Moving forward …

Just about running out of ideas to try for Miss Betty Boop.  I thought I had it figured out – a chemical reaction within the powders, but … I don’t think so now.  I think the charred/burnt look is actually the black base powder coming through, as the layers are so thin …  Here’s my most recent trial.  I put down the black base layer and covered it with clear – to prevent any powders from reacting.  After firing, I added the colored layers (all opal powders).   Overall, she looks deathly gray – until you hold her up to sunlight when you can see hints of the flesh tone coming through.  I have one more trial in the kiln and one more idea for her before I (temporarily) give up and stew …

gray-betty-boop   see-the-flesh-tone?   BB-learning

Meanwhile, I’m making blanks, as I finally realized I’m out of spoon rests.  And, I’m working on some requested dichro cabs (photos to come).


But for now – it’s time for a dip in the pool before I head off to a weekend of fun-filled ER nursing.  I’ll leave with a cute pic of Thor … such a handsome boy!

Clayton Hill Neo's Thor

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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