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?
I’m really enjoying this Vitirgraph murrine! Downloaded some new sounds (from Bleep!) for the occasion The murrine I pulled and cut samples from the other day- I believe I already shared a photo but JIC here it is again 🙂 Yesterday I tack fused some pieces to 3mm scrap glass, left over from the pulls.… Continue reading waving influences
Sung to the tune of Technologic 😉 [youtube:http://youtu.be/YtdWHFwmd2o%5D At last- the pulled murrine/cane! I’ve been mulling over ways of stacking these, tack fusing them and then trying a Vitrigraph pull … Having fun playing with colours! Next up: I am messing with the concept of CMYK/RGB and Pantone colours. Gonna stack in various order/percentages and… Continue reading Stack it, melt it, tack it, pull it, hot form it!
So tonight I’m pulling the first stack I set up of cut squares – actually the whole stack melted into a pool of colour but, we’ll see what happens! Hopefully the pot hasn’t busted!! Meanwhile, here’s some stacks I’m getting ready for tomorrow! the above stack I’m stacking lighter colours on the bottom fading into… Continue reading Vitrigraph
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.
While Toronto roasts at 30+ degrees today (& feels like 40!!) I will update this here blog!! So, the correct Extension Ring (kiln collar) arrived!! Woot Super excited to set up the Vitrigraph kiln and fire it up! the kiln is now approximately 9 inches deep. here’s a pic looking into the kiln through the… Continue reading Extension Ring
Several months back I applied for a project grant through the Glass Art Association of Canada. On this rainy afternoon of May 10th, I received incredibly wonderful news: I am the recipient of GAAC’s 2013 Project Grant!!!! Description of grant request: To research and create a new body of work built from vitrigraph cane and… Continue reading Iacta alea est