Must have been tired yesterday when I was playing in the studio …

I pulled my latest Welcome Yoda sign out and was initially pleased!  Here are both irid signs:


And then, as I was trying to catch the irid-flash on the (more square) Yoda, I finally realized why I couldn’t see it … It’s on the back of the sun-catcher – DOH!!!


As I had success with my first garden summer slumped bottle, I was eager to open the production kiln and see how my new piece (with additional flowers/butterflies) had fared on the cobalt slumped bottle.  DOH!!!  No Joy!  On top of cracking into two pieces – all the colorful (red, orange, white, green and yellow) frit burned to an unsightly brown/black or darn-near disappeared.  It was fused at the same temps (same program) as the first bottle.  I did vent the kiln through the first half of the program in an attempt to get a truer red … Hmmm ???

fired-summer-garden-slumped-bottle     summer-garden-slumped-bottle-mishap

I’ll let it all ruminate, but now it’s time to play with puppies ….

About claytonhill

Artisan of beautiful and functional art, handmade in our glass studio. All items one of a kind due to the nature of our medium. A little about me: As the mother of four children, multiple four-legged 'children', wife and an ER nurse ... I've always found pleasure in pursuing creative outlets. My current 'hobby' is kiln-formed glass. As I never do anything 'half-way' ... my husband and I are really enjoying this medium. Other hobbies have included/include stained glass, quilting, knitting, wine making, candles - oh, and a brief trial of the ancient Ukranian art of etching designs on blown eggs ... don't ask. :) You can view my on-line glass store at
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