In My Studio - Rod Baker

After 3+ decades of working with glass, you’d think I’d get tired of it--No way! Every year I get hooked on a new idea or technique, waking up thinking of my studio. I’m fascinated & captivated every day I get to play with GLASS! And I think this excitement is what Open Studios Art Tour guests enjoy feeling with they visit each year.

Besides my blown glass & traditional fused glass designs, lately I’ve spent lots of fun time ‘Combing’ glass projects. This tricky method’s not for the faint of heart, since artists must manipulate REALLY HOT GLASS in a kiln by raking a stainless steel tool across the surface of the molten glass several times. This repeated motion makes colors blend & streak in unique 1-of-a-kind patterns. The result is very cool & I hope visitors will stop by Studio # 114 in Baywood Park-Los Osos to check out my latest work.

CENTRAL COAST GLASS BLOWING AND FUSING is a year-round private production studio. We’re open to the public 1-4 pm, Saturdays & Mondays, & by appointment. We have some kind of glass activity most days including our own glass classes & labs, materials for local glass artists, an eye-catching Glass Gallery & a fun Glass Sculpture Garden, too.

I hope guests enjoy my passion for making glass. AND I  also try to create affordable pieces, so everyone can find something to enjoy at home or in their office. Discover functional & decorative hand-blown & fused glass masterpieces: home & garden décor, serving dishes, gift items, paperweights, hanging globes & designer glass jewelry in our fun coastal setting! SLO WOODS ANIMAL SHELTER gets a portion of art sales, too.

Check out how glass is made & say hi, BOTH weekends Oct. 8-9 & 15-16, 2016. We're at: 1279 2nd St, Baywood Park-Los Osos, CA 93402. 805.551.6836, www.rodbakerglass.com/  (We’re across from Noi's Thai Food.)

Learn more about Rod Baker & making glass:

FILM CLIP: “On the Road with Jo: Glass Blowing & Art of Los Osos”: https://www.facebook.com/ontheroadwithjo/videos/1627486697503370/

SLO Triune’s article, “See Where Art Is Born,” by Kaytlyn Leslie:  http://www.sanluisobispo.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article39498603.html#storylink=cpy

Combed Glass Tower
Combing Fused Glass
Blown and Fused Glass
Enrant 2014 Dimensions Exhibit, SLOMA
Head shot, Combed Glass Dish
Combed Glass Tower
Combed Glass Tower
Combing Fused Glass
Combing Fused Glass
Blown and Fused Glass
Blown and Fused Glass
Enrant 2014 Dimensions Exhibit, SLOMA
Enrant 2014 Dimensions Exhibit, SLOMA
Head shot, Combed Glass Dish
Head shot, Combed Glass Dish