Last weekend I spent 3 days doing a course with the Amazing Patty Gray.
I learnt new techniques, refined a few old ones, and was inspired to get creating…
These are the items I came home with, but I also come home with a head full of knowledge. I got to use a lap grinder, diamond saw and vitrigraph kiln , i learnt how to dam a piece, and also what not to do! lol …
First up was a Strip Bowl
we cut strips of glass , using a strip cutter, and having a go at using the Mortons cutting system. We could chose any colour combo and lay them out in any pattern. as this piece was going to be at least 1/2 inch thick we were encourage to think of ways of showing depth, I chose to place 3 “windows” with streaky glass placed at different levels . I love the colour combo of blue and green and have used it b4, i interspersed it with some almond and clear.
To provide some contrast and focal points i placed rectangles of orange, and layed some black stringers that had been made with the vitrigraph.
THis was then fused, the edges ground and polished on the flat lap grinder and by hand, then slumped into a bowl mold.
I love the result ….
Wonder what you think!???