(Outside entrance to my glass studio in the warm summer weather.)
Last Saturday, I hosted Studio Saturday on Art Bead Scene. It was a quick post since the winter weather freezes me out of my unheated studio every year. So rather than gear up when everyone else is, I'm not able to reliably sustain a production level for the holidays. Lead time is moved out 2-3 weeks because the temperature has to be above 35 degrees to be able to work. In the Northeast, we can go 2-8 weeks without moving above 35 degrees. So my busiest time of the year is March-October. Winter forces me to take a long stretches of time from glass. I've begun taking that time to explore other media for beadmaking.
Here's a visual glimpse into my office/studio. Right now I'm working in polymer clay. It was 38 degrees this weekend so I grabbed the opportunity to work in glass.