Wow. Just to think- this time next week I will be heading to San Francisco via the Coast Starlight. First (short) stop in Seattle, visit some friends-colleagues, show Andrei around the touristy areas. Eat radioactive sushi then, leave bright and early Monday morn.. I haven’t left Canada for the States since ’11! Also, I haven’t… Continue reading New Mexico or BUST! & other meanderings…
Now that my wet tile saw is functional I can start building/experimenting further! (and put together my final report for the GAAC grant I received last year). While slicing through a murrine bundle made via Vitrigraph kiln I was thinking- Melethallia, or lungs. Now I’m seeing Water Bears aka Tardigrades So, that’s fairly exciting, eh?… Continue reading Progress
another green pull. Stack contained Bullseye opaline, fern, elephant grey, artichoke, spring green transparent and Tekta clear. During the pull I kept hearing Ruby Rod telling me how ‘green’ it all is… Super green, dig?
Last night I made my first successful vitrigraph murrine pull! Thanks to my beautiful assistant 😉 I was able to pull fifty cane all with various coloured concentric circles. AND there’s still more glass in the pot ready to be pulled!! Over the next weeks I intend to go nuts experimenting with different colour combos,… Continue reading Bullseye murrine
Super excited to say- the kiln arrived!! Today I set it up and fired ‘er up! Woo! Murrine was pulled! Happy to say the vermiculite board didn’t crack this time. 🙂 The stack worked and I pulled various bullseyes. I will share pics of those as soon as they’re cut! For the pot fill/stack, I… Continue reading Murrine. At. Last.
So, this is on it’s way Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the AF138 operational as a Vitrigraph kiln. The Caldera is made for Vitrigraph! It arrives tomorrow 🙂 so, I can get the show on the road!! Speaking of getting the show on the road.. I just received word this afternoon that I was… Continue reading Floored!