Last Friday I was able to participate in a fused glass class at the Art Cabin near Timberline Lodge. I decided to take the class thinking it would be sort of be fun. I LOVED IT!
We made fused glass tiles using left-over pieces of glass from other studio projects.
I got a little carried away and made four tiles.
There are always learning curves when trying something new....this one turned out looking lopsided as I used a clear piece of glass on the left (on top of a clear base glass) so my design doesn't go all the way to the edge. Lesson one.
On this tiny tile, the flower expanded a bit more than I thought it would when it was fired so the flower looks a little bit too big for the stem/leaves. I also added a copper piece in the middle of the flower....not such a good look. The copper blackened during firing and I haven't figured out a good way to polish it back up. I've tried a scritchy cloth, and a small brass brush. No luck. Lesson two.
I like this one. Looks very smart.
I like this one, too. A happy bouquet of lollipop flowers!
One of the things I liked best about this class was the fact that the glass we used was recycled from other projects. Some of the pieces were so tiny....1/8" maybe. Long metal tweezers were a must. I also enjoyed working with the other people in the class. It was fun to see the different ideas and styles we all had.