Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Finished Sculptures from previous posting

Remember these? I posted the carved stone images that weren't quite finished yet. Here they are finished. I got some great feedback on all of them. I plan on making many more this summer. Send me a comment on what you would like to see.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My first fused glass piece

Here is the first fused glass piece I've made.

10" x 10" x 3"

I made this at a clay and glass do-it-yourself shop a block from work. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I recently got a glass kiln for fusing small pieces. I got up the nerve to actually start trying a few pieces with mixed results. I can see why they suggest to keep a firing journal. Sometimes the kiln gets too hot or cools down too fast. The first small piece didn't fuse all the way and the second one (with questionable COE pieces) cooled down too fast and had small cracks in it. The one planned for tonight is some "real" COE90 pieces that I hope will fuse correctly. I'll post an image if it does.