Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fire glass samples to original art

My girlfriend Karen found a salesmen's sample kit of fireplace glass at a local thrift shop and shared it with me not really knowing what she was going to do with it.

It's difficult to explain how my imagination works but she gifted me with whatever colors I wanted and I chose varying shades of blues not certain at the time what I was going to create with the bits of jagged glass bits. 

Here is the finished artwork created with them.

After putting them in a tumbler to soften all the edges

I laid them out from dark to light on a heavy craft paper and gave

 myself margins to work within according to the double matting 

I purchased with a white shadow box frame.

Then meticulously glued each one down with E6000 glue

and let dry overnight before putting the frame together. 

I'm pleased with how it came out and love that it resembles the sea!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Seashell ceramic tree for holiday decorating

My latest clay creation completed just in time to decorate with.

Shown here with a collection of my previous concoctions

on my cocktail table to add a little holiday cheer!

and a snap of it before firing as it was still wet clay and

just out of firing showing it with the stand I made to accompany it.

Merry everything and happy always!