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Do you remember the childhood game of Pixie Stix? It's played by dropping a handful of thin, colored wooden or plastic rods in assorted colors down on the ground. You have to pick up one of the Pixie Stix without touching any of the others. The rest of the rules are lost in the dim recesses of my mind, but I do remember that I used to love the patterns that the Pixie Stix made after dropping them down on the floor. When I went looking for the game, I did manage to find a website still selling the same Pixie Stix game I had as a kid. This fused glass bowl was made in commemoration of that Pixie Stix game. I used two layers of French Vanilla sheet glass cut to ten … [Read More...]
Shown at the right and left is a pair of photos of the second light fixture that I've been working on. This bowl was intended to be the lamp shade for a pendant light fixture that would hang from the ceiling. It's made from a piece of clear glass on the top and a sheet of clear and white streaky glass from Bullseye on the bottom. The ellipses around the rim are frit balls made from Aventurine Blue and Aventurine green coarse frit. I've alternated the blue and green frit balls around the rim of the bowl. The lamp shade turned out quite a bit thicker than I expected as I waited too late in the day to fire it, so the kiln reached process temperature in the middle of … [Read More...]