Friday, October 24, 2008

Mt Baldy in glass from Esch Rd (otter creek)

Here it is!

A vision in glass 12 inches across, 2 1/2 inches tall and 1/2 inch thick. NFS.
(The 'tongue' shape center right is a reflection from the lamp, nothing else!)

This piece of glass was kiln fired a total of 4 times. Originally, all of the Bullseye glass was crushed into tiny bits. I laid out the buff's' shape on a kiln shelf and fired it, then layered more to build up the depth needed to achieve a dimensional appearance to the bluff. The sand, water & sky were added with layers of crushed glass in different colors until the piece measured about 3/4 of an inch thick. Approximately one third of the volume is reduced during the firing process.

After a final slumping fuse to give it a bowl shape, the finishing sanding with a wet belt sander (See "Tool Gloat" entry below) gave it a smooth edge, and by using increasingly finer belts, a wonderful shine.

I have another bowl that will show this scene from the Empire Beach side of the bluff.

Now, off to clean the studio. a bit.

Mt Baldy from lakeside

Mt Baldy from lakeside
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
Fused from crushed glass. Side of bowl shot. (nfs) More info comming in next post.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

8x8x3/8 pate de verre clock

8x8x3/8 pate de verre clock
Originally uploaded by 1Cher
A nice chunk of glass! This 8x8 clock "Pate De Verre" glass clock was made using bits of glass amid a sea of crushed clear glass. Before it was put in the kiln it was about 3/4 of an inch thick. During firing, it softened up, and 'glued' itself together into one smooth cohesive slab of glass, just a little less than 1/2" thick.

Comprised of cobalt blues, aventurine greens, iridized and sparkling clear glass pieces, there is still a translucency to this piece that I have highlighted with the brilliant coloring from the back of a CD. I use only top of the line Bullseye fusible compatible glass for all of my fusing projects, assuring you the best in color and lasting quality.

Created by a Self Representing Artist, making works of art for over 30 years, with 10 years of experience in creating one of a kind original fused creations. All of my works pass safety tests and will withstand many years of enjoyment.