Monday, 26 March 2012

Spring Melt

Spring Melt 1, prior to firing
 Whew, what a melt!  Spring seemed to happen in just a few days as temperatures soared.  Such an invigorating time, as Nature finally lets go and starts running full tilt from the repose of Winter to the clamour of Spring. 

Living on a ridge, we see the action first hand, and I've been inspired to work on a new line of sculptural glass called Spring Melt.  I photographed Spring Melt 1 prior to firing, (right), and again after firing, in its mount (below).  I'm firing these pieces so they retain relief on the surface, and have a real sense of the rushing water mingling with ice and snow, flowing over the rock ridges.

I can't wait to get a few of these ready and have them professionally shot by my go-to photographer, Kelly Holinshead.  In the meantime, I have another version in the kiln right now, and will soon make another large version to fit an 18" wide mounting stand. The piece shown here is approx.9" x 13", with the stand.  It will be exhibited at the Summit Centre beginning April 17, as part of the Muskoka Autumn Studio Tour exhibition, which will run until July 15 2012.
Spring Melt 1


  1. Love the dramatic composition!

    1. Thanks. It was a true dialogue with material. Probably one of my most successful pieces. So far...

  2. The creative juices are flowing. Beautiful colours and the mount is perfect.

  3. I plan to pursue more work along this line. Thanks for your support, Karen.

  4. Lovely to see the new work Susan.

  5. Thanks Karen. We installed this piece in a 3 month long exhibit at the Canada Summit Centre yesterday, along with pieces from other members of the MUSKOKA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR.