I tool a class recently with an incredible artist that has really inspired me. I'm in the process of putting things together, but here are some photos that will be created into glass. We took a trip of a lifetime this past year, and these are some of the places that we visited. To say that it inspired me is an understatement.
Prints and Drawings
Here are some different things I've done. Some are techniques called powder printing, where images are screen printed onto glass. Some are sgraffito, where a 'scratching' technique is used to move powder around on the glass to create an image. Another used vitrigraph to create an image. You see, I'm a frustrated painter in a lot of ways, and I use a bunch of different techniques to get images onto glass.
This is the current obsession. Stack glass in a box in my kiln, heat it up, it flows out the bottom into rods, and I cut it up into pieces to put into all sorts of things. This piece I took the majority of my pull and put it into a bowl. I had an idea of tourmaline colored glass. I've been putting bits of murrini in all sorts of things. check out the pendants and plates pages for more murrini-filled pieces. Pieces that are completely murrini will be listed here.
Copper - and glass. Sounds like a natural combination for me - right? Took some time for us to get there. And it's still a work in progress. But these first ones have turned out well, and have been successful. They are a copper overlay over a base metal cuff, with a gold, silver or copper mica design on the copper. The glass is also custom in the setting. Multiple colors, patterns and sizes are available.
Graduate School Work
I started graduate school last fall, and I've created some interesting work. Here's a selection.