Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Starburst (3x3)

My very favorite piece made during that week of teaching:

Which looks like this when it's held up to the light:

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cement Mushroom

After all of that stuff got finished in one measely week, I decided it was high time to finish this cement mushroom project and get the darn thing OUT of my kitchen. so yeah. It's done now. I know how to make better ones, too, now. Maybe next summer....

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fused Flower

Here's what I *wanted* to make more of, but certain other instructors in charge of the kilns wouldn't let me .... blah blah ... incompatible glass ... blah blah blah .... pieces might explode or break off ... blah blah ... you're lucky this one didn't break yet ... blah blah blah ...


Just teasing mom. I know you're right. But I still WANT to make more of these anyway.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fused glass (3x3)

Every so often when we were firing the kilns for fused glass we'd have a little space on a shelf that could still fit another piece in. And since it's a shame to not use every spot you have when you're firing, I'd get the occasional chance to create a little something-or-other to fit in those spaces. Some of these are experimenting with some technique that my mother wanted to show people and we were making sure it worked before telling them to try it :) like using a candle to bend stringers for those crooked mouths.

Friday, September 02, 2011

A Brown Explodey Flower (3x3)

Hmmmm....... It's been a while - eh?

I spent a week in Michigan teaching glass stuff this summer. That was fun. Inbetween questions, instead of staring at the backs of people's heads or something, I decided to keep my hands busy. Also, I needed some glued glass to demonstrate "how to grout" without demo-ing on someone else's work. The next few posts are of the little things I finished while teaching.

4"x4" mosaiced tile

I'm not sure, yet, whether to turn these in to coasters or decorative wall hangings.