2.02.2010

More Workshops!

Image courtesy www.kariminnick.com

This past weekend, I got the opportunity to go to Tucson for "The Glass Onion" workshop with Kari Minnick, glass artist. She has a wonderful gestural style and works with a great deal of calligraphic text, combining representational imagery with geometric blocks of color. Her objects typically have complex compositions created from multiple layers of glass fused together.

She showed us a variety of different application methods when working with different kinds of frit and when fusing glass.
Here are some of her sample tiles:

...........and then we made some of our own:



After the initial tiles were fired, we were able to cut them apart and layer them with glass of other colors, styles, and patterns. We used clear glass to fill the gaps, and ended up making 5"x8" compositions that were 5 layers deep. Here are a couple of examples of them once complete:

Mine:
Now we've got a little knowledge, and were able to find someone with experience using an enameling kiln. Now its time to experiment and see what we can do in our studio!

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