Had a custom request conversation that has me playing in the studio. First to make a large ‘hot cab’ and then to add a decal/screen printing area within … So, while it’s not in the requested colors – the first trial is working. I wish I could fully capture the cool reaction around the vanilla insert, but trust me … it’s awesome and vivid and SWEET! (Talking about the cab on the right … the one on the left was a ‘mash-up’ of hot cab ‘failures’, now in an organic shape – kinda neat!). And the ‘before’ photo with a couple of other experiments.
Stumbled on a new tutorial, so I had to give it a try. As it’s my first attempt, I downsized it to a 7 inch bowl. The backside (lilac) and the front side, enameled with powder and now back in the kiln. The tutorial creator calls it the sand dollar technique. Hmm … I like it! And, I have a few ideas … DOH!
Another custom request has me playing with dichro and the psychology symbol, along with a few other trial pieces. They’ll be cooking in the kiln for round 3.
I’m still behind on photography and spoon rests, but … it’ll happen. In the meantime, with the “2016 fused glass scare” upon us and brat that I am – I just placed an order for way more glass than I ever should have (as I have NO IDEA where I’m going to store it, let alone the amount of money I spent) … but, you know – ‘desperate times/desperate measures’ … or something like that. And, in the event of actual permanent loss of certain glass colors, I decided to add another full line of enamels to my collection. Yep, I am a soon to be proud owner of the Color Line collection. Doh! Don’t tell DH!
And lastly, I’m doing some serious mental deliberation as I consider the pros and cons of joining a brick and mortar art boutique … Oh, I am so tempted and nervous and worried and excited and … DIZZY! So, I’ll take a time-out while I go back to my day job work!
Up next: Cute, squishy-faced puppy pictures, some serious tax preparation, trialing a new recipe or two … and hopefully a bit more studio time. Have a safe and happy weekend everyone! See ya on the flip-side (umm, yeah – that means Monday, or sometime later next week – after an ER 12 hour night weekend nursing tour!)!