Between the studio construction and my recent focus on the Sedona Arts Festival last weekend, I haven’t made time to post new work here in quite a while. Here’s the first of several posts to catch you up on what we’ve been up to in the studio lately. The picture to the left is my Oxbow River raindrop bowl that finally got completed the week before the Sedona Arts Festival.
If you’ve been around the blog since April, you’ll remember that I was working on this raindrop bowl during the Open Studio event to give people insight into the process of making one of these pieces. The picture on the right is the Oxbow River bowl in progress that I posted here on the blog just before the Open Studio event. I mentioned this piece again in a later post, after I had fired the piece and the glass stuck to the steel ring.
At first, I was worried about cracking the piece when I removed the glass from the steel. Then, when I finally got up the nerve to cut it, I ran into a problem where I couldn’t find the right saw blade to cut the glass in my studio and it was out of stock at my supplier. The blade got re-stocked about a month ago, so I ordered it and it arrived about a week or so later.
After a few hassles getting the blade seated properly in the ring saw, it cut beautifully and after careful grinding around the edges, the piece was slumped into its bowl mold. The great news is that after all of the difficulties getting to the final result, the Oxbow River bowl turned out magnificently! Of course, it looks much better in person than it does even in the best studio shot, but I think the photo does convey a good feel for the piece. I should have it posted for sale in the online store in just a few days.
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