Janette Kennedy Handblown Glass Cats

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BIO: Janette Kennedy was born in Rochester, New York, grew up in Sarasota, Florida, went to college in Oberlin, Ohio, lived in New York City for 15 years, and, finally moved home to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee.

Until three weeks before Janette graduated from college she was sure that she was going to work in theater as a set designer, when she suddenly realized that nobody in theater makes enough money to live on. So instead, Janette got a job with the Children's Television Workshop as a video technician (i.e. lackey) and worked there for eight years. During this time I also worked in off-Broadway theater, designing, directing or producing a number of shows that you have never heard of.

In 1989 Janette started taking glassblowing classes at the New York Experimental Glass Workshop (now UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY). One day she had suddenly realized that she needed to know how to blow glass. Fortunately, Janette was in Greenwich Village at the time, so she went into the next store that sold handblown glass and asked if they knew how she could learn. They sent her to NY Experimental, where Janette took classes and later got a job as a technician.

In 1991 Janette left CTW to become a substitute teacher in the South Bronx; a job that lasted for almost six months. Suddenly finding myself needing an income, Janette started showing her work to craft shops in New York, carrying pieces from door to door trying to persuade people to sell them. During this time she also worked at many other jobs to make enough money to keep from being evicted.

Gradually as Janette had more and more stores and galleries carrying my work she was able to devote more of her time to glassblowing. Janette's work is now carried in over 150 fine craft stores and galleries throughout the country and she concentrates (almost) entirely about glassblowing alone. In 1998 Janette moved to East Tennessee because itís the best place in the world. Janette built a studio in the foothills of the Smokies in which she now does all her work, and which she shares with a good many (uninvited) cats.

"Glass is marvelous stuff to work with: liquid, it's brilliant and dripping, like glowing honey; solid, it's wonderfully hard and clear, like permanent ice. I can start with a pool of liquid, and, like magic, form solid crystalline objects out of it."

Each piece starts as a blob of molten glass--an opaque, orange-white 2000į gather at the end of a 5-foot metal pipe. The glass starts out at soft as caramel sauce, but as it cools, it grows firmer. When it becomes the consistency of putty I can shape it with metal tools. When the piece is finished, I put it into an annealer, a large oven which gradually cools it down to room temperature over a period of 36 hours.

My studio is in East Tennessee, at the foot of the Smoky Mountains. I donít work alone, as there is always a crowd of neighborhood cats and dogs who hang out there.

Janette

 

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Glass

Peggy Karr Glass - Pg 2

Kitras Trees of Inspirations

Luke Adams Glass Hearts

Stained Glass Panels

Kitras Garden Toadstools

Janette Kennedy

Cats of Glass

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Kitras Trees of Life's Pathways

Peggy Karr Glass - Pg 4

Serviente Folded Glass

Kitras Birthday Wish Balls

Prima Donna Glass Trays

Kitras Trees of Enchantment

Luke Adams Pumpkins

Anchor Bend Glass

Randi Solin Glass

Perfume Bottles

Kitras Witch Balls

Calico / Friendship Balls

Luke Adams Glass Twists

Peggy Karr Glass - Pg 2

Van Glow Disks

Kitras Fairy Orbs

Peggy Karr Glass - Pg 3

Christmas Tree Platter

Snow Flake Platter

Heart Paperweights

Valentine Red Heart

Calico Friendship Hearts

Luke Adams Glass Crosses

Stars or Starfish

Luke Adams Glass Stars

Fish Ornaments

Carlson's Art Glass

Carlson's Art Glass

Spirit Ball - 12"

Gazing Ball w/Stand

Sun Disk w/Stand

Shown w/Table Stand

Available w/Garden Stake

Also Comes in Hanging Version

Kitras Fairy Orb Oil Lamps

Van Glow Oil Lamps

Kitras Seasons Oil Lamps

Stands & Holders

Garden Lanterns

Hanging or Sit on a Stake

from Kitras Glass

Solar Garden / Walkway Lights

Garden Spires

Candle Bowls

Vases - Classic Urn

Vases - Decor`

Vases - Juno

Hand Etched Glassware

Rectangular & Square

Vases in 3 Styles

Romanian Glassware

Open Stock Wine & Cocktail

Glassware - Made in USA

Jaguar Custom

Etched Glassware

Romeo Custom Glassware

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These Glass Cats are hand formed and then etched - Each is Unique & varies in shape and size

Small Cats - These are solid, fat, round, little cats, with swirls of color inside and an etched tail on the back

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Small Red Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Blue Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Salmon Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Topaz Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Turquoise Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Black Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small  Cat

Adventurine Green

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Purple Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Reverse Side

Regular Green Cat

See the Etched Tail

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Small Clear Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Clear Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

 

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Small Frosted Cats: These are solid, fat, round cats with swirls of color inside and an etched tail on the back

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Small Frosted Salmon Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Topaz Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Red Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Green Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Turquoise Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Black Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Blue Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

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Small Frosted Purple Cat

4" to 5" High

$ 85

Large Cats - These cats are hollow, translucent hand blown jewel-toned body with a clear, applied tail. The smiling face is sandblasted on the front and it looks wonderful when the light shines through

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Large Purple Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Black Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Red Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Topaz Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Green Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Turquoise Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Salmon Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Blue Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Purple Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Black Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Red Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Large Topaz Cat

6" to 8" High

$ 88.50

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Swirltail Cats - These cats are hollow, clear hand blown with a tail full of swirling color on the back

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Swirl Tail Cat

Black

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Salmon

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Topaz

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Red

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Adventurine Green

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Purple

6" to 8" High

$ 94.50

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Swirl Tail Cat

Turquoise

$ 94.50

 

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A frosted, flat paperweight shaped sort of like a river rock, with a smiling, sleeping cat face on it

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Frosted Sleeping Cat

Paperweight - Red

3.5" to 4" Wide

$ 69.50

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Frosted Sleeping Cat

Paperweight - Purple

3.5" to 4" Wide

$ 69.50

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Frosted Sleeping Cat

Paperweight - Turquoise

3.5" to 4" Wide

$ 69.50

 
Cat Lamps: These lamps glow with the same jewel tones as the Colored Cats and have clear, glass tails on the back. Each comes with a handmade hardwood base and a 6-foot cord

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Cat Lamp

Salmon

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Blue

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Topaz

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Green

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Turquoise

Shown unlit

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

White

Shown unlit

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Purple

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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Cat Lamp

Red

Shown unlit

8" to 9" High

$ 115

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