STARDATE0709.17 - F.A.Q.

STARDATE0709.17 - F.A.Q.


Q: I have a question/correction/issue with my recent webstore order.
A: Please email me with any customer service questions. You should receive a response within 12-24hrs.

Q: Where can I buy your artwork?
A: I generally post my most recent available work on Instagram and X and here on my webstore. A list of stores and galleries that carry my work can also be found here: Additionally, I usually do 2-3 group shows each year, follow my socials to stay up-to-date.

Q: I'm a store/gallery owner; how can I get your work into my storefront?
A: I'm not currently taking on any new wholesale accounts.

Q: Where can I find more pictures of your artwork?
A: My most recent work (2010-present) is on my instagram account (@nathan_miers), older work is sometimes posted here when I'm feeling nostalgic.

Q: I bought a space-theme piece at my local glass it yours?
A: Virtually all of the space-themed work I've done has either been signed "N8" with a Ti-Pen or bake-on "N8" decals. Occasionally a piece slips out the door without either indication, in which case you can verify the piece via email, and then work out a way for me to sign the piece. There are now quite literally hundreds of other glass artists dabbling within the space theme with a lot of visual overlap, but a few of my favorites who's work stands out of the crowd: THE SPACE OG Gateson Recko, Joel 'Jolex' MeyersSagan Glass and Sean Clayton. If you're interested in space glass, I highly suggest you check out these artists as well!

Q: I/my friend/my pet broke my piece, now what?
A: I will usually attempt to repair any damaged work that is of my own making, but please understand that sometimes it's a lost cause. If I do accept the repair, the turn-around time will vary from 2-8 weeks. If the break is due to a manufacturing or material defect, there is no charge for the repair. If it's user-breakage, there is a $100/hr plus materials/shipping, and this will be discussed before the repair is physically accepted. If your piece doesn't survive the repair, you will not be charged anything, and I will not be financially liable for your loss (but as it's creator, I will share your pain!). Pieces returned for repairs must be clean as new; anything shipped to me dirty with residues or heavy smells will be saved for local pickup or destroyed if that can't be arranged. *All repairs from a numbered series will have a .5 after the number, ie: a #26 pendant that has been fixed will be marked #26.5. If it's not a numbered piece but has been repaired, it will have an ® (an uppercase 'R' with a circle around it somewhere near the signature).

Q: How did you come up with the Intergalactic Series?
A: I created my first space-theme piece (DeepSpace419) back in late '06 and then just kinda just forgot about it for a couple of years. Fast forward to mid-2008 after a long day in the studio from doing frustratingly repetitive linework patterns, I sat on my balcony watching for shooting stars and listening to the night-time critters rustle in the brush below. As I slowly puffed the day away, I had an 'Aha!' moment of sorts...a quick and vivid flashback of my first space-themed creation (DS419). That's when this series was (re)born. I started with the old and very well-known technique of rolling black tubing in silver 'dust' to make the basic space look, but it quickly evolved into it's the multi-layered mash-up you see today. There are now so many tricks, techs and layers that I can't possibly add them all into one scene, and the continual evolution of this series over the years is something I strive for.

Q: I've heard you referred to as a bunch of different nicknames and monikers. What's up with that?
A: I don't quite know how I ended up with so many nicknames! It started back in high-school with 'N8'. That is what I've always used to sign my artwork (however many of my marbles between '06 and '08 were signed 'NM'). I started 'NoDFX' my original limited-production glass company back in '02 and then I went by 'EyeCandyArts' from '05-08, when i switched gears from pipes to marbles. You might also hear others referring to me as 'World Famous' or 'WoFo' for short, and this nickname was given to me when I first moved to Denver because of how many people in the glass community I knew, or knew me. I'm sure I'm still leaving a few out...

Q: I want to start blowing glass...where do I start?
A: When I first started, I went online and started looking for info. I found (which was called something different at the time) and spent a majority of my off-torch time during the first four or five years of my glassblowing adventure there reading old posts, asking questions, and soaking up as much knowledge as humanly possible. I also befriended a couple of local artists early on who took me under their wings and showed me a few things that people weren't talking about as much on the internet at the time (shoutouts to KC, Chico, LeeZ, and JWells). Now practically everything is on YouTube so if you don't have a local glassblower to help you out, I'd recommend you start there to learn about tools and techniques, and then seek out people both online and locally who you can discuss ideas with, share resources, and potentially grow together with. If this sounds like you, then good luck on your glass adventures!! =D

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