This week I documented the development of a 17" square platter in various stages of production, partly to remember how I made it, and partly to share it with YOU! People ask about what goes into my work. Here goes...
This is a piece in the Ice Series, all of which, at this point anyways, represent forces moving against each other; compressing, fragmenting, creating colour, depth and stored energy.
|Stage 1 – the point of “compression”, first drawn with “paint” (black powdered glass in a liquid medium) on a piece of clear glass, is further developed with powdered and crushed glass of different colours and sizes.|
|Stage 2 – more crushed and powdered glasses are added to my glass “canvas”.|
|Stage 3 – the addition of fine clear glass obscures the design below, and maintains a similar volume of glass in areas that will remain clear.|
Stage 4 – various clear and white textured glasses are stacked on top, and the piece is placed in the kiln, ready to fire.