Saturday, November 1, 2008

Today's Fusing Project

I just put this piece in the kiln for fusing. I don't know what I'm going to call this series. I have plate molds for this shape in three different sizes. This is the first one, the smallest....about 9".

I'm using a Bullseye Streaky glass, with some colored flakes. This is the first time I've fired this particular Bullseye and I'm very curious to see what color changes, if any, I will see once the piece is fused. I find this glass gorgeous and tried to find nice pieces of accent glass for the design I placed in the left side of this. If all turns out well, then I'll use this same design and color scheme for the two larger plates.

A footnote on the Peace Angel, I'm almost done with the copper foil. My plan is to finish that phase today. I also want to work on another design for fusing so that will be ready for firing tomorrow.

It's the first of November (can you believe it?!?) and I'm multi-tasking.....


Karen said...

I love this!! It resonates so much with me and my love of non-representational shapes and colors. How is/will something like this be displayed? Or is it a part of something larger?

Kathleen, a Glass Artist said...

Hi Karen,

I'm glad you like this.

Actually, when my kiln is back up and running, I'm going to slump this in a bowl shape.

When finished, it can be a functional piece or decorative. I've seen some display stands for items like this, not sure what my approach will be. I'll know after it's taken on the bowl shape.