Monday, February 4, 2013
Fused Glass Class One–Frit Painting
I am loving this class because the instructor is very down to earth, funny, and after teaching us how to use the tools for a particular project and how to work with the glass for whatever project – then he lets us design our own. I love this type of teaching. It is the kind I like to do for my students because the possibilities are their’s, no templates, no forced design. Just knowledge and freedom to play with guidance.
The photo at the top is a 6x12 piece of 96 coe fused glass as the base. I used glue to outline the white shapes you see which are my version of cowrie shells. The shells were filled in with a medium coarse frit.
The top and bottom corners of the painting are clear glass scraps as a second layer, with short lengths of black stringer laid out in a pattern on each corner.
Finally, all of the leftover space was filled in with a dark purple frit powder which I had never used before. You can see that my bottom right corner of glass slid over onto my shell design – this is a live and learn opportunity.
I made note of all the things I learned for future projects. There is always a lesson. I am having a lot of fun in this class and will continue to share as we go through the projects.
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