Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Aspens in Glass

I am going to quickly get addicted to this...the joy of painting in glass.  I love it!.  I will need to refine my firing sequence and add longer holds at 1000 and 1250 degrees for more effective bubble squeezes and then I will have it down.  I think I have found my new passion.  Here's to the start of something grand!

Working with Uroboros Glass

I love Uroboros glass.  It has to be my favorite for stained glass and fusing.  Of all the glass I have worked with, the fractured streamers are the most beautiful, expensive and difficult to handle. Once you get it to behave, it can produce the most amazing pieces.  This granny fluted bowl is no exception.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Peaches

An example of a contour fusion of a peach into opal art glass.

Fusing Paint

I completed a successful piece with Glassline Paints.  The paint is fused into the glass and then slumped into a spoon rest.  I really am pleased with the effect and hope to do more glass painting.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grapes and Sushi

This is a commissioned piece that I just completed.  Nearly 26 hours in the kiln!  That is what it takes to get a tack fuse done successfully with castings.  It did turn out nicely though...egad...my electric bill this month!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


My latest pique assiette piece.  Two Wrens in the Birdbath.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Fused Drop Ring Vase

A drop ring fused vase made of iridized purple glass interlaced with purple spirit glass.  The vase sets in an elegant iron stand; perfect for candles or flowers.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tack Fuse & Slump

I admit that I have gone iridized crazy!  This is a double iridized black and clear 9" sushi plate embellished with two ruby red poppies and leaves. It takes 18+ hours in the kiln to make it work but the slump and the tack fuse are done simultaneously.  Works for me!