Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2013 - glass

February 2013 
What I am working on now. . . 

Staying warm.

Temperatures in Wisconsin have gone from below zero with -20 windchills to 40 and back in the last 5 days. Today it is sunny and a cold 14 degrees.

The above two pics are a bit of fusing that happened around the holidays. I really like these stars hanging in my front window. They catch the light and sparkle on sunny days.
(Perhaps permanent, front window ornaments.)

We had 9+ inches of snow last week.

With my studio in the basement, 
my glassing view is now up and out over snow banks.

I am trying my big kiln out on some recycled glass with enamels today.

I'm hoping for the best on their first run through the kiln. 
Enamels can drastically change color when they are heated.

The small kiln has an enamel blank that I am slumping on a, new for me, mold -
I don't really like the blue-dot design, 
so I decided to try slumping over this mold that I have had for more than a year 
and not used yet. I will be able to figure out the mold without using expensive glass.

It's good to be dabbling with glass again.

~ Julz

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