Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Something borrowed, something blue (ish)

A while back I posted a couple of older pics and I am at it again (well, I haven't made anything new to show yet, that's the next on the "to do" list....

As you may have read, I was rather excited to receive my first commission order - and it was at that craft fair that it occurred to me that I don't have an album of sold work, or to show what other sort of things I can do.

At Christmas, I made my brother and sister-in-law a set of four coasters. They are squirrel made (nuts??), so I played with the theme. This is a technique called kiln carving, and explores the effects of different thicknesses of tranpsparent coloured glass, and how different edges can affect the light (boy would I like to photogram one of these!)

I never got chance to take a pic of them when they were being made, as they didn't actually come out of the kiln until Christmas Day morning - but they recently brought me a coaster back over to try and photograph.

I am not sure whether you can appreciate the full effect here or not. But do take a look, let me know what you think. I am now going away to scratch my head and see what other designs I can come up with.....

Front view

And the reverse side


ChatElaine said...

They are truely gorgeous, there must be lots of other ideas you could come up with to do, other animals, flowers, etc. Can you do bowls in them as well?

Zelda Zog said...

Thanks very much for your comments Elaine.

I haven't tried this as a slumped form, but I really can't see why it wouldn't work, as the temperature required for this is higher, so a lower slump shouldn't affect the design. I would have to be aware of distortion, but that could always work in my favour!

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Saffie said...

i love them such a nice effect! and like elaine says loads of other ideas you can use. Could you do it with different colours of glass? Flowers may look good like that!
I do love them they are beautiful