Forget when we went to a fused glass workshop at Spode but we both went to a workshop with a glass artist called Angela Ashton and made flat, square, fused glass bowls that were slumped over a mould. I’m showing you this because his design was much better than mine. I overdid it, too many patterns, he kept it simple and classic. I think I could learn a lesson from this.
(slumped clear glass with fused coloured glass and metal pieces including copper).
These are glass cabochons with wire weaving around them that I did last year. I think because I did these I could learn to do enamels. But you have to make a base then metal walls that contain the glass powder that turns into enamel when it melts. I think that sort is called cloisonné? I will find out more…
She was going to put them on chains for me, then covid19 happened and she got a protected job so I couldn’t visit. Finally it looks like I might be able to get them back? And what happens, the infection rate is going up again!
I got some of my necklaces back from a gallery that closed down last week. Most of them are quite chunky. I had a few small ones that were being made (my friend does wire weaving) but with the lockdown I haven’t been able to get some of them back.
I promised a couple to friends and I’m very disappointed they haven’t been able to have them yet. It’s only because of covid 19 that I haven’t been able to pass them on.
I would like to do some more glass art. This hanging piece was made last year. It’s made from fused glass. I would like to find a better place to hang it, so that more light can shine through. I’m also not quite happy with the yellow in it. It slight clashes with the other colours. It’s made with lengths of glass placed horizontally and vertically. It is almost like a plaid pattern.
Fused glass class with Angela Ashton, glass artist. Now based at South Sheilds.