Proccess I have been dreaming of making some pieces that look a little like this piece Calyx (below) but with yellow, orange and red inside the white as opposed to the blue and green below. The pieces that I am thinking about perhaps have more to do with pollen spores, sea urchins and volcanos. I made most of the tubing in Hawaii in the fall of 2011. I processed a bunch of it there, but left the smaller tubing until I came home to be able to process it at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Sorting plaster from glass after cutting it on the diamond saw…. starring Becca Chernow Then comes stacking……. starring Rosita Stohl Firing the tubing After the tubing is fired then it is more useful as an architectural element as it tapers the tubing. I have sorted all of the colors until I have my preferred colors. the next step is to sort the sizes – I have a tool that standardizes the sizes for me. check out the VIDEO of me working it! tests of different sized combinations of hollow murrine woven together in conical shapes.
I had a great time in Norway in November The view from out the window of the hot shop at Klart Glass The Symposium was great – I did some demos – here with some help from one of my previous students from Haystack -Sigrid Høyforsslett Bjørbæk the new ‘scale’ patterned pieceHere is our host Vidar Koksvik helping out Wilke Adolfsen a Swedish master. This is a link to a VIDEO of Wilke making his tulip vases Some of Wilke’s famous Tulip Vases Ned Cantrell working on a banana for his Monkey Ned’s Monkey (slumped a little in the oven, looks slightly angry), Wilke’s Grall and my Peacock piece.Dinner together for the Symposium We all went to the opening for Vidar and Kari (Klart Glass) and their 10 assistants from the last 10 years in Hamar and then the party at Klart Glass after. Earlier in the evening……….. ……Later in the eveningtrain from Oslo to Bergen Bergen from abobve Bergen from Sea level Kelp at the aquarium in Bergen Watch this Video I made from my time at the Bergen Aquarium CLICK HERE University Museum […]