I've been having loads of fun playing with my new mini torch. Changed my life:)
"Black Tie Affair"
This piece is jet black and star white. It's sandblasted and all oiled up giving it that classy look. It's 10 inches tall and dressed to impress...
I had been working on a series of butterfly pieces for a little while in 2009. I especially had fun making this bub. It's 13 inches tall, made with jet black, star white, and a variation of blues. Thanks T-funk for the extra set of hands in the end, too bad we didn't get any action shots!
"Candy Cane Flower"
In one day, I went straight from making spoon pipes to this. The Candy Cane Flower was my first ever sculptural piece. This piece signifies the beginning of that desperate desire to create beautiful things I hadn't known existed in me until this moment. At the time however, my skills had not caught up with my vision and the piece ended up with a serious crack throughout the body. Still intact to this day, this also happens to be the first piece I have kept for my own personal collection, and it continues to remind me of that one day I decided no to be afraid anymore.
I love the idea of disguising the function of a piece within the sculpture.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over. It became a butterfly.
Allow me to introduce you to Miss Periwinkle... Her hands beckon the smoke that arises from her offering bowl. This is an 11 inch stemless bub and the second female figure I ever attached to a piece.
This is a 15 inch stemless bub and the very first piece I ever attached a female figure to. It's made with amber purple, grape and yellow. I love the sleek look of this piece. It's as if she's offering a sacred incense to the Gods. I had been practicing the human figure in ceramic's for almost eight years prior to glass making. It took me over a year of practicing glass stick figures before I gained the confidence to use them on my functional work.