It’s so hot that I think my dad is feeling sorry for the poor little birds that can’t find any water to cool off in. A few weeks ago my dad stopped by my workshop and asked if I could make him a bird bath. I think he said, “You can use any old glass.” […]
Here is the final piece. I sand blasted both sides to remove the tin bloom. Then I put the dish back in the mold and fired the kiln with a slump schedule but only held at the slump temperature for about 5 minutes. This was to soften the look of the sand blasting. You can […]
I am experimenting with float glass. Float glass or window glass is less expensive than the glass that I normally use for fusing. That’s a good thing. But, working with float glass has some challenges. The dish above is the result after my first experiment. I created the pattern in the first firing which turned […]
Fused glass bas relief experiment in the kiln.
When I take a fused glass class, I make technique pieces. They are pieces made to learn a new technique that I can incorporate in my work when I am back in the studio. They are not pieces that I sell. In fact, sometimes they don’t turn out well at all and end up being […]