Classes with Samma

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh really...more feathers?

I'm about to find the meaning of this feather
jag I've been on and move forward. 
Here's the latest:
Flamingo Friends

Almond Nugget Feathers

Dark Feathers

Big Bird and Friend

Olive Feather

Friday, August 26, 2011

The elusive Tropical Leopard Birds

Somewhere, in my little pea brain I saw them. 
My friend, Sallie Gurth suggested speckled
chickens and off I went into
Tropical Leopard Bird Feathers. ;-D Samma


Monday, August 22, 2011

Tropical Feathers - smaller size too !

I made a smaller feather and so enjoyed it,
I got carried away.  Here's some of the
smaller and tropical feathers from
yesterday's kiln harvest.
All these range from 2 1/4" to 2 1/2"
and are $15.00 each.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Feather Pendants Galore

I've been having fun exploring the twisting,
turning molten glass and ending up
with feather pendants.  I watched Emilio Santini
make a soft glass feather and the inspiration
bug hit me.  Here are the new feather pendants
Thanks for taking a peek...tickle tickle ;-D  Samma
Turquoise Feather pendant  4" long x 1 1/2" wide  $24.00


Whispy Feather pendant 3 3/4" long x 1 1/8" wide $24.00

Dark Denim Feather pendant  3 3/4" long x 1 1/4" wide $24.00

Dark Feather pendant 5" long x 1 5/8" wide  $24.00

Mottled  Feather pendant 4" long x 1 3/8" wide $24.00

Small Feather pendant 3 1/8" long x 1 3/8" wide $22.00

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Fishy feathers..urr sumphin?

Ya' just never know what molten glass is going to reveal.
Here's a feather and a fish for your viewing pleasure. ;-D

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Exercises and play time in glass

Here are a few more of the exercise in heat control
variations and a couple piece using up shorts.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Practice makes...well new necklaces...

After a class with Emilio Santini,
he showed us some "wax on - wax off"
exercises to improve our heat control in glass. 
One of the exercises is to make consecutive
maria (knobs) on a rod of glass and see how
consistent you can get them. 
It was really fun and I did learn alot...
but just can't let a piece of glass
be "nothing useful". 
Here's my practice necklace ;-D