Here are the before shots I promised. If you click on any of the pictures you can bring up an extra large photo to look at the detail. There were so many good ideas for pieces today and you were all so happy, we really enjoyed the course too. Look out for the fired glass shots within the next week or so.
Apologies for being so late posting the photos of your work, we have been hit by illness this week and so are a bit behind. Thank you all for a good day, it is really interesting to see so many bright colours in the work, i think they worked well. Have a good bank holiday weekend!
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
Hello All, Thank you for your patience (we were in Tenerife although sure weather is better here). This was a superb firing and our jewellery course people hugely admired these pieces on Saturday (Laura, you nearly lost your cityscape 🙂
Everyone. Seemed to get on so well on Saturday and there was a lovely atmosphere, with making happening at the same time as having fun. I think this really shows in the work and I have really enjoyed taking photos of these pieces. Fern, I really love your chicken, so simple and yet beautiful. It you would like to comment below on your own work or that of others It would be great to hear from you.
So to the serious stuff, who does all this lovely work belong too?
The bowl is Phillipa’s
These are really great and there are still lots of cracking ones (just realised my unfortunate pun) in the kiln, well done.
Cathy, I have photographed your piece both front and back as unusually the back side looks really good.
Isla, one of your pieces with the shell button has slipped but for me it still works hence the photo.
Ali, I have just realised your photo could be a lot better I will try and swap it tomorrow for a better one as those are two lovely pieces especially the one on the left.
Please do comment below on the course or the work if you have a spare moment. We would love to know what we are getting right, what we can do better or to just say hello. Thank you again for such an enjoyable and productive day.
Pieces from top to bottom:
1 and 2 Gill
4 and 5 Cathy
6 and 7 Janet
8 and 9 Paul
10, 11 and 12 Isla
These are a really nice assortment of pieces showing the versatility of float glass. I love that moment the kiln is first opened and these were a real joy to see. Thank you everybody please do comment on your pieces if you have a moment.
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 us please? 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)