Natalia has been going to town during our Saturday Mosaic Quick and Easy Class. Here is her first indirect method stepping stone. We will show this to you again when the cement has dried and by then Natalia will probably have her first mosaic direct method piece completed. I think we found the next Trudi Lloyd-Williams! Nice job Natalia.
I know several of my regulars have been watching this project unfold in our studio and they wanted to see the final project in place; so, here you go. For everyone else, the brief Reader’s Digest description and for those of you that know me that’s an oxymoron, is the homeowner came to Suevel Studios with the center round stained glass window wanting to somehow highlight the window in their sunroom. Doesn’t sound too hard until you understand that the homeowner’s great grandparent originally made the round window, which was coming apart and has hand painting on the glass that was not fired onto the glass. During the cleaning process special care had to be taken as to not remove the old paint. Once the cleaning and repair work was completed we took the round window and created a very simple design producing the now large rectangle window. Subsequently when we finished the main window we fashioned the two accent corner windows to compliment the main window. And there you have it finished and installed.
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Its always fun to see what students make during their classes. I cant tell you how many times we hear, “Im not very artsy” “Im not very good” “I could never make anything nice”. Well here ya go another student that has created some real nice fused glass bowls.
To a certain extent I guess we are all a little hard on ourselves and our own art at times, but Ya have to know Denise to really appreciate these windows to their full extent. We have watched Denise make glass art for quite some time now and on every count when she is done they are beautiful and not that I want to add another “but”, but off on the side you can usually hear Denise seemingly not happy with her work. Well, Denise you made another beautiful set of windows and not only that they look like they were made specifically for that door and set of sidelights.
Celia finished her sidelight! Celia is one of our regulars and she is a very talented woman doing stained glass, mosaics, fusing and slumping. Celia always brings her wonderful smile and happy personality and If you’re lucky enough you get to even try some of her wonderful mole sauce. Celia as always you have done a wonderful job with your window, it will look beautiful in your home.
So this morning started out with “Tai Chi with Markay & Eric” and late in the afternoon ended up with dance Thursdays. Sometimes ya never know what’s gonna happen around here. Heck, next time ya just might see Charlie dancing on the tables again; It took us hours to get her off the table.
Good thing the beer and wine don’t come out until the end of the day around here!
Join us on Thursday, September 25th at either 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM for our monthly Fusing Club meeting. This month’s topic will be Reactive and Striker Glass – What are they, what do they do and how do I use them? Many of the fusing glass manufacturers are creating various colors of glass that “react” when placed on or next to a different color or “strike” to a different color when fused at certain temperatures. (The bowl pictured below is an example of reactive glass; it was made with a mixture of French Vanilla coarse frit and Turquoise powder frit.) Join us for this informational session and learn what colors react and how to create unique looks in your fused glass projects. Cost is $5.00 for just the demo/discussion time, or $20.00 if you stay to work. Includes the firing of one piece. Call and make your reservation today.