Vessels and Healing

Vessels and Healing

July 28, 2019 2 Comments

This blog deals with my journey as a healer and artist producing vessels.  I  discuss how healing can occur thru art. It also relates to the care of our own (vessels) bodies.

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About Al Heilman

About Al Heilman

July 27, 2019

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Creating Copies with a lost wax process... casting in Gold and Bronze

Creating Copies with a lost wax process... casting in Gold and Bronze

December 31, 2018

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An article about Al Heilman and his Art

An article about Al Heilman and his Art

September 03, 2018

A very nice article published on Voyage Houston , September 2018.

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A simple jig for cutting a larger hole in the bottom of a clay pot used for fusing/casting glass

A simple jig for cutting a larger hole in the bottom of a clay pot used for fusing/casting glass

August 23, 2018 1 Comment

I use a simple jig to keep the diamond drill centered when enlarging a hole in the bottom of a clay pot used for casting glass or  for pulling larger Murrini glass.

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Fused glass rectangular tray using laser water slide decals

Making of rectangular fused glass trays from invitations using laser waterslide decals.

June 18, 2018 7 Comments

When  I received the invitation to a summer wedding I was  intrigued by the special invitation(s).  One was to a wedding in India , and the another to the subsequent American wedding. I decided to make a couple of rectangular glass trays for the newlyweds to celebrate their life  events.  The first step was to scan the invitation into my computer and see what I could do to make this work.

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Art - A Paradigm Shift and Graduation

Art - A Paradigm Shift and Graduation

June 07, 2018

ART - The Oxford dictionary's definition of Art is: a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.When I decided  to become an artist I  never imagined the many new directions, challenges, and finally, joy I would experience.  Yes, there was a big  learning curve; which included lear [...]

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A surprise flight, and a note on studio safety.

A surprise flight, and a note on studio safety.

May 24, 2018 4 Comments

Yesterday my wife and I celebrated a wedding anniversary.... with an unexpected surprise flight and a rocky landing. I was working with glass powders in my studio very early in the morning. I was letting my wife sleep in so the lights were dim in the bedroom.I always put a respirator mask on when working with glass powders.  I wanted to record what I was doing with a picture.  My cell phone/camera was in the kitchen,  so I left my respirator face mask on and was "onl [...]

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Cold Working a Murrini Vessel

Cold Working a Murrini Vessel

May 03, 2018 2 Comments

Cold working glass is an art that can be learned and finishes your work.  I will walk you thru my process.  I am sure there are many other ways to do this on a wet belt sander or by hand but I prefer a wet lap.  After a learning curve it is my go to method. My wet flat lap is a 12 inch variable speed unit from covington engineering.  I had them make the stand higher as I am so tall. Flat laps are a big ticket item but worth it for me as I use it on most of my work. The s [...]

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My Passions and Art, plus A Studio Tour

My Passions and Art, plus A Studio Tour

May 02, 2018

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