Each of my vessels I make I create fused ‘blanks’ to then go in the kiln to form the shape. I cut off 4 squares of clear glass during this process which go into a large tub ‘to be used later’. I’ve been collecting these for the last few years and thought it was about time I created some space by using them. I made clear glass scrap open face casts, making then thick enough to slump a bowl on which I could then engrave quite deeply. These were exhibited in the Spring Fling Taster Exhibition at Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries. 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Spring Fling Open Studio event here in Dumfries and Galloway and this year we are celebrating along with the Queen on June 2 – 5. This is why I wanted to use a simple glass design in these pieces but use my multitude of diamond based coldworking machinery to create texture and form to the vessels.
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