I’m a true Midwestern girl: I like my change of seasons, including winter when everything sleeps. Winter means changes in my routine as an artist. There’s less light to photograph my finished pieces. And my studio ventilation system sucks air directly from the outside.
Whenever I work with glass, I need to ventilate, since the MAPP gas torch gives off carbon monoxide as a byproduct.
It’s worth it to make my little glass flowers. I also ventilate — no matter what time of year — when I’m spraying aerosols (paint, glue etc) and when I’m welding with my oxy-acetylene torch.