writing, drawing & stitching, a camera, a coffee mug, a hat
“your own very special blue item (only one now), just one blue item about which  you may wish to share a story …”
Only One?
The Blues run like a deep river through my life…. how can I possibly choose just one?
Blue TrianglesBlue CatsBlue MoonsBlue Books…  Blue Talismans….  Out of the Blue
this is the sort of dilemma I enjoy!

Just made a gallery in the title bar next to the home button
where you can see the side lines that happen in between the crow drawings
Just click on the links for
Last Century
The Bandaged Hearts
crow sketch-by-Mo-2012 webCrow Sketch Mo 2012

Real Magic from Kathy Dorfer

Posted: April 2, 2014 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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magic-from-Kathy-Dorfera parcel just arrived on the doorstep from Kathy Dorfer – amazing painter of the spirit crow named Alala,
cloth conjuror, glass bead artist, bookbinder, photographer and magic crow woman
who I met through the circle over at Jude Hill’s Spirit Cloth
when I made the goat/crow eye amulet in February Kathy mentioned she loves making eye beads so I asked if she could make me a crow eye bead
spirit-of-beads& she did! inside lay 4 crow eye beads in a range of sizes + lots of glass feathers & beautiful blue beads to play with
(in an amazing bit of synchronicity Heidi Kummli’s book “The Spirit of Bead Embroidery) arrived at the same time !)
treasuressuch treasures!
crow-eyesmoved the beads over to my bench
crow-eye-amulet-beginningand this crow feather fitted perfectly into the first crow eye bead I picked up
thank you Kathy, you make real magic!
(crow eye photo with permission from Graeme Chapman)