Monday, January 28, 2008

Fused Class Pieces

Janet has spent a few weeks working in fused glass. Here are some of her results. These will become part of her jewelry line.

Brooke's Mosaic

Brooke began moasaicing a metal star. She hasn't been back to finish the grouting, but had a terrific time learning phase 1.

Jamie Finished

Jamie finished her box. If ever a transformation I watched evolve is with Ms Jamie. When she received the certificate for class from her boss as a Christmas present. She wasn't exactly sure what to do with it, being not particularly "arty". Vicki called and we discussed options of interest and landed with this box Jamie was trying to decorate, could that be her project?...of course! So it became the project. Jamie practically skipped into class and her enthusiasm was so much fun to watch. She was so excited with her results.

Progress of 1-5-08 class

Vicki will have homework. Her pot is HUGE she has found her way around the pot once with color 1.

January 5 2008 Class

Here are the ladies beginning the work for their projects in class Saturday January 5, 2008. Vicki is working up a HUGE pot mosaic. Jamie is decorating a lariat box with collage. Brooke is doing mosaic to a metal star. Janet is continuing her education in fusing, and doing quite well.

WAYYY Back in September

I had a class with Angelika and Michelle. They both wanted to learn a few backgrounds for their artclass in the middle school. Then they each had a project in mind for collage. I think I explained the class in a previous post but here is the picture of that day.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Trio Boxes

Today I made these three boxes. I added gems and crystals to their lids to spiff them up a bit. They are 2X2 bevels, with decorative soldering to the seams.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Today's Work

The kiln worked today sagging candle vases. No pictures yet.

Here is a picture of a dragonfly box.

Decorative soldering achieves the dragonflies wings.

2X4 bevels make up the box.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Newest Platter

Finished piece, Nest Platter.

Fused and sagged piece. Remember this takes 3 days.

This is a close up of the nest.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another Piece

A 4X4 bevel box.
The lid is decorative solder technique (taught lesson) over a cross ornament.
Bevels are quick.
And make the prettiest boxes, all shiny.

This is just 1 kind of a lid I plan for this upcoming season.
Stayed tuned.

More Work

This platter is 3 days in the making. The picture isn't all that great because the platter is in cathedral tones. Two days are lent to fusing, then the 3rd day is the sag of the shape.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Finished Piece

Here is the latest finished piece of work, a glass box.

The lid is decorated with glass ground to powder.
Then fused into the glass using high kiln temperatures

I highlighted just a small bit with vitreous stain.
Fired it in the kiln again.

The piece was intentionally cut zaggy...

Probably not for everyone's taste but, I like different.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Flat Panel

Janet did very well in her first class. Beginner stained glass takes about 15 hours to complete.

Janet chose to lodge and take class so she could take her classes close together. 1 week completed her course. Her first panel is shown here.

Class in Progress

Here is Janet taking beginner flat panel stained glass.
She did very well and likes it a LOT! Her FIRST project on the table...