For my first fused glass art project, I decided to try and recreate one of my paintings from the Moss Flower series. It's an image I know well and I felt I could better understand the entire process of fusing glass if I had something familiar to work from. The photos below show the piece in progress. As I write this, I am waiting for it to be kiln-fired (a 24-hour process in itself). Stay tuned for a photo of the finished piece.
|Left to right: cut glass pieces are placed onto a clear sheet of glass; frit is added for the background and highlights; Greg (owner of Gotham Glassworks) places the glass in the kiln; the final piece in the kiln ready to be fired.|
By the way, if you’re in the Schomberg area and are interested in taking a workshop in fused glass, visit www.gothamglassworks.com. Greg Locke, who also sells his works, will be happy to provide all the details.