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Ceramic, Cloud 9 Clay, craft -

We had the pleasure of catching up with Peyton Flynn, the creator + sole artist behind Cloud 9 Clay! Hey Peyton! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi! I’m Peyton. I am a ceramic artist, a yogi, & a traveler. I’m currently living and working in Philadelphia where I have my studio set up, and I bartend for extra cash.     Do you remember the first thing you made out of clay?  I took my first ceramics class Freshman year in high school. Freshman weren’t allowed in ceramics because they needed an Art I pre-requisite. My older...

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craft, Glass, Glass blower, Glass Blowing, glassblowing, Leckie Gassman -

Glassblowing is one of those crafts that excites. Molten glass on the end of a long steel pipe, going in and out of a blazing Glory Hole. (Yes, the furnace used to reheat glass to maintain proper working temperature is called a Glory Hole). Torches blasting, people rushing back and forth, and music bumping. It's a fun and exciting environment! We wanted to share a bit of glass terminology before we dive into our next Artist Feature, as some of the terms are craft specific. A Hot Shop is the studio space that glass artist work in when blowing glass. Using...

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