Sunday, January 30, 2011

Royal Glass and Dichroic Accents

I am liking the new Royal Glass that Delphi Glass has come out with.  I backed it with black wispy so that light still passes through, then capped the center with opaque black with dichro squares. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Roll Up Panels

The three roll up panels are ready to ship to the Ryan Staub Studios in Seattle, Washington.  I can't wait for these three ducklings to be transformed into swans.

The Gallery 809 in Glenwood Springs

I have been accepted into the fine arts Gallery 809 in Glenwood Springs!  I will start exhibiting in early February and hope to have a full display up by the beginning of March.  Very excited--can't wait!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Combed Glass in White Wispy and Millefiori

I finally incorporated the combed glass from the workshop into a shallow bowl.  I used 2 layers of white wispy glass perpendicular to each other topped woth a clear cap.  I then added lafayette mix 96 millefiori glass as a border.  It is slightly slumped as to not detract from the combed glass.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Working with Other Techniques

Another fused paper, frit casting with geneva stripes.  This time I used a converted photo (into a line drawing) of purple columbine as my subject.

Red-tailed Hawk Fused

It came out so much better than I had hoped.  Like other artists, I constantly struggle to appreciate my own work, always finding the flaws and little things that didn't turn out exactly as planned.  This piece, however, is as close to "YES" as it gets.  The layering, the texture, and color all look right.   Now to fire polish and slump.  YES!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Copper Embellished Glass Framed in Black Stripes

I made time to do a piece using copper mica painted glass.  I used a thin black base topped with the copper glass.  I then alternated black and clear strips in two perpendicular layers to create a 3D appearance.  I hope to do more experimenting with micas because of love the rich and elegant look.  (Tough to photograph though!)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Iridized Gold on Black with Dicro Accents

I love this gold-tinted iridized black glass.  Blends wonderfully with dichroic on black accents and yellow strips.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Fusing Stacked Mosaics--The Hawk

Red-Tailed Hawk Fused Mosaic Panel
Normally I would not show a piece as it was being built but this has been such an interesting WIP that I thought I would post a before and after.  I have been building the piece for 3 days now and have only to fill the gaps with frit before I fire it.  It is a stacked mosaic, consisting of two base layers of sky blue and clear with two to three layers stacked to define the bird and tree.  I have also used rods cut on end for the leaves with bits and stingers to define the aspen tree. 

I will post the fused panel in a couple of days to show the result.