Some very lovely pieces here, well done to all!
Lovely pieces, great to work with you all!
I was so happy to see this work that I literally photographed each piece except for a tiny square and a test with plants inside. Ladies please keep on making art in some (any) form there is so much talent here….. Please note I have taken a photo of both the front and the back of one piece to show the composition in more depth and another piece has been photographed with light behind and against white card as it works beautifully both ways.
We had a good day on Saturday with lots of use of the enamel pens, extra layers of glass and a go at creating relief effects. As well as our lovely intermediate returners we were joined by Alan, who turned out to be a dab hand at cutting glass and got the hang of a huge array of different materials in record time. The results speak for themselves so something to look forward to in the post or on collection. This course is still evolving to fit the needs of our students, at some point we may make it a 2 day course and then imagine how good the work would be.
If any of you would like to post a comment on how you found the day or on your work or a compliment about another student’s work please do so below. Fern’s picture (number 3) of Pacman was really hard to create (no idea how you and Paula made the lines so straight) but it is a real winner, I hope we see you all again soon. Sue and Vince
I haven’t said much about the course on Saturday yet, as for the third week running it was fabulous fun and amazing to watch you all turn out work in such different ways. You were all very tolerant of the loose structure of the day and Vince says he thinks it worked. If any of you are reading this and you have a spare moment please can you leave a comment below.
We covered lots of ground from new materials and techniques through to strengthening designs. My main thought is that we needed more time and at some point this will maybe become a 2 day course.
Here are some of the fired pieces – Alison, your piece is a stunner and I haven’t managed to capture that as well as I would have liked. Amelia, we want to be really careful with your pieces so they will be fired on their own later in the week. Fiona, if you are reading this can you email the photo of your Alpacas to email@example.com We must take you up on your offer and come and meet them some day soon, perhaps when they have babies in the summer. Also can you let Vince have details about your kiln.
Photos in order: Alison, Sophie, Fiona, Jude, Claire (looks tons better in the flesh) and Alison (pendant)