Thursday, March 25, 2010

That Which Emerges....

I was in the middle of a drop slump and the daughter has a self-imposed emergency...When I get back to the kiln, the glass had over-slumped!  So I flash vented it and hoped for the best.  This is what you call a "perfect mistake"!  Sometimes the accidents turn out the coolest results...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Castings

A cast and slumped sunflower bowl in yellows and summer greens.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Kiln-formed Rippled Bowl


A rippled 10-inch transparent cobalt blue bowl embellished with dichroic center and iridized red insets.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kiln-formed Sushi Plate


I am now experimenting in the geometric.  These sushi plates provide good form for working in geometric squares and triangles. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fuse and Drape


Two additional pieces just completed.  I have become a huge fan of fusing with iridized glass.  I love the way it glimmers and the texture it takes on under firing.  Too cool.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Grace of Fused Glass


These are some examples of the fusing, slumping, draping and casting glass art pieces that I have done these last several weeks.  I love the graceful lines and delicate bends that firing glass creates.  Although the process is tedious and requires great patience, I am captivated by what emerges from the kiln.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Garden Stones


These are two examples of a series of simple garden stepping stones done in stained glass and white concrete. 

Pressed Flowers in Glass

Back to producing more flowers in pressed glass.  These are flowers that I pressed from my Valentine's Day floral arrangement since it is winter.  As soon as my garden starts producing again, I will press roses, columbine and lavender from the garden.  I love using natural stone as the accent pendant.