I’m taking yet another class at the Bullseye glass factory. This class is with Bonnie Celeste, and is entitled “Set Your Kiln on Fire.” It’s a class that combines torch-work elements with fused glass made in the kiln.
For the past two days, we’ve been making elements to fuse into our projects. So far, we’ve made pulled stringers, drop dots, nodes, droplets and flat droplets, leaves, millefiori canes, cased stringers, and twistees.
Yesterday, we made a half dozen sample tiles with the elements we had created so far. These came out of the kiln around lunch time today. Unfortunately, since I’m not at home, I have limited options on uploading photos and attaching them, so I can only attach the untouched photo that I took with my iPad before the samples went into the kiln. I guess I’ll have to post a follow up with the edited after photos after I get back home.
We still have another two days of class to play with the torches and make more samples. We put three more sheets into the kiln today: one 9″ by 9″ single layer sheet with torched elements on top to be cut up and reworked into a larger piece tomorrow, and two 6″ by 6″ sample tiles. The two 6″ square tiles could be any color background with more of our torched elements fused on top.
I chose to use French Vanilla for one of the pieces, so that I could play with some interactions. I chose Opaline for the other piece, so that I could see how my torched elements looked on top of that glass. Opaline is a translucent white that creates an interesting backdrop for colorful elements, and it’s quickly becoming one of my favorite glasses to play with during Bullseye classes.
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