Update on recent work.
A very large fluted bowl inspired by the work of Dale Chihuly. Here’s a link to a Youtube clip of the last couple of minutes of the hour long process. https://youtu.be/D0I2mhYD4Ew
Christmas glass session. Lave red and aquamarine blue incalmo bowl with internal inclusions inspired by the work of Keith Rowe.
More Incalmo. Some of my favourite colours. Wine red and chilli red. The chilli red is a Kugler colour from Germany. Most of our colours are from Gaffer Glass in NZ.
The view inside.
Canary Yellow and Saffron incalmo vase.
Wine red with internal decorations.
Wine red with gold leaf.
Saffron and flouro green incalmo.
Lava red (Kugler glass) and Forest green.
Saffron with gold leaf in the clear lip.
Wine red lip and base with inclusions.
This is one of our favourite pieces. Wine red and flouro green.
Triple incalmo. Wine Red, Canary Yellow and Chilli Red (Kugler).
Chilli Red. This colour is semi transparent and just glows.
Some earlier cane work inspired by the work of Lino Tagliapietra.
Some photos from a newspaper article in the Hawkesbury Gazzette under the title: “Slow dancing with glass…” Here’s a link to the article and photos: http://www.hawkesburygazette.com.au/story/3873782/slow-dancing-with-glass-photos-video/
Copper and silver colours.
My brother Colin working with me over Christmas. He kept encouraging me to focus on the incalmo pieces with internal decorations.
Colin is a doctor and did a great job at helping.
A very hot trim. Hot enough to burn my hand so the next time I wore a leather glove.
Light shades and hanging glass feature at Concord Church. The Lecturn was also part of the art work for the church.
Closeup of hanging glass.
More incalmo pieces. Teal green with grey lip.
Aquamarine with charcoal grey lip.
Teal green and grey.
Just a revision of our work on large plates. The vermillion red plate. This plate measures 50 inches or 1.25 meters and weighs about 50 kilos.
A slightly smaller and lighter plate. The yellow is very bright.
First try with red and blue. Another red and blue plate is on the way.
This plate is a mixture of pink, yellow and black with reactions between the three. The reactions give some green, blue and purple tonings.
Some closeups of the colour.
The last plate we’ve made. The photos will be more impressive once the plate is finished. It still needs to have the base ground with the diamond disk. That only takes a day to do.
I used orange glass in the middle but at the moment it looks maroon. It may look different once it is finished.
The only other news is that I have to replace the tank in the melting furnace because it has cracked and started losing glass.
September 14, 2016.