Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Why Am I not Posting?

I'm not saying my life is in the toilet....but I am spending a lot of time shopping for toilets, sinks, lighting, tile.....

.........the remodeling continues!

New glass in December!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mayim Chayim: Waters of Life

This beautiful serving dish sold immediately but is a sample of this popular design. I have cut a river (channel) in the top glass and filled it with chips of dichroic glass. The "banks" of the river are outlined in a white gold ink that is baked into the glass.

Another one of these in another color has been commissioned and will go into the kiln tonight.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Candle bridge with frit

This candle bridge sold before I could post a picture!
It's made with striker glass. That means it started out looking like streaky yellow/orange and became red in the heat of the kiln. 

The striping is made from a combination of glass powders and frit. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Back from the Beach!

It's good to go away and rest.....
and it's nice to be back.
Studio work resumes Sunday!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Glass and Wood!

This is my adventure into combining glass and wood. I'm pretty happy with the results.

I have always been bothered by the incredible waste when I cut glass and have pieces left over that aren't necessarily large enough to use. Glass is expensive, and when I weigh my scraps, I see just how much money I am losing every day!

We're doing some home renovations, so I am also discovering hunks of lumber going to waste.  

So yes, I am dumpster diving...in my own dumpster...retrieving wood scraps. I am excited, energized, and ready to explore this new combination! Some of the wood will become part of my art...and some of the wood will keep me warm this winter!

I only had time to make this one wood/glass combo for the art show this Sunday...but after that, I am going to dedicate some time to my new projects. I have plenty of other new art as well.

Most exciting about all of this is the opportunity to listen to the movement of the glass and the wood. The interplay between the two, the selection of stain, the choices for how else to blend these elements.... the possibilities are simply tantalizing!