What We’re Doing

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We want to bring the story of the magic of cameo glass to the world.  So we thought we’d write a book about it.

Unfortunately, we know the statistics.  We know that most people either never make it past the first chapter in a book, or just look at the pictures. 

So we thought we’d try something different.  We want YOU to help us write the book.  We want to make it an ongoing, interactive converstaion between you and the artists themselves.  We want to see YOUR collections and hear YOUR stories.  We want to answer the questions YOU have about cameo, and to hear what you’d be interested in knowing more about.

This is an amazing opportunity for you to have unprecedented access to ask world famous cameo artists Kelsey Murphy and Robert Bomkamp your questions.

Here’s how it works  –  We will post new information  a little at a time, with a new topic introduced each week, and you’ll be able to post questions or comments as we go along.  At the end of the 365 days, we’ll pull it all together in book form, with your questions, comments, and stories included.  We will start on January 1, 2010, and finish on December 31, 2010.

We are very excited about all the possibilities that this format offers, and look forward to getting to know each of you better!

Kelsey Murphy, Robert Bomkamp, and Jennifer Halverson

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Published in: on July 7, 2009 at 11:48 am  Comments (8)  

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  1. Cameo, Kelsey and Bob are the magic. Three threads of history, creativity and visionary skill wovern into a truely magic carpet. I have witnessed the magic for many years and noted the evolution of the glass, the visual imaergy, and the participants with Kelsey and Bob… it is a dynamic opportunity to allow yoruself to be woven into the fabric of glass art and glass history. I challenge each of us, as I challenge myself, to learn, see, touch and enjoy the rare and indeed magic of their cameo creativity. Forward !!!

  2. What an awesome undertaking! Since I know very little about making Cameo Glass, this is going to be a wonderful journey!
    As of now, I only have one piece, a sweet littel ruby mouse, but it is a treasure!

    • We hope this blog and the facebook page will help you and others like you understand the agony and the ecstasy of our journey. Thank you for joining us.
      Go to the facebook page and send us a picture of your mouse. Marian Thornton of Collector’s Showcase is responsible for the attempt to do such little things. We first did them as a surprise when I visited a year ago and now we do them all the time and Fenton has offered a few editions of them. They have become a real kick to do.

      • I’ll try to upload a picture, but it is hard to capture the detail on film!

        Marion’s daughter Jenni sent this to me as a memorial for my lost granddaughter…. It will be treasured forever!

  3. Just so you know, Dean Six has been watching our evolution for at least twenty years. He is a writer, glass historian and the director of the West Virginia Museum of American Glass. There is a link on our facebook page to the museum…it’s a must see. They, Dean and his merry band of volunteers, have built a most wonderful place for all collectors of glass, that will involve and inspire. It’s in Weston, WV, has many examples of our cameo and many, many American glass companies. It is a total WOW! – Kelsey

  4. Jenni is so thoughtful…I would never be able to do this project without her help…Thanks Jenni

  5. Awwwww……(Blushes) 🙂

  6. We are in the final days of the Spring collection development, preparing for a show at Bronze Look in Princetion, WV and working on our new directions for 2010. I can’t wait to show you some of the new directions and link them to older pieces that paved the way for these new things.
    Stay tuned. – Kelsey


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