Thursday, 1 April 2010

Experimenting - Powder Frit

Hooray, got our electricity back after the best part of two days without. No phones, no tv, no emails - it was quite peaceful in fact! Although we had to go out today to get a decent meal inside us - there's only so many cans of beans you can eat - cooked on a camping stove.

Anyway, back to work - I was really worried last night when the electricity went off as the kiln was in the process of firing, well, just cooling. I ended up turning the kiln off as the electricity was on/off for an hour or so and was concerned about my programmer. Luckily all my pieces were intact with no problems. I was experimenting with some items - the one you see above was the most stunning, colour-wise. I need to tweak it as it didn't turn out how I expected it to.

With all the snow laying, I thought I would have a photo shoot in the garden - it worked a treat. The colours against the stark white was truly stunning. Although difficult at times, with the glass sinking. The glass piece created wonderful reflections. I held it up in the window of my studio door - look at the stunning reflection against the wall:

Now I can see what great effects I can get, I'm looking forward to creating the final object. The pieces below are also work in progress. All being well, I will show them off when finished.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

1 comment:

Azure Islands Designs said...

Happy to hear your electricity is back on...we sure are dependent on it aren't we!!!

I'll watch for the finished product...