Enamel on hand formed copper with cast brass and fabricated cold rolled steel with patina made with steel antique nails and plasma cut cold rolled steel
This is my part of my Glassell Certificate graduation work. It relates to the circuitous pathways we all take going thru life and my relationship with the lake.
In everything I do in life I believe in challenging the status quo by thinking, living, and exploring life outside the 'traditional' box. Life never follows a straight line. and is full of new challenges.
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My work evolves from images and experiences I have from living close to nature.
I then develop my designs by creating Murrini glass that I hand pull.
It then is cold worked and back into the kiln(s). It takes a great deal of time and several long fusing schedules up to 45 hours each. Some work can requires up to 6 different fusing/cold working steps.
This is done with wet glass saws, and diamond flat laps, sandblasting or hand finishing.
You can read my blogs to learn fo learn more about how this happens.
Each work conveys my artistic reflection.
I can develop a similar work if what you fancy is sold or not available.
Each work is signed and cannot be copied.
Complex Murrini Drop ring Vessel . This work is a reflection of light from water.
It has 2 different types of custom made Murrini that are then fused into a blank. Then an eccentric drop ring technique is used to produce the sculpture.
This is a large vessel 13.5 inched long by 6 inches wide and 6 inches tall with over 7 pounds of glass. I took many hours of work, as well as six 40 hour firings, extensive cold work with diamonds, and finally a fire polished firing to complete the interior finish and the work.
It takes about 4-8 weeks to produce a similar version.
Unfortunately this one is not available. Contact me if you wish to order a similar item. More to come !!!!
Murrini drop ring vase
This a very large vase. It colors reflect those in the ocean and the bottom is a reflection of the flowers on the sea floor. An unexpected surprise.
8.0 inches tall x 7inches wide. 4.5 pounds of Glass
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