Saturday, 21 April 2012

More glass... and some knitting

This week I have been attracting attention by sitting in the canteen at uni knitting with wire. Having previously related mostly to textiley people this seemed a perfectly normal activity to me (along with setting fire to things in the car park and wrapping up any old stuff I find...) but as there isn't a textiles course at my uni this simple act seemed to be a huge novelty to most people!

Having knitted my wire I then attacked it with scissors and deconstructed it a bit, and layered it up with scraps of float glass something like this ------>

This picture was taken on the workbench so by the time I'd transferred all the bits to the kiln it wasn't quite the same, but near enough.

A bit of guess work with the kiln program (it always is) meant that the result was flatter and less 'lumpy' than I intended but I was thrilled with the way the wire reacted and with the texture the glass picked up underneath.  I hope you're ready to look through loads of pictures now...  To give you an idea of scale they are each about 30cm tall.

Float glass with knitted wire Untitled Untitled Untitled Untitled

And one without wire just to see...



  1. Well done, really imaginative. I knitted with wire in my junior school many moons ago and now I know I was in advance of my times. It really adds visual texture to the glass.

  2. absolutely stunning, evokes beach groynes and the bits of old fishing nets they always seem to collect. wish I had a touchy-feely screen!

  3. this looks like a wonderful process, thank you for sharing the construction here as well as the marvellous images in later posts


Helen Smith, artist and maker in glass, print and stitch.


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