One day traversing the Montgomery Street Antique Mall, I found an antique tennis head cover. Thought it would make a great frame for a glass piece. It took several firings of individual pieces, a couple more firings to get layers and here it is.
Lessons learned...I really need to fire one piece at a time if I am going for a certain look. I had wanted this to be more tack fused for higher depth but fired it with another piece contour fused. It softened more of the flowers than I wanted but I am still pleased with the vase effect.
My first art show of fused glass was at Christ Chapel Bible Church. So much beautiful art! The piece I consider best is 'All Gods Little Children'. It is an abstract piece with multimedia colored pieces of glass to represent all shapes, sizes and colors of children. I designed it for an antique frame. God has loved us from the beginning of time, right?
The second piece was a prayer for peace. As God works in my life, I find his timing and plan is much different than mine. The first firing of this piece, I had elevated the cross with two pieces of fiber fabric. The pieces shifted, and I didn't like the effect. I removed one layer of fabric and refuted it at the same schedule of the first firing. Bad idea. It split, and not even where I can really explain it. (Gods message?) It didn't break, but split. It's quite firm but unusual.
Learning about fused glass. Inspired by Murano Glass in Venice.