Tuesday, May 29
Friday, May 25
Thursday, May 24
Sunday, May 20
Saturday, May 19
Iris Orange Raku is an amazing color! This muddy brown rod turns all kinds of neat colors in the flame! Copper green (my first favorite) now has some serious competition. The technique I used is called an implosion.
Sunday, May 13
Monday, May 7
Sunday, May 6
I recently had my parents up for the weekend to celebrate my mom's birthday so as a gift I took her to the studio, had her pick what color glass she wanted me to use and made these earrings for her to take home. She seemed to really enjoy watching the whole process. If you live within a 20 mile radius, you've probably heard about them. Love you mom!
In case I mention a tool of the trade without explaining it, here's a visual so you'll know just what I mean.
I always wanted to take a glass bead making class, so in Jaunary of 2007 I did it. This course should come with a waiver educating unwitting participants about the addictive qualities of melting glass! I have spent many hours behind the torch since, and it never loses its allure.