I found out that the video I submitted a couple months ago to the Paragon Kiln Company Video Contest placed second in the Warm Glass category! I will be getting a $250 gift certificate toward the purchase of a new kiln shortly, and I plan on using it to get a kiln that has a larger firing chamber - bigger tiles and the ability to fire more pendants at once...here I come!
The only requirements of the contest were that the kiln be featured and the artist be in the video. I definitely am not an actor, so I decided to recruit my talented husband - an excellent puppeteer and asked him if one of his many original puppet creations, Mrs. McGillicuddy could star as me.
The email, that notified me I placed, said that they loved my video with "the costumed character"! So I especially want to thank Mrs. McGillicuddy and Tim for their help with this project. I couldn't have done it without them!
My video as well as the other winning entries have been posted on the Paragon website. If you would like to watch the 3 minute video, you can see it at:
I would also like to thank Arnold Howard and everyone at Paragon Kiln Company for having such a neat contest and for honoring me by picking my video as a finalist!
Mrs. McGillicuddy, starring as me, demonstrates fussed glass technique.