This is the start of a new bowl. It just came out of the kiln today and I'm really happy with the result so far. Another thick piece, this is about 1/2" deep and almost 14" in diameter. I need to clean the edge before I start the coldworking process.
The inspiration for the design was born from a Hubble photograph of a Spiral Galaxy called Messier 83. The color scheme is my choice and I wanted that spiral effect. I used more frit this time and my biggest concern was getting the fiber dam to hold as this fused. As a result I used a TON of straight pins and unfortunately some of the tips became embedded in the edge. This isn't really a problem as I will clean up the circle shape with my trusty Taurus 3 ring saw and that will eliminate any residual pins.
The next time I photograph this will be after it's slumped in the bowl. I will be entering this in the Palmer Lake Art Group's June show at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts. Looking forward to it.