Sunday, 29 April 2012

On the beach

We took some glass down to the beach, my son and I.  It wasn't the best of days for photography and there is a lot I'd do differently if we try again.  Take something heavy for a start to stop the bags and bubblewrap from taking off down the beach as soon as I'd taken the glass out!  But we got some nice shots (well, he did...)

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The things he does for his mum...

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.

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And one without wire just to see...



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