Tuesday, 23 March 2010

New Project Glass Fairy

This week I have been trying new thing's.
Here is my first Glass Fairy.

I found a patten/design and printed it out on to paper.
I then used this a guide to cutting the glass, you can see below how it's coming together.

One tip make sure you look out for the needle sharp shard's of glass.
I didn't and kept leaving my mark on bit's very annoying and painful!!

As before in my commision project I put the glass in the kiln with clear glass covering the joins.

Here is the finished piece.

Hanging in the window.
When in place in the window I think she comes to life.
For my first attempt, I am pleased with the results.

You can Purchase her here http://www.vibrantglassart.com/gifts

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Craft Fair at Alton.

Here are a few picture of my stand at the recent Craft Fair in Alton Hampshire.

It was the first one of the season for me and I was worried how it would go. Luckily it went really well and to say I was relieved is an understatement!

The Fair is held every second Saturday of the month, and I will be there for every one, so if your in the area next month come and say hi.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Finished Commission!!

Here it is the finished item! I am so pleased with how it's turned out

And I couldn't resist taking another photo of mark 1

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

New Commission

I was asked by my local school to make something special to hang in their class room. They had a competition for a design and here are the pictures of the process.

Glass and tool used

I used an oil filled glass cutter and breaker to cut the glass to shape. All the glass used is transparent to let the sun shine through.
In the design all the colours represent meanings so I selected the colours used with great care.

The first attempt ready for firing.

I used black stringers, which is very very thin bits of glass, to cover the seams.

Here is the first attempt ready in the kiln.
You can see the heating element is the lid, this provides an even heat.

Here is the first attempt finished.
I really like it, very organic. Although not what is required, so back to the glass board.

Here is mark two I have used stripes of clear glass over the seams, hopefully this will hold the design together.
Later I will post Mark 2 after firing as it is still in the kiln cooling down.