I decided to make some cute fused glass butterfly trinket plates. so I made four little butterfly plates, and I loved them; I thought that I'd make some more. Sadly I haven't had the time to fix my kiln yet, so more are on hold for now, but they are my current favorites. (Of course I think that the latest objects that I create are almost always my current favorites.)
I am taking an unplanned break from glass fusing and lampworking much to my dismay. My kiln broke, so I am unable to fuse any glass pieces or to anneal any lampwork pieces. I guess that I'll use the time to catch up on my photography and posting pieces on my website.
Lampworking, also known as torchworking or flameworking, is an old glass technique probably dating back to the fifth century BC. (according to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lampworking) Previously it was done using the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe to melt the glass in order to form it. Now torches are used that burn propane, natural gas, or butane. I'm not aware of anyone who still uses an oil lamp (although un
I thought that I'd make a project combining my favorite glass-working techniques: lampworking, glass fusing, and stained glass. It was quite a long process to get to my first finished piece, but it is finally completed, and now that I have all of the details worked out, I can continue making other pieces in my series. Lesson learned: when trying something new, work out the entire process from start to finish, testing it all, prior to making a lot of the individual component