Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Yad Yarok- fresh out of the kiln!

This is the newest prototype Yad to emerge from my kiln. The other Yads I've been making come from variations on a pattern bar. I create a square of relatively thick glass, then slice the fused square into strips....then lots of polishing using a flat lap machine and then a fire polish in the kiln.

This is a "one-off" I created trying to use glass stringers, large frit (vanilla), clear and green glass.  This still needs more hand polishing and another trip to the kiln, but I'm pretty happy with the looks of it!

So what does Yad mean? It literally means hand. In this case it means Torah Pointer. And what about yarok?  Green...of course!

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