Saturday, July 20, 2013
Pilchuck "Mastering Simplicity" continued...
Along with exercises to get us to apply these mantras, tools and techniques allow us to express these kernel ideas in glass.
I have previously shared crop of my own image which was the basis of many exercises:
Using neutrals, I made one sample, which after firing, of course, had a glossy finish:
This sample was squared up in the cold shop (glass peeps' lingo for the place where coldworking is done, processes that are carried out after the glass comes out of the kiln -- grinding, polishing, engraving, sandblasting, and more more more).
Always an aficionada of a matte finish, I decided to sandblast it, and, as I wrote before, immediately fell in love with sandblasters.
The iPhone photo doesn't do the finish justice. It is dreamy beyond description. I could cuddle it, I love it so much, and not even be irritated by the sandpaper roughness it would leave on my skin.
But wait! There's more! Then I learned engraving on glass, or at least was introduced to it! Texture! Just what I want!
So, layer upon layer of learning from this class -- one of the best educational experiences ever. Ever.