Hi! Welcome to the Stanton Studios blog. We are back from our hiatus from the online world.
My name is Allison Neidig and I am the new Marketing and Public Relations Director at the studio. Below you will find more information on the following:
-My day to day duties
-Making a sun-catcher
-I was born in McKinney, TX and raised in Round Rock, TX.
-I am a Baylor University alumni (class of 2018).
-I have lived in Waco for six years
In my spare time you will find me:
-Playing fetch with Pippin. She is an energetic two-year old white English Labrador
-Hiking/running the trails at Cameron Park
-Working a puzzle
-Grabbing a meal at Panera Bread
A few of my favorite things:
-Traveling (I have visited 40 out of the 50 states. My goal is to go to all 50 before I turn 30!)
Day to Day Duties
-Updating social media and YouTube
-Updating the website
-Writing blogs and newsletters
-Sending out press releases
-Other office duties as needed
It is a joy to be a part of a team that does skillful work. Each piece they create is unique, and the level of talent and expertise at the studio is astounding. I appreciate the dedication and attention to detail the artisans have in building spectacular homemade art. Last week I received the opportunity to learn hands on by making a sun catcher!
Making a sun-catcher
I had a great time making this sun-catcher. I went from picking out the design and glass to finishing it with patina (changes the color of the metal that keeps the glass in place). It took me roughly six hours to complete, and gave me the opportunity to learn the different tools and the process.
A few things I learned:
-How to cut glass and smooth the edges
-How to copper foil glass
-How to use a soldering iron
-Why using flux is an important step
I am considering writing a blog that walks you through a detailed step-by-step process. Comment below if that is something you would be interested in reading! I would also love to hear your blog ideas, so comment below something you would like to see me write about!
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Thank you for reading! Stay tuned, and peace.