Friday, February 19, 2010
Some of my glass work
I haven't posted very much of my glass work, because it is soooo hard to take a good picture of it. Plus, I really need a better macro lens for my camera. So, please excuse the poor photography.
These first two were the very first two pieces that I ever made. I took an afternoon workshop at the local art center.
I have done a whole series of pieces called "Glass Walls", some with colored glass and some with float glass.
I have also done a number of kiln "carved" pieces. This isn't carving at all, but rather slumping over a refractory material. Not sure why they call it carving...
These are a couple of other pieces that I have made - nothing special, but I had fun making them.
I have also done a few pieces where I am painting with the glass frit (crushed up glass). I really like how these turn out, but it is very time consuming. This piece is actually five layers of glass and had to be fired three times.
And of course, I love casting with glass. It is very difficult to do, but I still love how it turns out (most of the time).
And I can't forget all of my glass jewelry, which is so much fun to make!
I have also done a wee bit of flameworking. It was so much fun, but I ended up with a terrible "sun" burn. I wish I had the set up in my studio to do more! I guess I will just have to take some more classes.