Friday, September 16, 2016

Sometimes things break

Things break in the kiln ... often when the glass is unevenly weighted....the stress of that unevenness as it slumps creates the crack.
I thought I had adjusted to the heat to accommodate.... but that was a bad guess.
And now...I shall start over.
OUCH!...another lesson learned.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Vineyard Bowl Taking Shape

This is built on a white base. The back of the white disk is sprinkled with blue frit 

After fusing the background I added some leaves and grapes

then added even more leaves and more grapes!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Hundreds of mini-blobs

Handling each tiny little blob requires care. Squeeze the tweezers too hard and sproing....they go flying! 

Using coarse fit was definitely the way to go!

These are my grapes....I made  500+....a commission in the making.
I hope to have it completed by the end of next week. But first....I shall take a short vacation!